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EU conducts survey for setting up European nanotechnology research infrastructure

Scientists and nanotechnology developers who need an access to state of the art instrumentation and methods for designing, synthesizing, nanofabricating, characterizing matter with atomic precision and performing experiments also using the fine analysis methods based on X-rays, neutrons or fast pulsed radiation are all welcome to participate the survey.

Posted: Oct 16th, 2008

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Unusual characteristics of graphene cold be explained by ripple structures

Many questions remain about graphene. A numerical study conducted by an international team of physicists including Akira Furusaki of RIKEN's Advanced Science Institute in Wako, attempts to explain the unusual quantum Hall effect that arises in graphene, and the influence of disorder of its 2D structure on its behavior.

Posted: Oct 16th, 2008

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Survival suit utilizes 'smart' material

The suit has been developed to help offshore platform personnel on the Norwegian continental shelf to survive should an accident occur and they fall into the churning waves below. The new suit, which has been jointly developed by SINTEF and Norwegian clothing manufacturer Helly Hansen keeps the body cool in hot helicopter cabins, but transforms into a heat-retaining suit if the helicopter should fall into the sea.

Posted: Oct 16th, 2008

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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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