Despite increasing popular support for solar photovoltaic panels in the United States, their costs far outweigh the benefits, according to a new analysis by Severin Borenstein, a professor at the University of California, Berkeley's Haas School of Business and director of the UC Energy Institute.
A super-sensitive mini-sensor developed at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) can detect nuclear magnetic resonance in tiny samples of fluids flowing through a novel microchip. The prototype chip device, developed in a collaboration between NIST and the University of California, may have wide application as a sensitive chemical analyzer, for example in rapid screening to find new drugs.
The government is planning to appropriate NT$23 billion (US$726 million) to fund the second stage of the 'Taiwan National Science and Technology Program for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology' slated for 2009-2014, officials at the cabinet-level National Science Council said Tuesday.
Computerworld has an article that looks at eight technologies that 'straddle the divide between harebrained and brilliant - each with a promise to transform the future of the enterprise.' One of them being nanotechnology.
The 2008 Institute of Environmental Sciences and Technology (IEST) Fellow Award will be presented to John Weaver for his 'numerous publications and significant technical contributions to the advancement of cleanroom design and construction, particularly in the emerging field of nanotechnology.'
Chemists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology have been the first to measure significant amounts of copper incorporated into zinc oxide nanowires during fabrication. The issue is important because copper plays a significant—but not well-understood—role in important optical and electrical properties of the nanowires. Previous experiments found only trace amounts of copper.
A simple surface treatment technique demonstrated by a collaboration between researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology, Penn State and the University of Kentucky potentially offers a low-cost way to mass produce large arrays of organic electronic transistors on polymer sheets for a wide range of applications including flexible displays, 'intelligent paper' and flexible sheets of biosensor arrays for field diagnostics.
he Bourne Report, a weekly talk radio show that focuses on nanotechnology and MEMS (micro-electro-mechanical systems), officially kicked off its Listener's Challenge this week. Listeners are being asked to pick a random item from everyday life and challenge host Marlene Bourne to find the MEMS or nanotech connection.
X-rays have been used for decades to take pictures of broken bones, but scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory and their collaborators have developed a lensless X-ray technique that can take images of ultra-small structures buried in nanoparticles and nanomaterials, and features within whole biological cells such as cellular nuclei.
Tomorrow (Wednesday, February 20) at 1 p.m. EDT, James Gulliford, assistant administrator for Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic Substances will host the online interactive forum Ask EPA and discuss the EPA's new Nancoscale Materials Stewardship Program.
University of Oregon students crossing a grassy oval in the Lorry I. Lokey Science Complex this spring will be surprised to learn that, under their feet, researchers are operating millions of dollars worth of delicate high-tech equipment to find answers that could help propel Oregon to the forefront of the fast-growing nanotechnology industry.