The project's mission is to create a European Observatory on Nanotechnologies to present reliable, complete and responsible science-based and economic expert analysis, across different technology sectors, establish dialogue with decision makers and others regarding the benefits and opportunities, balanced against barriers and risks, and allow them to take action to ensure that scientific and technological developments are realized as socio-economic benefits.
Jim Willis, Director of the Environmental Protection Agency?s (EPA) Chemical Control Division, was a featured guest this week on the Bourne Report, a talk radio program that discusses the latest developments in nanotechnology.
Investigadores del Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Cientificas, de la Universidad Autonoma de Barcelona y del Instituto Catalan de Nanotecnologia han construido el primer nanomotor que se mueve por diferencias de temperatura.
Ground-state cooling should in principle be possible in the 'resolved-sideband regime', as demonstrated with trapped atom and ions. Researchers have now been able to demonstrate just this very regime experimentally - taking a key step towards ground state cooling.
Provocative results yielded by two years of experiments carried out at Princeton University have a group of scientists saying that high-temperature superconductivity does not hinge on a magical glue binding electrons together. The secret to superconductivity, they say, may rest instead on the ability of electrons to take advantage of their natural repulsion in a complex situation.
Researchers at the Key Laboratory of Organic Solids, the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) Institute of Chemistry (ICCAS), have made progress in designing and synthesis of n- and p-type organic semiconductors.
Some of the most challenging problems in science concern the behaviour of the most commonplace compound on the planet's surface - water. But some of the mysteries are now being unravelled by the latest analysis and imaging techniques in an unfolding story that was presented at a recent conference organised by the European Science Foundation (ESF) focusing on interaction between water and other compounds at the molecular level.
The result: The 'Maroga' team won the New York City regional competition held this January. In February, team Maroga was sent to the national finals in Washington, D.C., which, this year, was won by students from Louisiana.