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British Pharmaceutical Conference 2009 science and practive chairs announced

Professor Ijeoma Uchegbu, Chair in Pharmaceutical Nanoscience at the School of Pharmacy, University of London, and Peter Noyce, Professor of Pharmacy Practice and Director of The Workforce Academy, The University of Manchester, will be the respective Science and Practice Chairs for the 2009 British Pharmaceutical Conference.

Posted: Feb 14th, 2008

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Strategy for nanotechnology-related environmental, health and safety research

The Nanoscale Science, Engineering, and Technology (NSET) Subcommittee of the National Science and Technology Council's Committee on Technology today released a document describing the National Nanotechnology Initiative's (NNI) strategy for addressing priority research on the environment, health and safety (EHS) aspects of nanomaterials.

Posted: Feb 14th, 2008

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Protein's strength lies in h-bond cooperation

Researchers in Civil and Environmental Engineering at MIT reveal that the strength of a biological material like spider silk lies in the specific geometric configuration of structural proteins, which have small clusters of weak hydrogen bonds that work cooperatively to resist force and dissipate energy.

Posted: Feb 14th, 2008

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Finland and Japan in strategic nanotechnology cooperation

Finland's national nanotechnology initiative FinNano is rapidly advancing on the international scene. Its record-sized delegation was highly visible at nano tech 2008, the world's largest nanotechnology exhibition in Tokyo. Several cooperation agreements were established during the event. One of the most important was the extension of cooperation between NOF Corporation, a consortium of Finnish industrial companies, and the University of Oulu.

Posted: Feb 14th, 2008

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No limits to silicon integrated circuits

Microchip processing technology is being updated at faster and faster rates in our age of silicon chip wizardry. By the time you unpack your smart new laptop or digital camera the technology that went into making it is already becoming outdated. But a solution to the problem is now at hand. Researchers working on a project called PICMOS, with EU funding of EUR 2.5 million, have developed new technologies to produce and combine semiconductor microlasers with silicon wave guides for new, efficient and powerful optical connections.

Posted: Feb 13th, 2008

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Air Force chief lays out new strategy

A new Air Force strategy document says the service must control not only the skies, but space and cyberspace too, or risk U.S. security and the failure of future military operations.

Posted: Feb 13th, 2008

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Singapore's BIOPOLIS and FUSIONOPOLIS on stage in Boston this week

Singapore's focused transformation into a scientific powerhouse in the biomedical sciences and physical sciences and engineering will stage a presence this week in Boston at the annual meetings of the American Association for the Advancement of Sciences (AAAS) and the Fulbright Academy of Science and Technology.

Posted: Feb 13th, 2008

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Nanotechnology shirt may someday power your iPod

Nanotechnology researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology are developing a shirt that harvests energy from the wearer's physical motion and converts it into electricity for powering small electronic devices worn by soldiers in the field, hikers and other users.

Posted: Feb 13th, 2008

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Talk to the Experts about Nanotechnology R&D in Boston, Friday, Feb. 15

The National Nanotechnology Coordination Office, Arlington, Va., the Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory, Upton, N.Y., and the National Science Foundation, Arlington, Va. invites media and members of the public to a roundtable on nanoenergy and nanomedicine on Feb. 15 in Boston.

Posted: Feb 13th, 2008

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