Tomorrow's specialty plastics may be produced more precisely and cheaply thanks to the apparently tight merger of a theory by a University of Oregon chemist and years of unexplained data from real world experiments involving polymers in Europe.
For 50 years theoretical chemists have puzzled over the problem of predicting many-electron chemistry with only two electrons, which many thought intractable and perhaps impossible to solve. Mazziotti, an associate professor in chemistry, will present a new approach to tuning his solution to the problem for exceptional computational accuracy and efficiency.
The U.S. Air Force Office of Scientific Research has awarded Shashank Priya, associate professor of mechanical engineering in the College of Engineering at Virginia Tech, a $100,000, three-year renewable grant to conduct basic research in the area of high-frequency electronic components, titled Domain Engineered Magnetoelectric Thin Films for High Sensitivity Resonant Magnetic Field Sensors.
Biolink USA-Ireland, the Transatlantic Network for Science and Technology, launched a brand new member-focused, interactive website this month. The site is designed to provide an information portal for the network and enhance communication between members located in Ireland and across the USA.
VolkswagenStiftung unterstuetzt die Nanotechnologie und ihren Einsatz mit rund vier Millionen Euro - Foerderung der ersten sieben Projekte in neu eingerichteter Initiative zu 'makroskopischen Systemen'.
Professor David StJohn President of Materials Australia today announced the introduction of the Certified Materials Professional CMP membership status for professionals working in the field of materials science and engineering in Australia.
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.