Professor Henny Zandbergen has been awarded an ERC Advanced Grant of 2.5 million euros for his research into improved microscopic technologies. The technologies enable Professor Zandbergen to visualise extremely small structures, such as semiconductor nanowires, all the way down to atomic level.
On December 3, 2010, the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, in cooperation with the Semiconductor Industry Association, is hosting a 1-day event 'Sizing Up Nanotechnology: The Economic Impact of Nanoelectronics'.
A cross-disciplinary Small Medicine and Advanced Research Translation (SMART) team led by Prof. Dar-Bin Shieh of Institute of Oral Medicine in Medical College at National Cheng Kung University (NCKU), Tainan, Taiwan, has announced a breakthrough in the precision in-cell gene scission at pre-designed sequence sites using Artificial Targeting Light Activated Nano Scissors (ATLANS) and a custom build photonic device.
CMU's Jeffrey O. Hollinger, director of the center, and Professor Krzysztof Matyjaszewski have received a three-year, $2.9 million U.S. Department of Defense research grant to develop a therapy that would aid amputees, specifically wounded soldiers.
San Francisco State University (SF State) is the latest university to receive the Charles Babbage Grant from Synopsys. Through the grant, the School of Engineering received licenses of Synopsys' comprehensive electronic design automation (EDA) software and intellectual property, along with curriculum support and professor training. The grant also enabled the creation of a new Nanoelectronics and Computing Research Laboratory (NeCRL) by providing a new server and compute hardware for students.
A $16-million, five-year grant by the National Cancer Institute's nanomedicine initiative blends the expertise of five research institutions to focus an array of innovative nanotechnologies on improving the outcome of patients with ovarian or pancreatic cancers.
Researchers at RIKEN have successfully developed a revolutionary new polymer film that changes shape upon irradiation with UV and visible light. The film is the largest-ever example of a material whose molecular elements are ordered in three dimensions on a macroscopic length scale, marking a breakthrough in techniques for molecular design and processing.
A better understanding of the coarsening process can help researchers develop small structures - including nanoscale technologies, catalysts or drug suspensions - that resist coarsening and are therefore more durable.
When it comes to public issues pertaining to science and technology, 'talking it out' doesn't seem to work. A new study from North Carolina State University shows that the more people discuss the risks and benefits associated with scientific endeavors, the more entrenched they become in their viewpoint - and the less likely they are to see the merit of other viewpoints.
Plastic, heated in a simple microwave oven, is the technique researchers at the University of Alberta and the National Institute for Nanotechnology believe could help to re-invent the manufacture of computer chips.
The Microfabrication group of Aalto University which specializes in microfabrication and microfludics has developed a new and rapid method for fabrication of non-reflecting and self-cleaning surfaces. Surface properties are based on the nanostructured surface.
The ambitious objective of the EU-funded ICESTARS research project has been to overcome the barriers in both existing and future radio frequency design flows by developing and deploying integrated simulation algorithms and prototype tools.
The Australia-China Joint Laboratory on Nanoscience will be established under the current memorandum of understanding between the Australian Technology Network of Universities (ATN) and the International Strategic Technology Alliance of Chinese universities.
Using a combination of unique tools to build and analyze films just nanometers thick, a group of researchers found subtle structural changes that are known to alter superconducting properties. Their findings stress the importance of studying both the superficial and deep features of superconducting materials, which transport electricity with zero resistance and are envisioned for use in applications like ultrafast, power-saving electronics or more efficient electricity lines.