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Record high performance with new solar cells

Researchers in China and Switzerland are reporting the highest efficiency ever for a promising new genre of solar cells, which many scientists think offer the best hope for making the sun a mainstay source of energy in the future.

Posted: Oct 29th, 2008

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Soldering at the nanoscale

Japanese researchers have developed a way of soldering metal wires together on the nanoscale. The method will open the door to applications in nanocircuitry, they claim.

Posted: Oct 28th, 2008

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Nanocenter offers promising non-invasive cancer treatment

A team of scientists at Arkansas Nanotechnology Center at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock has developed what promises to be a non-invasive method of eradicating cancer cells while reducing the life-threatening side effects of chemotherapy and radiation.

Posted: Oct 28th, 2008

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Science writing, video production courses tell nanoscience stories

The Institute for NanoBioTechnology (INBT) at Johns Hopkins University strives to be integrative and multidisciplinary. With 170 faculty and more than two dozen graduate students and undergraduates with backgrounds as diverse as physics and computational medicine, the institute has sought to broaden skills and foster collaborations among its student body and its faculty members.

Posted: Oct 28th, 2008

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Unraveling the mysteries of physics on the nanoscale

Quantum dots have been studied in lasers, solar paneling, and biomedical therapeutics. Nina Markovic, affiliated faculty member of the Johns Hopkins Institute for NanoBioTechnology and assistant professor of physics in the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences, believes this emerging technology will prove important in cancer therapies, energy transmission, and drug delivery.

Posted: Oct 28th, 2008

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