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A giant step toward infinitesimal machinery

In a newly announced global Alliance for Nanosystems VLSI (very-large-scale integration), researchers at Caltech's Kavli Nanoscience Institute (KNI) in Pasadena, California, and at the Laboratoire d'Electronique et de Technologie de l'Information-Micro- and Nano-Technologies (CEA/LETI-MINATEC) in Grenoble, France, are working together to take the pursuit of Feynman's vision to an entirely new level.

Nov 6th, 2007

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A conductive plastic fights corrosion

The Universidad Autonoma de Madrid has tested a new protection technique that consists of the electrodeposition of a conductive polymer (polypyrrole) over the surface of a material like copper that is easily oxidized.

Nov 6th, 2007

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Nanotechnology expert to keynote annual educator's conference

What do Americans know about nanotechnology-the technology that promises to ignite the next Industrial Revolution? According to polls, the answer is not much. A federally-supported national network of U.S. scientists, museum professionals, and educators is working to change that.

Nov 5th, 2007

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Joining up nanocircuits

A team of scientists based in the UK and Germany have covalently bonded strings of porphyrin molecules on a gold surface - a step forward in the quest to develop nano-electronics.

Nov 5th, 2007

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Bangalore poised to become nanotechnology city

Just months after the proposal for a Nano Park was announced, the Department of Science and Technology (DST) of the Centre has made public its plans to establish an Institute of Nano Science and Technology in Bangalore.

Nov 5th, 2007

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Nanobattery Fiat driven 300km in one day

A Micro-Vett Fiat Doblò, a regular size 5-seat station wagon, powered by a custom 18kWh Altairnano lithium-ion NanoSafe battery pack, traveled 300 kilometers (186 miles) in one day in an urban delivery circuit.

Nov 3rd, 2007

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Heavier hydrogen on the atomic scale reduces friction

Scientists may be one step closer to understanding the atomic forces that cause friction, thanks to a recently published study by researchers from the University of Pennsylvania, the University of Houston and the U.S. Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory.

Nov 2nd, 2007

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