A study by researchers at the University of Arizona reports that the U.S. Navy ranks third, behind IBM and the University of California system, in the number of nanotechnology patents granted by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) in 1976-2006.
The inability of the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) to carry out its mandate with respect to simple, low-tech products such as children's jewelry and toy trains bodes poorly for its ability to oversee the safety of complex, high-tech products made using nanotechnology, according to a new report released by the Project on Emerging Nanotechnologies (PEN).
The Russian Corporation of Nanotechnologies unveils a new brand image today. The Swedish agency Differ has replaced its double-headed eagle logo, traditional for Russian state companies, with a multicolored sphere and chopped off the last syllable of its name, making it Rosnano.
The Institute of Nanotechnology, in collaboration with a consortium of course providers and industrial representatives, is now working towards benchmarking the quality of nanotechnology education and training at the Masters level through a peer-reviewed accreditation process.
Chemical engineers from Johns Hopkins University have broken the mucus barrier, engineering the first drug-delivery particles capable of passing through human mucus - regarded by many as nearly impenetrable - and carrying medication that could treat a range of diseases.
September 2008 will see particle physicists setting protons on a collision course through the Large Hadron Collider with more energy than ever before. Their intention is to track down the Higgs boson and solve the problem of why the universe contains almost no antimatter.
Engineers have created a tiny motorized positioning device that has twice the dexterity of similar devices being developed for applications that include biological sensors and more compact, powerful computer hard drives.
Proteins attaching to gold nanoparticles don't mill around randomly, but organise into clusters, according to UK scientists who say they have for the first time spied in detail peptides assembling on a surface.