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Scientists discover how the structure of plutonium nanocluster contaminants increases risk of spreading

For almost half a century, scientists have struggled with plutonium contamination spreading further in groundwater than expected, increasing the risk of sickness in humans and animals. It was known nanometer-sized clusters of plutonium oxide were the culprit, but until now no one had been able to study its structure or find a way to separate it from the groundwater.

Posted: Apr 22nd, 2008

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First Kavli awards to open World Science Festival

The World Science Festival will get underway in New York City on May 28 with an announcement naming the laureates of the three inaugural $1 million Kavli Prizes, honoring researchers in astrophysics, nanoscience, and neuroscience.

Posted: Apr 22nd, 2008

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The lovely smell of U.S. stagnation

It has become a cliche to point out that the Russian government is busy reviving various ideological and symbolic trappings of the Soviet Union. One of the most amusing ideological constructs in the writings of 'patriotic' pro-Kremlin commentators, as well as in the minds of ordinary Russians, is the growing belief that the U.S. economy is somehow a spent force.

Posted: Apr 22nd, 2008

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NIST and UAlbany NanoCollege sign partnership agreement

The landmark agreement will create the first-ever partnership between the federal government and University of Albany's College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering (CNSE) and will bring federal research expertise and resources to the nanoscale campus.

Posted: Apr 22nd, 2008

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Monash University plans $45m nanofabrication center

Monash has signed an agreement with the Australian National Fabrication Facility (ANFF) which will see a $45 million purpose-built facility known as the Melbourne Centre for Nanofabrication (MCN) developed next to the Clayton campus.

Posted: Apr 22nd, 2008

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Green gel

Researchers at the University of California, Berkeley have now developed a new strategy for the formation of hybrid materials from synthetic polymers and proteins.

Posted: Apr 21st, 2008

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Basics and applications of particle characterizations

Basics and Applications of Particle Characterizations is one of eight short courses that the American Filtration and Separation Society will be offering during its 21st Annual Conference being held May 19-22 in Valley Forge, Pennsylvania.

Posted: Apr 21st, 2008

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