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Phone losing charge? Novel concept allows LCDs to recycle energy

We've all worried about the charge on our smartphone or laptop running down when we have no access to an electrical outlet. But new technology developed by researchers at the UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science could finally help solve the problem.

Posted: Aug 10th, 2011

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New technique scales up nanofiber production

A new spin on an old technology will give scientists and manufacturers the ability to significantly increase their production of nanofibers, according to researchers at North Carolina State University.

Posted: Aug 10th, 2011

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Presentations from US-EU nanoEHS workshop now available online

On March 10-11, 2011 The US and EU jointly held a workshop to engage in an active discussion about environmental, health, and safety questions for nano-enabled products; encourage joint programs of work that would leverage resources; establish communities of practice, including identificaiton of key points of contact /interest groups/themes between key US and EU researchers and key US and EU funding sources. The presentations from this workshop are now available online.

Posted: Aug 10th, 2011

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Exotic quantum crystal discovered - a novel state of crystal matter

Nature knows two opposite types of solids: one that emerges upon compression from a liquid and a second that appears if the pressure on a liquid is reduced. While the former is typical for substances in our everyday life the latter occurs for example in a dense quantum liquid of electrons (such as in metals) or ions (in exotic white dwarf or neutron stars). Now it has been shown that there exists yet a third form of matter that inherits both of these properties.

Posted: Aug 10th, 2011

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Diamond's quantum memory

Two completely different quantum systems were successfully joined at Vienna University of Technology. This should pave the way to feasible quantum-computer microchips.

Posted: Aug 10th, 2011

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Funding boost for printable solar cells project

A new form of low-cost solar cell that can be printed onto plastic and metal is a step closer to production after the State and Federal Governments announced a boost in funding for the ongoing research project.

Posted: Aug 9th, 2011

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Pocket-sized sensor can detect 'date rape' drugs

Prof. Fernando Patolsky and Dr. Michael Ioffe of Tel Aviv University's Sackler Faculty of Exact Sciences have developed an easy-to-use sensor that, when dipped into a cocktail, will instantly detect the presence of a date rape drug.

Posted: Aug 9th, 2011

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Greensboro selected to host global nanotechnology conference

The Commercialization of Micro-Nano Systems (COMS) conference is presented by the Micro and Nanotechnology Commercialization Education Foundation (MANCEF). It brings together leaders from around the globe, across many industry sectors, to focus not just on science and technology - but on solutions in Small Tech commercialization.

Posted: Aug 9th, 2011

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Better batteries through nanoscale 3D imaging

Two recent studies conducted at SSRL Beam Line 6-2 used a combination of techniques, together termed "X-ray Absorption Near-Edge Structure (XANES) Microscopy", to study lithium-ion batteries.

Posted: Aug 9th, 2011

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Teaming up to build 3-D nanomaterials

A national team of experts, led by a Case Western Reserve University researcher, has received a multi-million-dollar grant to bring unrivaled qualities found in one- and two-dimensional nanomaterials into three dimensions.

Posted: Aug 9th, 2011

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New method for nanoribbon production

Research involving scientists from The University of Nottingham is pioneering a new method of studying and making molecules. The work could pave the way for the production of nanomaterials for use in a new generation of computers and data storage devices that are faster, smaller and more powerful.

Posted: Aug 9th, 2011

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