In order to reduce spacecraft weight without sacrificing structural integrity, NASA is pursuing the development of materials that promise to revolutionize not only spacecraft construction, but also a host of potential applications on Earth.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), as part of its Science to Achieve Results (STAR) program, the National Science Foundation (NSF), and the National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), are seeking applications proposing research to provide data that improves the scientific understanding of fate/transport and behavior of engineered nanomaterials.
To celebrate its fifth year of publication, Journal of the Royal Society Interface in conjunction with the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) honoured the best research article published in the journal at an awards ceremony in London on 6th November.
This online workshop on 'Nanotechnology for Water Purification' aims to bring together experts in this field who are interested in cooperating with their peers in Europe, Africa, Asia, Latin America and other parts of the world.
The Russian Corporation of Nanotechnologies (RUSNANO) and American Business Association of Russian-speaking Professionals (AmBAR) announce a Business Plan Competition for projects and companies working in the field of nanotechnology.
Businesses, researchers, civil society representatives and regulators involved or interested in nanotechnologies are invited to take part in the final International Conference of the FramingNano FP7 project whose primary objective has been the development of a sustainable governance framework for nanotechnologies.
Thilo Hofmann vom Department fuer Umweltgeowissenschaften und Tom Battin vom Department fuer Limnologie der Universitaet Wien untersuchten mit ihren Teams die Wirkung von kuenstlich hergestellten Nanopartikeln auf Mikroorganismen in Gewaessern.
IMEC presents a unique microchip with microscopic nail structures that enable close communication between the electronics and biological cells. The new chip is a mass-producible, easy-to-use tool in electrophysiology research, for example for fundamental research on the functioning and dysfunctioning of the brain.
The Parliamentary Secretary for Health, Mark Butler, today announced the release of a public discussion paper inviting consultations on a Rudd Government proposal to strengthen regulation of industrial nanomaterials use in Australia.
To activate genes which might also play a role in carcinogenesis, the genetic material first needs to be unwrapped and made accessible for other cell components. Using a new biophysical method called single molecule spectroscopy, scientists observed these mechanisms directly and to characterize intermediate stages on the way to free genetic material.
Restrictions on liquids in carry-on bags on commercial airliners could become a thing of the past thanks to a revolutionary nano-electric device which detects potentially hazardous liquids in luggage in a fraction of a second.