A new manufacturing approach holds the potential to overcome the technological limitations currently facing the microelectronics and data-storage industries, paving the way to smaller electronic devices and higher-capacity hard drives.
The California NanoSystems Institute (CNSI) at UCLA today announced that it will host an international forum featuring some of the world's most innovative scientists and technology leaders at the vanguard of treatments for brain and spinal cord injuries and diseases.
So far, hybrid technology has always had a storage problem. Scientists from three Fraunhofer Institutes are developing new storage modules in a project called 'Electromobility Fleet Test'. The pilot project was launched by Volkswagen and Germany's Federal Ministry for the Environment BMU together with seven other partners.
The New York State Foundation for Science, Technology and Innovation announced that public and private researchers and businesses in New York State have nearly 150 million CPU hours of free access on one of the world's most powerful supercomputers.
Scientists at the University of South Australia have discovered a simple way to remove bacteria and other contaminants from water using tiny particles of pure silica coated with an active nano-material.
By combining gasification with high-tech nanoscale porous catalysts, researchers hope to create ethanol from a wide range of biomass, including distiller's grain left over from ethanol production, corn stover from the field, grass, wood pulp, animal waste, and garbage.
In joint experimental work, physicists have combined unusual techniques to make real-time movies that show exactly how a 50-nanometer-thick membrane notifies the cell it encloses that a hostile alien presence - an antigen - has made a landing.