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A high power laser zap to nanotechnology

Scientists at the Advanced Technology Institute of the University of Surrey and at the School of Chemistry in the University of Bristol have been awarded funding of nearly GBP 0.87M from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) to investigate techniques using high-power, short-pulsed lasers for the production of important nanomaterials, including nanoclusters, nanotubes and nanorods of carbon and zinc oxide, with controllable electrical and optical properties.

Posted: Mar 18th, 2008

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Fake diamonds help jet engines take the heat

Ohio State University engineers are developing a technology to coat jet engine turbine blades with zirconium dioxide -- commonly called zirconia, the stuff of synthetic diamonds -- to combat high-temperature corrosion.

Posted: Mar 17th, 2008

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Book explains nanotechnology use in biomedical imaging

'Nanoparticles in Biomedical Imaging: Emerging Technologies and Applications (Fundamental Biomedical Technologies)' is the title of a new book co-edited by Jeff W.M. Bulte, professor in the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and affiliated faculty member of the Institute for NanoBioTechnology, and his colleague Mike M.J. Modo, of the Institute of Psychiatry at King?s College in London, UK.

Posted: Mar 15th, 2008

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Fullerenes: produce and divide

The unique complex designed and built from several units by specialists of the Leningrad Institutes and Enterprises in St. Petersburg, Russia, enables to produce kilograms of fullerenes per day.

Posted: Mar 15th, 2008

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Baker named 2008 Distinguished University Innovator

Dr. James R. Baker Jr. has been named the 2008 Distinguished University Innovator at the University of Michigan. Baker, a scientist in the Medical School and a successful entrepreneur, has conducted breakthrough research in nanotechnology materials and launched two startup companies based on the results.

Posted: Mar 14th, 2008

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Universities develop inhaled TB vaccine

A new tuberculosis vaccine successfully tested at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is easier to administer and store and just as effective as one commonly used worldwide.

Posted: Mar 14th, 2008

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Harmonic microscopy

Researchers at RIKEN?s Discovery Research Institute in Wako, in collaboration with researchers at Osaka University, have developed a new microscopy method that in principle allows for almost arbitrary enhancements in imaging resolution.

Posted: Mar 14th, 2008

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Chemicals feed hopes and fears

Without their products chemical companies would be praised as ethical leaders. Chemical products are a space for complex and emotional debates where it is hard to register reputation gains. Companies rather manage to do so at the levels of working conditions, impact of production and institutional impact, states a report published today by Geneva-based ethical reputation research firm Covalence - Covalence Chemical Industry Report 2007.

Posted: Mar 13th, 2008

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