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Nanotechnology has super-sized effect on tumors

Anyone facing chemotherapy would welcome an advance promising to dramatically reduce their dose of these often harsh drugs. Using nanotechnology, researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have taken a step closer to that goal.

Posted: Apr 2nd, 2008

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Nanotechnology brings ancient sarcophagus to life

With more than 20 full-size coloured reconstructions of important Greek and Roman works, 'Multicoloured Gods' breaks new ground as the first large-scale effort to recreate the original appearance of ancient sculpture. Starting off in Munich, the exhibition has toured major European cities and is now in the US.

Posted: Apr 2nd, 2008

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Bon MOT: Innovative atom trap catches highly magnetic atoms

A research team from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the University of Maryland has succeeded in cooling atoms of a rare-earth element, erbium, to within two millionths of a degree of absolute zero using a novel trapping and laser cooling technique.

Posted: Apr 2nd, 2008

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Small is big during NanoDays

April 2008 witnesses the launch of two efforts--with major funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF)--that are intended to promote understanding of nanotechnology among the general public.

Posted: Apr 1st, 2008

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Researchers design nanomachine that kills cancer cells

Researchers from the Nano Machine Center at the California NanoSystems Institute at UCLA have developed a novel type of nanomachine that can capture and store anticancer drugs inside tiny pores and release them into cancer cells in response to light.

Posted: Apr 1st, 2008

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Nano-softball made of DNA

For quite some time, DNA, the stuff our genes are made of, has also been considered the building material of choice for nanoscale objects. A team in Germany has now made a dodecahedron (a geometric shape with twelve surfaces) from DNA building blocks.

Posted: Apr 1st, 2008

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