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Meeting the challenges of nanotechnology

Whether in the fields of medicine, sustainable energy supply or environmental protection, without making use of nanotechnology we will not be capable of overcoming the challenges which the future presents. In parallel with these efforts, though, it is essential that we examine the new technology very carefully for potential risks, such as those presented by free nanoparticles. This is the conclusion drawn at the close of Empa's 3rd NanoConvention, held on July 6th in Zurich.

Jul 14th, 2009

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Scientists discover repulsive side to light force

A team of Yale University researchers has discovered a "repulsive" light force that can be used to control components on silicon microchips, meaning future nanodevices could be controlled by light rather than electricity.

Jul 13th, 2009

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Printing paper-based biosensors with inkjet printers

If that office inkjet printer has become just another fixture, it's time to take a fresh look at it. Similar technology may soon be used to develop paper-based biosensors that can detect certain harmful toxins that can cause food poisoning or be used as bioterrorism agents.

Jul 13th, 2009

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Three Berkeley Lab scientists win PECASE award

Three scientists with the U.S. Department of Energy?s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) were among the 100 researchers named by President Barack Obama to receive the prestigious Presidential Early Career for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE) Award, the highest honor bestowed by the United States government on early-career researchers.

Jul 10th, 2009

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