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Scientists call for global push to advance research in synthetic biology

With research backgrounds ranging from materials engineering to molecular biophysics, seventeen leading scientists issued a statement today announcing that, much as the discovery of DNA and creation of the transistor revolutionized science, there is a new scientific field on the brink of revolutionizing our approach to problems ranging from eco-safe energy to outbreaks of malaria.

Posted: Jun 25th, 2007

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Texans requests billions in earmarks

Here is a story that goes very nicely with one of our Nanowerk Spotlights from last week - "Congressional pork bloats U.S. military nanotechnology spending".

Posted: Jun 24th, 2007

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Nano Summit 2007 nanotechnology conference in Texas

Dr. Zhong Lin Wang, an expert in nanotechnology and inventor of the world's first nanogenerator, will be the keynote speaker at Nano Summit 2007, which will be hosted by Texas A&M University's Dwight Look College of Engineering.

Posted: Jun 24th, 2007

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EPA issues award for nanotechnology safety research

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced the award of two grants totaling almost $600,000 to Oregon State University for nanotechnology research. These grants will evaluate whether some manmade nanomaterials could be toxic to human health.

Posted: Jun 22nd, 2007

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New nanotechnology method may help compress computer memory

A simple way to synthesize iron-platinum nanorods and nanowires while controlling both size and composition. Nanorods with uniform shape and magnetic alignment are one key to the next generation of high-density information storage, but have been difficult to make in bulk.

Posted: Jun 22nd, 2007

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Catching Waves - measuring self-assembly in action

By making careful observations of the growth of a layer of molecules as they gradually cover the surface of a small silicon rectangle, researchers have gained basic insights into how self-propagating self-assembly wave fronts develop.

Posted: Jun 21st, 2007

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