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Medical nanoimaging pinpoints cause of cataracts

At the Institut Curie, Simon Scheuring has for the first time observed a diseased tissue at very high resolution using atomic force microscopy (AFM). By studying the membranes of cells in a patient's eye cataract, Scheuring has discovered the molecular cause of this disease.

Posted: Oct 15th, 2007

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Free 10-hour nanotechnology course

In case you get bored this weekend and want to brush up on your nanotechnology skills, Glenn Fishbine has posted a free nanotechnology course on his website.

Posted: Oct 13th, 2007

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Nanoengineers mine tiny diamonds for drug delivery

Researchers have shown that nanodiamonds - much like the carbon structure as that of a sparkling 14 karat diamond but on a much smaller scale - are very effective at delivering chemotherapy drugs to cells without the negative effects associated with current drug delivery agents.

Posted: Oct 12th, 2007

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SME seeks nominations for industry-changing technologies

The Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) has developed a new initiative to identify technologies that are making an impact across the industry. Technologies that Could Change the Way You Manufacture is a member-driven program to discover and showcase new and emerging technologies that are making a difference in manufacturing.

Posted: Oct 12th, 2007

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Toyota's nanotechnology RoboCar of 2057

The LA Auto Show, which will take place from November 16-25, 2007 in Los Angeles, CA, will include a Design Challenge a part of the Design Los Angeles automobile designers' conference. The topic this year is RoboCar of 2057.

Posted: Oct 12th, 2007

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Nanomedicine - copying Nature to solve problems

Some 3500 visitors attended the NanoEurope event in St.Gallen in mid-September to familiarize themselves with promising future applications of nanotechnology. Nanomedicine was one of the focal subjects discussed at the NanoEurope 2007.

Posted: Oct 12th, 2007

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The magic of science photo competition

In 2008 the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW) will celebrate its 200th anniversary. To mark this special occasion the KNAW will organise a number of scientific and festive events on the theme 'the magic of science', including a photography competition.

Posted: Oct 12th, 2007

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Automotive catalytic converters go nano

Mazda Motor Corporation has unveiled a new generation of catalytic converters that use 70 to 90 per cent less of the precious metals which help to purify exhaust emissions.

Posted: Oct 12th, 2007

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