Frans Spaepen, director of the Rowland Institute, will serve as interim director of Harvard University's Center for Nanoscale Systems (CNS) starting July 1, upon completion of his term as interim dean of Harvard?s School of Engineering and Applied Sciences.
A huge consortium of European researchers is solving some of the fundamental obstacles blocking real quantum computing applications in the short term. At the same time, it is helping to pave the way to a quantum computer.
Researchers at the University of Chicago and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory have developed an "electronic glue" that could accelerate advances in semiconductor-based technologies, including solar cells and thermoelectric devices that convert sun light and waste heat, respectively, into useful electrical energy.
Elsevier today announced that it will host the Tetrahedron Virtual Conference - a real-time virtual platform offering low cost online access to the high quality content to be presented at the Tenth Tetrahedron Symposium in Paris, France, 24-26 June 2009.
Michael Creutz, a physicist at the U.S. Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory, has received a Humboldt Research Award, which will allow him to spend up to one year working on a long-term research project with specialist colleagues at a research institution in Germany.
The Knowledge Foundation announced today that more than 100 organizations from around the world will participate in the 14th Biodetection Technologies conference to be held in Baltimore, MD from June 25-26, 2009.
More than 400 people were in attendance as the College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering of the University at Albany hosted a Job Fair to assist M+W Zander in building its project management team to support the construction of GlobalFoundries' computer chip manufacturing facility in Malta.
Scientists have identified for the first time a mechanism by which nanoparticles cause lung damage and have demonstrated that it can be combated by blocking the process involved, taking a step toward addressing the growing concerns over the safety of nanotechnology.
Engineers from the University of Pennsylvania, Sandia National Laboratories and Rice University have demonstrated the formation of interconnected carbon nanostructures on graphene substrate in a simple assembly process that involves heating few-layer graphene sheets to sublimation using electric current that may eventually lead to a new paradigm for building integrated carbon-based devices.