A lineup of recognized technical and manufacturing experts from SEMATECH and International SEMATECH Manufacturing Initiative will offer a series of lectures and workshop sessions from July 14-16, 2009 at SEMICON West in San Francisco.
At the 2008 MRS Fall Meeting last December in Boston, MA, and the Spring Meeting this April in San Francisco, CA, the Materials Research Society conducted the sixth and seventh installments of their popular "Science as Art" competition. Here are some of the amazing images from the fields of nanotechnology that won prizes.
The European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (OSHA) has published "Literature Review - Workplace exposure to nanoparticles" which reviews the most recent publications on nanoparticles and focuses on the possible adverse health effects of workplace exposure. The report presents the regulatory background and activities taken to manage this emerging risk.
University of Georgia researchers have developed a successful way to grow molecular wire brushes that conduct electrical charges, a first step in developing biological fuel cells that could power pacemakers, cochlear implants and prosthetic limbs.
A research review published in the July issue of the journal Nature Materials provides a comprehensive overview of current knowledge on the physical and chemical properties of nanomaterials that allow them to undergo interactions with biological molecules and bioprocesses.
When it comes to regulating nanotechnology a new study led by professors Dietram Scheufele at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and Elizabeth Corley at Arizona State University reveals that the views of U.S. nanoscientists differ from those of the general public.
Scientists from Singapore A*STAR?s Institute of Materials Research and Engineering and Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique in France, are working on nanotechnology that can create significant potential impact, such as the creation of chips with computing power a million times greater than existing technology.
Anatoly Chubais, Director General of the Russian Corporation of Nanotechnologies, and Toshihiro Nikai, Japan's Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry, have agreed to establish a workgroup for cooperation in the field of nanotechnology.
Researchers from the RIKEN Advanced Science Institute in Wako, in collaboration with colleagues from Toho University, Japan, have discovered an organic compound that exhibits a rare feature: the compound?s electrons behave like particles without mass, so they do not obey Newton?s second law of motion.