Little is known about what happens if nanomaterials get into your body - where do they go? North Carolina State researchers are working to answer that question under a grant from the National Institutes of Health.
In all the world, there are about 200 types of zeolite, a compound of silicon, aluminum and oxygen that gives civilization such things as laundry detergent, kitty litter and gasoline. But thanks to computations by Rice University professor Michael Deem and his colleagues, it appears there are more types of zeolites than once thought. A lot more.
A dentist carrying out root canal treatment will need to use a variety of compounds. These do not always bond together properly and sometimes expensive follow-up treatment has to be performed. But a new class of material meets the requirements and solves the problem.
A panel of venture capitalists and industry specialists named Nanoengineered Concrete, an entry in the Energy category, the winner of the 2009 MIT Elevator Pitch Contest. This three-year-old contest, which is open to MIT students from across its five schools, neighboring colleges, and Boston-area entrepreneurs, allows competing teams 60 seconds to deliver a persuasive elevator pitch to the panel of judges.
Die Photosynthese der Pflanzen nachahmen? Wenn das gelaenge, haette die Menschheit einige Sorgen weniger. Chemiker von der Uni Wuerzburg haben auf dem Weg zur kuenstlichen Photosynthese jetzt Fortschritte erzielt.
Research into the most minuscule of things can have an enormous impact, as will become evident at 'NANO: Science. Industry. Impact. 09'. The event is set to take place at Tech Gate Vienna Monday, November 9, 2009, providing a framework for the Federal Ministry for Transport, Innovation and Technology (BMVIT) to present the past successes of the NANO Initiative - a program to promote research and development in nanotechnology in Austria.
The Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR)'s Institute of Chemical and Engineering Sciences (ICES), German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), Unifying Concepts in Catalysis (UniCat) and Nanyang Technological University (NTU) are pleased to present a first of its kind joint symposium dedicated to the advancement of catalysis on 2 November 2009 at Biopolis, Singapore
Danish nanophysicists have developed a new method for manufacturing the cornerstone of nanotechnology research - nanowires. The discovery has great potential for the development of nanoelectronics and highly efficient solar cells.
While efforts to involve the public in decision making on new technologies such as nanotechnology are impressive, they need to be substantially rethought, argues a new report from the EU-funded DEEPEN project.
Converting sunlight to electricity might no longer mean large panels of photovoltaic cells atop flat surfaces like roofs. Using zinc oxide nanostructures grown on optical fibers and coated with dye-sensitized solar cell materials, researchers have developed a new type of three-dimensional photovoltaic system. The approach could allow PV systems to be hidden from view and located away from traditional locations such as rooftops.