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First concrete results of ISO work on nanotechnology definitions

The first concrete result of the work ISO launched in 2005 to develop standards to support the innovative field of nanotechnologies comes with the publication of ISO/TS 27687:2008, which provides terms and definitions related to particles in the field of nanotechnologies.

Posted: Sep 26th, 2008

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Optical tweezers trap nanotubes by color

Physicists at Osaka University in Japan used colored light to selectively manipulate different types of carbon nanotubes. They found that some of nanotubes displayed a tendency to cluster at the focal area of a focused laser beam.

Posted: Sep 26th, 2008

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A new imaging method for breast cancer using near infrared nanoparticles

A new imaging method for breast cancer has been developed by a team of scientists from Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center and Penn State College of Medicine and the departments of Materials Science and Engineering and Physics at Penn State. Their researche utilizes encapsulated fluorescent molecules in calcium phosphate nanoparticles and non-toxic near infrared imaging.

Posted: Sep 26th, 2008

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A four-dimensional picture of our three-dimensional world

An international team of scientists from RIKEN at Brookhaven National Laboratory and elsewhere in the USA, Japan and the UK are testing the Standard Model - the foundation of high-energy physics that unifies three of the four known forces found in nature - by calculating a well-known nuclear decay process.

Posted: Sep 26th, 2008

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Metamaterials shake up electrons

A team at the RIKEN Advanced Science Institute in Wako has predicted that man-made structures called metamaterials could produce instabilities in electron beams.

Posted: Sep 26th, 2008

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New work allows scientists to create and study different types of graphene

A new graphene-based material that helps solve the structure of graphite oxide and could lead to other potential discoveries of the one-atom thick substance called graphene, which has applications in nanoelectronics, energy storage and production, and transportation such as airplanes and cars, has been created by researchers at The University of Texas at Austin.

Posted: Sep 25th, 2008

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Save-the-date: Major nanotechnology, energy, and biomed meeting

Next month in Boston, the AVS 55th International Symposium and Exhibition will showcase research from across the spectrum of science and engineering devoted to discoveries on the edge-in a vacuum, at interfaces, in plasmas, and in other controlled environments used to develop new materials and technologies.

Posted: Sep 25th, 2008

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Top nanotechnology nations push ahead

Governments and industries in nations around the world are investing billions of dollars, euros, yen, yuan and rubles to position themselves as leaders in the emerging enterprise called nanotechnology.

Posted: Sep 25th, 2008

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Nanoelectronics to the rescue of overheating computer chips

Two researchers at the University of Virginia's School of Engineering and Applied Science aim to lay the scientific groundwork that will solve the problem of ever hotter computer chips using nanoelectronics, considered the essential science for powering the next generation of computers.

Posted: Sep 25th, 2008

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