Für die kleinsten Lampen der Welt gibt es jetzt gleich zwei neue Bauanleitungen. Nach diesen Plänen haben Wissenschaftler des Max-Planck-Instituts für Kolloid- und Grenzflächenforschung Nanopartikel maßgeschneidert, die als Positionsleuchten an Zellproteinen, künftig vielleicht aber auch als Lichtquellen für Bildschirme oder für die optische Informationstechnik dienen könnten.
Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have discovered that a reduction in mechanical strain at the boundaries of crystal grains can significantly improve the performance of high-temperature superconductors.
The National Institute of Standards and Technology will be serving up 'soccer under glass' - the glass of a microscope lens - when nanosoccer makes its second appearance at the RoboCup games at the international competition in Graz, Austria, from June 29 to July 5, 2009.
Better predictions of how many valuable materials behave under stress could be on the way from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), where scientists have recently found evidence of an important similarity between the behavior of polycrystalline materials - such as metals and ceramics - and glasses
Biophysicists have made gold more precious than ever - at least as a research tool - by creating nonstick gold surfaces and laser-safe gold nanoposts, a potential boon to laser trapping of biomolecules.
The Department of Energy's Pacific Northwest National Laboratory announces the establishment of the Pacific Northwest Distinguished Postdoctoral Fellowship Program. The laboratory is accepting applications for the new fellowships and will review candidates immediately for fall 2009 appointments.
European researchers have developed novel concept devices using ferromagnetic semiconductors. Spintronic devices have created enormous advances in microelectronics, leading to faster, instant-on start times and orders-of-magnitude increases in data storage capacity. Spintronics is short for spin transport electronics ? electronic devices that use the spin of an electron to carry information.
Mehr Aussteller und Teilnehmer erwünscht: Nach der erfolgreichen Premiere in 2008 liegt die Messlatte hoch. Vom 22. bis 23. Juni 2009 findet die 2. NRW Nano-Konferenz im Kongresszentrum Westfalenhallen Dortmund statt.
Thanks to a new analytical method employed by researchers at the University of Delaware, scientists can now pinpoint, at the millisecond level, what happens as harmful environmental contaminants such as arsenic begin to react with soil and water under various conditions.
In the clothing industry it's common to mix natural and synthetic fibers. Take cotton and add polyester to make clothing that's soft, breathable and wrinkle free. Now researchers at the University of Washington are using the same principle for biomedical applications. Mixing chitosan, found in the shells of crabs and shrimp, with an industrial polyester creates a promising new material for the tiny tubes that support repair of a severed nerve, and could serve other medical uses.
Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory have created bright, stable and bio-friendly nanocrystals that act as individual investigators of activity within a cell. These ideal light emitting probes represent a significant step in scrutinizing the behaviors of proteins and other components in complex systems such as a living cell.
Aéro Montréal, the aerospace cluster of Metropolitan Montreal which brings together all the major decision makers in the aerospace sector, including companies, educational and research institutions, associations and unions, announced today, during the International Paris Air Show Le Bourget that it will hold a 2nd edition of the Aerospace Innovation Forum in Montreal on December 7 and 8, 2009 on the theme Aerospace Clusters: A World of Innovation.