The University of Pennsylvania's School of Engineering has developed a new Master of Science Degree program in Nanotechnology. The program has options for Nano Enabling Energy, Nano Enabling Medicine, Nanoelectronics and more.
Virginia Lorenz, who recently joined the University of Delaware faculty as an assistant professor of physics and astronomy, is working on one of the hottest areas in physics - quantum memories. These devices store information in a flash of light and may serve as the basis of future communications networks.
A team of researchers and clinicians from UCLA's Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center and the California Institute of Technology has published the first proof that a targeted nanoparticle - used as an experimental therapeutic and injected directly into a patient's bloodstream - can navigate into tumors, deliver double-stranded small interfering RNAs (siRNAs) and turn off an important cancer gene.
The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Johns Hopkins presents The Jan M. Minkowski Memorial Lecture in Quantum Electronics, 'Nonlinear Optics on the Nanoscale: Towards Terabit Optical Processors', with speaker Dr. Benjamin J. Eggleton,
The Federal government's ten-year-old program for nurturing and coordinating the young science of nanotechnology has been highly successful and has helped to make the United States the world's leader in this increasingly valuable manufacturing sector, concludes an independent report prepared for the President and Congress. But that leadership position is threatened by several aggressively investing competitors such as China, South Korea, and the European Union, according to the report.
Scientists are advancing the state-of-the-art in live cell fluorescent imaging by developing a new class of fluorescent probes that span the spectrum - from violet to the near-infrared. The new technology, called fluoromodules, can be used to monitor biological activities of individual proteins in living cells in real time.
Prof. Dr. Peter Fromherz am Max-Planck-Institut (MPI) fuer Biochemie in Martinsried hat mit der ehemaligen Forschungsabteilung der Infineon Technologies AG einen einzigartigen Neurochip mit 16.384 Sensoren auf einem Quadratmillimeter Chipflaeche entwickelt. Das dabei gewonnene Wissen und das Entwicklungs-Knowhow werden jetzt nach Reutlingen transferiert, um die Neurochip-Technologie weiter zu entwickeln.
Semiconductor Research Corporation (SRC), the world's leading university-research consortium for semiconductors and related technologies, and the University of North Texas (UNT) today announced the formation of a new research center focused on the fundamental understanding of advanced plasma processes and insulators used in manufacturing state-of-the-art semiconductor chips.
Argonne biochemist Daniel Schabacker could be considered a Sherlock Holmes of bioterrorism. Although he doesn't carry around a pipe and magnifying glass as he attempts to nab the culprit, he has a far more powerful deductive tool: the biochip.
Using the latest in aberration-corrected electron microscopy, researchers at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory and their colleagues have obtained the first images that distinguish individual light atoms such as boron, carbon, nitrogen and oxygen.
A team of cardiologists, materials scientists, and bioengineers have created and tested a new type of implantable device for measuring the heart's electrical output that they say is a vast improvement over current devices. The new device represents the first use of flexible silicon technology for a medical application.
Arrhythmic hearts soon may beat in time again, with minimal surgical invasion, thanks to flexible electronics technology. These biocompatible silicon devices could mark the beginning of a new wave of surgical electronics.