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Dates for Micro Nano Mems 2014 announced

Micro Nano MEMs 2014 is the UK's must go to showcase for micro, precision, mems and nano manufacturing technologies and will be taking place on the 30th September and 1st October at the NEC in Birmingham.

Posted: Apr 9th, 2014

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A nano twist makes for better steel

Researchers have found a simple technique that can strengthen steel without sacrificing ductility. The new technique could produce steel that performs better in a number of structural applications.

Posted: Apr 8th, 2014

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Expanding particles to engineer defects

Materials scientists have long known that introducing defects into three-dimensional materials can improve their mechanical and electronic properties. Now a new study finds how defects affect two-dimensional crystalline structures, and the results hold information for designing new materials.

Posted: Apr 8th, 2014

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Scientists disagree on responsible research

New research reveals that the scientists place great emphasis on behaving responsibly; they just disagree on what social responsibility in science entails. Responsibility is, in other words, a matter of perspective.

Posted: Apr 8th, 2014

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Domain walls in nanowires cleverly set in motion

Researchers have achieved a major breakthrough in the development of methods of information processing in nanomagnets. Using a new trick, they have been able to induce synchronous motion of the domain walls in a ferromagnetic nanowire.

Posted: Apr 8th, 2014

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Scalable CVD process for making 2-D molybdenum diselenide

Researchers have unveiled a potentially scalable method for making one-atom-thick layers of molybdenum diselenide - a highly sought semiconductor that is similar to graphene but has better properties for making certain electronic devices like switchable transistors and light-emitting diodes.

Posted: Apr 8th, 2014

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The role of magnetic nanoparticles in breast cancer treatment

This evolving treatment approach involves the injection of nanoparticles into the tumor, which are then activated with magnetic energy. Once activated the nanoparticles produce heat inside the cancer cell. The heat kills the cancer cell with minimal damage to surrounding tissue.

Posted: Apr 8th, 2014

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