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Benchmarking the quality of nanotechnology Masters education

The Institute of Nanotechnology, in collaboration with a consortium of course providers and industrial representatives, is now working towards benchmarking the quality of nanotechnology education and training at the Masters level through a peer-reviewed accreditation process.

Posted: Aug 20th, 2008

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240 elephants in a tunnel

September 2008 will see particle physicists setting protons on a collision course through the Large Hadron Collider with more energy than ever before. Their intention is to track down the Higgs boson and solve the problem of why the universe contains almost no antimatter.

Posted: Aug 20th, 2008

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Spying on self-assembly

Proteins attaching to gold nanoparticles don't mill around randomly, but organise into clusters, according to UK scientists who say they have for the first time spied in detail peptides assembling on a surface.

Posted: Aug 20th, 2008

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Kohlenstoff bringt Magnetismus in die Elektronik

Forscher in Japan stellten vor einigen Jahren in einem Experiment zufaellig eine Verbindung aus Silizium, Mangan und Kohlenstoff her, die unerwarteterweise auch bei Raumtemperatur ferromagnetisch war. Forschern aus Karlsruhe und Dresden gelang nun die Herstellung von magnetischen 'Nano-Draehten' aus diesem Material.

Posted: Aug 20th, 2008

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