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Russia to design nanotechnology weapons

Principally new weapons based on nanotechnology will be designed in Russia within 15 years for combating radiation, chemical and biological terrorism, the chief of the Russian Radiation, Chemical and Biological Defence Troops, Colonel-General Vladimir Fillipov said.

Nov 13th, 2007

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Aston researchers look beyond the surface

The Surface Science Group in the School of Engineering & Applied Science at Aston University has recently purchased two new state-of-the art surface analytical instruments for probing the outer layers of the surfaces of solids.

Nov 12th, 2007

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New EUR 6 billion nanoelectronics R&D programme

MEDEA+, a European-wide collaborative research programme centred on microelectronics and part of the EUREKA project, has announced that CATRENE (Cluster for Application and Technology Research in Europe) is to be the follow-on programme designed to take electronics into the nanoscale era.

Nov 11th, 2007

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Nanotechnology focuses on new applications

Scientific advances today are accomplished at the intersections of various fields, according to Frans Johansson's brilliant book, 'The Medici Effect.' Breakthroughs come when disparate disciplines collide in new ways. This innovation is readily seen in nanotechnology, or the creation and use of materials - even machines - at the atomic or molecular scale.

Nov 9th, 2007

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MIT's 'electronic nose' could detect hazards

A tiny 'electronic nose' that MIT researchers have engineered with a novel inkjet printing method could be used to detect hazards including carbon monoxide, harmful industrial solvents and explosives.

Nov 9th, 2007

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New technology illuminates protein interactions in living cells

While fluorescence has long been used to tag biological molecules, a new technology developed at Yale allows researchers to use tiny fluorescent probes to rapidly detect and identify protein interactions within living cells while avoiding the biological disruption of existing methods.

Nov 9th, 2007

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Carbon nanotubes could go antiballistic

CSIRO has been granted $2 million under the Defence Capability and Technology Demonstrator Program to demonstrate the capabilities of carbon nanotubes as strong, lightweight antiballistic materials.

Nov 9th, 2007

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Nanotechnology at war

Mike Treder from the Center for Responsible Nanotechnology (CRN) has reviewed Jürgen Altmann's book, Military Nanotechnology: New Technology and arms Control in the current issue of the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists.

Nov 9th, 2007

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