An EU-funded team of scientists from Cardiff University in the UK has successfully fired photons into a small tower of semiconducting material. The work could eventually lead to the development of faster computers.
Because the 'coffee ring' phenomenon occurs with many liquids after they have evaporated, scientists have suggested that such rings can be used for examining blood or other fluids for disease markers by using biosensing devices.
New research by scientists at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) and The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center could make it easier for patients to use a family of promising experimental cancer therapeutics known as small interfering RNA (siRNA).
This report presents the information obtained from the Questionnaire on Regulatory Regimes on Manufactured Nanomaterials. 24 legislations from 9 jurisdictions were analyzed. The report summarizes objectives and activities covered by each legislation, as well as information on registration/notification, assessment and management of substances which are either pre-market or already in commerce. It also provides a number of legislative features identified in the legislations for consideration when amending or drafting legislation for regulatory oversight of nanomaterials and their products.
At the 6th meeting of the WPMN (October 2009), the operational plans 2009-2012 for each project were proposed and discussed. This document compiles the operational plans, which include information on their respective objectives, expected outputs, and linkages with other OECD bodies and other activities.
20 Preistraeger wurden gestern im Ministerium fuer Innovation, Wissenschaft, Forschung und Technologie des Landes Nordrhein-Westfalen (MIWFT) von Dr. Michael Stueckradt, Staatssekretaer im Innovationsministerium, geehrt. Zugleich eroeffnete er die Ausstellung, in der alle fuer den Wettbewerb eingesandten Bilder vom 5. bis 21. Mai fuer interessierte Besucher zugaenglich sind.
Professor Dr. Mukundan Thelakkat, Professor fuer Angewandte Funktionspolymere an der Universitaet Bayreuth, erhaelt von der Europaeischen Union 1,64 Millionen Euro fuer die Polymersolarzellenforschung.
National Cheng Kung University (NCKU) Microelectronics and Chemical Engineering students, led by Department of Electrical Engineering and Institute of Microelectronics Prof. Wen-Chau Liu and Department of Chemical Engineering Prof. Huey-Ing Chen, have won a gold medal at the 38th International Exhibition of Inventions of Geneva with their Semiconductor Transistor-Type Hydrogen Sensor.
Durable paint, water purification, faster computers, tougher shoe soles, and lighter and cheaper televisions are all possibilities now that a Queensland University of Technology scientist has discovered a way to disperse gold nanoparticles evenly through plastic.
Scientists have successfully used a specialized fluorescent protein to visualize electrical activity in neurons of living mice. In a milestone study, scientists are able to apply the method to watch activity in nerve cells during animal behavior.
A University of Florida engineering researcher has crafted a nickel-sized imaging device that uses organic light-emitting diode technology similar to that found in cell phone or laptop screens for night vision.
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)'s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) has been awarded $8.6 million in Recovery Act funding for what the DOE calls 'ambitious research projects that could fundamentally change the way the country uses and produces energy'.