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Nano-dwarves turn tumor assassins

Chemotherapy is often preferred for fighting cancer, but its side effects can be considerable. A new technique may reduce these in future: nanoparticle-encapsulated substances could kill off tumor cells selectively. This will be easier on patients.

Posted: Oct 1st, 2013

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The world's sharpest X-ray beam shines at DESY

The world's sharpest X-ray beam shines at DESY. At the X-ray light source PETRA III, scientists generated a beam with a diameter of barely 5 nanometres. This fine beam of X-ray light allows focusing on smallest details.

Posted: Sep 30th, 2013

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Quantum computers: Trust is good, proof is better

A quantum computer can solve tasks where a classical computer fails. The question how one can, nevertheless, verify the reliability of a quantum computer was recently answered in an experiment at the University of Vienna.

Posted: Sep 30th, 2013

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New nanoimprint foundry paving the way for real-world nanotechnology products

A*STAR's new Nanoimprint Foundry will bridge the gap between laboratory-based nanotechnologies and real-world products. This is the first time that Singapore nanotechnology suppliers and manufacturers have been brought together to speed up productisation of nanoimprinting, a technology that imbues ordinary surfaces with unique properties for applications in sectors like consumer care, biomedical devices, optics, filtration, displays and maritime.

Posted: Sep 30th, 2013

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DNA nanotechnology - sensing applications and drug release

DNA/nanoparticle hybrid systems hold great promise for the development of new sensing platforms, the programmed organization of nanoparticles, the switchable control of plasmonic phenomena in the nanostructures, and the controlled delivery of drugs.

Posted: Sep 27th, 2013

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