Incorporation of nanomaterials with dimensions of less than 10 nm into functional devices has been hindered by the disparity between their size and the 100 nm feature sizes that can be routinely generated by lithography. Biomolecules offer a bridge between the two size regimes, with sub-10 nm dimensions, synthetic flexibility and a capability for self-recognition.
Aneeve Nanotechnologies LLC has been selected to work in the UCLA on-campus Technology Incubator Program at the California NanoSystems Institute. The startup company will conduct early-stage research for the development of a novel hormone sensor/meter for biomedical applications in the areas of infertility and menopause.
University of Michigan researchers have discovered the rules that dictate the three-dimensional shapes of RNA molecules, rules that are based not on complex chemical interactions but simply on geometry.
An international team lead by scientists at the Center for Emergent Superconductivity, an Energy Frontier Research Center headquartered at Brookhaven National Laboratory, has discovered evidence for 'electronic liquid crystal' states within the parent compound of one type of iron-based, high-temperature (high-Tc) superconductor.
Mauro Ferrari, Ph.D., professor and chairman of the Department of Nanomedicine and Biomedical Engineering (nBME) at The University of Texas Medical School at Houston, has been elected a fellow in the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
Researchers from the Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin fuer Materialien und Energie (HZB), in cooperation with colleagues from Oxford and Bristol Universities, as well as the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, UK, have for the first time observed a nanoscale symmetry hidden in solid state matter.
Brandeis University announced today a $1 million, three-year award from the W.M. Keck Foundation to help support experimental research into a new category of materials known as active matter. The project seeks to elucidate the behavior of active matter at length scales ranging from the microscopic to the macroscopic.
Following vivid discussions during the NanoRegulation Conference, the Innovation Society (St.Gallen) proposes the model of a "Nano Information Pyramid" in order to debate the challenges and responsibilities of data and information exchange along the value chain. The model can help to address and analyse the critical parts in the value chain.
The 5th Int. NanoRegulation Conference took place from 25th to 26th of November in Rapperswil, Switzerland, and tackled the issue of 'No Data, no Market?' - Challenges to Nano-Information and Nano-Communication along the Value Chain. During the two-days Conference, a number of leading nanotechnology stakeholders presented their views and expectations regarding information and data exchange along the value chain, and discussed possible approaches to the problem in workshops. The Conference report which has been released now outlines the positions from the participating stakeholders from industry, authorities and various NGOs and international organisations.
A University of Massachusetts Amherst physicist is building a new microscope that achieves super resolution, allowing scientists to see molecules 100 times smaller than are visible using traditional light microscopy.
Researchers of the Institute for Quantum Optics and Quantum Information (IQOQI) in Innsbruck, Austria, used a calcium ion to simulate a relativistic quantum particle, demonstrating a phenomenon that has not been directly observable so far: the Zitterbewegung.
A European consortium has brought the power of grid computing to bear on problems ranging from the genetic origins of heart disease to the management of fish stocks and the reconstruction of ancient musical instruments.
Scientists are reporting development of a first-of-its-kind cloth that releases nitric oxide gas - an advance toward making therapeutic socks for people with diabetes and a wrap to help preserve organs harvested for transplantation.
Scientists in Texas are reporting the development of a 'nanodragster' that may speed the course toward development of a new generation of futuristic molecular machines. The vehicle resembles a hot-rod in shape and can outperform previous nano-sized vehicles.
A report suggesting possible inter-Korean cooperation in the chemistry, biotech, and nano-science fields was released Wednesday by a state-run think tank, claiming the gap in the depth of technology between the two countries in such areas is relatively minimal.
The European Research Council has awarded Prof. Thomas Elsaesser an 'Advanced Grant' of 2.49 Million Euros. The project aims at elucidating extremely fast processes which determine the properties of hydrogen bonds in molecular systems.