The Advanced Technology Institute at the University of Surrey has been awarded a major research grant by the energy giant E.ON based in Germany as part of their 'Application of Nanotechnology in the Energy Business'.
The Nanotechnology Knowledge Transfer Network (NanoKTN), one of the UK?s primary knowledge-based networks for Micro and Nanotechnologies, has announced its support for one of the largest funding rounds that has been made available to the micro and nanotechnology sector.
A team of University of Toronto physicists have demonstrated a new technique to squeeze light to the fundamental quantum limit, a finding that has potential applications for high-precision measurement, next-generation atomic clocks, novel quantum computing and our most fundamental understanding of the universe.
In a study to determine the diagnostic value of molecular imaging in nodal staging of patients with thyroid cancer, researchers were able for the first time to accurately distinguish between cancerous cells in regional lymph nodes and normal residual thyroid tissue directly after surgery.
Abundant nanoparticles of diamond dust exist in sediments dating to 12,900 years ago at six North American sites, adding strong evidence for Earth?s impact with a rare swarm of carbon-and-water-rich comets or carbonaceous chondrites, reports a nine-member scientific team.
Arizona State University (ASU) researchers Hao Yan and Yan Liu imagine and assemble intricate structures on a scale almost unfathomably small. Their medium is the double-helical DNA molecule, a versatile building material offering near limitless construction potential.
Inspired with the speed at which dolphins swim through the water compared to other aquatic life, Jonghwan Suhr of the University of Nevada, Reno, decided to mimic the dolphin?s skin using nanotechnology in order to make objects move more efficiently through the air.
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in cooperation with the U.K. Natural Environment Research Council, the UK Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council, the Uk Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, and the Uk Environment Agency is in the process of finalizing a major joint nanotechnology research effort to develop and validate predictive tools and similar conceptual models that predict exposure, bioavailability and effects of manufactured nanomaterials in the environment.
Scientists have succeeded in greatly improving the mechanical properties, including elastic modulus and strength, of plastic (aliphatic polycarbonate) made from carbon dioxide, previously far from practical use, by blending with other plastics.
Moscow School of Management SKOLKOVO and Russian Corporation of Nanotechnologies will create the first venture capital investments fund, the assets of which will be used for the innovative projects' financing.