A paper appearing in the April 25 issue of Physical Review Letters reports on the efforts of a team of Japanese physicists who probed the changes in a magnetic shape-memory material at the molecular scale.
Scientists have managed to accurately determine the location of metal complexes within living cancer cells using Raman microscopy. The researchers have thus gained new insights into the mechanism of action of metal-containing drugs, to which they ascribe great potential capacities, e.g. in the treatment of cancer.
The Clean Technology and Sustainable Industries Organization (CTSI) and partnering organization Nano Science and Technology Institute will host a technology innovation showcase in conjunction with the Clean Technology 2010 Conference and Expo in Anaheim, California on June 23, 2010.
Professor Dr.-Ing. Joachim Burghartz, Direktor des Instituts fuer Mikroelektronik in Stuttgart und Professor an der Universitaet Stuttgart erhaelt den mit 100.000 Euro dotierten Landesforschungspreis fuer Angewandte Forschung. Er wird damit fuer die Entwicklung von superduennen Silizium-Chips ausgezeichnet.
The one-day event will showcase the University of Edinburgh's current nanotechnology research including expertise in nanotoxicology, nanoenergy, nanosensors, nanomaterials, nanoelectronics and nanometrology.
In our brains, information processing circuits - neurons - evolve continuously to solve complex problems. Now, an international research team from Japan and Michigan Technological University has created a similar process of circuit evolution in an organic molecular layer that can solve complex problems.
A team of EU-funded researchers has become the first in the world to work out the structure of a transporter protein in all three main structural states. Transporter proteins are responsible for ferrying substances into and out of cells and the new findings could lead to new drugs for a range of diseases and disorders.
IBM scientists have created a 3D map of the earth so small that 1,000 of them could fit on one grain of salt. The scientists accomplished this by means of a new, breakthrough technique that uses a tiny, silicon tip with a sharp apex - 100,000 times smaller than a sharpened pencil - to create patterns and structures as small as 15 nanometers at greatly reduced cost and complexity.
The Drug Research Academy at the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Copenhagen and Paraytec (York, UK) announce the first mini-symposium on surface dissolution imaging, which will be held in the University of Copenhagen on 19th May 2010.
Biobanks, ocean monitoring, wind energy, and micro- and nanotechnology are being given a powerful boost in terms of research equipment. Four national research facilities were recently granted allocations totalling NOK 210 million.