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Nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) on a chip

A super-sensitive mini-sensor developed at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) can detect nuclear magnetic resonance in tiny samples of fluids flowing through a novel microchip. The prototype chip device, developed in a collaboration between NIST and the University of California, may have wide application as a sensitive chemical analyzer, for example in rapid screening to find new drugs.

Feb 20th, 2008

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Taiwan to allot NT$23 billion for nanoscience, nanotechnology R&D

The government is planning to appropriate NT$23 billion (US$726 million) to fund the second stage of the 'Taiwan National Science and Technology Program for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology' slated for 2009-2014, officials at the cabinet-level National Science Council said Tuesday.

Feb 20th, 2008

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Crackpot technologies that could shake up IT

Computerworld has an article that looks at eight technologies that 'straddle the divide between harebrained and brilliant - each with a promise to transform the future of the enterprise.' One of them being nanotechnology.

Feb 19th, 2008

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Chemists measure copper levels in zinc oxide nanowires

Chemists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology have been the first to measure significant amounts of copper incorporated into zinc oxide nanowires during fabrication. The issue is important because copper plays a significantâ??but not well-understoodâ??role in important optical and electrical properties of the nanowires. Previous experiments found only trace amounts of copper.

Feb 19th, 2008

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Directed self-ordering of organic molecules for electronic devices

A simple surface treatment technique demonstrated by a collaboration between researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology, Penn State and the University of Kentucky potentially offers a low-cost way to mass produce large arrays of organic electronic transistors on polymer sheets for a wide range of applications including flexible displays, 'intelligent paper' and flexible sheets of biosensor arrays for field diagnostics.

Feb 19th, 2008

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