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Changes in energy R+D needed to combat climate change

A new assessment of future scenarios that limit the extent of global warming cautions that unless current imbalances in R+D portfolios for the development of new, efficient, and clean energy technologies are redressed, greenhouse gas emission reduction targets are unlikely to be met, or met only at considerable costs.

Oct 25th, 2010

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Bio trifft Nano - Quantenpunkte als Lichtantennen in Photosynthesesystemen

Unsere Versuche, Sonnenenergie zu nutzen, sind bisher noch sehr ineffektiv. Wahre Meister in dieser Disziplin sind dagegen photosynthetische Pflanzen, Algen und Bakterien. Die Wissenschaft versucht, diesen Organismen nachzueifern. Wissenschaftlern haben jetzt einen neuen Ansatz zur Steigerung der Lichtausbeute entwickelt.

Oct 25th, 2010

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Neues DFG-Projekt erforscht Graphen

Weil Graphen ein so vielversprechender Stoff ist, hat die Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft ein Schwerpunktprogramm eingerichtet. Dazu gehoert ein gerade bewilligte Vorhaben, das seine Herstellung optimieren soll.

Oct 25th, 2010

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Trapping charged particles with laser light

Researchers at the Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics have succeeded in storing an ion in an optical trap for the first time. Their experiment opens new perspectives, for example for using controllable quantum systems in the simulation of condensed matter properties.

Oct 25th, 2010

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Fighting cancer with gold nanoparticles

Researchers at the MIRA Institute for Biomedical Technology and Technical Medicine are developing a method of detecting and treating tumours with the help of gold particles with dimensions measure in mere nanometers.

Oct 22nd, 2010

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Einladung zur Diskussionsveranstaltung: Nanotechnologie - Innovationsmotor fuer den Standort Deutschland

Die Hans-Boeckler-Stiftung laedt mit der Industriegewerkschaft Bergbau, Chemie, Energie dazu ein, die innovationspolitischen Herausforderungen der Nanotechnologie fuer den Standort Deutschland zu diskutieren. Anlass ist die Vorstellung der neuen gemeinsamen Studie 'Nanotechnologie - Innovationsmotor fuer den Standort Deutschland" der VDI Technologiezentrum GmbH und der Prognos AG.

Oct 22nd, 2010

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Caught in a nano-trap

ETH Zurich scientists have developed a comparatively simple non-contact method to hold nanoparticles at a given location in a liquid for any length of time, thus enabling them to be studied at leisure, something which had previously only been possible using elaborate methods.

Oct 22nd, 2010

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Researchers examine effects of household titanium dioxide nanoparticles on marine ecosystems

While swimmers and boaters along any shore consider the slimy green film that coats everything from rocks to docks as a nuisance, University of New Haven (UNH) chemical engineering student Nicole Reardon and Assistant Professor Shannon Ciston, Ph.D. think otherwise. They view the slime, or biofilm, as a complex community that may hold the key to informing humanity of the true environmental impact of the chemical nanoparticles that find their way from area kitchens, baths and garages into Long Island Sound.

Oct 22nd, 2010

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