The Honourable Gary Goodyear, Minister of State (Science and Technology), today announced projects to help science graduates expand their professional and personal skills so they can make a successful transition from the classroom to the workplace.
In nature, trees pull vast amounts of water from their roots up to their leaves hundreds of feet above the ground through capillary action, but now scientists have created a simple slab of metal that lifts liquid using the same principle - but does so at a speed that would make nature envious.
Waeren Solarzellen durchsichtig, liessen sie sich auch auf Fensterscheiben und Hausfassaden anbringen. Physikalische Werkstoffmodellierung hilft dabei, passende Materialien fuer transparente Elektronik zu entwickeln und so die Basis fuer durchsichtige Solarzellen zu legen.
Despite initial scepticism, acceptance of the existence and special properties of nanobubbles is now growing and their formation and characteristics are now becoming the subject of an increasing amount of study, especially in Japan.
Achim Mueller and co-workers from Bielefeld University and Marshall Luban with his co-workers from the Departments of Physics and Astronomy at both Francis Marion University and Iowa State University worked on synthesising a Keplerate using pentagonal tungsten-oxide based units and studied its interesting properties.
Biochips carrying thousands of DNA fragments are widely used for examining genetic material. Experts would also like to have biochips on which proteins are anchored. This requires a gel layer which can now be produced industrially.
If solar cells were transparent they could be fitted to windows and building facades. Physical modeling helps in the development of suitable materials for transparent electronics and thus in creating the basis for transparent solar cells.
This article in Knowledge@Wharton looks at how the German government and individuals helped such companies as Enercon, the world's third-largest producer of wind generators, and Q-Cells, the world's largest producer of photovoltaic cells, reach their present position, and what their gains might mean for the country and the world.
A new method to induce protein folding by taking the pressure off of proteins is up to 100 times faster than previous methods, and could help guide more accurate computer simulations for how complex proteins fold.
The towering, kinetic structure - visible from almost every direction on the Technion campus - is being dedicated to the memory of entrepreneur and philanthropist Russell Berrie, and will help recognize the unprecedented contributions made by the Russell Berrie Foundation to establish the university?s Russell Berrie Nanotechnology Institute.