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Small talk

Is rebranding research as 'nanoscience' just jumping on the bandwagon? A recent conference in Basel proves that the name does at least attract researchers from different disciplines to mingle for mutual inspiration.

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Venema, L. Small talk. Nature 442, 994–995 (2006).

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