This is the first volume to engage scholarly perspectives on environmental regulation in light of the challenges posed by nanotechnology. Contributors focus on the overarching lessons of decades of regulatory response, while posing a fundamental question: How can government regulatory systems satisfy the desire for scientific innovation while also taking into account the direct and indirect effects of 21st century emerging technologies, particularly in the face of scientific uncertainties?
A conference from October 3-8, 2010 in Sant Feliu de Guixols, Spain (ESF-EMBO Symposium: Emergent Properties of the Cytoskeleton: Molecules to Cells), will address the best and the newest developments in this research area.
Electro-mechanical sensors tell the airbag in your car to inflate and rotate your iPhone screen to match your position on the couch. Now a research group of Tel Aviv University's Faculty of Engineering is making the technology even more useful.
Elektronische Anwendungen effektiver, sparsamer und umweltfreundlicher zu gestalten - dieses Ziel verfolgen Chemiker der Friedrich-Schiller-Universitaet Jena. Das Team um Prof. Dr. Ulrich S. Schubert vom Institut fuer Organische Chemie und Makromolekulare Chemie ist Partner im neuen europaeischen Gemeinschaftsprojekt LOTUS.
The cellphone is switched off but immediately springs into action at the point of a finger. It is not necessary to touch the display. This touchless control is made possible by a polymer sensor affixed to the cellphone which, like human skin, reacts to the tiniest fluctuations in temperature and differences in pressure and recognizes the finger as it approaches.
The interaction of a cellular substance known as TWEAK and a cellular receptor to which TWEAK is drawn, can hasten the weakening of muscle that is caused by disuse, a common and potentially deadly complication of many diseases, including heart disease, cystic fibrosis and cancer.
Veeco Instruments Inc. announced today that it will host the 'Seeing at the Nanoscale VIII' conference at the Congress Center, Basel, Switzerland, August 30 - September 1, 2010, as part of the 550th anniversary celebrations of the University of Basel.
A team led by researchers from North Carolina State University has published a paper that describes the use of a technique called atomic layer deposition to incorporate 'biological functionality' into complex nanomaterials, which could lead to a new generation of medical and environmental health applications.
Vielversprechende nanotechnologische Ansaetze aus NRW, ob in der Forschung oder auf unternehmerischer Ebene, werden in der heute erschienenen Sonderbeilage 'Nanotechnologie - Die Zukunft erfinden- in der Sueddeutschen Zeitung vorgestellt.
DNA is found in linear and closed-circular forms in cells, and as such they can serve as component for the assembly of nanostructures of technological interest. The conformations adopted by DNA molecules depend on their intrinsic characteristics and the forces that act upon them. Scientists have quantified the effects of these different factors on the shapes of DNA rings on surface.
Researchers at the Department of Chemistry at the Technical University of Munich have developed a process that enables them to monitor local movements of proteins in time frames of nanoseconds to microseconds.
A recent advance by Arizona State University researchers in developing nanowires could lead to more efficient photovoltaic cells for generating energy from sunlight, and to better light-emitting diodes (LEDs) that could replace less energy-efficient incandescent light bulbs.
A California Institute of Technology-led team of researchers and clinicians has published the first proof that a targeted nanoparticle - used as an experimental therapeutic and injected directly into a patient's bloodstream - can traffic into tumors, deliver double-stranded small interfering RNAs (siRNAs), and turn off an important cancer gene using a mechanism known as RNA interference (RNAi).
The International Space Elevator Consortium (ISEC), an independent group designed to promote standards and foster research relating to the construction of an Elevator to Space, has announced its first annual set of prizes, named after the co-inventors of the modern-day concept of the Space Elevator, Jerome Pearson and Yuri Artsutanov.
Electron Beam Lithography is a technique used for the patterning of optical masks for semiconductor integrated electronic circuits as well as for writing high-resolution patterns on substrates. This training session will provide an introduction to Electron Beam Nanolithography.
The intersection of nanotechnology with the field of life sciences - including its growing impact on health care through improved diagnosis, treatment and prevention of disease - was the theme of a national conference held at the University of Albany's College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering on March 19.