Early nanomedicine helping to regenerate nerves

Nanofiber scaffolds can help nerves grow 4 millimeters in 5 days anda method developed at the University of Miami shows how magnetic nanoparticles (MNPs) may be used to create mechanical tension that stimulates the growth and elongation of axons of the central nervous system neurons. Researchers at the University of California, Berkeley have developed a …

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Nanoparticles are 400% more active Catalysts : could make cheaper Fuel Cells

Nanoparticles with a completely new shape may lead to cheaper catalysts that could make many experimental-energy technologies more practical. Nano geometry: This 24-sided platinum nanoparticle could lead to cheaper alternative energy. Credit: Zhong Lin Wang, Georgia Tech The 24-sided platinum nanoparticles have surfaces that show up to four times greater catalytic activity compared with commercial …

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Nasa Institute of Advanced Concepts may be shutdown by August, 2007

NASA will likely shut down its Institute for Advanced Concepts, which funds research into futuristic ideas in spaceflight and aeronautics in August 2007 unless there is budgetary change. I hope they do not shutdown the NIAC because it is doing fantastic work. Brian WangBrian Wang is a Futurist Thought Leader and a popular Science blogger …

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World’s Fastest Optical Chip

Infinera packs dozens of optical components onto photonic integrated circuits for ultrafast optical networks. fourteen 100-gigabit photonic integrated circuits sitting in a plastic carrier for performance testing The company has demonstrated a 400-gigabit chip and is well along in the development of what it describes as the fastest optical chip in the world–a 1.6-terabit version …

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