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EUV research helps solve 193 resist problems

Leading-edge research into the requirements for extreme ultraviolet (EUV) photoresist is helping to solve some of the problems encountered by 193 nm litho technology as it ventures into increasingly smaller CDs.

Posted: Feb 6th, 2008

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Nanotechnology to fight red wine stains

Wool skirts and silk ties may avoid those pricey trips to the dry-cleaner in the future and clean themselves, researchers in Australia and China suggest in a new study.

Posted: Feb 6th, 2008

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'Recordable' proteins as next-generation memory storage materials

Move over, compact discs, DVDs, and hard drives. Researchers in Japan report progress toward developing a new protein-based memory device that could provide an alternative to conventional magnetic and optical storage systems, which are quickly approaching their memory storage capacities.

Posted: Feb 6th, 2008

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European Commission gives grant to investigate transatlantic oversight of nanotechnology

Researchers at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), Chatham House, Environmental Law Institute (ELI) and the Project on Emerging Nanotechnologies (PEN), an initiative of Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars and The Pew Charitable Trusts, have been awarded a $587,000 European Commission grant to conduct an international research project on regulating nanotechnologies in the European Union and United States.

Posted: Feb 6th, 2008

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A new direction for Vietnamese science and technology

To catch up with the development of global science and technology, Vietnam should have proper investment plans, prepared for ideas and combining scientists and experts with programmes which have completely new contents, and establishing training and research centres. Apart from traditional laboratories, two National Universities have begun to do this.

Posted: Feb 6th, 2008

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Transnational call for collaborative proposals in nanoscience

NanoSci-E+ is announcing the opening of a transnational call for collaborative proposals. A minimum of EUR 16M will be distributed for the funding of high-quality projects, possibly complemented by an additional EUR 8M (subject to contract with the European Commission).

Posted: Feb 5th, 2008

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