In die Nanomechanik kommt Bewegung. Wissenschaftlern der Universitaet Bonn ist es erstmals gelungen, aus DNA-Doppelstraengen ein Molekuel, ein so genanntes Rotaxan, herzustellen, dessen Einzelteile mechanisch frei beweglich sind.
Aydogan Ozcan, whose invention of a novel lensless imaging technology for use in telemedicine could radically transform global health care, has now taken his work a step further - or tinier: The UCLA engineer has created a miniature microscope, the world's smallest and lightest for telemedicine applications.
Researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison recently made a significant first step toward understanding how to control the growth of the nanotubes, nanowires and nanorods needed for renewable energy and other technology applications.
Researchers have developed a novel biosensor chip that not only recognizes proteins that are characteristic for specific diseases, but also can show if these proteins are changed through the influence of disease or drugs.
The London Centre for Nanotechnology (LCN) is pleased to announce the creation of over 20 new Ph. D. positions for the current academic year. The positions cover all aspects of research at the LCN and are available immediately.
For their achievements in promoting German-Polish cooperation in science, Professor Dr. Alfred Forchel from Wuerzburg and Professor Dr. Jan Misiewicz from Wroclaw, both physicists, will receive the Copernicus Award of the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG, German Research Foundation) and the Foundation for Polish Science (FNP).
A new solar concentrator design from an electrical engineering Ph.D. student at the University of California, San Diego could lead to solar concentrators that are less expensive and require fewer photovoltaic cells than existing solar concentrators.