Leading international experts on the global regulation of nanotechnologies, including scientists, lawyers, ethicists and officials from governments, industry stakeholders, and NGOs will join in a two-day conference May 7-8, 2010 at Northeastern University's School of Law.
Researchers at the University of South Carolina, collaborating with others from China and Switzerland, drastically increased the toughness of a T-shirt by combining the carbon in the shirt-s cotton with boron - the third hardest material on earth. The result is a lightweight shirt reinforced with boron carbide, the same material used to protect tanks.
The gentle touch of a lesion on the tongue or cheek with a brush can help detect oral cancer with success rates comparable to more invasive techniques, according to preliminary studies by researchers at Rice University, the University of Texas Health Science Centers at Houston and San Antonio and the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center.
Using polymer nanoparticles to house light-emitting 'inks', scientists at the Molecular Foundry, a U.S. Department of Energy nanoscience center located at Berkeley Lab, and the University of California, Berkeley, have made a thin film OLED using iridium-based guest molecules to emit various colors of visible light.
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) invites small business firms to submit research proposals under this Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Solicitation. EPA is interested in advanced technologies that address priority environmental issues. The following topics are included in this solicitation: Green Building, Innovation in Manufacturing, Nanotechnology, Greenhouse Gases, Drinking Water Monitoring and Treatment, Wastewater and Sustainable Infrastructure, Air Pollution Monitoring and Control, Biofuels, Waste Management and Monitoring, and Homeland Security.
Scientists of the Research Center for Photovoltaics at the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST) have demonstrated the world's highest photovoltaic energy conversion efficiency among monolithically integrated flexible solar cell submodules of 15.9 % using a CIGS thin film.
Understanding the physical mechanisms that enable a droplet to be displaced by propagating an acoustic wave along the substrate on which it lies is the hurdle that has been overcome by researchers from CNRS IN FRANCE.
The Ohio Third Frontier Commission has approved a $1,127,873 award to Yellow Springs-based YSI Inc., Riehl Engineering and the University of Cincinnati for their 'Advanced Modified Carbon Nanotube-Based Nutrient Sensor' project.
At the Georgia Institute of Technology, researchers are pursuing many different directions in cancer detection and diagnostic techniques including using gold nanoparticles to locate and kill cancer cells inside the body.