The UK's Technology Strategy Board has revealed its three-year strategic plan and outlined how it will promote and invest in technology-driven innovation for the benefit of business, to increase sustainable economic growth and to improve quality of life.
A cure for cancer, a solution to rising fuel prices or a whole new generation of super-strong materials coming out of the Hoosier state? This and much more possibly lies within the emerging realm of nanotechnology, according to a covey of national nanotechnology experts in Indiana on May 2, 2008.
The House Science and Technology Committee yesterday unanimously supported H.R. 5940, the National Nanotechnology Initiative Amendments Act, which will update and expand the National Nanotechnology Initiative (NNI).
How does light pass through a tiny hole? For the first time, researchers from Delft University of Technology, in conjunction with two South Korean and one German research groups, have succeeded in mapping this process properly.
Transistors, lasers and solar-energy conversion devices may be easier to manipulate because of recent research by Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory scientists. The researchers defined the role high pressure plays in precisely tuning the fundamental properties of nanomaterials and, in particular, nanoparticle assemblies that are important for device applications.
The Institute of Nanotechnology in the UK is organizing a conference '21st Century Medicine: Breakthroughs and Challenges' being held on November 26-27, 2008 at The Royal Institute of British Architects, London.
When you try to remove adhesive paper from a surface, you inevitably get a pointy flap, while what you want is to remove the entire piece. A team from the Laboratoire de physique et mecanique des milieux heterogenes, collaborating with the University of Santiago in Chile and with MIT, has explained the physics behind this frustrating experience.