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PhD fellowships - Nanoscale approaches to bacterial biofilms

As part of a new interdisciplinary research programme supported jointly by the Danish Strategic Research Council and Technical University of Denmark, "Nanoscale Investigations of Biological Surfaces and Biofilms by Scanning Probe Microscopy", two Ph.D. fellowships are open. The positions are available for a period of 3 years.

Posted: Oct 9th, 2007

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Nanotechnology in Second Life

Nanotechnology Island has launched in Second Life with the goal to establish a place for the Nano Science and Technology communities to come together and to bring key ideas and research into public discussion.

Posted: Oct 9th, 2007

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Iran improves nanotechnology research ranking

According to the Iranian Nanotechnology Initiative, the number of published articles by Iranian nanotechnology researchers has increased in the third quarter of 2007 compared to the same period a year ago.

Posted: Oct 8th, 2007

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Virtual nanotechnology conference

Next week, on October 12, is the registration deadline for the 2007 Virtual Conference on Nanoscale Science and Nanotechnology at the University of Arkansas.

Posted: Oct 6th, 2007

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'Most bizarre' nanotechnology image

What a perfect addition to our "Slow News Friday" section: this 'nano toilet' won the Most Bizarre prize at The 49th International Conference on Electron, Ion and Photon Beam Technology and Nanofabrication Bizarre/Beautiful Micrograph Contest.

Posted: Oct 5th, 2007

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Penn State, Chevron launch energy alliance

Penn State's expanded initiative in energy sciences and engineering is launching a major research alliance with one of the world's leading integrated energy companies, Chevron Energy Technology Company, to research coal conversion technologies.

Posted: Oct 5th, 2007

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Nanofabrication method paves way for new optical devices

An innovative and inexpensive way of making nanomaterials on a large scale has resulted in novel forms of advanced materials that pave the way for exceptional and unexpected optical properties. The new fabrication technique, known as soft lithography, offers many significant advantages over existing techniques, including the ability to scale-up the manufacturing process to produce devices in large quantities.

Posted: Oct 5th, 2007

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