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ORNL nanomaterials scientists honored with Batelle's Director Award

Sheng Dai, a researcher in the Chemical Sciences Division of the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory, has earned the UT-Battelle Director's Award for Outstanding Individual Accomplishment in Science and Technology. He was honored for world-class leadership in the synthesis and application of novel functional porous materials, nanomaterials and ionic liquids to energy-relevant problems.

Posted: Nov 16th, 2010

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Spacetime cloak to conceal events revealed in new study

While a range of ingenious man-made materials bring us ever closer to realising the possibility of cloaking objects from visible light, research from Imperial College London is now taking invisibility into the fourth dimension - time - creating the groundbreaking potential to hide whole events.

Posted: Nov 16th, 2010

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UAlbany NanoCollege hosts more than 300 students for NanoCareer Day

More than 300 elementary, middle- and high-school students from throughout Tech Valley received a firsthand look at careers in the emerging field of nanotechnology when they visited the College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering of the University at Albany for NanoCareer Day on November 15.

Posted: Nov 15th, 2010

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The L'Oreal Foundation and UNESCO recognize five exceptional women scientists with the 2011 For Women in Science Awards

Each year, five outstanding women scientists - one per continent - are honoured for the contributions of their research, the strength of their commitments and their impact on society. With the Marie Curie Nobel Centenary being celebrated in 2011, this year the For Women in Science Programme has a particularly strong resonance, placing women and chemistry at the heart of science today.

Posted: Nov 15th, 2010

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Teabag filter cleans water with nanotechnology

A new water filter developed in South Africa could provide millions of people with clean drinking water. The filter, about the size and shape of a teabag, would be inexpensive, easy to distribute and simple to use.

Posted: Nov 15th, 2010

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Swiss researchers working on nanoelectronic 'racetrack' memory

Imagine a computer equipped with shock-proof memory that's 100,000 times faster and consumes less power than current hard disks. EPFL Professor Mathias Klaui is working on a new kind of 'Racetrack' memory, a high-volume, ultra-rapid non-volatile read-write magnetic memory that may soon make such a creature possible.

Posted: Nov 15th, 2010

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