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A taste of the graphene sandwich

University of Manchester scientists have discovered a way to create high-quality graphene capacitor, which could deliver high-frequency electronics.

Posted: Feb 12th, 2013

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The InLiveTox project explores the impact of nanoparticles on the immune system

The InLiveTox project, which has been funded by the EU over the past three years, has significantly advanced the capability of in vitro testing of nanoparticles. The project focused on the impact of nanoparticle exposure on the gut, cardiovascular system and liver. Exposure via ingestion is particularly relevant due to the inclusion of nanoparticles in food, food packaging and oral medicines.

Posted: Feb 12th, 2013

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Understanding anti-corrosion paint

Researchers have revealed detailed 3D images of an important industrial coating that is used to reduce corrosion of ship hulls. The work allows the automatic identification of aluminium, talc, pigment and remaining filler components in the image, based solely on X-ray refractive data.

Posted: Feb 12th, 2013

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Invisible tool enables new quantum experiments

Experiments on the quantum wave nature have enabled researchers to precisely measure tiny forces and displacements as well as to shed light onto the unexplored zone between the microscopic realm of quantum physics and our everyday world.

Posted: Feb 11th, 2013

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Artificial atoms allow for magnetic resonance on individual cells

Researchers from the Institute of Photonic Sciences (ICFO), in collaboration with the CSIC and Macquarie University in Australia, have developed a new technique, similar to the MRI but with a much higher resolution and sensitivity, which has the ability to scan individual cells.

Posted: Feb 11th, 2013

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Study shows engineered nanoparticles can enter food supply

Experiments led by Jorge Gardea-Torresdey, Ph.D., of The University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) have shown that certain man-made nanoparticles that land in soil can be transferred from the roots of plants to the grains, thus entering the food supply via crops grown for human consumption.

Posted: Feb 11th, 2013

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Nanodermatology Society announces agenda for its annual meeting

For this coming year we have lined up an outstanding faculty of international nanotechnology experts from industry, academia, and government to speak on clinically important topics and on new and emerging technologies including: nanodrug delivery for cutaneous disease, cosmeceuticals employing nanotechnology, and sunscreens.

Posted: Feb 11th, 2013

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