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Team teaching from a distance works for emerging nanotechnology field

It has been little more than 20 years since the discovery of buckyballs, hollow spherical molecules made entirely of carbon atoms, which serve as the starting point for this field of study. In 1996, Richard Errett Smalley won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for the breakthrough. While there have been accomplishments at the pinnacle of academics in this emerging field, there is still a need for more accessible introductory curricula.

Posted: Jun 24th, 2008

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A look into the nanoscale

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory researchers have captured time-series snapshots of a solid as it evolves on the ultra-fast timescale.

Posted: Jun 23rd, 2008

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Ultrafast look into atoms and molecules

New record in ultrafast metrology: Physicists at Max-Planck Institute of Quantum Optics and the Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich are the first to produce light pulses lasting only 80 attoseconds.

Posted: Jun 23rd, 2008

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Hard evidence that gold nanoparticles exist in nature

The search for these natural but 'invisible' nanoparticles is important. If they can be proved to exist, the knowledge will help give us a deeper understanding of how gold can be transported and deposited by geological processes, and therefore help explorers to find new gold deposits in Australia.

Posted: Jun 23rd, 2008

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A breakthrough in glass

Imagine a plane that has wings made out of glass. Thanks to a major breakthrough in understanding the nature of glass by scientists at the University of Bristol, this has just become a possibility.

Posted: Jun 22nd, 2008

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Solar energy turns organic

The high production cost of electricity from silicon-based solar cells has limited the use of the technology. Low cost solar cells with high cell performance are highly desirable and organic solar cells could be the answer.

Posted: Jun 22nd, 2008

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