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Making strides in quantum dot infrared photodetectors

Researchers have made significant strides in the development of quantum dot infrared photodetectors -- technology that may provide new imaging techniques with applications in medical and biological imaging, environmental and chemical monitoring, night vision and infrared imaging from space.

May 17th, 2007

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Nanotechnology is now used in nearly 500 everyday products

The number of consumer products using nanotechnology has more than doubled, from 212 to 475, in the 14 months since the Project on Emerging Nanotechnologies launched the world's first online inventory of manufacturer-identified nanotech goods in March 2006.

May 16th, 2007

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Nanotechnology to restore Renaissance wall paintings

Italian researchers show that acrylic polymers usually employed in works of art (or architecture) conservation and highly insoluble inorganic deposits containing organic materials can be solubilized in an oil-in-water microemulsions from nonionic surfactants and that a complete cleaning of an acrylic-contaminated painting can be successfully achieved.

May 14th, 2007

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