A primitive quantum computer that uses single particles of light (photons) whizzing through a silicon chip has performed its first mathematical calculation. This is the first time a calculation has been performed on a photonic chip and it is major step forward in the quest to realise a super-powerful quantum computer.
The country's virtually nonexistent nanotechnology industry will need 150,000 specialists by 2015, Rusnano chief Anatoly Chubais told reporters at the Bauman State Technical University, where he unveiled the corporation's educational program Wednesday.
How safe are nanoparticles? Amanda Barnard, at the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation, Clayton, Australia, reveals how computation can help to identify and prevent nanohazards.
A partnership announced in June will allow a new nanotechnology company in the area to use UW-Eau Claire facilities,including the Materials Science Center, for research and provide internships to science majors.
Scientists in the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB) Laboratory of Bioengineering and Physical Science have developed a new technique that allows researchers to visualize fine details of cell structure three-dimensionally in thick sections, thus providing greater insight into how cells are organized and how they function.
Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory have developed a systematic method to improve the stability of antibodies. The technique could lead to better biosensors, disease therapeutics and diagnostic reagents and non-laboratory applications, including environmental remediation.
At next-generation synchrotron light sources, tiny, powerful x-ray beams - especially of sub-micron size - could substantially advance research in several areas of structural biology, particularly macromolecular crystallography.
Chinese science journal Science in China formally merged with Progress in Natural Science and was renamed Science China, announced Chinese Academy of Sciences and National Natural Science Foundation of China.