The central theme of the project is the printing of such cells confined in micro-droplets of only one tenth of a millimetre in diameter. The mid-term objective of the seven research institutions and companies working together is to establish a platform for the manipulation, culture, and analysis of individual living biological cells without loss of viability.
Das Institut fuer Mikrosystemtechnik (IMTEK) der Uni Freiburg ist Technologiepartner und Projektkoordinator des am 1. September 2010 gestarteten EU-Forschungsprojektes PASCA. Hinter der Abkuerzung verbirgt sich die Entwicklung einer innovativen Plattform fuer die Manipulation und Analyse einzelner lebender Zellen (Platform for Advanced Single Cell-Manipulation and Analysis).
A team of Yale physicists has used lasers to cool molecules down to temperatures near what's known as absolute zero, about -460 degrees Fahrenheit. Their new method for laser cooling is a significant step toward the ultimate goal of using individual molecules as information bits in quantum computing.
For months, Anthony West could hardly believe what he and his colleagues were seeing in the lab -- or the only explanation for the unexpected phenomena that seemed to make sense. Several of the slightly doped high-purity barium titanate (BT) ceramics his research group was investigating were not following the venerable Ohm's Law, which relates electrical voltage to current and resistance.
At its most basic level, understanding chemistry means understanding what electrons are doing. New research not only maps the movement of electrons in real time but also observes a concerted electron and proton transfer that is quite different from any previously known phase transitions in the model crystal, ammonium sulfate.
REALITY, a European funded initiative on Design for Variability, has just finished its project mission. In about its 2.5 years lifespan REALITY has focused on developing industrially relevant innovative design techniques, methods, and flows for the design and analysis of energy-efficient self-adaptive System-on-Chips (SoCs).
Researchers from Northwestern University and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign designed a clever square polymer stamp that allows them to vary its adhesion strength. The stamp can easily pick up an array of electronic devices from a silicon surface and move and print them on a curved surface.
Next month Rice University's Richard E. Smalley Institute for Nanoscale Science and Technology will kick off its Week of Nano with the Buckyball Discovery Gala, celebrating the 25th anniversary of the discovery of the buckminsterfullerene at Rice and the 1996 Nobel Prize in Chemistry that followed.
Everybody who's ever used a TV, radio or cell phone knows what an antenna does: It captures the aerial signals that make those devices practical. A lab at Rice University has built an antenna that captures light in the same way, at a small scale that has big potential.
The multi-welled microplate, long a standard tool in biomedical research and diagnostic laboratories, could become a thing of the past thanks to new electronic biosensing technology developed by a team of microelectronics engineers and biomedical scientists at the Georgia Institute of Technology.