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A nanotechnology solution controlling the path of light can brighten up our lives

Scientists are increasing the intensity of light by making nanometer scale patterns on surfaces. The nanoimprinting method will change devices' optical properties, without making them demand more energy. Except for brighter mobile phone and computer screens, we may soon have the possibility to benefit from this nanotechnology solution while driving.

Posted: Jul 7th, 2011

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Helmholtz funds new spin-offs

The Helmholtz Association is currently supporting five spin-off projects through its Helmholtz Enterprise programme, awarding each with 100,000 euros from the Initiative and Networking Fund.

Posted: Jul 7th, 2011

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A chemical detour to quantum criticality

Princeton University chemists recently teamed with physicists at Argonne National Laboratory to uncover a new insight about a common intermetallic superconducting-type crystal structure.

Posted: Jul 7th, 2011

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Nanotechnology against oil pollution

The young company HeiQ helps with oil disasters. Fleece mats treated with a special impregnating technique can soak up huge amounts of oil and thus protect entire stretches of coast from contamination.

Posted: Jul 7th, 2011

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New nanomaterial developed from plants is stronger than steel

It's super strong, it's green and it's providing new opportunities for business in Alberta. It's called nanocrystalline cellulose (NCC) and Alberta is about to become a leader in its production and study. A new Edmonton-based pilot facility will be the first in Canada to produce the quality of NCC that researchers need to fully explore all its potential applications.

Posted: Jul 6th, 2011

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Understanding quantum magnetism, atom by atom

Joint Quantum Institute researchers led by Christopher Monroe, with theoreticians from University of Michigan, University of Auckland, and Georgetown University have observed a quantum ferromagnet using a nine ion crystal, in an atom-by-atom approach to quantum simulations of magnetism.

Posted: Jul 6th, 2011

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Researchers apply NMR/MRI to microfluidic chromatography

By pairing an award-winning remote-detection version of NMR/MRI technology with a unique version of chromatography specifically designed for microfluidic chips, researchers with the U.S. Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory have opened the door to a portable system for highly sensitive multi-dimensional chemical analysis that would be impractical if not impossible with conventional technologies.

Posted: Jul 6th, 2011

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