Metallic carbon nanotubes show great promise for applications from microelectronics to power lines because of their ballistic transmission of electrons. But who knew magnets could stop those electrons in their tracks?
The European Environmental Bureau, Europe's largest federation of environmental citizens' organisations, welcomes the outcome of yesterday's vote in European Parliament, endorsing strong safety and labelling measures for food containing nanomaterials.
Zwei Gruppen am Biotechnologischen Zentrum der TU Dresden koennen durch eine Foerderung des Europaeischen Forschungsrates fuenf weitere Jahre forschen. Diese Starting Grants wurden zum ersten Mal an Wissenschaftler der TU Dresden vergeben.
A new class of materials that appear promising in this quest were introduced in 2006 by Prof. Wenbin Lin of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Ever since, this emerging area has been growing rapidly as new materials with improved properties are discovered.
In its second year on the international stage, LOPE-C 2010 (Large-area, Organic and Printed Electronics Convention) has successfully positioned itself as the central market place of a newly emerging basic industry, serving as the meeting platform of its industrial, scientific, engineering, investor and end-user communities.
Chu has a dense research paper being published online Wednesday in the prestigious scientific journal Nature. The title: 'Subnanometre single-molecule localization registration and distance measurements'.
Scientists from the EU-funded TERAMAGSTOR ('Terabit magnetic storage technologies') project are aiming to push the boundaries of disk storgae further with a hard disk that has the storage density capacity of one terabit per square inch.
Scientists at JILA, working with Italian theorists, have discovered another notable similarity between ultracold atomic gases and high-temperature superconductors, suggesting there may be a relatively simple shared explanation for equivalent behaviors of the two very different systems.
Physicists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have demonstrated an ion trap with a built-in optical fiber that collects light emitted by single ions (electrically charged atoms), allowing quantum information stored in the ions to be measured. The advance could simplify quantum computer design and serve as a step toward swapping information between matter and light in future quantum networks.
Rice University researchers have come up with a computer program to accurately simulate protein folding dramatically faster than previous methods. It will allow scientists to peer deeper into the roots of diseases caused by proteins that fold incorrectly.