A team led by Thomas Schulthess of the U.S. Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory received the prestigious 2008 Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) Gordon Bell Prize Thursday after attaining the fastest performance ever in a scientific supercomputing application.
Using an array of nanotube devices, each coated with a different organic material, researchers at the Israel Institute of Technology have developed diagnostic system that may be able to diagnose lung cancer simply by sampling a patient's breath.
A research team from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)-Harvard Center for Nanotechnology Excellence has custom-designed nanoparticles that can deliver the anticancer drug cisplatin specifically to prostate cancer cells.
A breakthrough technology based on new concepts has allowed, for the first time, the real-time, real-space visualization of fleeting changes in the structure and shape of matter barely a billionth of a meter in size.
Microfluidics is introducing a series of complimentary educational webinars created to share best practices and innovation knowledge with nanotechnology researchers and drug formulators around the world.
They've made electronics that can bend. They've made electronics that can stretch. And now, they've reached the ultimate goal - electronics that can be subjected to any complex deformation, including twisting.
ECSB 2008 is the second conference in the series, and will draw on international expertise from, on the one hand, biological disciplines (e.g. genomics, proteomics, metabolomics, etc) and on the other hand, computational and engineering experts, to present a balanced overview of the very latest key technologies and research advances as pertaining to synthetic biology in general and to the quest for minimal living forms in particular.
Scientists of the Commission-financed project FULLSPECTRUM have developed photovoltaic (PV) multi-junction (MJ) solar cells which are able to convert 39.7 % of the energy of sun light into electricity.
In an unprecedented undertaking, IBM Research and five leading universities are partnering to create computing systems that are expected to simulate and emulate the brain's abilities for sensation, perception, action, interaction and cognition while rivaling its low power consumption and compact size.
The European Science Foundation (ESF), the Austrian Science Fund (FWF) and the University of Innsbruck, Austria, are jointly organising a conference on graphene science on March 2-7, 2009 in Obergurgl, Austria.