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Brightest X-ray vision at the nanoscale

Technology-development studies at Cornell University and Jefferson Laboratory are showing how to use the brightest X-ray light ever generated for the scientific examination of everything from human proteins to forged art.

Posted: Jun 6th, 2008

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Multi-particle entanglement in solid is a first

An international team of physicists has entangled three diamond nuclei for the first time. The development promotes solid-state systems to a rank of quantum systems including ions and photons that have achieved entanglement for more than two particles.

Posted: Jun 6th, 2008

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Measuring light through small holes

For the first time, a team of Dutch, German and South Korean scientists have shown how light can squeeze through any hole regardless of its size using Terahertz (THz) radiation.

Posted: Jun 6th, 2008

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U.S. passes legislation to strengthen nanotechnology safety research

Yesterday, June 5th, H.R. 5940, the National Nanotechnology Initiative Amendments Act of 2008 passed the House of Representatives by a vote of 407 to 6. H.R. 5940 reauthorizes and refines the National Nanotechnology Initiative (NNI), notably strengthening the commitment to environmental and safety research.

Posted: Jun 6th, 2008

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REACH pre-registration phase begins

Following its official launch on June 1, the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) has started to accept pre-registrations of chemicals under the REACH (Registration, Evaluation and Authorisation of Chemicals) legislation.

Posted: Jun 5th, 2008

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