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SEMI launches SOLARCON, a new series of trade events for the photovoltaic market

SEMI, the global trade association for the microelectronics manufacturing industry and organizer of SEMICON expositions, and PV Group, the global association for the photovoltaic (PV) manufacturing supply chain, have announced the launch of SOLARCON, a new series of trade events dedicated to serving the rapidly growing photovoltaic manufacturing market.

Posted: Oct 15th, 2008

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Buckypapers clarify electrical, optical behavior of nanotubes

Using highly uniform samples of carbon nanotubes - sorted by centrifuge for length - materials scientists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have made some of the most precise measurements yet of the concentrations at which delicate mats of nanotubes become transparent, conducting sheets.

Posted: Oct 15th, 2008

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Understanding carbon-trapping diatome genome could open up new nanotechnologies

Diatoms, mighty microscopic algae, have profound influence on climate, producing 20 percent of the oxygen we breathe by capturing atmospheric carbon and in so doing, countering the greenhouse effect. Since their evolutionary origins these photosynthetic wonders have come to acquire advantageous genes from bacterial, animal and plant ancestors enabling them to thrive in today's oceans.

Posted: Oct 15th, 2008

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Nano hamburgers, hot lips, and other cool nanotechnology images

Here is another set of cool images from the world of micro- and nanotechnology. The 34th International Conference on Micro and Nanoengineering (MNE08) has announced the micro- and nanograph contest winners of this year's conference held in Athens, Greece, from September 15-18.

Posted: Oct 15th, 2008

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EU-Projekt FIBLYS entwickelt Nanotechnologie Multifunktions-Werkzeug

Strukturierung und Manipulation auf der Nanoskala, eine gleichzeitige Beobachtung der Prozesse und eine sofortige Analytik - das sind Moeglichkeiten, von denen die Nanotechnologie heute nur traeumen kann. Im EU-Projekt FIBLYS soll ein 'Multi-Nano-Werkzeug' hergestellt werden, das all das ermoeglicht.

Posted: Oct 15th, 2008

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