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Nanoparticles from a fungus could lead to new eco friendly dyes

Researchers working for the EU-funded research project SOPHIED have discovered that a fungus from the Solomon Islands produces special enzymes that act as nano-bio-catalysts. These components help to trigger a chemical reaction between two different basic ingredients and turn it into a dye.

Mar 22nd, 2012

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NT12 abstract submission closes March 23rd

The NT conferences are the most influential meetings focusing on nanotube research and have been held for the past 12 years around the world. The thirteenth will take place in 2012 in Brisbane, Australia.

Mar 22nd, 2012

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Quantum plasmons demonstrated in atomic-scale nanoparticles

Addressing a half-decade-old debate, engineers at Stanford have positively identified the presence of plasmons, the collective oscillations of electrons, in individual metal particles as small as one nanometer in diameter. The discovery could impact nanotechnology.

Mar 21st, 2012

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A groundbreaking, waterless approach to micro-chip making

The tiny, high-speed computer chips found in every modern electronic device bear little resemblance to their bulky, slow ancestors of decades ago. Different materials, new designs and new production techniques have ensured successive generations of integrated circuits offer ever more performance at lower cost. Groundbreaking EU-funded research is helping to continue the trend.

Mar 21st, 2012

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Proteins shine a brighter light on cellular processes

Scientists have designed a molecule which, in living cells, emits turquoise light three times brighter than possible until recently. This improves the sensitivity of cellular imaging, a technique where biological processes inside a living organism are imaged at high resolution.

Mar 21st, 2012

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Design and manufacture of thermally stable composite PVC materials based on nanofillings

Researchers at the Public University of Navarre (UPNA) are working on a project to design and manufacture composite PVC materials based on nanofillings and intended for multi-sectoral applications. The ultimate aim of the Vinilclay project is to control and optimize the properties of the plastic material; specifically, its photostability, thermal resistance and gas permeation.

Mar 21st, 2012

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