A simple way to prolong cassava's shelf life could help farmers avoid that waste and sell their crop beyond their local region. Paula Hammond, MIT professor of chemical engineering, and other scientists are now working on an innovative way to help them do that, using nanotechnology.
The film Avatar isn't the only 3-D blockbuster making a splash this winter. A team of scientists from Houston's Texas Medical Center this week unveiled a new technique for growing 3-D cell cultures, a technological leap from the flat petri dish that could save millions of dollars in drug-testing costs.
A German-Spanish collaboration plans to use quantum mechanics (the study of small, inanimate objects such as single atoms) to identify quantum properties in larger and more complex objects made up of tens of millions of atoms, including the flu virus.
Advanced technologies for cleaning, measuring and processing new III-V semiconductor materials for volume wafer manufacturing will be featured at SEMATECH's Surface Preparation and Cleaning Conference (SPCC), March 22-24, at the Sheraton Austin Hotel.
A new high-performance anode structure based on silicon-carbon nanocomposite materials could significantly improve the performance of lithium-ion batteries used in a wide range of applications from hybrid vehicles to portable electronics.
Due to their reliability, small size, high output power and high efficiency, semiconductor lasers are increasingly gaining market share in many laser applications. Laser Optics Berlin, held from March, 22th to 24th, is one of the key industrial trade shows in this growing field, and is an important networking opportunity.