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Breakthrough in silicon photonics devices

Building on a series of recent breakthroughs in silicon photonics, researchers at the UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science have developed a novel approach to silicon devices that combines light amplification with a photovoltaic - or solar panel - effect.

Jun 28th, 2006

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Nanotechnology creates super-strong fibers for bullet-proof vests

Researchers at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) have developed a new technology that can greatly enhance the ballistic-proof strength of ultra high molecular weight polyethylene (UHMWPE) fiber by adding carbon nanotubes to pristine high-strength fiber.

Jun 27th, 2006

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Chinese Academy of Sciences sets up a lab for nanosafety

The National Center for Nanoscience and Technology (NCNST) at the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) and the CAS Institute of High Energy Physics (IHEP) have joined hands in establishing a Laboratory for Biological Effects of Nanomaterials and Nanosafety (NCNST-IHEP) in Beijing.

Jun 27th, 2006

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Single-walled B-C-N nano-tubes synthesized

A research team at the Chinese Academy od Sciences (CAS) Institute of Physics was recently reported to achieve an important progress in preparation of the tri-element nano-tubes containing boron and nitrogen.

Jun 26th, 2006

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First method to sort nanotubes by size developed

Rice University scientists have developed the first method for sorting semiconducting carbon nanotubes based on their size, a long-awaited development that could form the basis of a nanotube purification system.

Jun 23rd, 2006

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