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LCDs get brighter with nano polarization recycler

LCDs (liquid crystal displays) provide a popular method for lighting screens on everything from computers and TVs to watches, clocks, cell phones and more. However, as scientists Sang Hoon Kim, Joo-Do Park ...

Sep 06, 2006 feature
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Improved Superconductivity in Multi-Walled Carbon Nanotubes

A group of researchers from several institutions in Japan has observed superconductivity — a phenomenon in which electrons flow with no resistance — in billionth-of-a-meter sized cylindrical carbon molecules ...

Mar 13, 2006 feature
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Nanocaps help scientists control magnetism reversal

By fabricating curved “nanocaps” to study nanoscale magnetism, scientists have discovered how to partly control magnetism reversal, which could improve applications such as data storage, recording media ...

Mar 03, 2006 feature
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Faster Nanochannels Water Transport with Sharp Corners

A new study has revealed how sharp corners in nanochannels can speed up the drying rate of liquid water and in turn, transport water faster. "As far as we know, nobody else has realized this gain in water-transport speed," ...

Jan 04, 2006 feature
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Detecting Single Viruses, Nanoparticles in Real-Time

Two researchers at the Institute of Optics, University of Rochester, New York, have developed a method to detect and recognize single viruses and other nanoparticles in one millisecond. Co-authors Filipp V. ...

Dec 05, 2005 feature
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Nanofabrication to lead to Quantum Computer

The team of scientists headed by professor Jeremy Levy at Pitts University has developed nanofabrication tools. The team has an electron beam lithography and nano engineering workstation - with an electron beam capable of ...

Oct 25, 2005 feature
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Study Shows Silver Nanoparticles Attach to HIV-1 virus

In the first-ever study of metal nanoparticles' interaction with HIV-1, silver nanoparticles of sizes 1-10nm attached to HIV-1 and prevented the virus from bonding to host cells. The study, published in the Journal of Na ...

Oct 14, 2005 feature
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NanoWorld: Nature Inspired Micro Circuits

A team of chemical engineers, biologists, geneticists, and electronic engineers headed by Kenneth Sandhage at the Georgia Institute of Technology and colleagues has developed a new process for converting the finely detailed ...

Oct 13, 2005 feature
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Nano radios for microchips

Radios the size of bacteria employing nano-magnets could help microchips wirelessly communicate with one another, experts told UPI's Nano World.

Sep 15, 2005
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Nanotechnology for Recovery and Reuse of Spilled Oil

The recent hurricane Katrina disaster has resulted in an oil crisis. Apart from the shortage there are reports of oil spills. Interface Science Corporation has announced that the company is launching its ...

Sep 09, 2005 feature
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