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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Feb 11th, 2013

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With nanotechnology against hay fever

Scientists ahve been able to identify the grass pollen molecule, against which the allergic response of hay fever in children is initiated. In addition, it was shown that the first individual antibodies generated in children against individual pollen molecules can be identified even before the initial symptoms of a pollen allergy are developed.

Feb 11th, 2013

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