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Nano electronics; new devices and incremental nanotechnology Guosheng Cheng - Yale University, USA AWAITING CAPTION ... Elena Cimpoiasu - Yale University, USA AWAITING CAPTION ... Paul Edwards - University of Strathclyde, UK SEM image of an array of gallium nitride micropyramids ... Stan Guthrie - Yale University, USA TEM image of a CVD nanowire with a 10 nm amorphous coating ... Marcus D. Nano electronics; new devices and incremental nanotechnology
Nanotechnological innovations can improve water purification Research teams are trying different approaches within the nanotechnological field to improve water membrane technologies. One of these is to improve water purification by using nature’s own water-transporting channels, aquaporins. However, constructing suitable membranes for industrial processes is a challenge. Membranes for water purification are used in many applications and different types of membranes are being developed at the moment. No membrane can filter and purify water entirely, but improvements using novel kinds of membranes are made. In the European Commission-funded project MEMBAQ (Incorporation of Aquaporins in Membranes for Industrial Applications) researchers are taking advantage of a unique structure nature has already created, when they are developing a nanotechnological invention. Nanotechnological innovations can improve water purification
Nanoscope peers beyond the limits of light
Earth from Space This true-color image shows North and South America as they would appear from space 35,000 km (22,000 miles) above the Earth. The image is a combination of data from two satellites. The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) instrument aboard NASA’s Terra satellite collected the land surface data over 16 days, while NOAA’s Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite (GOES) produced a snapshot of the Earth’s clouds. Image created by Reto Stöckli, Nazmi El Saleous, and Marit Jentoft-Nilsen, NASA GSFC Earth from Space
NASA Light Technology Successfully Reduces Cancer Patients Painful Side Effects from Radiation and Chemotherapy
NASA spacecraft due for rendezvous with comet Tempel 1 It's not exactly young love, but some might find it romantic. On Valentine's Day, an aging Lothario that has been flitting from beauty to beauty through the solar system will make his final stop, taking pictures of a battered dowager to send to the folks back home before disappearing forever. The Stardust spacecraft, which has already taken images of asteroid Annefrank and captured interstellar dust from comet Wild 2, on Monday night will swing by comet Tempel 1. There, it will take new pictures of the devastation wrought on the comet by NASA's 2005 Deep Impact mission. NASA spacecraft due for rendezvous with comet Tempel 1
The European Space Agency (ESA) (French: Agence spatiale européenne - ASE) is an intergovernmental organisation dedicated to the exploration of space, with 20 member states. Established in 1975 and headquartered in Paris, France, ESA has a staff of more than 2,000 with an annual budget of about €4.28 billion / US$5.51 billion (2013).[1] ESA's space flight programme includes human spaceflight, mainly through the participation in the International Space Station programme, the launch and operations of unmanned exploration missions to other planets and the Moon, Earth observation, science, telecommunication as well as maintaining a major spaceport, the Guiana Space Centre at Kourou, French Guiana, and designing launch vehicles. The main European launch vehicle Ariane 5 is operated through Arianespace with ESA sharing in the costs of launching and further developing this launch vehicle. European Space Agency European Space Agency
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L’avion Solar Impulse effectue son premier vol international Encore expérimental, l’avion Solar Impulse du Suisse Bertrand Piccard a décollé ce matin de l’aéroport militaire suisse de Payerne pour effectuer son premier vol international. Il devrait atterrir dans la soirée à Bruxelles. C’est sous un grand ciel bleu vers 6h40 GMT que le Solar Impulse a décollé de Suisse ce vendredi, a constaté l’AFP. L’avion Solar Impulse effectue son premier vol international