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Truly golden nanotechnology for your face

Here is what you have been waiting for all week - our Slow News Friday entry. It's hard to make this stuff up, so here is the original text from a product review of a face cream 'using nanotechnology to safely deliver the power of pure gold.' At $250 an ounce (28 grams). Enjoy.

Posted: Jan 31st, 2008

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Nanotechnology could fix Achilles' heel

Tissue engineered bone and skin grafts, synthetic heart valves, ceramic hip replacements‚?¶ surgery is turning us into bionic people. But the Achilles' heel in the prosthetic repertoire is fixing tendons‚?¶ such as that found in the ankle. Now, researchers from the universities of Manchester and Liverpool have turned to nanotechnology to create artificial tendons using a spinning technique with a biodegradable plastic.

Posted: Jan 31st, 2008

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Talks on 'Bubbles' and 'Nanotechnology' in February

February speakers for the Scholar Series sponsored by the Center for Lifelong Learning at the University of Arkansas - Fort Smith and the Fort Smith Public Library are Dr. Daniel Pinzon, assistant professor of mathematics, and Dr. Kevin Lewelling, associate professor of electrical engineering.

Posted: Jan 31st, 2008

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Scientists not sheepish about potential of nanowool

Autralian researchers noticed that some of the silicon wafer chips they were annealing under high temperature inert gas had white discoloration around the edges. More surprising still, if the wafer chips had a metal film on their surface, the white material covered the entire sample when annealed under certain conditions.

Posted: Jan 31st, 2008

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Nanocomposite solid-state lighting

Nanocrystal-based devices produce a higher quality white-light than current light sources and present an opportunity for higher efficiencies, say US scientists.

Posted: Jan 31st, 2008

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New adhesive mimics gecko toe hairs

A new anti-sliding adhesive developed by engineers at the University of California, Berkeley, may be the closest man-made material yet to mimic the remarkable gecko toe hairs that allow the tiny lizard to scamper along vertical surfaces and ceilings.

Posted: Jan 30th, 2008

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