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Coatings for a positive response to implants

Suppressing rejection of implants is a well known goal in medicine. EU-funded researchers sought to raise the bar by developing natural coatings that encourage cell activity and colonisation of implants at the same time.

Sep 6th, 2012

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New and improved model of molecular bonding

A collaboration of researchers led by a scientist at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) has developed a first-of-its-kind model for providing a comprehensive description of the way in which molecular bonds form and rupture.

Sep 6th, 2012

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'Hybrid metrology' method could improve computer chips

A refined method developed at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) for measuring nanometer-sized objects may help computer manufacturers more effectively size up the myriad tiny switches packed onto chips' surfaces.

Sep 6th, 2012

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New reference nanomaterial could aid nanomaterial toxicity research

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has issued a new nanoscale reference material for use in a wide range of environmental, health and safety studies of industrial nanomaterials. The new NIST reference material is a sample of commercial titanium dioxide powder commonly known as P25.

Sep 6th, 2012

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Novel molecules for high-performance lubricants

Machines with sliding and rolling parts are virtually ubiquitous. EU funding enabled researchers to develop high-performing coatings and lubricants based on a novel new class of molecules to significantly reduce wear.

Sep 6th, 2012

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