The X PRIZE Foundation, an educational nonprofit prize institute dedicated to fostering radical breakthroughs for the benefit of humanity, today announced the appointment of Patrick Soon-Shiong, M.D., as Chairman of its Life Sciences Prize Group Steering Committee.
Arizona State University will be home to one of the world's most advanced electron microscopes, one that will enable researchers to do work essential to making significant advances in nanoscale aspects of solid state science and materials science and engineering.
Research led by the University of Warwick has found a way to use doughnut shaped by-products of quantum dots to slow and even freeze light, opening up a wide range of possibilities from reliable and effective light based computing to the possibility of 'slow glass'.
This week's Nature Materials reveals how an international team of scientists led by researchers at the London Centre for Nanotechnology (LCN) at UCL have discovered a novel one dimensional ice chain structure built from pentagons that may prove to be a step toward the development of new materials which can be used to seed clouds and cause rain.
A research group from the UAB Department of Electronic Engineering, the Institute of Microelectronics of Barcelona (CNM-IMB, CSIC), the UAB Research Park, and the EPFL Microsystems Laboratory of Lausanne, Switzerland, has created a nanobalance capable of detecting infimum amounts of matter.
An antibody with the potential to stop breast cancer in its path. A nanoparticle that can address a side effect of the treatment that hemophiliacs cannot live without. A quantum dot with the potential to treat cancer or harvest the power of the sun. An air purifier that kills the world's nastiest toxins. These are some of the new inventions that were patented in 2008 by University at Buffalo researchers.
The Minnesota Partnership for Biotechnology and Medical Genomics is awarding nearly $5.4 million in state?funded research support to six research teams. This new round of scientific exploration will provide initial support for research on cancer, neurological diseases, heart disease, gastrointestinal conditions and nanotechnology that could impact a range of diseases.
Statement of Dr. George W. Crabtree, Senior Scientist, Associate Division Director and Distinguished Fellow, Materials Sciences Division, Argonne National Laboratory before the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.