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Expert explains challenges facing nanotechnology

Filling the major gaps that exist in the understanding of the health, safety, environmental and societal impacts of nanotechnology is critically important to its long term success, a researcher said yesterday. Lori Sheremeta, research officer at the Canadian Institute for Nanotechnology, was making a presentation on ?Nanotechnology Stewardship? on the concluding day of the first international symposium on applied nanomedicine, hosted by Qatar Foundation.

Posted: Mar 10th, 2008

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Handheld DNA detector

A researcher at the National University at San Diego has taken a mathematical approach to a biological problem - how to design a portable DNA detector. He describes a mathematical simulation to show how a new type of nanoscale transistor might be coupled to a DNA sensor system to produce a characteristic signal for specific DNA fragments in a sample.

Posted: Mar 10th, 2008

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CATRENE announcing first call for project proposals

CATRENE, the recently approved EUREKA Cluster for Application and Technology Research on NanoElectronics is extending an invitation to Europe?s high tech industry, small and medium sized enterprises as well as research institutes and academia to participate in its first call for project proposals.

Posted: Mar 10th, 2008

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Pledge on regulation of nanotechnology products

After Wayne Swan took the budgetary axe to the $21.5million Australian National Nanotechnology Strategy in January, Science Minister Kim Carr yesterday vowed to establish a system for regulating the commercial fruits of nanotechnology.

Posted: Mar 10th, 2008

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All done with mirrors: microscope tracks nanoparticles in 3-D

A clever new microscope design allows nanotechnology researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) to track the motions of nanoparticles in solution as they dart around in three dimensions. The researchers hope the technology, which NIST plans to patent, will lead to a better understanding of the dynamics of nanoparticles in fluids and, ultimately, process control techniques to optimize the assembly of nanotechnology devices.

Posted: Mar 10th, 2008

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Innovative injection process without the needle

The Berlin-based company Capsulution Nanoscience AG, has signed a cooperative contract with the Tuebingen-based biotechnology company EMC microcollections GmbH and Charite University Berlin. The aim of this three-year long cooperation is the development of the topical vaccine, i.e. vaccines which, by simple application to the surface of the skin, can be used to treat cancer or to prevent infectious diseases.

Posted: Mar 10th, 2008

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Physicists transcribe entanglement into and out of a quantum memory

Scientists at the California Institute of Technology have laid the groundwork for a crucial step in quantum information science. They show how entanglement, an essential property of quantum mechanics, can be generated between beams of light, stored in a quantum memory, and mapped back into light with the push of a button.

Posted: Mar 8th, 2008

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Research has touch of gold

Radioactive gold nanoparticles developed at the University of Missouri could be the next great leap in cancer-fighting technology.

Posted: Mar 8th, 2008

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