A UN global chemicals forum on safe and sustainable chemicals management agreed last week to address four emerging policy issues in the sector: nanotechnology, e-waste, chemicals in everyday products and lead in paint.
James Gimzewski, UCLA Distinguished Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry and a member of the California NanoSystems Institute at UCLA, was today elected a 2009 fellow of Britain's prestigious Royal Society in recognition of his scientific excellence.
Erlanger Wissenschaftler haben eine Art molekularen Anker entwickelt, der sich an der Aussenwand der Kohlenstoffzylinder anlagert. Er wirkt dort wie Seife, verhindert, dass die Nano-Roehrchen aneinander kleben und macht die Roehrchen wasserloeslich.
A team of University of Oregon biologists, using fruit flies, has created a way to isolate RNA from specific cells, opening a new window on how gene expression drives normal development and disease-causing breakdowns.
The ASME IShow provides the full experience of product development and commercialization to undergraduate and graduate students, bridging the gap between engineering knowledge and practical business skills.
Cost is one of the main disadvantages of the use of renewable energies. Through the thesis 'Preparation and study of thin films for photovoltaic applications' presented at the Universitat Jaume I, Teodor Krassimirov is aiming to make the development of efficient solar panels easier and cheaper.
While the physics of graphene has been thoroughly explored, chemical functionalization of graphene has proven to be elusive. Now researchers at Northwestern University have identified conditions for chemically functionalizing graphene with the organic semiconductor perylene-3,4,9,10-tetracarboxylic-dianhydride (PTCDA).
Scientists have devised a new technique for real-time detection of freely moving individual neutral atoms that is more than 99.7% accurate and sensitive enough to discern the arrival of a single atom in less than one-millionth of a second, about 20 times faster than the best previous methods.
In technology that promises to one day allow drug delivery to be tailored to an individual patient and a particular cancer tumor, researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine, have developed an efficient system for delivering siRNA into primary cells.
Rice Professor James Tour was one of six high-profile Houstonians honored at the 10th anniversary celebration of the Houston Technology Center (HTC) this week, earning a special achievement award for his advances in nanotechnology.