The conference, '21st Century Medicine - Breakthroughs and Challenges' looks at the current and future breakthroughs as well as the challenges they will provide to practitioners, companies, investors and Governments in the near future. Nov. 26-27, 2008.
Researchers at Northwestern University and Princeton University have created a new kind of polymer that, because of its extraordinary thermal and mechanical properties, could be used in everything from airplanes to solar cells.
Saudia Arabia's Saline Water Conversion Corporation (SWCC) has started a joint research project with the Japanese Water Recycling Center focusing on integrating high-tech nanotechnology water treatment in the current process of distillation operations.
Nanotechnology, particularly as it merges with biotechnology, is likely the next hot industry in Texas, which remains economically strong despite a broad national slowdown, Secretary of State Phil Wilson said this week.
MIT engineers have improved the power output of one type of fuel cell by more than 50 percent through technology that could help these environmentally friendly energy storage devices find a much broader market, particularly in portable electronics.
Research presented today at the 103rd Annual Scientific Meeting of the American Urological Association suggests that nanoparticles consisting of metallic iron with a protective carbon coat could serve as a safe and effective hyperthermia agent.
Thanks to nanostructures that scatter and channel light, University of California, San Diego electrical engineers are working toward thin-film 'single junction' solar cells with the potential for nearly 45 percent sunlight-to-electricity conversion efficiencies.