Nanowerk readers have read our Spotlight "Gutenberg's grandchildren in nanotechnology labs" about IBM's nanoparticle printing technique with single-particle resolution already last week. Now the Associated Press is catching up, too, and runs the following news story today.
A report released last week by the European Commission summarizes the actions taken and progress made during 2005-2007 in relation to the key areas identified in the Nanosciences & Nanotechnology Action Plan.
The research center for Advanced Carbon Materials at AIST, Japan invites highly-motivated applicants from various research backgrounds for post-doctoral positions to work on the development of nanotechnology, nanomaterials, and nanodevices.
According to a new model, the processes of electrochemical oxidation within separate aerosol particles are the basis for the phenomenon of ball lightning, which is a cloud of composite nano or submicron particles, where each particle is a spontaneously formed nanobattery which is short-circuited by the surface discharge because it is of such a small size.