Tiny devices made possible by combining the latest advances in mechanical and electronics technology could be at the heart of next-generation navigation and vehicle stabilisation tools thanks to European researchers.
Extremely thin, flexible high-efficiency silicon solar cells are the solar cells of the future, according to Professor Miro Zeman. This is the gist of the inaugural address he will be giving to mark his appointment as Professor of Photovoltaic Materials and Devices at TU Delft.
The Chinese Academy of Sciences and Inspur Group have started a joint project to develop the third-generation genome sequencing instrument, which might slash the cost of genome sequencing by 99 percent.
Semiconductor Research Corporation, the world's leading university-research consortium for semiconductors and related technologies, and researchers from Stanford University and Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company have announced they have developed the industry's first top-gated field effect transistor (FETs) and CMOS inverters featuring 20 nanometer contact holes using diblock copolymer lithography.
University of Nevada, Reno Professor Kam Leang, who himself has not missed his monthly ski date for the last seven years, and has been buildng his own skis in his garage for several years, wants to inspire his mechanical engineering students to get interested in real world nanotechnology.
The College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering of the University at Albany hosted more than 300 middle- and high-school students from upstate New York for NanoCareer Day on December 3, providing a firsthand look at the emerging science of nanotechnology.
Several Finnish universities have joined forces to develop an innovative drug delivery method that utilises silicon to transport drugs in the human body. Among other advances, the project has been able to sustain the effect of peptides controlling appetite, which may facilitate the use of nanotechnology for dieting purposes.