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Plasma-assisted strategy enables dense doping of nanostructures

Researchers based at the Institute of Intelligent Machines, Chinese Academy of Sciences, are developing a plasma-assisted strategy for densely doping indium to give coral-like SnO2 nanostructures. Gas sensors based on the materials platform exhibit a high response and good selectivity to chlorobenzene.

Posted: Aug 3rd, 2011

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Using gold nanoparticles to diagnose flu in minutes

By coating gold nanoparticles with antibodies that bind to specific strains of the flu virus and then measuring how the particles scatter laser light, the technology can detect influenza in minutes at a cost of only a fraction of a penny per exam.

Posted: Aug 3rd, 2011

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Master your career in nanomedicine

Cranfield's unique Nanomedicine MSc is the first course of its kind within the UK and Europe to bridge the gap between nanotechnology and medicine.

Posted: Aug 3rd, 2011

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NSF award to develop neural implants using graphene

Mark Ming-Cheng Cheng, Ph.D., assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering at Wayne State University, recently received a five-year, $475,000 Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) grant from the National Science Foundation to study the potential of graphene, a novel carbon material, in the development of a reliable, high-performance, long-term implantable electrode system to improve quality of life using nanotechnology.

Posted: Aug 3rd, 2011

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Novel nanocoatings show great promise as flame retardants in polyurethane foam

Gram for gram, novel carbon nanofiber-filled coatings devised by researchers from the National Institute of Standards and Technology and Texas A+M University outperformed conventional flame retardants used in the polyurethane foam of upholstered furniture and mattresses by at least 160 percent and perhaps by as much as 1,130 percent.

Posted: Aug 3rd, 2011

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Dramatic simplification paves the way for building a quantum computer

Dr Xiao-Qi Zhou and colleagues at the University of Bristol's Centre for Quantum Photonics and the University of Queensland, Australia, have shown that controlled operations - ones that are implemented on the condition that a "control bit" is in the state 1 - can be dramatically simplified compared to the standard approach.

Posted: Aug 2nd, 2011

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