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International photo exhibitions includes nanotechnology images

Acclaimed scientists and photographers from around the world will share their scientific research, discoveries and observations of natural wonders in an international photography exhibition opening today. The Rochester Institute's School of Photographic Arts and Sciences will host Images from Science 2 featuring 61 photographs from various scientific disciplines including astronomy, biology, engineering, medicine, oceanography, physics and nanotechnology.

Posted: Oct 11th, 2008

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New instrument puts new spin on superconducting materials

Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy?s Ames Laboratory are part of collaborative team that?s used a brand new instrument at the DOE?s Spallation Neutron Source to probe iron-arsenic compounds, the 'hottest' new find in the race to explain and develop superconducting materials.

Posted: Oct 10th, 2008

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Center for Nanotechnology in Society helps land $24m center to study nanotechnology environmental impacts

The Center for Nanotechnology in Society at the University of California at Santa Barbara (CNS-UCSB) helped to win the new University of California Center for the Environmental Implications of Nanotechnology (UC CEIN), a five-year, $24 million center co-funded by the National Science Foundation and the Environmental Protection Agency to study the environmental impacts of nanotechnology.

Posted: Oct 10th, 2008

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NanoCareer Day offers students glimpse of careers in nanotechnology

Amid the growing number of nanotechnology-related career opportunities in the Capital Region and New York State, more than 300 elementary, middle- and high-school students got an inside look at the high-tech workplace of the future when they participated in NanoCareer Day held today at the College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering of the University at Albany.

Posted: Oct 10th, 2008

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New lens design allows subwavelength imaging in color

Researchers in Japan have developed a design concept for a device that allows imaging at scales previously impossible for optical instruments. Their advance is based on novel imaging techniques that allow optical imaging in the subwavelength regime, where the wavelength used is larger than the smallest features of the object being imaged.

Posted: Oct 10th, 2008

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New material with nanodots could improve gas mileage

A Northwestern University-led research team has identified a promising new material that could transform a technology that currently cools and heats car seats -- thermoelectrics -- into one that also efficiently converts waste heat into electricity to help power the car and improve gas mileage.

Posted: Oct 9th, 2008

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NanoKTN creates fourth theme: Bionanotechnology and Nanomedicine

The Nanotechnology Knowledge Transfer Network (NanoKTN), one of the UK's primary knowledge-based networks for Micro and Nanotechnologies, has announced a 20-month partnership with Bio Nano Consulting (BNC) Ltd and the creation of the NanoKTN's fourth theme, Bionano and Nanomedicine.

Posted: Oct 9th, 2008

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