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CEA signs European Charter for researchers

The French Atomic Energy Commission (CEA) has given its backing to the European Charter for Researchers and the Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers, agreeing to apply their principles to its human resources management for researchers and scientific employment.

Posted: Sep 26th, 2007

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Call for entries new aerospace materials prize

The Jaap Schijve Award has been established and is sponsored by the Dutch National Aerospace Laboratory (NLR) and Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands. This prize of 5000 Euro is awarded to a young researcher who has made an outstanding contribution to scientific progress in fatigue and damage tolerance as applied to aerospace.

Posted: Sep 26th, 2007

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Researchers develop nanoblade

Researchers have created a razor-like material that is truly on the "cutting edge" of nanotechnology. Called nanoblades, these first-of-their-kind magnesium nanomaterials challenge conventional wisdom about nanostructure growth, and could have applications in energy storage and fuel cell technology.

Posted: Sep 25th, 2007

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Spacecraft experiment confirms fluid theory

In scientific research, there is great satisfaction when theoretical work is eventually supported by experimentation. Such was the case this week for a team of Italian and US scientists when they received preliminary confirmation of a 10-year-old theory from a fluid science experiment that is currently orbiting the Earth on the Foton-M3 spacecraft.

Posted: Sep 25th, 2007

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Researchers set new record for brightness of quantum dots

By placing quantum dots on a specially designed photonic crystal, researchers at the University of Illinois have demonstrated enhanced fluorescence intensity by a factor of up to 108. Potential applications include high-brightness light-emitting diodes, optical switches and personalized, high-sensitivity biosensors.

Posted: Sep 25th, 2007

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