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International nanotechnology symposium on graphene devices

The International Symposium on Graphene Devices: Technology, Physics, and Modeling (ISGD 2008) in Japan in November aims to bring together the researchers actively working on the field of 'Graphene Devices: technology, physics and modeling' so as to stimulate discussions on the state of the art.

Posted: Oct 4th, 2008

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NIOSH updates on nanotechnology risk research

Recent accomplishments by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) highlight the agency's leadership in collaborative research to determine if workers are at risk of job-related illness or injury in the production and industrial use of nanomaterials. The accomplishments include two new peer-reviewed papers, two new international partnerships, and a professional award.

Posted: Oct 3rd, 2008

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Unusual carbon compound has two extra bonds

Carbon atoms are the building blocks for millions of organic molecules, yet this variety is built on the simple rule that carbon almost always shares a total of four chemical bonds with its neighbors. Now, an international team of chemists has mapped a highly unusual compound containing a carbon atom that hooks up to six atoms at once.

Posted: Oct 3rd, 2008

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