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June 14th, 2011

BSU, UI score big time scientific gadgets

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Boise State University and the University of Idaho have acquired high-tech gadgets that could boost the state's incipient nanotechnology industry by attracting skilled workers who could eventually create their own companies, school officials say.

Boise State has a $610,000 super-fast burst, high-intensity laser designed to test and develop nanomaterials. Researchers at the University of Idaho are assembling a $710,000 advanced spectrometer intended for nanotechnology research.

"(Students will) be able to write their own ticket for any kind of academic or industrial job that involves spectrometry," Scott Wood, dean of the College of Science at the University of Idaho, told the Idaho Business Review.

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