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Scientists find gold-plated fossil solution

An international team of scientists in the University of Leicester's Department of Geology has found a solution to a research problem involving fossils right next door - in the University's Chemistry Department.

May 22nd, 2012

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New Nanoparticle Test Handbook sets the standards

A new handbook has been published under Empa leadership which aims to unify European standards in nanoparticle research. It contains detailed regulations for the manufacture and analysis of specific nanoparticles in the laboratory environment, placing research work in this field on a unified foundation and enabling valid comparisons to be made between studies.

May 22nd, 2012

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Quantum condensate of the thirteenth kind

Francesca Ferlaino's research team at the University of Innsbruck is the first to successfully create a condensate of the exotic element erbium. The Innsbruck experimental physicists hold the world record in attaining the first Bose-Einstein condensates of different chemical elements.

May 22nd, 2012

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6th International Authorities Dialogue: "Governance of Nanomaterials" in Zurich

The 6st International Nano-Authorities Dialogue with Government officials from Austria, Germany, Liechtenstein and Switzerland took place on 8./9. May in Zurich. The Swiss Federal Office for the Environment invited representatives of the public authorities dealing with regulatory issues of nanotechnology in health, environment or occupational safety areas.

May 22nd, 2012

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Imec Technology Forum welcomes global industry executives

At ITF2012, renowned industry speakers, policy makers, imec executives, and top researchers from across the world will present their views on market trends and evolutions in nanoelectronics, healthcare, smart vision and communication systems, and energy.

May 22nd, 2012

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Cloak and swagger: Engineers use plasmonics to create an invisible photodetector

A team of engineers at Stanford and the University of Pennsylvania has for the first time used "plasmonic cloaking" to create a device that can see without being seen - an invisible machine that detects light. It is the first example of what the researchers describe as a new class of devices that controls the flow of light at the nanoscale to produce both optical and electronic functions.

May 21st, 2012

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