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From the (very) small to the 'big picture'

One looks at the 'small science' of nanomaterials, the other looks at big picture issues with the Canadian health care system. Today at The University of Western Ontario, both Francois Lagugne-Labarthet and Amardeep Thind were awarded Canada Research Chairs - one of the country's most prestigious research awards.

Posted: Jun 12th, 2008

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NanoQuebec appoints a President and Chief Executive Officer

NanoQuebec has taken a new step in its organizational development by naming its first President and Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Jean Bourbonnais, Chairman of the Board of Directors, announces the appointment of Dr. Robert Crawhall to the position effective July 2.

Posted: Jun 12th, 2008

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Study finds new properties in non-magnetic materials

A team of Penn State researchers has shown for the first time that the entire class of non-magnetic materials, such as those used in some computer components, could have considerably more uses than scientists had thought.

Posted: Jun 11th, 2008

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'Nanoglassblowing' seen as boon to study of individual molecules

hile the results may not rival the artistry of glassblowers in Europe and Latin America, researchers have found beauty in a new fabrication technique called 'nanoglassblowing' that creates nanoscale fluidic devices used to isolate and study single molecules in solution - including individual DNA strands.

Posted: Jun 11th, 2008

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Researchers untangle quantum quirk

Two Arizona State University researchers from the electrical engineering department's Nanostructures Research Group have proposed a solution to one of the most controversial conundrums of quantum computing and, in the process, may have taken a significant step toward realizing a quantum computing future.

Posted: Jun 11th, 2008

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INBT to fund postdocs in nanotechnology for cancer medicine

The Institute for NanoBioTechnology at Johns Hopkins University has been awarded a $1.6 million T-32 National Cancer Institute training grant to recruit two outstanding trainees every year with MD and/or PhD degrees and diverse backgrounds in either biochemistry, physics, molecular/cellular/cancer biology, or an engineering/physics discipline.

Posted: Jun 10th, 2008

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Physicists reveal new secrets about graphene

Using one of the world's most powerful sources of man-made radiation, physicists from UC San Diego, Columbia University and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory have uncovered new secrets about the properties of graphene.

Posted: Jun 10th, 2008

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Spider web inspires new nanofiber venture

A Canterbury University student whose research into producing ultra-fine, nano fibres was honoured in the 2006 MacDiarmid Young Scientists of the Year Awards has gone to help develop an electrospinning machine that is being sold to research laboratories around the world.

Posted: Jun 10th, 2008

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