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Nanospots - Das Nano-Kurzfilm-Festival

Innovativ, wissenschaftlich und kreativ - die Martin-Luther-Universitaet Halle-Wittenberg und die science2public starten einen neuen Wettbewerb: die nano-Spots! Nano-Wissenschaftler werden zu Regisseuren, animierte Bildfolgen aus dem Nanokosmos zu spannenden Kurzfilmen. Gefoerdert wird das Ganze von der VolkswagenStiftung.

Posted: Feb 10th, 2012

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A quantum connection between light and mechanics

Researchers have demonstrated a microscopic system in which light can be converted into a mechanical oscillation and back. This interaction is so strong that it becomes possible to control the motion of the oscillator at the level where quantum mechanics governs its behavior.

Posted: Feb 10th, 2012

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Materials that shrink when heated

Controlling the thermal expansion of composites is important for producing nanometer-scale electronic circuits, as well as the next-generation fuel cells and thermoelectric devices. An ability to combine negative thermal expansion materials with 'normal' materials which expand upon heating ensures a reduction in thermal expansion in a composite material.

Posted: Feb 9th, 2012

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A potential low cost alternative to platinum for splitting water

A technique for creating a new molecule that structurally and chemically replicates the active part of the widely used industrial catalyst molybdenite has been developed. This technique holds promise for the creation of catalytic materials that can serve as effective low-cost alternatives to platinum for generating hydrogen gas from water that is acidic.

Posted: Feb 9th, 2012

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Quantum microphone captures extremely weak sound

Scientists from Chalmers have demonstrated a new kind of detector for sound at the level of quietness of quantum mechanics. The result offers prospects of a new class of quantum hybrid circuits that mix acoustic elements with electrical ones, and may help illuminate new phenomena of quantum physics.

Posted: Feb 9th, 2012

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New technology platform for molecule-based electronics

Researchers at the Nano-Science Center at the University of Copenhagen have developed a new nano-technology platform for the development of molecule-based electronic components using the wonder material graphene. At the same time, they have solved a problem that has challenged researchers from around world for ten years.

Posted: Feb 9th, 2012

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Australians risking skin cancer to avoid nanoparticles

ore than three in five Australians are concerned enough about the health implications of nanoparticles in sunscreens to want to know more about their impact. And while the initial scientific information released suggests little cause for alarm, it does justify the community's confusion.

Posted: Feb 9th, 2012

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Jetzt bewerben fuer den InnoMateria Award

Wenn am 22. und 23. Mai 2012 die Kongressmesse InnoMateria zum zweiten Mal in Koeln stattfindet, dann stehen zwei zentrale Themen unserer Zeit im Mittelpunkt: Mobilitaet und Energie. Auch der InnoMateria Award als Innovationspreis der Veranstaltung fokussiert sich auf Werkstoffe und Technologien in diesen beiden Bereichen.

Posted: Feb 9th, 2012

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