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Placing single nanowires

Researchers have devised a system for manipulating and precisely positioning individual nanowires on semiconductor wafers.

Posted: Apr 27th, 2007

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Organ printing

The vision is simply this: rather than harvest organs, let's build them from scratch.

Posted: Apr 26th, 2007

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Nanocrystals as sensors

Imaging applications exploit the optical qualities of quantum dots, and the nanocrystals act as bright beacons of light that may be followed within the biological milieu.

Posted: Apr 25th, 2007

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Why nanowires make great photodetectors

The geometry of semiconducting nanowires makes them uniquely suited for light detection, according to a new study that highlights the possibility of nanowire light detectors with single-photon sensitivity.

Posted: Apr 25th, 2007

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Spiderman suit based on nanotechnology

Owning your own Spiderman suit, complete with gloves and boots to allow you to stick to walls, and even a sticky silk spinner to swing between buildings might be a step closer to reality, thanks to a scheme for an adhesive material and "spider silk" based on carbon nanotubes.

Posted: Apr 25th, 2007

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Nanotechnology's Trojan horse

A growing body of research has shown that nanoparticles can readily penetrate cells of various types. But it may not be the particles alone that cause trouble inside cells.

Posted: Apr 25th, 2007

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