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Zweite Fragebogenaktion zu Taetigkeiten mit Nanomaterialien in Deutschland

Die Bundesanstalt fuer Arbeitsschutz und Arbeitsmedizin (BAuA) unter Mitwirkung des Verbandes der chemischen Industrie (VCI), des Bundesverbandes der Deutschen Industrie e. V. (BDI) und des Bundesministeriums fuer Bildung und Forschung (BMBF) startet eine zweite Fragebogenaktion zu Taetigkeiten mit Nanomaterialien in Deutschland. Ein pragmatischer Ansatz fuer eine offene Risikokommunikation steht dabei im Mittelpunkt.

May 13th, 2011

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Nanotechnology innovations can improve water purification

Research teams are trying different approaches within the nanotechnological field to improve water membrane technologies. One of these is to improve water purification by using nature's own water-transporting channels, aquaporins. However, constructing suitable membranes for industrial processes is a challenge.

May 13th, 2011

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Toward faster transistors

MIT physicists discover a new physical phenomenon that could eventually lead to the first increases in computers' clock speed since 2002.

May 13th, 2011

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Sensors that can stretch

Is someone sitting in the passenger seat of the car? Did someone enter the safety zone in front of an industrial machine? Stretch and pressure sensors have a wide range of applications. Researchers have now developed sensors capable of expanding, in extreme cases, to twice their original length and so supple as to go virtually unnoticed when sewn into clothing.

May 12th, 2011

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2011 World Technology Awards - call for nominations

The World Technology Network has announced its official Call for Nominations for the 2011 World Technology Awards, honoring those individuals and corporations deemed to be doing "the innovative work of the greatest likely long-term significance" in 20 different categories in science, technology and related fields.

May 12th, 2011

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Nanosilver for therapy and diagnostics

Nowadays, everyday life would be inconceivable without nanotechnology. It is also ever-present in medical technology - both in therapy and diagnostics. Researchers from ETH Zurich have now prepared silver nanoparticles in an interdisciplinary study in such a way that they offer further potential in this field.

May 12th, 2011

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