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Nanomachine pioneer from UC San Diego wins top Australian medal in electrochemisty

University of California, San Diego nanoengineering professor Joseph Wang will accept the 2012 Breyer Medal in person this Sunday, April 15, in Perth, Australia. The medal is the top Australian award in the field of electrochemistry, and it will be presented at the annual Royal Australian Chemistry Institute (RACI) Electrochemistry Symposium.

Posted: Apr 12th, 2012

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Probing the history of nanotechnology

Scanning probe microscopes feature prominently in the history of nanotechnology but, as a recent book on the subject makes clear, this history could have been very different.

Posted: Apr 11th, 2012

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How to turn a living snail into a power source

The world's first "electrified snail" has joined the menagerie of cockroaches, rats, rabbits and other animals previously implanted with biofuel cells that generate electricity - perhaps for future spy cameras, eavesdropping microphones and other electronics - from natural sugar in their bodies.

Posted: Apr 11th, 2012

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NSF grant to tackle nanoelectronics challenges

Nanotransistors may be fabricated from materials ranging from silicon to carbon nanotubes and even large molecules. But how do you guarantee such ultra-small electronic circuits will perform reliably?

Posted: Apr 11th, 2012

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Nontoxic nanosheets could turn waste heat into power

Cornell materials scientists have developed an inexpensive, environmentally friendly way of synthesizing oxide crystal sheets, just nanometers thick, which have useful properties for electronics and alternative energy applications.

Posted: Apr 11th, 2012

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