Thousands of high school and middle school students begin a journey this month that they hope will take them to the finals of the U.S. Department of Energy?s (DOE) annual National Science Bowl, America?s largest and most prestigious science competition for middle and high school students.
SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics, and Laurin Publishing, publisher of Photonics Media, have announced the 67 finalist companies for the 2008 Prism Awards for Photonics Innovation, the premier competition for the photonics industry worldwide.
On January 12, 2009, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in the U.S. released its interim report on the Nanoscale Materials Stewardship Program (NMSP). The document is available as a download from the EPA site.
IBM Research scientists, in collaboration with the Center for Probing the Nanoscale at Stanford University, have demonstrated magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) with volume resolution 100 million times finer than conventional MRI.
Recognizing that energy is at the heart of many of the world's tribulations - economic, environmental and political - Stanford is establishing a $100 million research institute to focus intently on energy issues, President John Hennessy announced today.
In experiments that pave the way for tiny mobile surgical tools activated by heat or chemicals, Johns Hopkins researchers have invented dust-particle-size devices that can be used to grab and remove living cells from hard-to-reach places without the need for electrical wires, tubes or batteries. Instead, the devices are actuated by thermal or biochemical signals.
Jeffrey Welser, Ph.D., director of the Semiconductor Research Corp.'s Nanoelectronics Research Initiative, made those comments following South Bend?s Jan. 5 announcement of a brand new name for an emerging 83-acre technology park ? Ignition ParkSM - which the city will market to nanoelectronic and other technology-based businesses.
To advance its science mission that focuses on critical national challenges, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has approved the construction start of the state-of-the-art National Synchrotron Light Source II (NSLS-II) at Brookhaven National Laboratory.
Darren R. Link, Ph.D., of RainDance Technologies, Inc., will present 'Biology in Pico-Liter Droplets,' a discussion of the commercialization of the use of picoliter droplets in microfluidic channels for applications in the life sciences, at the LabAutomation2009 conference on Wednesday, January 28, 2009, in Palm Springs, Calif.
The College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering of the University at Albany and Commerce Technologies Inc. today announced the creation of a joint workforce development and recruitment program that will offer students unique educational and training opportunities at a leading global information technology company headquartered at the UAlbany NanoCollege.
As a part of its ongoing efforts to improve the UK sensing innovation by transferring knowledge to businesses, the Micro and Nano Sensors Interest Group (MiNSIG) of the Sensors and Instrumentation KTN is organising a free online seminar titled 'Label free sensing with silicon nanowires' on 12th February 2009.
A joint team of researchers at CIC nanoGUNE (San Sebastian, Spain) and the Max Planck Institutes of Biochemistry and Plasma Physics (Munich, Germany) report the non-invasive and nanoscale resolved infrared mapping of strain fields in semiconductors.