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Nanotechnology tests Russia's hi-tech ambitions

Scientists across Russia are setting their minds to new inventions to net some of the billions of state dollars being poured into the field of nanotechnology. But they remain sceptical after years of neglect by the government.

Posted: Jun 15th, 2008

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Nanotechnology for alternative energy sources

The Sykes Research Group at Tufts University has posted a YouTube video that provides an introduction to the study of alternative energy sources and the role that nanotechnology techniques and applications play.

Posted: Jun 14th, 2008

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Nanotechnology goes haute couture

By adding nanoparticles made of pure gold and silver to fine Marino wool, researchers in New Zealand have created a rainbow of unexpected colors intended for high-end, couture fashion designers.

Posted: Jun 13th, 2008

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Quantum rods probe blood-brain barrier

Researchers at the University of Buffalo have used targeted quantum rods both to breach the blood-brain barrier and to study how such constructs move across this largely impermeable barrier.

Posted: Jun 13th, 2008

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Large-scale screening of nanomaterial toxicity and activity

Two researchers working independently of one another have developed new methods for measuring the biological activity of nanomaterials in a highly systematic manner that enable them to draw important insights about nanomaterial biologic activity.

Posted: Jun 13th, 2008

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