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Laser ranging system that can pinpoint remote objects with nanometer precision

By combining the best of two different distance measurement approaches with a super-accurate technology called an optical frequency comb, researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have built a laser ranging system that can pinpoint multiple objects with nanometer precision over distances up to 100 kilometers.

May 24th, 2009

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Creepy looking vacuum bot uses nanotechnology fiber cloth

At the recent Tokyo Fiber '09 Senseware exposition, Panasonic, in cooperation with textile maker Teijin has introduced an autonomous floor-cleaning robot that crawls like an inchworm and uses a super-absorbent nanofiber cloth to wipe up microscopic dust and residue that ordinary vacuums leave behind.

May 23rd, 2009

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Nobel Laureate underscores importance of investment in basic research

Dr. William Phillips, an Office of Naval Research funded Nobel Prize-winning physicist, delivered the final lecture at ONR's spring distinguished lecture series May 19. Phillips' compelling presentation, titled 'Time, Einstein and the Coolest Stuff,' highlighted the importance of basic research and ONR's legacy of support for innovative scientists.

May 22nd, 2009

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Nanoethics Postdoc, Notre Dame

The John J. Reilly Center for Science, Technology, and Values at the University of Notre Dame seeks candidates for a position as a Post-Doctoral Fellow or Research Assistant Professor in the field of Nanotechnology Ethics and Policy.

May 22nd, 2009

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Understanding properties of materials to make microdevices

Harvard engineering Professor Joost Vlassak today is helping academia and industry catch up in their understanding of how materials employed in critical components for computers and other electronics stand up to a variety of conditions - and helping them use that knowledge to design new components and devices.

May 22nd, 2009

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Nanotechnologie beim Biotechnologietag

Mit gleich drei Schwerpunkten zeigt der diesjaehrige Saechsische Biotechnologietag das breite Forschungsspektrum der saechsischen Biotechnologie in Leipzig und Dresden auf und unterstreicht die nationale und internationale Bedeutung der Forschung in Sachsen.

May 22nd, 2009

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Proposal for establishing an Arab Council on Nanotechnology

The expert meeting on ethics of nanotechnologies in the Arab region, organised by Unesco's Cairo and Doha offices, concluded yesterday with participants calling for creation of an Arab council and to make discussion on the topic a part of international political agenda.

May 22nd, 2009

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