The California Institute of Technology Chemical Bonding Center project, called 'Powering the Planet,' will increase the number of its collaborators to fulfill its goal of efficiently and economically converting solar energy and water into hydrogen and oxygen fuels.
The University of Washington will acquire an electron beam lithography machine, a key instrument required to build devices at the nanometer scale. A $1.3 million gift from the Washington Research Foundation provides about half the cost of the $2.5 million electron beam lithography machine, which will be the only one of its kind in the Northwest.
Researchers at The University of Nottingham have developed a unique technology that will allow scientists to look at microscopic activity within the body?s chemical messenger system for the very first time, live as it happens.
A University of Texas at Dallas researcher has received a $1.2 million award from the National Institutes of Health to further develop a new technology for the three-dimensional microscopic imaging of living cells - technology he believes may produce significant new insights into basic cellular processes.
A silicon nanoparticle flying at 8 times the speed of sound can slam into a surface and stick, but it bounces off if colliding at half that speed. This puzzling observation is now explained by computer simulations.
As part of the NanoEurope to be held in St.Gallen (Switzerland) on September 16 and 17, 2008, the 4th International NanoRegulation Conference will focus on this subject of risks associated with nanotechnology.
Small or large companies and tech-savvy entrepreneurs that want to bring nanotechnology products to world markets can now access technical and business services thanks to a new leading-edge centre in Edmonton?s Research Park.
The European Space Agency (ESA) has appointed the UK's National Physical Laboratory to survey nanotechnology capabilities in Europe. NPL's Nanomaterials group will lead a consortium to identify the next generation of nano and smart materials that will be used in future space missions.
Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory have uncovered the first experimental evidence for why the transition temperature of high-temperature superconductors cannot simply be elevated by increasing the electrons' binding energy.
A new high-throughput screening system based on photonic crystals could quickly and cheaply detect molecules that disrupt binding between proteins and DNA, offering a new way to look for novel classes of drugs, say scientists in the U.S.
While sophisticated microscopes allow scientists to take pictures of a single molecule, capturing images of single molecules in a living cell has been particularly challenging. Lawrence Miller, assistant professor of chemistry at the University of Illinois at Chicago, hopes to meet that challenge with the help of a four-year, $1.16 million grant from the National Institutes of Health.