The American Ceramic Society and the National Institute of Standards and Technology have just released ACerS-NIST Phase Equilibria Diagrams CD-ROM Database (Version 3.2). The new version contains more than 21,000 evaluated phase diagrams of ceramic systems such as oxides, salts, carbides, nitrides, boride, compound semiconductors and chalcogenides, and features over 1,000 new diagrams.
A National Research Council (NRC) committee today issued a highly critical report describing serious shortfalls in the Bush administration's strategy to better understand the environment, health and safety (EHS) risks of nanotechnology and to effectively manage those potential risks.
For three years, having started in July 2008, nine partners all along the value chain in micro- and nanotechnologies (MNT) strive for accelerating the businesses of European companies in the new European project CORONA.
Researchers at Penn State University are reporting for the first time that nanoparticles encapsulating an experimental anticancer agent, kill human melanoma and drug-resistant breast cancer cells growing in laboratory cultures.
To recognize the continuing contributions that Scanning Probe Microscopes (SPMs) have made to advances in Nanotechnology, the second edition of the International Scanning Probe Microscope Image Contest (SPMAGE' 09) has been announced to identify remarkable SPM images.
In an industry typically dominated by corporations and capitalistic ventures, the Nanotechnology Research Foundation has emerged as the first volunteer-based nonprofit focused on supporting the acceleration of nanotechnology awareness, education, recognition, funding and research.
With help from newly developed equipment designed and built at Michigan State University, MSU researchers have been able to make first-of-its-kind measurements of several rare nuclei, one of which has been termed a 'holy grail' of experimental nuclear physics.
Carbon, the active ingredient in charcoal, is normally not considered a fire retardant, but researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have determined that adding a small amount of carbon nanofibers to the polyurethane foams used in some upholstered furniture can reduce flammability by about 35 percent when compared to foam infused with conventional fire retardants.
Southern Methodist University chemist Brent Sumerlin has earned a National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development Award, given to junior faculty members who exemplify the role of teacher-scholars in American colleges and universities.
Imagine tiny cracks in your patio table healing by themselves, or the first small scratch on your new car disappearing by itself. This and more may be possible with self-healing coatings being developed at the University of Illinois.
IBM and researchers from Harvard University are launching a new World Community Grid project to discover organic materials to create a more efficient and lower cost solar cell. The path-breaking effort will use idle computer power from volunteers to create large supplies of new clean energy.