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Nanotechnology in Canada - companies, research, and degree programs

Canada offers world-class R+D infrastructure, a highly skilled and educated workforce, a wide array of government funding programs in support of nanotechnologies, a growing number of companies involved in nanotechnologies, and government commitment to the responsible development and application of nanotechnologies.

Jan 29th, 2013

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Visualizing the structures of molecules

Hitoshi Goto, associate professor in Toyohashi Tech's Department of Computer Science and Engineering, has helped develop and his lab is using original software-based tools to better understand a variety of physical, chemical, and biological phenomena at the molecular level.

Jan 29th, 2013

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Chemical imaging microscope provides new view of a common catalyst

Neither smooth nor disordered, gamma-alumina nanoparticles are corrugated with tiny pores inside, according to scientists at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. Using a powerful transmission electron microscope, the team obtained ultrahigh-resolution images and chemical data about the particle's surface.

Jan 29th, 2013

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Scientists unravel the mysteries of spider silk

Scientists at Arizona State University are celebrating their recent success on the path to understanding what makes the fiber that spiders spin at least five times as strong as piano wire. They have found a way to obtain a wide variety of elastic properties of the silk of several intact spiders' webs using a sophisticated but non-invasive laser light scattering technique.

Jan 28th, 2013

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Film or droplets?

There is a straightforward explanation as to when a liquid on a rough surface will form a thin film and when it will form droplets.

Jan 28th, 2013

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