A prototype device developed in Hong Kong will allow laboratory researchers to non-invasively test drugs for their ability to kill tumors by subjecting cancerous cells with different concentration gradients.
An important step - one that is essential to the ultimate construction of a quantum computer - was taken for the first time by physicists at UC Santa Barbara. The research involves the entanglement of three quantum bits of information, or qubits. Before now, entanglement research in the solid state has only been developed with two qubits.
The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has decided to award the Nobel Prize in Physics for 2010 to Andre Geim and Konstantin Novoselov, University of Manchester, 'for groundbreaking experiments regarding the two-dimensional material graphene'.
Physiker der Uni Bonn habe eine Art 'Lichtdimmer' entwickelt, der aus einem einzigen Atom besteht. Bedient wird er ueber einen Laserstrahl. Moeglicherweise kommen aehnliche Bauelemente kuenftig in der Quantenkommunikation zum Einsatz.
The conference, titled 'INRS Occupational Health Research Conference 2011: Risks associated to Nanoparticles and Nanomaterials', will be held in Nancy (France) on 5th-7th April 2011. The submission deadline for abstract is November 15th 2010.
Nanotechnology is about to emerge in the world of pesticides and pest control, and a range of new approaches are needed to understand the implications for public health, ensure that this is done safely, maximize the potential benefits and prevent possible risks, researchers say in a new report.
Georgia Tech and Emory University have received a five-year $14.6 million contract from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to continue the development of nanotechnology and biomolecular engineering tools and methodologies for detecting and treating atherosclerosis.
Researchers have discovered that zinc oxide coatings possess low frictional characteristics under all environments in the atmosphere, vacuum, and oil when their crystal orientation is skillfully controlled. This research also revealed that such coatings have a mysterious property, unlike that under normally conditions, in which the friction coefficient decreases as the load increases in oil.
Scientists have discovered a new type of crystalline aggregate in which small rod-shaped crystals are mutually attached according to a unique relationship. This crystalline aggregate consists of rod-shaped nanocrystals of zinc oxide.
The ICPC NanoNet Project invites researchers from different disciplines interested in socio-economic and innovation aspects of nanotechnology to a free online workshop on 20 October 2010, 12.45-15.15 GMT.
A research group led by Charles Lyman, professor of materials science and engineering, has developed catalysts that convert the harmful nitrogen oxides emitted from coal- and gas-fired power plants to nitrogen and water vapor.
Scientists at the Biodesign Institute at Arizona State University's and Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, led by Hao Yan and Yan Liu, have reproduced the enigmatic Mobius strip on a remarkably tiny scale, joining up braid-like segments of DNA to create Mobius structures measuring just 50 nanometers across - roughly the width of a virus particle.