Open menu

Nanotechnology General News

The latest news from academia, regulators
research labs and other things of interest

Nanomedicine specialist Mauro Ferrari elected AAAS Fellow

Mauro Ferrari, Ph.D., professor and chairman of the Department of Nanomedicine and Biomedical Engineering (nBME) at The University of Texas Medical School at Houston, has been elected a fellow in the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

Posted: Jan 7th, 2010

Read more

Golden ratio discovered on the nanoscale

Researchers from the Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin fuer Materialien und Energie (HZB), in cooperation with colleagues from Oxford and Bristol Universities, as well as the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, UK, have for the first time observed a nanoscale symmetry hidden in solid state matter.

Posted: Jan 7th, 2010

Read more

Researchers exploit biology to make advances in soft matter physics

Brandeis University announced today a $1 million, three-year award from the W.M. Keck Foundation to help support experimental research into a new category of materials known as active matter. The project seeks to elucidate the behavior of active matter at length scales ranging from the microscopic to the macroscopic.

Posted: Jan 7th, 2010

Read more

Report on the 5th NanoRegulation Conference available for download

The 5th Int. NanoRegulation Conference took place from 25th to 26th of November in Rapperswil, Switzerland, and tackled the issue of 'No Data, no Market?' - Challenges to Nano-Information and Nano-Communication along the Value Chain. During the two-days Conference, a number of leading nanotechnology stakeholders presented their views and expectations regarding information and data exchange along the value chain, and discussed possible approaches to the problem in workshops. The Conference report which has been released now outlines the positions from the participating stakeholders from industry, authorities and various NGOs and international organisations.

Posted: Jan 7th, 2010

Read more

New microscope can see individual molecules

A University of Massachusetts Amherst physicist is building a new microscope that achieves super resolution, allowing scientists to see molecules 100 times smaller than are visible using traditional light microscopy.

Posted: Jan 6th, 2010

Read more

Nature provides the blueprint for tiny robots capable of working inside the human body

A professor for theoretical physics at the Technical University of Berlin is engaged with one of nature's domains, which other people might dread: Gut bacteria and salmonella. He analyzes the movement of those microscopically small organisms in aqueous environments. Following their example, tiny machines with the aptitude to work inside the humanbody could be built.

Posted: Jan 6th, 2010

Read more

Nanoelectronics: It takes two

High-performance transistors based on silicon-germanium nanowires can be made using an approach compatible with existing mass-production techniques.

Posted: Jan 6th, 2010

Read more

RSS Subscribe to our Nanotechnology Research News feed

Nanowerk on Facebook Engage with our Nanotechnology News on Facebook