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Defect in graphene may present bouquet of possibilities

A class of decorative, flower-like defects in the nanomaterial graphene could have potentially important effects on the material's already unique electrical and mechanical properties, according to researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and Georgia Tech.

May 25th, 2011

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Listening with one atom

Weizmann Institute scientists set a new record for measuring magnetic vibrations using the spin of a single atom: 100 times more accurate than the previous record.

May 25th, 2011

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Georgia Tech partners to develop new micro gyro technology for DARPA

The Georgia Institute of Technology, in partnership with Northrop Grumman Corporation, has been selected to develop a new type of Microelectromechanical Systems (MEMS) gyroscope technology for the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA)'s Microscale Rate Integrating Gyroscope program.

May 25th, 2011

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New nanoscopy platforms set up to study human diseases such as cancer at the nano-level

A*STAR's Institute of Medical Biology (IMB) and Olympus Singapore, a leader in high precision microscope technology, jointly launched the IMB-Olympus Microscopy Suite in IMB. This suite, equipped with state-of-the-art microscopes with nano-imaging capabilities, will allow scientists to see individual proteins inside a living cell, which is not possible with conventional microscopy.

May 25th, 2011

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74,2 Mio EU-Gelder fliessen in Nanowissenschaften und neue Materialien in NRW

Die Beteiligung von Hochschulen, Forschungseinrichtungen und der Wirtschaft aus Nordrhein-Westfalen am 7. Forschungsrahmenprogramm der Europaeischen Union wurde im Auftrag der NRW Landesregierung evaluiert. Das Ergebnis der Evaluation zeigt, dass insgesamt 16,6% der von deutschen Akteuren eingeworbenen 3,05 Mrd. Euro Foerdermittel des 7. EU-Forschungsrahmenprogramms nach Nordrhein-Westfalen gehen.

May 24th, 2011

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