Advanced composite materials are playing a vital role in improved design and reduced operating costs for renewable energy technologies. Research presented today [Tuesday 30 June] will highlight how wind, marine and solar power could address these challenges within the renewable energy industry.
Until now, researchers have focused on 2D origami, but Makoto Komiyama and Akinori Kuzuya at the University of Tokyo have shifted their focus to 3D structures. The pair folded DNA strands into an open-box shape and identified it using atomic force microscopy.
Tel Aviv University researcher Prof. Noam Eliaz of the TAU School of Mechanical Engineering has developed an electrochemical process for coating metal implants which vastly improves their functionality, longevity and integration into the body.
The book, entitled Bionanodesign, discusses the design of nanostructures using Nature for inspiration. The main mission of the publication is to satisfy the demands that motivate the search for first principles in engineering biologically inspired nanostructures.
Within the area of nanotechnology, the study of nanoscale and bio-inspired integrated computing has attracted major attention in recent years. This is the first book to specifically focus on the computing aspects of nanotechnology for engineers, computer engineers, and biomedical engineers who are interested in designing faster and denser computing architectures and algorithms.
Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada is assisting Canadian research nationally in the mission to find a cause of and cure for brain tumours with the announcement of its annual grants-in-aid program recipients.