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The brightest young minds in nanotechnology from across Asia gather in Singapore

The Asia Nano Forum's (ANF) 3rd Asia Nanotech Camp at A*STAR's Institute of Materials Research and Engineering (IMRE) brings together 40 hand-picked PhD candidates and early career postdoctorates from the Asia-Pacific region to discuss, debate, network and collaborate on their favourite pastimes - nanotechnology, eating and shopping.

Posted: Oct 4th, 2010

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Rochester Institute of Technology receives $13.1m grant to construct sustainability research facility

Rochester Institute of Technology has been awarded a $13.1 million grant from the National Institute of Standards and Technology to assist in construction of a new green facility that will house the university's Golisano Institute for Sustainability. The building will serve as a center for sustainability research, technology transfer, education and outreach and provide a state-of-the-art showcase for green construction and design.

Posted: Oct 3rd, 2010

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NIH award supports tissue regeneration research

The director of the National Institutes of Health, Francis S. Collins, has announced that Pak Kin Wong, UA professor of aerospace and mechanical engineering and a BIO5 Institute member, has won a $1.5 million NIH Director's New Innovator Award.

Posted: Oct 2nd, 2010

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New sensor nanotechnology simplifies disease detection

Researchers at Stony Brook University have developed a new sensor nanotechnology that could revolutionize personalized medicine by making it possible to instantly detect and monitor disease by simply exhaling once into a handheld device.

Posted: Oct 1st, 2010

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Silk surprise

New neutron research has revealed that the proteins making up silkworm silk have unexpected properties: effectively the proteins become more concentrated as they are diluted.

Posted: Oct 1st, 2010

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Plastics and nanoparticles - the perfect combination

These days, plastic components are vital to many fields of industry - lightweight construction, automobile manufacturing and electrical engineering, to name but a few. Now researchers have found ingenious ways to combine plastics with nanoparticles and endow them with new properties.

Posted: Oct 1st, 2010

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Jekyll and Hyde material

A porous polymer network that researchers can make reactive at will can store gases and hasten chemical reactions.

Posted: Oct 1st, 2010

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When old is new again

A fundamental effect associated with electrons also occurs in non-charged particles - a potential boon for spintronics.

Posted: Oct 1st, 2010

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