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The first spectroscopic measurement of an anti-atom

Berkeley Lab scientists helped build and operate the ALPHA antimatter trap at CERN, which has now probed the internal structure of the antihydrogen atom for the first time, taking the first step toward possible new insights into the difference between matter and antimatter.

Posted: Mar 12th, 2012

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Six secret weapons of nanotechnology commercialization

In his regular IndustryWeek nanotechnology column, Nanofilm president and CEO Scott Rickert suggests "a bootcamp for nanotechnology and industry" about commercialization to capitalize on the current interest in advanced manufacturing.

Posted: Mar 12th, 2012

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Validation of Landauer's principle

Researchers show that erasing information produces heat, as predicted by Rolf Landauer fifty years ago, and demonstrates the intimate link between information theory and thermodynamics.

Posted: Mar 9th, 2012

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The 'Safe Implementation of Innovative Nanoscience and Nanotechnology' project's first call for proposals

The SIINN (Safe Implementation of Innovative Nanoscience and Nanotechnology) ERA-NET promotes the safe and rapid transfer of European research results in nanoscience and nanotechnology into industrial applications. The first joint call for transnational projects of the SIINN initiative will open on March 20, 2012. The deadline for submitting proposals is June 5, 2012.

Posted: Mar 9th, 2012

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Strong Grip - Unexpected interaction between organic semiconductors

Physicists have discovered an unexpectedly strong bond between organic layers. Such structures are still puzzling scientists throughout the world. These structures form the basis for novel electronic components made from organic semiconductors that are now increasingly used in smart phones and television sets.

Posted: Mar 9th, 2012

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Making sharper x-rays

Success in getting gas atoms to emit light collectively, rather than individually, may lead to better imaging technologies.

Posted: Mar 9th, 2012

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