The board of the international award RUSNANOPRIZE-2009 has decided to award this year's prize to academician Leonid Keldysh (Russia) and professor Alfred Y. Cho (USA) for their research and development of 'Semiconductor superlattices and technology of molecular beam epitaxy (MBE)'.
Researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, are proving that a camera phone can capture far more than photos of people or pets at play. They have now developed a cell phone microscope, or CellScope, that not only takes color images of malaria parasites, but of tuberculosis bacteria labeled with fluorescent markers.
The race is on for a successor to the popular flash memory used in portable devices. European researchers think they have found a candidate in novel materials combined with a simple, easily fabricated 'crossbar' architecture.
Berkeley Lab researchers have produced non-toxic magnesium oxide nanocrystals that efficiently emit blue light and could also play a role in long-term storage of carbon dioxide, a potential means of tempering the effects of global warming.
By substituting a single atom in a molecule widely used to purify water, researchers at Sandia National Laboratories have created a far more effective decontaminant with a shelf life superior to products currently on the market.
The National Institutes of Health has awarded Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University a five-year, $10 million grant to study how the motion of atoms on both extremely small and long time scales contribute to enzyme function.
The nanostars gyrate when exposed to a rotating magnetic field and can scatter light to produce a pulsating or 'twinkling' effect. This twinkling allows them to stand out more clearly from noisy backgrounds like those found in biological tissue
To understand transformations of matter, scientists at DOE?s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory aided in developing methods to determine how fast clusters of molecules form and their corresponding stability.
A team of researchers from Yale University and a Spanish company have developed a system to detect the vapours emitted by human skin in real time. The scientists think that these substances, essentially made up of fatty acids, are what attract mosquitoes and enable dogs to identify their owners.
Development of high-performance batteries is an indispensable prerequisite for the economic efficiency of electric cars. For Germany to reach a top level in international electrochemistry research again, the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) is now funding a consortium of selected universities and non-university research institutions in southern Germany.
The Chicago chapter of the Association for Women in Science (AWIS) granted its third annual Innovator Award to Tijana Rajh, group leader of the Nanobio Interfaces research group at Argonne National Laboratory?s Center for Nanoscale Materials.