Purdue University has been awarded $1.5 million to study quantum information science, a new field paving the way for quantum computing - a novel method to process information that is faster, more powerful and more efficient than classical computing.
Jan M. Schnorr and Timothy M. Swager from the Department of Chemistry and Institute for Soldier Nanotechnologies at MIT have published an overview of a variety of applications that are based on the unique properties of pristine as well as functionalized carbon nanotubes.
Researchers from the Department of Cell Biology, Physiology and Immunology at Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona (UAB), in collaboration with researchers from the Institute of Microelectronics of Barcelona (IMB-CNM) of the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC), have developed an identification system for oocytes and embryos in which each can be individually tagged using silicon barcodes.
Atherosclerosis is characterized by hardening and thickening of artery walls, with serious health consequences. Researchers at TU/e have imaged the stages in the calcification at a nanometer scale. The growth of hardening follows almost the same process as bone or tooth formation.
The University of Dayton School of Engineering has hired two faculty members with a combined nine inventions for the region's Wright Brothers Institute and the state's Ohio Research Scholars program to help create technologies that could lead to jobs.
Not long after Dr. Ali Dhinojwala, chairman of The University of Akron Department of Polymer Science, unpeeled the secret (fine, clingy hairs) behind the remarkable adhesion of gecko feet, he and fellow researchers came up with a synthetic replica: carbon nanotubes. Now, five years after that initial discovery, they have published the basis of the success of these nanotubes.
Applications are now invited from UK companies to participate in NanoMission Japan 2011 which will allow companies the opportunity to participate in the major international event Nano Tech Japan 2011 held annually in Tokyo. The Exhibition will run from 16th-18th February 2011.
We are surrounded by nanoelectronics through products such as computers, mobile phones, sensors and electric cars. Nanoelectronics may also grow much stronger in the energy efficiency area in the near future. However, the sustainable growth faces several challenges.
A*STAR's Institute of Materials Research and Engineering (IMRE) partners 10 EU research organisations to work on the groundbreaking EUR10 million ATMOL project that lays the foundation for creating and testing a molecular-sized processor chip.
ASU faculty member co-edits the second volume in the series Yearbook of Nanotechnology in Society that explores the significant impact new technologies can have on personal, national and global equity.
Researchers at ORNL are developing a method of packing more circuitry into a smaller space on these silicon wafers. Referred to as 100-nanometer lithography, the term reflects the feature resolution required to pack extremely tiny circuits directly onto the microchip wafers. Recent improvements in optical lithography, however, have pushed the requirements for next-generation lithography closer to 70- or 50-nanometer feature size.