In our brains, information processing circuits - neurons - evolve continuously to solve complex problems. Now, an international research team from Japan and Michigan Technological University has created a similar process of circuit evolution in an organic molecular layer that can solve complex problems.
A team of EU-funded researchers has become the first in the world to work out the structure of a transporter protein in all three main structural states. Transporter proteins are responsible for ferrying substances into and out of cells and the new findings could lead to new drugs for a range of diseases and disorders.
IBM scientists have created a 3D map of the earth so small that 1,000 of them could fit on one grain of salt. The scientists accomplished this by means of a new, breakthrough technique that uses a tiny, silicon tip with a sharp apex - 100,000 times smaller than a sharpened pencil - to create patterns and structures as small as 15 nanometers at greatly reduced cost and complexity.
The Drug Research Academy at the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Copenhagen and Paraytec (York, UK) announce the first mini-symposium on surface dissolution imaging, which will be held in the University of Copenhagen on 19th May 2010.
Biobanks, ocean monitoring, wind energy, and micro- and nanotechnology are being given a powerful boost in terms of research equipment. Four national research facilities were recently granted allocations totalling NOK 210 million.
In die Nanomechanik kommt Bewegung. Wissenschaftlern der Universitaet Bonn ist es erstmals gelungen, aus DNA-Doppelstraengen ein Molekuel, ein so genanntes Rotaxan, herzustellen, dessen Einzelteile mechanisch frei beweglich sind.
Aydogan Ozcan, whose invention of a novel lensless imaging technology for use in telemedicine could radically transform global health care, has now taken his work a step further - or tinier: The UCLA engineer has created a miniature microscope, the world's smallest and lightest for telemedicine applications.