In the Biodesign Institute at Arizona State University (ASU), researchers are using DNA to make intricate, nano-sized objects. Working at this scale holds great potential for advancing medical and electronic applications.
The themes of the newly approved Collaborative Research Centres include the development of innovative spaceship drive systems, overcoming treatment resistance in tumours and tackling anxiety disorders affecting humans. Further topics include studies in the field of hadron physics and research into molecular components at the nano-level.
In future, an unmanned helicopter will search for people trapped in fallen buildings or investigate contaminated terrain. The mini-helicopter will be powered by a very light fuel cell that weighs only 30 grams and has an output of 12 watts.
The science and technology policymaking capacity of the White House must be enhanced so that the next president can address key issues facing the nation - from energy and the environment, to national security, and the ability of U.S. companies to compete internationally.
IMEC, an independent European research center in the field of nanoelectronics, and AIXTRON, a metal-organic chemical-vapor deposition (MOCVD) equipment supplier, have demonstrated the growth of high-quality and uniform AlGaN/GaN heterostructures on 200mm silicon wafers.
The award is a renewable one-year position with a stipend to work in the area nanotechnology and nanomanufacturing at the National Science Foundation Nanoscale Science and Engineering Center for High-rate Nanomanufacturing at Northeastern University.
Microscopic robots crafted to maneuver separately without any obvious guidance are now assembling into self-organized structures after years of continuing research led by a Duke University computer scientist.
Many Shell operations in rural areas have no safe drinking water sources nearby. So Shell sought a water purification unit that would provide safe water, be vandalism proof and be essentially maintenance-free, with low-skilled operators able to carry out the limited maintenance tasks necessary.
The College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering of the University at Albany announced the selection of 25 undergraduate students from the United States, Canada and Mexico for participation in its prestigious Summer Internship Program.
Physicist Bram Hoex and colleagues at Eindhoven University of Technology, together with the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems in Freiburg, Germany, have improved the efficiency of an important type of solar cell (n-type with front junction) from 21.9 to 23.2 per cent.