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NanotechItaly - International Conference on nanotechnologies

The idea to launch Nanotechitaly was based on the awareness that even if activity and interest for nanotechnology in Italy is quite strong and involves considerable resources both in the public research and industry, there wasn't an high level Conference on nanotechnology dealing with application and technology transfer.

Posted: Jul 28th, 2012

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'Diving board' sensors key to DNA detection

A tiny vibrating cantilever sensor could soon help doctors and field clinicians quickly detect harmful toxins, bacteria and even indicators of certain types of cancer from small samples of blood or urine.

Posted: Jul 27th, 2012

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Safe handling of advanced nanomaterials

Although scientists do not have all the information necessary for detailed risk assessment, several factors demonstrate the need to pursue the necessary research and, in the meantime, to take prudent steps to control exposures.

Posted: Jul 27th, 2012

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Bio-inspired nanoantennas for light emission

Just as radio antennas amplify the signals of our mobile phones and televisions, the same principle can apply to light. For the first time, researchers from CNRS and Aix Marseille Universite have succeeded in producing a nanoantenna from short strands of DNA, two gold nanoparticles and a small fluorescent molecule that captures and emits light.

Posted: Jul 27th, 2012

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Two new centres join Basque nanotechnology research

Two new Basic Excellence Research Centres promoted by the Basque Government, the Basque Centre for Materials, Applications and Nanostructures (BCmaterials), dedicated to new materials, and the Basque Centre for Macromolecular Design & Engineering (Polymat), centred on macromolecular design, join the Basque nanoscience research.

Posted: Jul 27th, 2012

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Lindau Thailand 2012 opens

The aims of Lindau Thailand follow the footstep of Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting which is to "Educate, Inspire, and Connect" young researchers by allowing them to interact with peers and role models.

Posted: Jul 27th, 2012

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