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Researchers use carbon nanotubes for molecular transport

Molecular transport across cellular membranes is essential to many of life's processes, for example electrical signaling in nerves, muscles and synapses. Researchers are now mimicking that process with manmade carbon nanotube membranes.

Posted: Jun 9th, 2008

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Nanotechnology worries push EU to seek full safety data for carbon

Companies selling carbon and graphite will be required to submit full health and safety data for the substances under the European Union's stringent new chemical safety laws, amid concerns that their nanotechnology forms may be dangerous to people, E.U. officials said Monday.

Posted: Jun 9th, 2008

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Stripes key to nanoparticle drug delivery

In work that could at the same time impact the delivery of drugs and explain a biological mystery, MIT engineers have created the first synthetic nanoparticles that can penetrate a cell without poking a hole in its protective membrane and killing it.

Posted: Jun 9th, 2008

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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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