Researchers have wrestled with creating palladium nanoparticles with enough active surface area to make catalysis efficient in fuel cells while preventing particles from clumping together during the chemical processes that convert a fuel source to electricity. Two Brown University chemists have found a way to overcome those challenges.
Researchers at the University of Bath are to be part of a EUR3 million Europe-wide research collaboration to pioneer research into safer, more effective anti-bacterial plastics and coatings that can be used in items such as food packaging, medical devices to wound dressings, and nappies.
TECNALIA is leading the IAPETUS project, within the European Union 7th Framework Programme, and aimed at developing a new technology for repairing aircraft by means of composite patches applied to both aluminium and to the new generation of compound materials aircraft.
Northwestern University researchers have designed a high-performing photoconducting material that uses zinc oxide -- an environmentally friendly inorganic compound found in baby powder and suntan lotion -- instead of lead sulfide.
Johns Hopkins engineers have invented a method that could be used to help figure out how cancer cells break free from neighboring tissue, an 'escape' that can spread the disease to other parts of the body.
Scientists of the CDF experiment at the Department of Energy's Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory announced that they have found evidence of an unexpected particle whose curious characteristics may reveal new ways that quarks can combine to form matter.
Join your industry colleagues for the 2009 International Conference on Nanotechnology for the Forest Products Industry, presented by TAPPI and the Alberta Ingenuity Fund, June 23-26, 2009 in Edmonton, Alberta Canada. The theme of this year's event is 'Unlocking the Potential of Nano-Enabled Biomaterials'.