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MIT, Chesonis Foundation announce solar revolution

Promising to transform solar power from a 'boutique' option to an affordable, dependable, mainstream energy solution, MIT and the Chesonis Family Foundation launched a 'solar revolution' with the ultimate aim of making solar energy America's primary carbon-free fuel.

Posted: Apr 23rd, 2008

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Nanotubes grown straight in large numbers

Duke University chemists have found a way to grow long, straight cylinders only a few atoms thick in very large numbers, removing a major roadblock in the pursuit of nano-scale electronics.

Posted: Apr 23rd, 2008

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Photoluminescence in nano-needles

Silicon is the workhorse among semiconductors in electronics. But in opto-electronics, where light signals are processed along with electronic signals, a semiconductor that is capable of emitting light is needed, which silicon can't do very well. Here gallium-arsenide (GaAs) is the workhorse, especially in the creation of light emitting diodes (LED) and LED lasers.

Posted: Apr 22nd, 2008

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Nanotechnology education summit in Albany

The City School District of Albany and the College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering of the University at Albany will build on the success of their pioneering 'NanoHigh' program by partnering to present the first-ever Capital Region NanoEducation Summit on Wednesday, April 23 at CNSE's Albany NanoTech Complex.

Posted: Apr 22nd, 2008

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