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Millie Dresselhaus to receive 2009 Vannevar Bush Award

Once dubbed the 'Queen of Carbon Science' as one of the nation's foremost experts in the multifaceted field of carbon science, longtime Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Institute Professor Mildred Dresselhaus has been named the National Science Board's 2009 Vannevar Bush Awardee.

Posted: Mar 9th, 2009

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Quantum doughnuts slow and freeze light at will

Research led by the University of Warwick has found a way to use doughnut shaped by-products of quantum dots to slow and even freeze light, opening up a wide range of possibilities from reliable and effective light based computing to the possibility of 'slow glass'.

Posted: Mar 8th, 2009

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Molecular ice chain structure could be used to seed clouds and cause rain

This week's Nature Materials reveals how an international team of scientists led by researchers at the London Centre for Nanotechnology (LCN) at UCL have discovered a novel one dimensional ice chain structure built from pentagons that may prove to be a step toward the development of new materials which can be used to seed clouds and cause rain.

Posted: Mar 8th, 2009

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Nanotechnology scales with applications for microelectronics

A research group from the UAB Department of Electronic Engineering, the Institute of Microelectronics of Barcelona (CNM-IMB, CSIC), the UAB Research Park, and the EPFL Microsystems Laboratory of Lausanne, Switzerland, has created a nanobalance capable of detecting infimum amounts of matter.

Posted: Mar 7th, 2009

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