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NanoValid project publishes its third newsletter

Main objective of the European NanoValid project is the development of new reference methods and certified reference materials, including methods for characterization, detection/quantification, dispersion control and labelling, as well as hazard identification, exposure and risk assessment of engineered nanomaterials.

Posted: Sep 14th, 2012

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Under-twisted DNA origami delivers cancer drugs to tumours

Scientists at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden describe in a new study how so-called DNA origami can enhance the effect of certain cytostatics used in the treatment of cancer. With the aid of modern nanotechnology, scientists can target drugs direct to the tumour while leaving surrounding healthy tissue untouched.

Posted: Sep 13th, 2012

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University of Waterloo's Quantum-Nano Centre is about to open

The Mike & Ophelia Lazaridis Quantum-Nano Centre on the main campus of the University of Waterloo is ready for its starring role - a gateway to a future shaped by incredibly small devices, advanced materials and powerful technologies based on the laws of quantum mechanics.

Posted: Sep 13th, 2012

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Electronics without current: Researching the future of nanoelectronics

The Academy of Finland has granted 1.6 million euros to a consortium based at Tampere University of Technology (TUT) under the "Programmable Materials" funding scheme. The project runs from 1 September 2012 to 31 August 2016 and is entitled "Photonically Addressed Zero Current Logic through Nano-Assembly of Functionalised Nanoparticles to Quantum Dot Cellular Automata" ( PhotonicQCA).

Posted: Sep 12th, 2012

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Quantum stress in nanofilms

Electrons confined in an aluminium film of a few atomic layers thick create mechanical stress equivalent to one thousandth of standard atmospheric pressures.

Posted: Sep 12th, 2012

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