The main goal of this research line at the Institut de Bioenginyeria de Catalunya is the development of experimental set ups based on Atomic Force Microscopy and of adequate theoretical frameworks to measure and understand the electrical properties of biological samples (e.g. biomembranes and single biomolecules) at the nanoscale.
HRL Laboratories, LLC, announced today it reached another milestone in the Carbon Electronics for RF Applications, or CERA program, which seeks to exploit the unique physical characteristics of graphene carbon to create electronic components that will enable unprecedented capabilities in high-bandwidth communications, imaging and radar systems.
Researchers have created a new type of invisibility cloak that is simpler than previous designs and works for all colors of the visible spectrum, making it possible to cloak larger objects than before and possibly leading to practical applications in 'transformation optics'.
By combining the art of origami with nanotechnology, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute researchers have folded sheets of DNA into multilayered objects with dimensions thousands of times smaller than the thickness of a human hair.
Civil engineers at Duke University believe they have come up with a novel way of estimating how much of one specific industrial chemical - titanium dioxide - is being generated, laying the groundwork for future studies to assess any possible risks.
Scientists are reporting an advance toward remedying this situation with a new computer memory device that can store thousands of times more data than conventional silicon chips with an estimated lifetime of more than one billion years.