The new projects will include developing unmanned, hovering aircraft for bridge inspections, a high-speed sorting system for recycling aerospace metals, and nanomaterials for advanced batteries, among other projects.
Scientists at Georgia Tech have developed a nanolithographic technique that can produce high-resolution patterns of at least three different chemicals on a single chip at writing speeds of up to one millimeter per second.
Within the Marie Curie Network, CONTACT, industrial partners will work closely together with research institutions. The young researchers, who will be mainly be recruited over the next year, will have the opportunity of working both at well-known research institutions and commercial companies - in seven different European countries.
The military have been quicker than most to appreciate the potential of nanotechnology. More money is being spent on nanotechnology research for military applications than for any other area. The latest issue of NANO Magazine sheds light on this 'dark corner' of nanotechnology.
Chemists and biologists from the University of Bath have developed a new technique that could be used to diagnose and develop treatments for age-related conditions like Alzheimer's disease, diabetes and cancer.
Prof. Regine Hengge at the Department of Biology, Chemistry, and Pharmacy at Freie Universitaet Berlin has been awarded funding from the European Research Council (ERC) for her research project to investigate the formation of bacterial biofilms.
In cooperation with eight partners, KIT scientists are currently working on the development of highly efficient methods for hydrogen production from microalgae. The German BMBF is funding the 'HydroMicPro' project with a total of 2.1 million euros.
The S$50 million jointly funded centre by Nanyang Technological University (NTU) and EDB named VIRTUS (Latin for 'excellence'), aims to be a world-class IC design house, developing key technologies required to design integrated circuits and systems for applications in medical technology, clean technology and consumer electronics.
FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology), a not-for-profit organization founded by inventor Dean Kamen to inspire young people's interest and participation in science and technology and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) today announced a global strategic alliance and a U.S. pilot program to promote the importance of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) in K-12 education.
A new microscopic system devised by researchers in MIT's department of materials science and engineering, in collaboration with researchers in Germany and Boston University, could provide a novel method for moving tiny objects inside a microchip, and could also provide new insights into how cells and other objects are transported around within the body.
University of Toronto quantum optics researchers Sajeev John and Xun Ma have discovered new behaviours of light within photonic crystals that could lead to faster optical information processing and compact computers that don't overheat.
Tiny nanoprobes have shown to be effective in delivering cancer drugs more directly to tumor cells - mitigating the damage to nearby healthy cells - and Purdue University research has shown that the nanoprobes are getting the drugs to right cellular compartments.