Wednesday, June 28, 2006

Research into nanotechnology

Researchers are working on a project that could see two million books stored in an area the size of a postage stamp.

Leicester University scientists are co-ordinating an international project involving information storage on nanoparticles.

The EU-funded Nanospin project aims to manufacture and study the behaviour of magnetic nanoparticles.

Chris Binns, professor of nanoscience in the department of physics and astronomy at Leicester University, said: "Nanotechnology appears to hold the key to developments in a wide range of technologies, including materials science, information technology and healthcare."

(Leicester Mercury Via Thomson Dialog NewsEdge)

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