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A crystal that Nature may have missed

For centuries, human beings have been entranced by the captivating glimmer of the diamond. What accounts for the stunning beauty of this most precious gem? As mathematician Toshikazu Sunada explains in an article appearing today in the Notices of the American Mathematical Society, some secrets of the diamond's beauty can be uncovered by a mathematical analysis of its microscopic crystal structure.

Posted: Jan 3rd, 2008

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US National Nanotechnology Initiative releases new strategic plan

A new strategic plan for the work of the National Nanotechnology Initiative has just been released by the interagency Nanoscale Science, Engineering, and Technology Subcommittee of the National Science and Technology Council's Committee on Technology with support from the National Nanotechnology Coordination Office.

Posted: Jan 2nd, 2008

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Artificial viral shells could be useful nano-containers

Researchers at the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology and The Scripps Research Institute in California are designing an artificial viral shell as a valuable nano-container for pinpoint drug delivery, molecular computing components, and a host of other applications.

Posted: Jan 2nd, 2008

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Model is first to compare performance of biosensors

Researchers have developed a new modeling technique to study and design miniature biosensors, a tool that could help industry perfect lab-on-a-chip technology for uses ranging from medical diagnostics to environmental monitoring.

Posted: Jan 2nd, 2008

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Grey goo, Frankenfoods... - are you scared yet?

The risks of nanotechnology are real, but running a lopsided story titled 'Alert over the march of the 'grey goo' in nanotechnology Frankenfoods' - quoting such nanotechnology experts as Price Charles - does not contribute to a fact-based discussion.

Posted: Jan 1st, 2008

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First projects launched under FP7 now profiled on CORDIS

One year into the Seventh Framework Programme (FP7) and action is well underway, with the third call for proposals currently active. Information on the first projects accepted for funding under FP7 has now also been published on CORDIS, the EU's official information service for research and development.

Posted: Dec 31st, 2007

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Chinese experts call for nanotechnology information development

Although nano-materials are currently high on research agenda, efforts should be made to promote nano-information technology in China because nanoelectronics is the nanotechnology with most market potentials, says Prof. HU Weiwu from the CAS Institute of Computing Technology.

Posted: Dec 31st, 2007

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