Pioneering research combining plant breeding and high-intensity x-rays is being used by scientists funded by the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) to explore the possibility of developing wheat which could be used to make potentially life-saving mineral enriched flour.
Fujitsu and the Agency for Science Technology and Research (A*STAR)'s Institute of High Performance Computing (IHPC) announced today an R+D partnership to jointly develop advanced applications technologies for the next generation of scientific computing known as petascale computing.
Cornell researchers shed new light on how atoms arrange themselves into thin films. Led by assistant professor of physics Itai Cohen, they recreated conditions of layer-by-layer crystalline growth using particles much bigger than atoms, but still small enough that they behave like atoms.
The structure of a protein that is sending electrical pulses between neurons in your brain as you read this article has been fully mapped for the first time using Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory's Advanced Light Source.
Micro and Nano Sensors Interest Group (MiNSIG) of the Sensors + Instrumentation KTN is organising a conference and exhibition titled 'Applications of Micro and Nanosensors in Security, Health and Environmental Monitoring'.
A Cornell scientist believes that the mineral kotoite could be an ideal insulator for memory storage devices called magnetic tunnel junctions, found in computers, cell phones and magnetic field sensors.
Assoc. Professor David Moss, a senior researcher at The University of Sydney, leads an international team which has developed a multiple wavelength laser on a silicon chip that produces light to process and transmit information, and in doing so will speed up computing.
Big-name retailers like Tesco and Carrefour should help prepare consumers for innovations in the food sector, according to the top civil servant in the EU executive's directorate for health and consumer protection.
After more than a decade of experience in lithium-ion battery research, scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory know well the challenges of getting manufacturers interested in advanced materials for their batteries.
Die Wissenschaftler des Nano-Netzwerks CeNIDE der Uni Duisburg-Essen verfuegen ueber einen entscheidenden Vorteil: eine Technologie, mit der sich Nanomaterialien in grossem Massstab herstellen lassen. Solche Anlagen sind weltweit noch sehr selten - allerdings bilden sie die Voraussetzung dafuer, dass Thermogeneratoren, die auf Nanomaterialien basieren, ueberhaupt zur Serienreife gebracht werden koennen.
The heyday for nanotechnology venture capital (VC) likely saw its peak in 2008, when overall investment reached $1.4 billion. Last year, the sector raised only $792 million, signifying a 42% decline from 2008.
Could powering an iPod or cell phone become as easy as plugging it into your tee shirt or jeans, and then recharging the clothing overnight? Scientists in California are reporting an advance in that direction with an easier way of changing ordinary cotton and polyester into 'conductive energy textiles'.