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Pledge on regulation of nanotechnology products

After Wayne Swan took the budgetary axe to the $21.5million Australian National Nanotechnology Strategy in January, Science Minister Kim Carr yesterday vowed to establish a system for regulating the commercial fruits of nanotechnology.

Posted: Mar 10th, 2008

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All done with mirrors: microscope tracks nanoparticles in 3-D

A clever new microscope design allows nanotechnology researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) to track the motions of nanoparticles in solution as they dart around in three dimensions. The researchers hope the technology, which NIST plans to patent, will lead to a better understanding of the dynamics of nanoparticles in fluids and, ultimately, process control techniques to optimize the assembly of nanotechnology devices.

Posted: Mar 10th, 2008

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Innovative injection process without the needle

The Berlin-based company Capsulution Nanoscience AG, has signed a cooperative contract with the Tuebingen-based biotechnology company EMC microcollections GmbH and Charite University Berlin. The aim of this three-year long cooperation is the development of the topical vaccine, i.e. vaccines which, by simple application to the surface of the skin, can be used to treat cancer or to prevent infectious diseases.

Posted: Mar 10th, 2008

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Physicists transcribe entanglement into and out of a quantum memory

Scientists at the California Institute of Technology have laid the groundwork for a crucial step in quantum information science. They show how entanglement, an essential property of quantum mechanics, can be generated between beams of light, stored in a quantum memory, and mapped back into light with the push of a button.

Posted: Mar 8th, 2008

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Research has touch of gold

Radioactive gold nanoparticles developed at the University of Missouri could be the next great leap in cancer-fighting technology.

Posted: Mar 8th, 2008

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Event: Nanotechnology 4 Chemists

The Royal Society of Chemistry in the UK is organizing a training course entitled Nanotechnology 4 Chemists from June 3-5, 2008 in Sheffield, UK.

Posted: Mar 7th, 2008

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Switchable nanovalves: pH-sensitive pseudorotaxane as reversible gate for drug nanotransporter

We encounter valves every day, whether in the water faucet, the carburetor in our car, or our bicycle tire tube. Valves are also present in the world of nanotechnology. A team of researchers at the University of California, Los Angeles, has now developed a new nanovalve. In contrast to prior versions, which only function in organic solvents, this valve operates in an aqueous environment and under physiological conditions.

Posted: Mar 7th, 2008

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In your face - how to win the 'aging conflict'

In our Slow News Friday entry from a few weeks ago we brought you the 'Chantecaille Nano Gold Energizing Cream' at $420 for 1.7 ounces. Fortunately we found a much more affordable alternative at only $149.95 for 1.5 ounces (1 ounce = 28.35 grams). So rather than $8.70 per gram you can get nanotechnology face cream for only $3.20 per gram.

Posted: Mar 7th, 2008

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American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery's scientific conference shines the light on cutting-edge laser research

The ASLMS conference is traditionally regarded as the premier forum for the introduction of the newest breakthroughs in laser diagnostics and technology. Therefore, some of the research and techniques presented are only in the early stages of development. In addition to nearly 2,000 laser specialists in aesthetic surgery, dermatology, ophthalmology, oncology, urology, gynecology and dentistry, about 160 industry exhibitors will be on hand to showcase their latest products.

Posted: Mar 7th, 2008

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