A team of scientists from the U.S. Department of Energy?s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) has won a prestigious Gordon Bell Prize, sponsored by the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), for special achievement in high performance computing for their research into the energy harnessing potential of nanostructures.
A delegation of the Russian Corporation of Nanotechnologies (RUSNANO) headed by Director General Anatoly Chubais visited the Moscow State University (MSU) to see laboratories specializing in the field of nanotechnologies and reached a preliminary agreement on the creation of a center for nanotechnologies.
The grant is for the build-out and outfitting of a Center for Integrated Precision and Quantum Measurement (CIPQM), part of a larger project to construct a new building for the school's physics and astronomy departments.
The Hastings Center and the Centre for Biomedical Ethics at the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore have announced a collaboration aimed at expanding bioethics scholarship in Asia.
Leatherhead Food International and the Nanotechnology Knowledge Transfer Network (NanoKTN) have teamed up to launch a focus group to promote and develop a dialogue between the Government and the Food Industry to concentrate on the role of emerging micro- and nanotechnologies in food, drink and pharmafood applications.
In which foods and products are nanoparticles used? In what ways do consumers come into contact with nanoparticles? Does this lead to health risks? How can they be assessed? What information do consumers need about nanotechnologies? At the sixth BfR Consumer Protection Forum at the Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR) in Berlin the list of questions from the 200 participants to be addressed was long.
Two physicists may have found an easier way to make things invisible. Cloaking devices, which are a form of advanced stealth technology, are used to render spacecraft invisible in Star Trek. So far all methods for invisibility require exotic materials and would only work at certain colours of light.
140 years since its discovery, and despite the best endeavours of many scientists, helium, the lightest of the 'noble' gases, still stubbornly refuses to enter into any chemical alliance. Now a new glimmer of hope has emerged as a chemist has calculated that two new compounds containing a helium-oxygen bond could be formed.