A major step toward being able to regulate nerve cells externally with the help of electronics has been taken by researchers in Sweden. The breakthrough is based on an ion transistor of plastic that can transport ions and charged biomolecules and thereby address and regulate cells.
Biophysicists at the Technische Universitaet Muenchen (TUM) and Ludwig Maximilians Universitaet Muenchen (LMU) have now succeeded in explaining fundamental functions of a particularly interesting motor protein
This year's NanoMaterials conference offers unrivalled networking opportunities with the exhibition being almost sold out, delegates from more than 100 organisations already registered and 1-2-1 Networking Event taking place during 2 full days.
Nanotechnologies in agriculture are mostly associated with the reproduction of agricultural species and the processing and improvement of the quality of production. Nanotechnologies are already being used for disinfection of the air and of various materials, including food for animals, for purification of water in agro-ecological systems, for the treatment of seeds and cultures, for stimulation of the growth and the development of plants, as well as for the development of new types of packing materials allowing the continuous preservation of the ready products.
In plant-growing, nanobiotechnologies, being methods for changing the structure of substances, are realized at nano- and sub-nano levels. Growth regulators of a new generation and sophisticated biotechnologies at the nano-level are already successfully applied in plant-growing on more than 50 cultures.
Scientists have proven that these quantum complex networks have surprising properties: even in a very weakly connected quantum network, performing some measurements and other simple quantum operations allows to generate arbitrary graphs of connections that are otherwise impossible in their classical counterparts.
The workshop will discuss the relevance of the different types of regulation, their interaction, and their capacity to define a coherent framework for nano-products. These themes will be discussed by a multidisciplinary group of scholars (legal experts, sociologists, economists, biologists, physicists, toxicologists, etc.).
The interface is based on an ultra-thin glass fiber and is suitable for the transmission of quantum information. This is an essential prerequisite for quantum communication which shall be used for secure data transmission via quantum cryptography.
A century after Albert Einstein said we would never be able to observe the instantaneous velocity of tiny particles as they randomly shake and shimmy, so called Brownian motion, physicist Mark Raizen and his group have done so.
An international collaboration led by chemists and engineers from the University of Pennsylvania has prepared a library of synthetic biomaterials that mimic cellular membranes and that show promise in targeted delivery of cancer drugs, gene therapy, proteins, imaging and diagnostic agents and cosmetics safely to the body in the emerging field called nanomedicine.
Scientists working at the Advanced Light Source (ALS) at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory have discovered striking new details about the electronic structure of graphene, crystalline sheets of carbon just one atom thick. They found that composite particles called plasmarons play a vital role in determining graphene's properties.
Researchers at the J. Craig Venter Institute made the much-anticipated announcement today that they have created a replicating 'synthetic cell' - a bacterium with its DNA replaced by a 100% prosthetic genome. Eight leading synthetic-biology pundits reflect on what effect Craig Venter's latest achievement could have on science and society.