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.
A novel x-ray technique allowing the observation of molecular motion on a time scale never reached before has been developed by a team of researchers from EPFL and the Paul Scherrer Institute (PSI) in Switzerland.
MAPPER Lithography and CEA-Leti, a leading French semiconductor research institution, signed an agreement today according to which MAPPER will ship a 300 mm electron-beam direct write lithography platform to CEA-Leti in Grenoble.
Four scientists are responsible for the most influential papers in Korea over the past decade -- Profs. Kim Soo-bong and Hyun Taek-hwan of Seoul National University, Kim Ki-moon of Pohang University of Science and Technology, and Kwon Young-joon of Yonsei University.
An international team of researchers is using a specialized technique called muon spin rotation to better understand the relationship between magnetism and superconductivity in the iron-based pnictides.
In a pioneering effort, researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the University of Queensland in Australia have successfully demonstrated that they can count, size and gauge the quality of virus-like particle-based (VLP) vaccines much more quickly and accurately than previously possible.
During the technical session 'Nano Food and Agriculture' at the 2nd Bangalore Nano 2008 event, Prof. Dr. Basavaraj Madhusudhan, Kuvempu University commented that Indian farmers are five years away from Nanotechnology revolution.
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.