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NIST Technology Program announces 20 research project awards

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) today announced funding for 20 new research projects under its Technology Innovation Program (TIP), including projects ranging from unmanned, hovering aircraft for inspecting bridges to a high-speed sorting system for recycling aerospace metals to nanomaterials for advanced batteries.

Posted: Dec 16th, 2009

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Everlasting quantum wave: Physicists predict new form of soliton in ultracold gases

Solitary waves that run a long distance without losing their shape or dying out are a special class of waves called solitons. These everlasting waves are exotic enough, but theoreticians at the Joint Quantum Institute (JQI) , a collaboration of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the University of Maryland, and their colleagues in India and the George Mason University, now believe that there may be a new kind of soliton that's even more special.

Posted: Dec 16th, 2009

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Researchers create 'synthetic magnetic fields' for neutral atoms

Achieving an important new capability in ultracold atomic gases, researchers at the Joint Quantum Institute, a collaboration of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the University of Maryland, have created 'synthetic' magnetic fields for ultracold gas atoms, in effect 'tricking' neutral atoms into acting as if they are electrically charged particles subjected to a real magnetic field.

Posted: Dec 16th, 2009

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State-of-the-art nanowire fabrication technology

European researchers have developed state-of-the-art nanowire 'growing' technology, opening the way for faster, smaller microchips and creating a promising new avenue of research and industrial development in Europe.

Posted: Dec 16th, 2009

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Nanobodies modify protein shape and function

Researchers were able to demonstrate that unconventionally small antibodies called nanobodies can modulate the properties of the Green Fluorescent Protein (GFP) with exquisite precision.

Posted: Dec 16th, 2009

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Singapore-French nanotechnology laboratory opens in Singapore

Just two months after the Nanyang Technological University (NTU) signed the Memorandum of Understanding in Paris with the National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS) and the Thales Group of Companies to set up a joint research laboratory, the three parties are meeting again in Singapore to inaugurate the CNRS-International-NTU-Thales Research Alliance (CINTRA) Laboratory at NTU.

Posted: Dec 16th, 2009

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