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Hydrogen, the energy vector for the plane of tomorrow

The scientific community is progressively experiencing a greater interest in environmentally friendly energy generation technologies, and their suitable applications, such is the case of hydrogen fuel cells applied to aeronautics.

Posted: Nov 7th, 2007

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Breakthrough toward industrial-scale production of nanodevices

Scientists in Maryland are reporting an important advance toward the long-sought goal of industrial-scale fabrication of nanowire-based devices like ultra-sensitive sensors, light emitting diodes, and transistors for inexpensive, high-performance electronics products.

Posted: Nov 7th, 2007

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Aiding the environment, a nanostep at a time

The New York Times runs an article today (Aiding the Environment, a Nanostep at a Time) takes a critical look at nanotechnology's promised benefits for the environment - with not much to show yet.

Posted: Nov 7th, 2007

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UTSA, UT Austin lead national nanoscience team

The University of Texas at San Antonio and the University of Texas at Austin are two of five research universities in a nationwide consortium awarded $1.4 million from the National Science Foundation. The Nanoscale Interdisciplinary Research Team grant will enable researchers to explore ways to concentrate optical energy on a scale of nanometers and develop means to control optical energy for applications in nanoscience and nanotechnology.

Posted: Nov 7th, 2007

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A giant step toward infinitesimal machinery

In a newly announced global Alliance for Nanosystems VLSI (very-large-scale integration), researchers at Caltech's Kavli Nanoscience Institute (KNI) in Pasadena, California, and at the Laboratoire d'Electronique et de Technologie de l'Information-Micro- and Nano-Technologies (CEA/LETI-MINATEC) in Grenoble, France, are working together to take the pursuit of Feynman's vision to an entirely new level.

Posted: Nov 6th, 2007

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A conductive plastic fights corrosion

The Universidad Autonoma de Madrid has tested a new protection technique that consists of the electrodeposition of a conductive polymer (polypyrrole) over the surface of a material like copper that is easily oxidized.

Posted: Nov 6th, 2007

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Nanotechnology expert to keynote annual educator's conference

What do Americans know about nanotechnology-the technology that promises to ignite the next Industrial Revolution? According to polls, the answer is not much. A federally-supported national network of U.S. scientists, museum professionals, and educators is working to change that.

Posted: Nov 5th, 2007

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