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Nanotechnology Australia capability report

Invest Australia, the Australian Government's inward investment agency, has produced a summary of Australian nanotechnology capability from both companies and research organisations.

Posted: Aug 7th, 2007

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Quantum analog of Ulam's conjecture can guide molecules, reactions

Like navigating spacecraft through the solar system by means of gravity and small propulsive bursts, researchers can guide atoms, molecules and chemical reactions by utilizing the forces that bind nuclei and electrons into molecules (analogous to gravity) and by using light for propulsion.

Posted: Aug 7th, 2007

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Nano-boric acid makes motor oil more slippery

Combining nanoparticles of boric acid - known primarily as a mild antiseptic and eye cleanser = with traditional motor oils improves their lubricity and by doing so increase energy efficiency.

Posted: Aug 6th, 2007

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Portugese nanotechnology priorities

Portugal hopes to stimulate initiatives in three key areas during its stint in the EU's Presidency seat: publishing and scientific information; nanosciences and nanotechnologies; reform and modernisation of universities.

Posted: Aug 4th, 2007

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