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Electron filmed for first time ever

Now it is possible to see a movie of an electron. The movie shows how an electron rides on a light wave after just having been pulled away from an atom.

Posted: Feb 22nd, 2008

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Nanotechnology makes a big difference to rapid prototyping and manufacturing

Leading suppliers of materials for rapid prototyping and rapid manufacturing are finding that nanoparticles can dramatically alter the properties of finished components. Paul Stevens from engineer LIVE looks at what is available on the market and how another nanotechnology-based process is enhancing the properties of parts built from standard materials.

Posted: Feb 21st, 2008

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Nanotechnology chicken feed

Poultry is big business in South Carolina and Clemson University scientists are using nanotechnology to keep the birds and consumers healthy.

Posted: Feb 21st, 2008

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Seashells inspire space age material

The next generation of aeroplanes and spacecraft could be made from materials inspired by seashells and pearls, according to researchers in Switzerland. By mimicking the structure of nacre, better known as mother of pearl, the scientists believe they can create strong and flexible components that are perfect for advanced aerospace applications.

Posted: Feb 21st, 2008

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IBM scientists first to measure force required to move individual atoms

IBM scientists, in collaboration with the University of Regensburg in Germany, are the first ever to measure the force it takes to move individual atoms on a surface. This fundamental measurement provides important information for designing future atomic-scale devices: computer chips, miniaturized storage devices, and more.

Posted: Feb 21st, 2008

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Energetic nanoparticles swing sunlight into electricity

The electrons in nanoparticles of noble metal oscillate together apace with the frequency of the light. This phenomenon can be exploited to produce better and cheaper solar cells, scientists at Chalmers University of Technology in Sweden have shown.

Posted: Feb 21st, 2008

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A nanoscale solution to the $1,000 genome

One day physicians may be able to personalize our medical care based on the genetic information we carry around with us on a thumb-drive. Using nano-scale structures, researchers are trying to develop inexpensive ways to sequence a complete genome, says Jeffery Schloss, Program Director for Technology Development Coordination at the National Human Genome Research Institute.

Posted: Feb 21st, 2008

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India gears up for wars of future

India is launching a futuristic programme to develop sophisticated NBC (nuclear-biological-chemical) defence technology to counter the threats posed by hostile armies or terrorists resorting to such warfare.

Posted: Feb 20th, 2008

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Analogue logic for quantum computing

Digital logic, or bits, is the only paradigm for the IT world, and up to now researchers used it almost exclusively to study quantum information processing. But European scientists, in a series of firsts, have proved that an analogue approach is far easier in the quantum world.

Posted: Feb 20th, 2008

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