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EU sponsored research to build nanotoxicology database

How nanoparticle toxicity affects the health and environment of Europeans is a concern that many researchers are currently investigating. Rising to the challenge is the NHECD ('Nano health-environment commented database') project, funded under the EU's Seventh Framework Programme to the tune of EUR 1.45 million. The project partners are seeking to create a critical and commented database on the health, safety and environmental impact of nanoparticles.

Posted: Jul 3rd, 2009

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Novel method of imaging surface charges on individual biomolecules

A collaborative effort between researchers from the London Centre for Nanotechnology, King's College London and UCL Chemistry has led to the first measurements of the electrostatic surface potential of individual DNA and avidin molecules with nanometre resolution using Kelvin Probe Force Microscopy in air.

Posted: Jul 3rd, 2009

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New $400k EPA grant for nano-ecotoxicology

Clemson scientist Stephen Klaine has been awarded two $400,000 EPA grants to study a subject that did not exist a decade ago. Klaine is part of the young field of nano-ecotoxicology: the investigation of the impact that nanoparticles have on the environment.

Posted: Jul 2nd, 2009

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Studying gothic art with the Grenoble synchrotron

Science and technology are becoming increasingly involved in the world of art. Scientific advances and new technological instruments are opening new doors to fields of knowledge to which they had been previously closed. Art is one such case in point.

Posted: Jul 2nd, 2009

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In search of the 60-year household light bulb

New developments in a substance which emits brilliant light could lead to a revolution in lighting for the home and office in five years, claims a leading UK materials scientist, Professor Colin Humphreys of Cambridge University.

Posted: Jul 2nd, 2009

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