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A table top 3D laserprinter for glass microsystems

Dr. Yves Bellouard of the Department of Mechanical Engineering is coordinator of a new European project, Femtoprint, to be started this month. The goal is to design a convenient 3D laser printer that will print microstructures in glass.

Posted: May 10th, 2010

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Chemist stitches up speedier chemical reactions

Some people have streets named after them. Warren Piers, a chemistry professor at the University of Calgary, has a catalyst penned after him. Piers and former graduate student Edwin van der Eide reveal the inner workings of the Piers catalyst at a molecular level of detail not previously available.

Posted: May 9th, 2010

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New nanocatalyst improves fuel cell technology

Investigating the use of alternative materials as catalysts in fuel cells, Perla Balbuena has found a class of composite materials that show early indications of being just as effective - and even more durable - than the costly platinum catalysts typically used in fuel cells.

Posted: May 9th, 2010

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What do we know about nanotechnology?

Today, nanotechnology brings us self-cleaning windows and stain-resistant pants. These products are useful, but not exactly revolutionary. It is the promise of nanotechnology that is intriguing.

Posted: May 8th, 2010

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FinNano awards four Nanotechnology Finland awards

Finland is a leader in the development of new applications for nanotechnology. This status has been earned through unrelenting and persistent work. Tekes' FinNano programme, which is about to end, awarded the Nanotech Finland Awards in four categories to distinguished contributors in the field.

Posted: May 7th, 2010

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