A microscopic biological sensor that detects Salmonella bacteria in lab tests has been developed by an Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientist and university colleagues. The sensor could be adapted to detect other foodborne pathogens as well.
On December 10, the OECD Environmental Directorate released a compilation of responses given during the nanotechnology Tour de Table by delegations that attended the 4th Meeting of the Working Party on Manufactured Nanomaterials held at OECD Headquarters in Paris.
Can a succinct idea written on the back of an envelope have the spark of research genius? Certainly, said University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Public Health (SOPH) Dean Max Michael, M.D., talking about the origins of the inaugural Back of the Envelope Awards, a seed money grant project for health research.
Scientists with the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) Shanghai Institute of Optics and Fine Mechanics (SIOM) announced on Nov. 26 the successful development of China's first atom-chip system for achieving Bose-Einstein condensation.
Scientists at Singapore's Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology (IBN) have uncovered new properties of imidazolium salts (IMSs), which suggest that they could play a vital role in disease prevention and treatment.
Researchers have shed new light on how the molecular motors in cells move organelles within cells, and the results may eventually lead to new approaches to fighting pathogens and neurological diseases.
The Nanoethics Group today announced publishing a symposium of papers focusing on ethical and societal problems arising from human enhancement applications of emerging technologies, especially nanotechnology.
Today, during the 2nd Bangalore Nano 2008 event, Shri. M. Hamid Ansari, H.E. Vice President of India, presented the 2nd Bangalore Nano National Award to Prof. Dipankar Chakravorty, recognizing his awe-inspiring achievements in the field of Nanotechnology.
Australian researchers have reported making grams of graphene using nothing more complicated than sodium and ethanol. The process, according to team leader John Stride at the University of New South Wales, should help accelerate the progress of applications for a much-hyped material that's proved hard to manufacture cheaply.
Informex today announced that it will invite young chemists to attend the upcoming InformexUSA exhibition in San Francisco free of charge. The invitation opens the door for chemists and chemical engineers 25 and under to learn more about the chemical technologies manufacturers will require in the years ahead to commercialize exciting new concepts in areas like nanotechnology, pharmaceutical fine chemicals, and green chemistry.
Asylum Research and Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) have released a detailed 24-page monograph explaining the theory, functionality and applications of Piezoresponse Force Microscopy (PFM). Electromechanical coupling is one of the fundamental natural mechanisms underlying the function of many inorganic and macromolecular materials and is ubiquitous in biological systems.
Europe's photovoltaic industry is growing rapidly and is now worth EUR 14 billion a year, according to the 2008 Status Report on Photovoltaics (solar energy technologies) released by the European Commission's Joint Research Centre.
Five-year grants totalling 20m pounds will be given to Bath, Imperial, London School of Economics, Edinburgh, Exeter, Heriot-Watt, Lancaster, Manchester and Strathclyde Universities as a result of the EPSRC 2008 Science and Innovation Awards.