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Researchers produce hollow carbon particles from biomass

Researchers in Japan have developed a new method for producing ultra-lightweight hollow carbon fine particles (diameters ranging from several nanometers to several tens of micrometers) from lignin, which is a byproduct obtained in large quantities during the manufacture of paper or bio-ethanol, and inorganic salts.

Mar 3rd, 2009

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Lemelson-MIT student prize for inventions awarded for nanomedicine work

Geoffrey von Maltzahn, a Ph.D. candidate in the Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology, received the prestigious $30,000 Lemelson-MIT Student Prize for his promising innovations in the area of cancer therapy, specifically two inventions in nanomedicine: a new class of cancer therapeutics and a new paradigm for enhancing drug delivery to tumors.

Mar 3rd, 2009

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Nanostructure boosts efficiency in energy transport

Overcoming a critical conductivity challenge to clean energy technologies, Boston College researchers have developed a titanium nanostructure that provides an expanded surface area and demonstrates significantly greater efficiency in the transport of electrons.

Mar 3rd, 2009

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Nanosensors to detect possible mutations in DNA

Researchers at the Cidetec-IK4 technological centre in Spain have developed electrochemical sensors that, amongst other functions, enable the detection of possible mutations in DNA in a more rapid manner that has been achieved to date.

Mar 2nd, 2009

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Social inclusion and engagement on nanotechnology

Nanotechnology will have a strong local future if industry and community can agree on the type of technologies that should be adopted, according to one of a number of findings from a nanotechnology report released last week by Australian Innovation Minister, Senator Kim Carr.

Mar 1st, 2009

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