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Japan's goverment to evaluate safety of nanomaterials

Japan's Ministry of Health, Lobour and Welfare held the first meeting of study groups on the safety of nanomaterials such as carbon nanotube and fullerene at a joint government building in Chiyoda Ward, Tokyo, March 3, 2008.

Posted: Mar 6th, 2008

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Nanoelectronics center to open at Notre Dame

Governor Mitch Daniels joined executives from IBM and the Semiconductor Research Corporation today to announce plans to open a new $61 million nanoelectronics research center on the campus of the University of Notre Dame, creating new research opportunities to develop atomic-scale technologies that will drive future breakthroughs in computing.

Posted: Mar 5th, 2008

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Advances in science and technology and the Chemical Weapons Convention

With the second review conference of the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC) approaching in April, a raft of studies have appeared making clear that fundamental changes in science and technology are affecting the implementation of the treaty and that it must be adapted to take account of them.

Posted: Mar 5th, 2008

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Analytica Conference in Muenchen: Nanoanalytik zwischen Physik, Chemie und Biologie

Die Nanoanalytik bildet in diesem Jahr einen deutlichen Schwerpunkt der Analytica Conference, die im Rahmen der Analytica vom 1. bis 3. April als bedeutendste europaeische Analytiker-Tagung stattfindet. Drei wissenschaftliche Gesellschaften, die Gesellschaft Deutscher Chemiker (GDCh), die Gesellschaft furr Biochemie und Molekularbiologie (GBM) und die Deutsche Vereinte Gesellschaft fuer Klinische Chemie und Laboratoriumsmedizin (DGKL), zeichnen für das Programm verantwortlich.

Posted: Mar 5th, 2008

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Good vibrations probe innards of molecular electronic junctions

Using an unusual spectroscopic technique, researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have provided the most convincing evidence yet that current is flowing through a simple silicon-based molecular “sandwich,” which is the most basic structure of molecular electronics.

Posted: Mar 5th, 2008

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Tech transfer workshop focuses on nanotechnology advances

Business executives, entrepreneurs, investors and government researchers and development officials interested in commercializing recent research advances in nanoelectronics, nanofabrication and nanometrology will meet April 8 at a Technology Transfer Showcase hosted by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in Gaithersburg, Md.

Posted: Mar 5th, 2008

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