A new understanding about nanoparticle behaviour in sewage treatment plants could improve the environmental management of nanoparticle wastes from foods, cosmetics, medicines, cleaning and personal care products.
Als Nanotechnologiestandort steht Hessen europaweit an der Spitze. Es ist unser erklaertes Ziel, Hessen zu einem Spitzenstandort der Nanomedizin zu machen, sagte Klaus-Dieter Jaeger, Abteilungsleiter Wirtschaftsfoerderung und Technologie im Hessischen Wirtschaftsministerium, am Donnerstag anlaesslich der Eroeffnung des 6. Nanotechnologieforums Hessen im Congress Park Hanau.
The discovery that an ancient light harvesting protein plays a pivotal role in the photosynthesis of green algae should help the effort to develop algae as a biofuels feedstock. Researchers with the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) have identified the protein LHCSR as the molecular 'dimmer switch' that acts to prevent green algae from absorbing too much sunlight during photosynthesis and suffering oxidation damage as a consequence.
Is it possible to make even more compact digital memories for portable electronic devices and which consume even less energy? A team of CNRS and CEA researchers has recently demonstrated that it is feasible, thanks to a new class of materials known as multiferroics, which combine unusual electric and magnetic properties.
Genauer als jemals zuvor lassen sich Oberflaechen durch ein bisher einzigartiges Roentgenmikroskop, das NanoXAS-Mikrospektroskop, chemisch abbilden. Moeglich ist das, weil die Staerken zweier Nanosonden verknuepft werden: die der Rasterkraftmikroskopie und der Roentgenmikrospektroskopie.
The European Research Council (ERC) of the European Union has awarded prof. dr. Bert Meijer of the Eindhoven University of Technology in the Netherlands an Advanced Grant of two million Euros. The money allows Meijer to explore the area of non-covalent synthesis of functional supramolecular systems.
Researchers have developed a new method to reduce the amount of radioactive waste considerably. The approach: small beads consisting of a special polymer which 'fishes' the radioactivity out of the water.
A new generation of ultrasmall transistors and more powerful computer chips using tiny structures called semiconducting nanowires are closer to reality after a key discovery by researchers at IBM, Purdue University and the University of California at Los Angeles.
The EU ERA-NET initiative EuroNanoMed will support eight transnational research projects with EUR 17 million based on the result of its first call for proposals, which was launched in May 2009 to promote collaborative and interdisciplinary research into nanomedicine - the application of nanotechnology to health.