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UK creates GBP 50 million "Graphene Global Research and Technology Hub"

At a visit this morning to the University laboratories where the material's remarkable properties were first demonstrated, the Chancellor laid out his plans for the creation of a Graphene Global Research and Technology Hub to commercialise graphene, part of almost GBP 200m investment into science.

Posted: Oct 3rd, 2011

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Nanoparticles make DNA analysis 1,000 times faster

A University of Arkansas researcher has patented a process that reduces the time it takes to perform DNA analysis from hours to minutes. This development could contribute to many areas of health care and law enforcement, including diagnosing and treating disease, developing and testing new vaccines and forensic identification.

Posted: Oct 3rd, 2011

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Moving away from silicon technology

Transparent high-performance electronic devices made with new nano-structured materials that substitute silicon open the door to a new, greener era for technology.

Posted: Oct 3rd, 2011

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Profactor Group to coordinate Nanoimprint Lithography Austria project

The focus of the project cluster is on continuing the development of Nanoimprint Lithography (NIL) in the scope of eight tangible research projects. PROFACTOR, as the coordinator, will guide the combined forces of all research institutes in the country involved in NIL research and a number of enterprises interested in Nanoimprint Lithography applications.

Posted: Oct 3rd, 2011

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Targeting tumors with nanotechnology

Mansoor Amiji, Distinguished Professor and Chair of the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences at Northeastern University, has designed a nano-cocktail that targets multi-drug resistant tumors with remarkable accuracy and makes chemotherapy more efficient.

Posted: Oct 3rd, 2011

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When water and air meet

Findings by researchers at the RIKEN Advanced Science Institute and their colleagues at Tohoku University and in the Netherlands have resolved a long-standing debate over the structure of water molecules at the water surface.

Posted: Oct 3rd, 2011

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Exotic quantum states: A new research approach

Theoretical physicists of the University of Innsbruck have formulated a new concept to engineer exotic, so-called topological states of matter in quantum mechanical many-body systems. They linked concepts of quantum optics and condensed matter physics and show a direction to build a quantum computer which is immune against perturbations.

Posted: Oct 3rd, 2011

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Magnetic sponge

A flexible network of magnetic nanoparticles reversibly absorbs and desorbs guest molecules in response to an external magnetic field

Posted: Oct 3rd, 2011

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