Researchers are harnessing and exploiting the 'self-renewing' and 'self-assembling' properties of viruses for a higher purpose: to build a new generation of small, powerful and highly efficient batteries and fuel cells.
Since 2005, the Livingston Nanotechnology Conference has been New York's largest gathering for corporations, investors, government and scientific leaders, as well as other stakeholders who understand that fundamental advances at the nanoscale can have a great impact on industry, business and society.
Chemists of Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitaet (LMU) in Munich have refuted a basic postulate of Foerster theory, which describes energy transfers between pigment molecules, such as those that underlie photosynthesis. A revised version of the theory could have an impact on the design of optical computers and improve the efficiency of solar cells.
The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) has invited public comment on a draft document 'Current Intelligence Bulletin: Occupational Exposure to Carbon Nanotubes and Nanofibers'.
Research and Science Education Subcommittee Chairman Dan Lipinski (IL-03) expressed his strong support for the National Nanotechnology Initiative's draft Strategic Plan, in particular its focus on ensuring that America's substantial investment in nanotech research and development is turned into new companies, products, and jobs.
Recent progress in chalcogenide glass photonics has been driven by scientific and technological challenges in a variety of areas. These range from increased demand for bandwidth in optical communications, to the emergence of bio-health hazards associated with hazardous microorganisms that absorb at mid-infrared wavelengths, to defense applications that require bright mid-infrared sources.
Five new US, European and Japanese companies join A*STAR's Industrial Consortium On Nanoimprint (ICON) to engineer marine life-inspired anti-microbial surfaces for use on ships, lenses and even medical devices. Technology will also be seeded at 3 participating local polytechnics.
Research directed by Basar Bilgicer, assistant professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering and a member of the Advanced Diagnostics and Therapeutics initiative at the University of Notre Dame, could one day enable clinicians to deliver powerful chemotherapy drugs to tumors without deleterious side effects.
They might just be the smallest Christmas tree decorations ever. Tiny spherical particles of gold and silver that are more than 100 million times smaller than the gold and silver baubles used to decorate seasonal fir trees have been synthesized by researchers in Mexico and the US.