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Science at the nanoscale: An introductory textbook

This book provides a very detailed and interesting overview of the fundamental principles of nanoscience, discusses the background of several nanoscience experimental techniques, and sheds light on some of the visionary and important applications in the truly interdisciplinary area of nanotechnology.

Feb 14th, 2010

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Nanotechnology Valentine's

Scientists at the University of Birmingham have made a Valentine card of pure palladium - it is only 8 nanometres in size; you can even see the atoms.

Feb 14th, 2010

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Researchers envision high-tech applications for 'multiferroic' crystals

Two of The Florida State University's most accomplished scientists recently joined forces on a collaborative research project that has yielded groundbreaking results involving an unusual family of crystalline minerals. Their findings could lay the groundwork for future researchers seeking to develop a new generation of computer chips and other information-storage devices that can hold vast amounts of data and be strongly encrypted for security purposes.

Feb 12th, 2010

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In vivo engineering of organs

Scientists have developed a fast and cost-efficient method for producing sufficient amounts of bone and cartilage tissue using the body's own cells.

Feb 12th, 2010

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First universal DNA reader to advance faster, cheaper sequencing efforts

Arizona State University scientists have come up with a new twist in their efforts to develop a faster and cheaper way to read the DNA genetic code. They have developed the first, versatile DNA reader that can discriminate between DNA's four core chemical components - the key to unlocking the vital code behind human heredity and health.

Feb 11th, 2010

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Synthesizing a molecule with promising semiconductor properties

A team of chemists from the University of New Hampshire has synthesized the first-ever stable derivative of nonacene, creating a compound that holds significant promise in the manufacture of flexible organic electronics such as large displays, solar cells and radio frequency identification tags.

Feb 11th, 2010

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