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Virginia county working on nanotechnology park

A regional economic development body with a vacant, nearly 1,000-acre business park in Pulaski County endorsed Wednesday the concept of committing a small piece of it to a $20 million home for nanotechnology businesses and education.

Posted: Jul 9th, 2009

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Miniaturized lasers can emit quantum light

The discovery of this quantization of the light field has opened up a new field of physics - quantum optics. In modern lasers the light emission can take place within a picosecond, a 1000 times faster than has ever been detected before in photon sequence measurements. A team in Germany made a major breakthrough: in several years of work the worldwide first detector has been developed which has the necessary temporal resolution.

Posted: Jul 9th, 2009

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Stevens Assistant Professor recognized for exceptional contributions to mechanics education

Dr. Frank Fisher, an Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Director of the Nanomechanics and Nanomaterials Lab, and Co-Director of the Graduate Nantoechnology Program at Stevens Institute of Technology, was recently awarded one of the two 2009 Ferdinand P. Beer and E. Russell Johnston Jr. Outstanding New Educator Awards by the American Society of Engineering Education.

Posted: Jul 8th, 2009

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New online map shows environmental cleanup sites that use nanomaterials

The map shows which nanomaterials have been used where and includes detailed information on the contaminants treated and the nature of the treatment. It provides a unique source of information on the intentional release of nanomaterials into the environment to treat contaminated ground and water.

Posted: Jul 8th, 2009

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New effort to monitor the effects of nanomaterials on the environment

University of Alberta biological sciences professor Gregg Goss is on the front line of a new effort to monitor the effects of nanomaterials on the environment. Goss will help lead a team of 19 researchers from across the country in a three-year study of the toxicity of nanomaterials in aquatic environments.

Posted: Jul 8th, 2009

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Dye-doped DNA nanofibers emit white light

A team of researchers at the University of Connecticut and the US Air Force Research Laboratory has now successfully used the electrospinning of DNA complexes to produce nanofibers that incorporate two different fluorescing dyes in such a way that energy can efficiently be transferred from one dye to the other. The color of the resulting fluorescence can be controlled by means of the ratio of the two dyes.

Posted: Jul 8th, 2009

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Nanoelektronik mit molekularen Stromleitern

Einem internationalen Forscherteam ist ein Durchbruch in der Nanoelektronik gelungen: Mit einer ungeraden Anzahl an Elektronen sind Moleküle, die mit Metallelektroden im Kontakt sind, nämlich schon im niedrigen Spannungsbereich extrem leitfähig.

Posted: Jul 8th, 2009

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