It seems that reality is catching up with science fiction fast. On TV, the latest Knight Rider series features a car that embraces nanotechnology to change colors and morph into similar car forms temporarily. Yesterday, BMW introduced it's GINA Light Visionary Model.
Security and law enforcement officials may some day have a new ally - a universal detection system that can monitor the air for virtually all of the major threat agents that could be used by terrorists.
One looks at the 'small science' of nanomaterials, the other looks at big picture issues with the Canadian health care system. Today at The University of Western Ontario, both Francois Lagugne-Labarthet and Amardeep Thind were awarded Canada Research Chairs - one of the country's most prestigious research awards.
NanoQuebec has taken a new step in its organizational development by naming its first President and Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Jean Bourbonnais, Chairman of the Board of Directors, announces the appointment of Dr. Robert Crawhall to the position effective July 2.
A team of Penn State researchers has shown for the first time that the entire class of non-magnetic materials, such as those used in some computer components, could have considerably more uses than scientists had thought.
Materials researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have developed a simplified, low-cost process for producing high-quality, water-soluble quantum dots for biological research.
hile the results may not rival the artistry of glassblowers in Europe and Latin America, researchers have found beauty in a new fabrication technique called 'nanoglassblowing' that creates nanoscale fluidic devices used to isolate and study single molecules in solution - including individual DNA strands.
Two Arizona State University researchers from the electrical engineering department's Nanostructures Research Group have proposed a solution to one of the most controversial conundrums of quantum computing and, in the process, may have taken a significant step toward realizing a quantum computing future.
In Homer's watercolor 'For to be a Farmer's Boy,' painted in 1887, some of the red and yellow pigments have faded in the sky, leaving that area virtually without color. To determine what the original colors were, researchers are using surface enhanced Raman spectroscopy (SERS).
The Institute for NanoBioTechnology at Johns Hopkins University has been awarded a $1.6 million T-32 National Cancer Institute training grant to recruit two outstanding trainees every year with MD and/or PhD degrees and diverse backgrounds in either biochemistry, physics, molecular/cellular/cancer biology, or an engineering/physics discipline.
Using one of the world's most powerful sources of man-made radiation, physicists from UC San Diego, Columbia University and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory have uncovered new secrets about the properties of graphene.