Foresight Nanotech Institute Weekly News Digest: September 10, 2008
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Characterization of graphene continues to reveal unusual properties that recommend it as a material for nanotech applications. Add to graphene's record-breaking strength the discovery that graphene beams are unexpectedly stiff…
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In experiments in cell culture and in mice, adding the ability to target nanotech cancer therapy to the mitochondria within cancer cells renders the treatment more effective. One of the drugs made more effective may help to overcome the multiple drug resistance that develops in many tumors…
Nanotech researchers continue to find novel nanostructures with promising applications. A web of single-crystalline titanium disilicide absorbs light efficiently and may be a useful catalyst to split water to furnish hydrogen for fuel…
There is widespread agreement that the successful development and use of nanotechnology depends on showing that nanotech materials are safe—for human health and for the environment. A new study will trace the movement of nanoparticles through the environment and determine their impact on health and natural systems…
This news from RIA Novosti of a promising nanotech partnership between Russia and Israel…
—Nanodot posts by James Lewis
November 15-16, 2008
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