Researchers have overcome a major obstacle in efforts to use tiny structures called carbon nanotubes to create a new class of electronics that would be faster and smaller than conventional silicon-based transistors.
Scientists from the U.S. Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and the Scripps Research Institute have uncovered the role played by the least-understood part of a first-responder molecule that rushes in to bind and repair breaks in DNA strands, a process that helps people avoid cancer.
According to Third Sector, an Australian magazine for thenot-for-profit sector, an unanimous vote by the Australian Nano Business Forum (ANBF) members yesterday saw the organisation declare its closure as of the close of business 30 September 2009. The website has already been taken offline.
The EU must do more to develop and deploy key enabling technologies (KETs) such as nanotechnology, micro- and nano-electronics, advanced materials and photonics. This is the main message from a new Commission communication on the subject.
Meetings of Russian, Ukrainian, Polish, and other scientists from all over the world, which have been focused on hydrogen bond and molecular interactions, have a long tradition. A continuation of this tradition is this year's meeting which will be held in Jastarnia, Poland, in October 4-9.
Limit values for fine dust emissions are based on total particle weight. It is the ultra-fine particles, however, that are particularly harmful to health. A new technique separates them by size and identifies their composition - directly where they arise.
In a speech today at the Commonwealth Club in San Francisco, U.S. EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson announced core principles that outline the Obama Administration?s goals for legislative reform of this country's chemical management law, the 1976 Toxic Substances Control Act, TSCA.
Scientists in the United Kingdom are reporting an advance toward overcoming one of the key challenges in nanotechnology: Getting molecules to move quickly in a desired direction without help from outside forces.