In 1908, the German physicist Gustav Mie came up with an elegant set of equations to describe the interaction of electromagnetic waves with a spherical metal particle. The theory has been a touchstone ever since for researchers seeking to quantify how nanoscale plasmonic particles scatter radiation.
A team of scientists at Washington University in St. Louis is currently working on a magic bullet for cancer, a disease whose treatments are notoriously indiscriminate and nonspecific. But their bullets are gold rather than silver. Literally.
The MIT Clean Energy Prize (MIT CEP) organizing team today announced 24 semi-finalist teams that will compete for a $200,000 grand prize provided by NSTAR and the United States Department of Energy to be awarded on May 11, 2010 for the most innovative clean energy solution.
The forum 'Innovations for Industry' is, with more than 60 international speeches during five days, the biggest industry forum for applied micro- and nanotechnology. Numerous companies from all over the world will present their latest technologies and applications at the MicroNanoTec/HANNOVER MESSE from April 19 - 23.
The workshop not only focused on the two major research themes, nano-photonics and bio-photonics, but also discussed the future biomedical collaborations between University of Washington (UW) and National Cheng Kung University (NCKU).
Northeastern University pharmaceutical sciences professor Mansoor Amiji is leading interdisciplinary research into nanotechnology-based methods of drug delivery that could provide breakthroughs in treating diseases such as cancer, Alzheimer's, schizophrenia and HIV/AIDS.
Researchers at the University of Minnesota have created a molecular image of a system that moves electrons between proteins in cells. The achievement is a breakthrough for biology and could provide insights to minimize energy loss in other systems, from nanoscale devices to moving electricity around the country.
Emory University chemists have developed the most potent homogeneous catalyst known for water oxidation, considered a crucial component for generating clean hydrogen fuel using only water and sunlight.
Arizona State Univeristy scientist N.J. Tao and his colleagues at the Biodesign Institute have hit on a new, versatile method to significantly improve the detection of trace chemicals important in such areas as national security, human health and the environment.
Conventional biological wisdom holds that living cells interact with their environment through an elaborate network of chemical signals. As a result many therapies for the treatment of cancer and other diseases in which cell behavior goes awry focus on drugs that block or disrupt harmful chemical signals. Now, a new road for future therapies may have been opened with scientific evidence for a never seen before way in which cells can also sense and respond to physical forces.