Some fun stuff to ease your way into the weekend: Here is our Slow News Friday story for this week, which again doubles as our soon to be launched Nanotechnology Snake Oil Special. "Swiss Botanical Nanotechnology Tea Colon Cleanser" anyone?
Quantum technologies have become the Holy Grail of the IT industry with research projects springing up all over Europe. Now a major effort is being made to spur development by adopting a coordinated, structured approach.
UC Riverside's Chun Ning (Jeanie) Lau has received a national honor that few outstanding researchers who are beginning their independent research careers are given. Lau, an associate professor of physics, is one of the recipients of the Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE) for the 2008 competition. PECASE represents the highest honor a beginning scientist or engineer can receive in the United States.
DNA could be the answer to sorting different kinds of carbon nanotubes, say US researchers. Short strings of synthetic DNA wind onto nanotubes in a very sequence-dependent way, which has allowed researchers to separate 12 of the most common types of tubes from the inevitable mixtures that form when nanotubes are synthesised.
A regional economic development body with a vacant, nearly 1,000-acre business park in Pulaski County endorsed Wednesday the concept of committing a small piece of it to a $20 million home for nanotechnology businesses and education.
The discovery of this quantization of the light field has opened up a new field of physics - quantum optics. In modern lasers the light emission can take place within a picosecond, a 1000 times faster than has ever been detected before in photon sequence measurements. A team in Germany made a major breakthrough: in several years of work the worldwide first detector has been developed which has the necessary temporal resolution.
CNSE of the University at Albany and the New York State Foundation for Science, Technology, and Innovation (NYSTAR) have entered into agreements with NYSERDA to provide support for the growth of clean energy and environmental technology companies at the Saratoga Technology and Energy Park (STEP) and throughout New York State.