The advance could eventually make it much easier to build useful versions of these potentially powerful but highly fragile machines, which theoretically could solve important problems that are intractable using today's computers.
Argonne National Laboratory is involved in a wide array of research and development projects aimed at advancing alternative energy sources and other green technologies in an effort to reduce greenhouse gases and ameliorate climate change, as well as to reduce reliance on fossil fuels and promote energy independence for the United States.
NSTI and CTSI today announced that more than 100 leading companies looking for research and development, funding, and commercialization partners will be showcased in the 4th Annual TechConnect Summit, taking place May 4-6, 2009 in Houston, Texas.
Utah and Texas researchers have learned how quiet sounds are magnified by bundles of tiny, hair-like tubes atop 'hair cells' in the ear: when the tubes dance back and forth, they act as 'flexoelectric motors' that amplify sound mechanically.
An imaging method developed by Princeton researchers could lead to lenses that show all parts of the scene at once in the same high detail. The new method could help build more powerful microscopes and other optical devices.
Applications to host the first Knowledge and Innovation Communities (KICs) chosen by the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) will be rejected if they exceed 40 pages, according to the institute's board.
Als eines der 17 Zukunftsfelder der Hightech-Strategie fuer Deutschland wurde die Nanotechnologie aufgrund ihrer hohen wissenschaftlichen Dynamik und wirtschaftlich internationalen Bedeutung als Thema einer Schwerpunktkampagne ausgewaehlt.
A research team from Northeastern University and the National Institute of Standards and Technology has discovered, serendipitously, that a residue of a process used to build arrays of titania nanotubes -a residue that wasn't even noticed before this - plays an important role in improving the performance of the nanotubes in solar cells that produce hydrogen gas from water.
New methods for exploring the behavior of the high-performance electronics materials and devices that will shape the future of the electronics industry will be the focus of the International Conference on Frontiers of Characterization and Metrology for Nanoelectronics, to be held the week of May 11-15, 2009, at the University at Albany.