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South Africa launches first nanotechnology innovation centers

To ensure that South Africa remains competitive with the international research community in this fast-developing field, the country's nanoscience and nanotechnology effort is being coordinated at national level by the Department of Science and Technology (DST) through its National Nanotechnology Strategy.

Posted: Nov 26th, 2007

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EU project hopes to revolutionize telecoms

A team of European scientists has published the details of its research into three-dimensional photonic crystals which they believe could revolutionize the world of telecommunications.

Posted: Nov 26th, 2007

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Nanoswitches toggled by light

Microscopic fissures in a tiny crystal open and close-on command. Such switchable nanochannels could be useful for future nanoelectronics and nanoscopic machines.

Posted: Nov 26th, 2007

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Dr. Sumio Iijima Awarded 2007 Balzan Prize for Nanoscience

Dr. Sumio Iijima was today awarded with the 2007 Balzan Prize for Nanoscience for his discovery of carbon nanotubes, and in particular the discovery of single walled carbon nanotubes and the study of their properties, by the International Balzan Prize Foundation.

Posted: Nov 23rd, 2007

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Nanotechnological magnets will bring smaller and more powerful hard disks

The Institute of Materials and Reagents of the Universty of Havana, with the contribution of the Technical University of Vienna and the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul in Brazil are carrying out a micro-structural study of two types of magnetic materials: Magnetically hard materials with submicronic micro-structure and nano-particulate systems with supersoft magnetic or superparamagnetic response.

Posted: Nov 22nd, 2007

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