The new report 'Can Nanotech Unlock the Fountain of Youth?', finds that the beauty industry has begun to make an aggressive foray into nanotechnology, using tiny molecular compounds to improve the performance of creams, sunscreens, shampoos and other personal-care products.
A team of scientists led by Eugenia Kumacheva of the Department of Chemistry at the University of Toronto has discovered a way to predict the organization of nanoparticles in larger forms by treating them much the same as ensembles of molecules formed from standard chemical reactions.
Swiss and German materials scientists have created simple networks of organic nanowires for future electronic and optoelectronic components. The successful approach synthesises the complex and incredibly thin nanowire structures, and joins them to electrically conducting links (essentially creating an electronic circuit).
Immer kleiner, schneller und belastbarer - so soll die Zukunft der Elektronik aussehen. Forscher des Max-Planck-Instituts fuer Festkoerperforschung in Stuttgart tragen mit aktuellen Arbeiten dazu bei, dass sich diese Hoffnung erfuellt. Sie haben Wege gefunden, Graphen von elektrischen Ladungen zu befreien.
MiSPiA (Microelectronic Single-Photon 3D Imaging Arrays for low-light high-speed Safety and Security Applications) is a new Collaborative research project funded by the European Commission in its Seventh Framework Programme for research, technological development and demonstration activities (2007-2013), and was launched in June 2010 under the coordination of the Politecnico di Milano.
Researchers at the University of Warwick and the University of Sheffield have applied computing power to crack a problem in egg shell formation. The work may also give a partial answer to the age old question 'what came first the chicken or the egg'?
Kaggle, a web platform for data prediction competitions, has just issued a press release that touts the usefulness of open prediction technology for data-heavy scientific problems. The platform allows researchers and organizations to post their problem and have it scrutinized by the world's best statisticians to predict the future (produce the best forecasts) or predict the past (find the best insights hiding in data).
Thailand's National Science and Technology Development Agency (NSTDA), and Department of Agriculture, Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives have signed a research collaborative MoU to identify and initiate agricultural research activities. The initial phase of the collaboration will focus on nanotechnology particularly in the area of food packaging and encapsulation technology for control release of fertilizers.
NanoNed researcher Vadim Sidorkin is the first in the world to succeed in patterning a substrate with markings only 6 nanometres in size and only 14 nanometres apart. A spacing of 14 nanometres, would increase in the capacity of the memory chips of, for example, new generation mobile phones tenfold.