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NCKU professor honored with Distinguished Engineer Award

Distinguished Professor Gwo-Bin Lee from Department of Engineering Science of National Cheng Kung University (NCKU) will be honored with the 2009 Distinguished Engineer Award from the Chinese Institute of Engineers (CIE), and awarded with the certificate and medal in the convocation ceremony and CIE annual meeting on June 6th.

Posted: May 7th, 2009

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Physicists create world's smallest incandescent lamp

In an effort to explore the boundary between thermodynamics and quantum mechanics - two fundamental yet seemingly incompatible theories of physics - a team from the UCLA Department of Physics and Astronomy has created the world's smallest incandescent lamp.

Posted: May 6th, 2009

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Nano-boxes from DNA origami

Danish researchers have made a nano-sized box out of DNA that can be locked or opened in response to 'keys' made from short strands of DNA. By changing the nature or number of these keys, it should be possible to use the boxes as sensors, drug delivery systems or even molecular computers.

Posted: May 6th, 2009

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Putting the squeeze on a crystal leads to novel electronics

A clever materials science technique that uses a silicon crystal as a sort of nanoscale vise to squeeze another crystal into a more useful shape may launch a new class of electronic devices that remember their last state even after power is turned off.

Posted: May 6th, 2009

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