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Nano-foods: The next consumer scare?

Those consumers already worried about genetically engineered or cloned food reaching their tables may soon find something else in their grocery carts to furrow their brows over - nano-foods.

Jul 30th, 2008

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Scientists determine strength of 'liquid smoke'

Aerogel, also known as liquid smoke or 'San Francisco fog', is an open-cell polymer with pores smaller than 50 nanometers in diameter. For the first time, Lawrence Livermore and Lawrence Berkeley scientists have peered into this material and created three-dimensional images to determine its strength and potential new applications.

Jul 29th, 2008

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OECD issues final report for nanotechnology standards workshop

The International Workshop on Documentary Standards for Measurement and Characterisation in Nanotechnologies was held February 26-28, 2008 at the National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg (USA), in co-ordination with ISO, IEC, NIST and the OECD. The participants discussed the development, efficacy, harmonisation and uptake of documentary standards broadly relevant to the field of measurement and characterisation for nanotechnologies.

Jul 28th, 2008

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'Nanoblades' simplify assembly of magnets used in many advanced weapon systems

Ultra-strong, high-temperature, high-performance permanent magnet compounds, such as Samarium Cobalt, are the mainstay materials for several industries that rely on high-performance motor and power generation applications, including the Department of Defense (DOD) and the automotive industry. Until now, producing Samarium Cobalt has been a difficult and expensive multi-step process. Northeastern University researchers have broken new ground with an innovative invention of a rapid, high-volume and cost-effective one-step method for producing pure Samarium Cobalt rare earth permanent magnet materials.

Jul 28th, 2008

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