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Neuron connections seen in 3D

A team of researchers from the Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry, in Germany, led by the Spanish physicist Ruben Fernandez-Busnadiego, has managed to obtain 3D images of the vesicles and filaments involved in communication between neurons.

Posted: Jan 22nd, 2010

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Scientists using x-ray vision to produce more nutritious flour

Pioneering research combining plant breeding and high-intensity x-rays is being used by scientists funded by the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) to explore the possibility of developing wheat which could be used to make potentially life-saving mineral enriched flour.

Posted: Jan 22nd, 2010

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Multiple wavelength laser helps silicon chip see the light

Assoc. Professor David Moss, a senior researcher at The University of Sydney, leads an international team which has developed a multiple wavelength laser on a silicon chip that produces light to process and transmit information, and in doing so will speed up computing.

Posted: Jan 21st, 2010

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Thermogeneratoren die auf Nanomaterialien beruhen

Die Wissenschaftler des Nano-Netzwerks CeNIDE der Uni Duisburg-Essen verfuegen ueber einen entscheidenden Vorteil: eine Technologie, mit der sich Nanomaterialien in grossem Massstab herstellen lassen. Solche Anlagen sind weltweit noch sehr selten - allerdings bilden sie die Voraussetzung dafuer, dass Thermogeneratoren, die auf Nanomaterialien basieren, ueberhaupt zur Serienreife gebracht werden koennen.

Posted: Jan 20th, 2010

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