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Researchers develop nanoblade

Researchers have created a razor-like material that is truly on the "cutting edge" of nanotechnology. Called nanoblades, these first-of-their-kind magnesium nanomaterials challenge conventional wisdom about nanostructure growth, and could have applications in energy storage and fuel cell technology.

Sep 25th, 2007

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Spacecraft experiment confirms fluid theory

In scientific research, there is great satisfaction when theoretical work is eventually supported by experimentation. Such was the case this week for a team of Italian and US scientists when they received preliminary confirmation of a 10-year-old theory from a fluid science experiment that is currently orbiting the Earth on the Foton-M3 spacecraft.

Sep 25th, 2007

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Researchers set new record for brightness of quantum dots

By placing quantum dots on a specially designed photonic crystal, researchers at the University of Illinois have demonstrated enhanced fluorescence intensity by a factor of up to 108. Potential applications include high-brightness light-emitting diodes, optical switches and personalized, high-sensitivity biosensors.

Sep 25th, 2007

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Survey identifies nanotechnology skills gaps

Training in research management and toxicology, interdisciplinary Masters level programmes and hands-on training experience are some of the recommendations from the Institute of Nanotechnology following a survey identifying the skills gaps and training needs in nanoscience and nanotechnology.

Sep 24th, 2007

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Federal nanotechnology grant made to Law School team

The Center for the Study of Law, Science, and Technology has been awarded a multi-year federal grant to develop models for the international regulation of nanotechnology, a growing science with big implications for health, safety, quality of life and environmental concerns.

Sep 21st, 2007

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Yoga guru appropriates nanotechnology

Here is our Slow News Friday story. We thought we'd heard it all but now a yoga guru has appropriated nanotechnology in a talk at Assocham's B2B in Biotechnology and Nanotechnology summit in India this week.

Sep 21st, 2007

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