Microscopic nanorobots may sound as futuristic as flying saucers and teleportation, but research already is under way at Saudi Aramco to put nanotechnology to work in oil reservoirs throughout the Kingdom.
University of Illinois researchers are pooling their knowledge of health sciences and engineering on a project that ultimately could benefit combat soldiers who've received serious - but often immediately undetectable - blast-related brain injuries.
The National Nuclear Security Administration has awarded a $17 million cooperative agreement for a research center at Purdue University's Discovery Park to develop advanced simulations for commercial and defense applications, Purdue officials announced today.
We encounter valves every day, whether in the water faucet, the carburetor in our car, or our bicycle tire tube. Valves are also present in the world of nanotechnology. A team of researchers at the University of California, Los Angeles, has now developed a new nanovalve. In contrast to prior versions, which only function in organic solvents, this valve operates in an aqueous environment and under physiological conditions.
Bottom-up manufacturing may hold the key to production of tiny medical devices capable of testing for multiple molecules like viruses or cancer markers, according to an interdisciplinary team of Penn State researchers.
In our Slow News Friday entry from a few weeks ago we brought you the 'Chantecaille Nano Gold Energizing Cream' at $420 for 1.7 ounces. Fortunately we found a much more affordable alternative at only $149.95 for 1.5 ounces (1 ounce = 28.35 grams). So rather than $8.70 per gram you can get nanotechnology face cream for only $3.20 per gram.
The ASLMS conference is traditionally regarded as the premier forum for the introduction of the newest breakthroughs in laser diagnostics and technology. Therefore, some of the research and techniques presented are only in the early stages of development. In addition to nearly 2,000 laser specialists in aesthetic surgery, dermatology, ophthalmology, oncology, urology, gynecology and dentistry, about 160 industry exhibitors will be on hand to showcase their latest products.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has settled with ATEN Technology, Inc., of Irvine, Calif., acting for its subsidiary IOGEAR, for selling unregistered pesticides and making unproven claims about their effectiveness.
Non-profit NanoBioNexus, already widely acclaimed for its educational forums and nanobiotechnology expertise, amplifies its International Alliance Initiative with a spotlight event on the Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico (UNAM) to be held March 13, 2008 in San Diego, California.
Other organic (carbon-based) chemicals are known to have an effect on the toxicity of pollutants to plant and animal life. But nanoparticles like C60 have unique and altered properties compared to larger particles, and so they may have a very different effect on the toxicity and availability of pollutant molecules. The nanoparticles themselves may also be inherently toxic.
An interdisciplinary team of researchers from the departments of macromolecular science and engineering and biomedical engineering at the Case School of Engineering and the Louis Stokes Cleveland Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center has published ground-breaking work on a new type of polymer that displays chemoresponsive mechanic adaptability - meaning the polymer can change from hard to soft plastic and vice versa in seconds when exposed to liquid.
Carnegie Mellon University's Michael Bockstaller and Krzysztof Matyjaszewski have created a version of Harry Potter's famed 'invisibility cloak' for nanoparticles. Through a collaborative effort, researchers from the departments of Materials Science and Engineering and Chemistry have developed a new design paradigm that makes particles invisible.
A multidisciplinary team from The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, in collaboration with The University of Texas at Austin, is testing a novel nanoparticle aerosol therapy to prevent post-transplant rejection.
The Center for Ethics requests your assistance in recruiting exceptional science and engineering graduate students with an interest in ethics and policy for the National Science Foundation sponsored project Debating Science, hosted by the University of Montana in Missoula.