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IIT partners in global dialogue on tomorrow's technologies

The Center on Nanotechnology and Society is joining a new Washington, DC-based think tank, the Center for Policy on Emerging Technologies, and the University of Ulster to sponsor a global dialogue, bringing together leading figures from government, risk management, non-profits and the academic world from both sides of the Atlantic to brainstorm our response to tomorrow's technologies, later this month in London.

Jan 15th, 2008

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Durham University leads UK research project into cheaper solar energy

A national team of scientists are embarking on one of the UK's largest ever research projects into photovoltaic solar energy. The £6.3 million PV-21 programme, led by experts at Durham University, will focus on making thin-film light absorbing cells for solar panels from sustainable and affordable materials.

Jan 14th, 2008

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T-cell 'nanotubes' may explain how HIV virus conquers human immune system

String-like connections found between T-cells could be important to how HIV spreads between cells in the human immune system, according to new research published online today in Nature Cell Biology. The newly-discovered strands, named 'membrane nanotubes' by scientists, could help to explain how the HIV virus infects human immune cells so quickly and effectively.

Jan 14th, 2008

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Nanotechnology to steer CBSE students in India

While the Nano car of Tatas' has taken the country by storm, it will be nanotechnology that promises to spur students of the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE). From April 1, nano-technology will be introduced as an optional subject for Class XI and Class XII students. There are around 12 lakh (one lakh is equal to a hundred thousand) students under CBSE.

Jan 14th, 2008

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Georgia Tech plans Special Economic Zone in India

The Georgia Institute of Science and Technology has sought 250 acres of land in order to set up a special economic zone (SEZ) focusing on research and industrial collaboration apart from the offshore campus that the institute is planning on the outskirts of Hyderabad.

Jan 13th, 2008

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Physicists make plea to halt research council delivery plan

Physics and astronomy in the UK is under threat and could face serious damage if the Science and Technology Facilities Councilā??s Delivery Plan is not put on ice until the Wakeham Review has had to time to report, according to the chief executive of the Institute of Physics.

Jan 13th, 2008

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The joy of nano

There is an article over on the BBC News Magazine about the popularity of the word 'nano' in consumer products - latest example being the Tata Nano, the world's cheapest car rolled out in India this week.

Jan 12th, 2008

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Belgium's IMEC to establish liaison office in Taiwan

The Interuniversity Microelectronic Center (IMEC), Europe's leading independent research center in the field of micro- and nanoelectronics as well as nanotechnology, has decided to establish a liaison office in Taiwan to further encourage exchanges with this country.

Jan 12th, 2008

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