Australian scientists have found that the bacterium Cupriavidus metallidurans catalyses the biomineralisation of gold by transforming toxic gold compounds to their metallic form using active cellular mechanism.
Errki Ruoslahti, professor at UC Santa Barbara's Burnham Institute for Medical Research, is the recipient of a $2.8 million award from the Department of Defense for research into detection and therapies for breast cancer using nanotechnology.
Researchers are developing a new type of rocket propellant made of a frozen mixture of water and nanoscale aluminum powder that is more environmentally friendly than conventional propellants and could be manufactured on the moon, Mars and other water-bearing bodies.
The repair of damaged nerve cells is a major problem in medicine today. A new study by researchers at the Montreal NeurologicaI Institute and Hospital (The Neuro) and McGill University, is a significant advance towards a solution for neuronal repair.
The Russian Corporation for Nanotechnologies and Sberbank signed the agreement aimed at coordinating the efforts for ensuring development of innovation infrastructure in the Russian Federation in the field of nanotechnologies, implementation of national projects for creating promising nanotechnologies and nanoindustry.
Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore's leading science and technology university has formed a tripartite research alliance with the National Center of Scientific Research (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique or CNRS), the largest governmental research organisation in France, and Thales the French electronics giant and a global technology leader in aerospace, space, defence, security and transportation industries.