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EU-funded team in qubit control breakthrough

EU-funded scientists in the Netherlands have managed to rapidly control the building blocks of a quantum computer by using an electric field rather than a magnetic one. In addition, the team succeeded in embedding these building blocks, known as quantum bits or qubits, in a semiconductor nanowire.

Jan 4th, 2011

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Researchers will test nanoparticles against pancreatic cancer

A five-year, $16-million grant from the National Cancer Institute will take advantage of specialized expertise developed by scientists at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and Montefiore, the University Hospital and Academic Medical Center for Einstein.

Jan 4th, 2011

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Impregnating plastics with carbon dioxide

Researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute for Environmental, Safety and Energy Technology UMSICHT in Oberhausen are pursuing a new idea by testing how carbon dioxide can be used to impregnate plastics.

Jan 3rd, 2011

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Moved by light - as if by magic

A few months ago Muenster scientists showed that certain molecules - so-called nano-containers - can be guided by light alone. This study has now been singled out for special praise.

Jan 3rd, 2011

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Voyage of the DNA treader

At January's TEDxCaltech conference, researchers will present a one-molecule robot capable of following a trail of chemical breadcrumbs.

Dec 30th, 2010

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NCKU distinguished Prof. Kwang-Lung Lin selected 2011 IEEE Fellow and 2010 MRS-T Fellow

Distinguished Prof. Kwang-Lung Lin of the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at National Cheng Kung University (NCKU), Tainan, Taiwan, the Deputy Executive Director of Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) South, has received the honorary title of 2011 Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Fellow with his outstanding achievement on the research of lead-free solder alloy and its material response, and also won the title of 2010 Materials Research Society Taiwan (MRS-T) Fellow.

Dec 29th, 2010

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California chemical information call-in: Nanometals, nanometal oxides, and quantum dots

Pursuant to Health and Safety Code section 57019(d), the Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) formally announces this request for information regarding analytical test methods, and other relevant information, from manufacturers of the following nanomaterials: Nano Silver, Nano Zero Valent Iron, Nano Titanium Dioxide, Nano Zinc Oxide, Nano Cerium Oxide, Quantum Dots.

Dec 27th, 2010

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