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Texas Center for Cancer Nanomedicine targets two tough cancers

A $16-million, five-year grant by the National Cancer Institute's nanomedicine initiative blends the expertise of five research institutions to focus an array of innovative nanotechnologies on improving the outcome of patients with ovarian or pancreatic cancers.

Posted: Nov 4th, 2010

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New photosensitive film converts light into kinetic energy, bends when irradiated

Researchers at RIKEN have successfully developed a revolutionary new polymer film that changes shape upon irradiation with UV and visible light. The film is the largest-ever example of a material whose molecular elements are ordered in three dimensions on a macroscopic length scale, marking a breakthrough in techniques for molecular design and processing.

Posted: Nov 4th, 2010

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The more we talk, the less we might agree: Study shows discussion can hurt consensus-building on science/technology

When it comes to public issues pertaining to science and technology, 'talking it out' doesn't seem to work. A new study from North Carolina State University shows that the more people discuss the risks and benefits associated with scientific endeavors, the more entrenched they become in their viewpoint - and the less likely they are to see the merit of other viewpoints.

Posted: Nov 4th, 2010

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Versatile algorithms for nanoscale designs

The ambitious objective of the EU-funded ICESTARS research project has been to overcome the barriers in both existing and future radio frequency design flows by developing and deploying integrated simulation algorithms and prototype tools.

Posted: Nov 4th, 2010

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Australia and China agree joint nanotechnology laboratory

The Australia-China Joint Laboratory on Nanoscience will be established under the current memorandum of understanding between the Australian Technology Network of Universities (ATN) and the International Strategic Technology Alliance of Chinese universities.

Posted: Nov 4th, 2010

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Expanding the toolbox for superconducting film investigations

Using a combination of unique tools to build and analyze films just nanometers thick, a group of researchers found subtle structural changes that are known to alter superconducting properties. Their findings stress the importance of studying both the superficial and deep features of superconducting materials, which transport electricity with zero resistance and are envisioned for use in applications like ultrafast, power-saving electronics or more efficient electricity lines.

Posted: Nov 4th, 2010

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Moving holograms: From science fiction to reality

Researchers have developed a new type of holographic telepresence that allows the projection of a three-dimensional moving image without the need for special eyewear such as 3D glasses or other auxiliary devices.

Posted: Nov 4th, 2010

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AIST develops revolutionary products using clay films

Takeo Ebina, Advanced Functional Materials Team, the Research Center for Compact Chemical System of the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), et al. have developed high-performance multifunctional sheets and a raw material of a clay film in collaboration with the private companies that are members of 'Clayteam', an AIST consortium, formed in May 2010.

Posted: Nov 4th, 2010

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First UNESCO medals for nanotechnology go to Russian and Chinese scientists

The first UNESCO Medals 'For contributions to the development of nanoscience and nanotechnologies' were awarded on November 2, at Paris headquarters to two laureates: Russian Academician Zhores Ivanovich Alferov, winner of the 2000 Nobel Prize in Physics; and Chunli Bai, Professor of Chemistry at the Laboratory of Molecular Nanostructure and Nanotechnology in Beijing and Executive Vice-President of the Chinese Academy of Sciences.

Posted: Nov 4th, 2010

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Meta-flex: Your new brand for invisibility clothing

Flexible smart materials that can manipulate light to shield objects from view have been much-theorised but now researchers in Scotland have made a practical breakthrough that brings the possibility of an invisibility cardigan - or any other item of invisibility clothing - one step closer.

Posted: Nov 4th, 2010

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