Vicki Colvin, director of Rice University's Center for Biological and Environmental Nanotechnology, will testify before the House Science Committee at its hearing on Research on Environmental and Safety Impacts of Nanotechnology Oct. 31.
The observation of molecular organization at surfaces may lead to further insight of how simple, inanimate molecules can build up biological entities of increasing structural and functional complexity, such as membranes, cells, leaves, trees, etc.
A $1.8 million nanotechnology pilot plant to develop and test new products will 'be the spark' for development of Allegany County and the region, said State Senator Catharine Young at a ribbon-cutting ceremony to mark the opening of the new facility.
Researchers at Purdue and Duke universities have developed a technique that uses a magnetic field to selectively separate tiny magnetic particles, representing a highly sensitive method for potentially diagnosing disease by testing samples from patients.
MEDEA+, the EUREKA pan-European Programme for advanced co-operative Research and Development in Microelectronics, announced details of the new EUREKA programme called CATRENE (Cluster for Application and Technology Research in Europe on NanoElectronics) that will take up the challenge of increasing Europe's strength in micro- and nanoelectronics after the highly successful MEDEA+ programme reaches its conclusion in 2008.
In a rapid follow-up to their achievement as the first to demonstrate how an electron's spin can be electrically injected, controlled and detected in silicon, electrical engineers from the University of Delaware and Cambridge NanoTech now show that this quantum property can be transported a marathon distance in the world of microelectronics - through an entire silicon wafer.