In order for the potential health risks associated with nanotechnology to be properly assessed, the current regulatory system in the US must be changed. That is the conclusion of a new paper, published in the peer-reviewed journal Environmental Science and Technology.
New research findings reveal the electrical resistance through molecular junctions can be turned 'on' and 'off' simply by pushing and pulling the junction - a feature that could be used as a switch in nanoscale electronic devices.
Just as x-ray technology, MRI and sonography transformed the practice of medicine, a newly created approach for seeing the invisible promises great potential for finding new ways to improve the health of human and microelectronic patients alike.
Researchers in Japan have developed a new method for producing ultra-lightweight hollow carbon fine particles (diameters ranging from several nanometers to several tens of micrometers) from lignin, which is a byproduct obtained in large quantities during the manufacture of paper or bio-ethanol, and inorganic salts.
Geoffrey von Maltzahn, a Ph.D. candidate in the Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology, received the prestigious $30,000 Lemelson-MIT Student Prize for his promising innovations in the area of cancer therapy, specifically two inventions in nanomedicine: a new class of cancer therapeutics and a new paradigm for enhancing drug delivery to tumors.
Overcoming a critical conductivity challenge to clean energy technologies, Boston College researchers have developed a titanium nanostructure that provides an expanded surface area and demonstrates significantly greater efficiency in the transport of electrons.
The IMEC Technology Forum brings together executives from companies and institutes in Asia, Europe and the USA to discuss advances in science and technology and to present visions for future innovations.
The unparalleled access to state-of-the-art tools and high-intensity X-rays gives researchers at Argonne's Advanced Photon Source the capability to see structural details of cells and materials at smaller scales than ever before.
Researchers at the Cidetec-IK4 technological centre in Spain have developed electrochemical sensors that, amongst other functions, enable the detection of possible mutations in DNA in a more rapid manner that has been achieved to date.
IBM Research scientists today announced a landmark study in the field of nanoelectronics; the development and demonstration of novel techniques to measure the distribution of energy and heat in powered carbon nanotube devices.
Nanotechnology will have a strong local future if industry and community can agree on the type of technologies that should be adopted, according to one of a number of findings from a nanotechnology report released last week by Australian Innovation Minister, Senator Kim Carr.