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Quantum engines must break down

Our present understanding of thermodynamics is fundamentally incorrect if applied to small systems and need to be modified, according to new research.

Posted: Jun 26th, 2013

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Microscopy technique could help computer industry develop nanoscale 3-D components

A technique developed several years ago at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) for improving optical microscopes now has been applied to monitoring the next generation of computer chip circuit components, potentially providing the semiconductor industry with a crucial tool for improving chips for the next decade or more.

Posted: Jun 26th, 2013

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Research collaboration targets nanotechnology water resource innovations

The University of Chicago and Ben-Gurion University of the Negev will begin funding a series of ambitious research collaborations that apply the latest discoveries in nanotechnology to create new materials and processes for making clean, fresh drinking water more plentiful and less expensive by 2020.

Posted: Jun 25th, 2013

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Nanotechnology gold probes may offer valuable insight into cancer

Gold nanoprobes could allow scientists to study cancer cells in minute detail - using a highly-sensitive imaging technique known as FRET microscopy - with the aim of identifying tumour-causing properties. The nanoprobes could also be used to measure how effective medicines are, at a sub-cellular level of detail, while another application could be the identification of contaminants in food and water supplies.

Posted: Jun 25th, 2013

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Spinat und Nanodiamant?

Forscher der Universität Ulm haben mit Hilfe von Nanodiamanten Biosensoren entwickelt, die in der Lage sind, den Bluteisenwert zuverlässiger zu messen als herkömmliche Verfahren. Ihnen ist es gelungen, die Magnetfelder der am Ferritin gebundenen Eisenionen durch ein diamantbasiertes hochsensibles Messverfahren zu erfassen.

Posted: Jun 25th, 2013

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Efficient production process for coveted nanocrystals

A formation mechanism of nanocrystalline cerium dioxide, a versatile nanomaterial, has been unveiled by scientists from the Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf (HZDR) and the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia.

Posted: Jun 25th, 2013

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Light wheel - new type of light wave extends the possibilities in nanotechnology

Light can now be used to achieve ever better control of microparticles and nanoparticles. Researchers at the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Light are now able to use a laser to cause tiny particles to rotate around an axis perpendicular to the light beam - a particle thus rotates like the wheel of a bicycle in its direction of motion.

Posted: Jun 24th, 2013

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