During opening testimony before the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development, Argonne's Don Hillebrand noted that while the United States is the dominant player in the development of battery materials and chemistries for hybrid vehicles and Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles (PHEV) with the help of progressive research conducted at U.S. Department of Energy national laboratories, including Argonne, the nation lags behind the world in adopting capabilities to make such batteries.
he Roy J. Carver Charitable Trust of Muscatine, Iowa has made a $1 million grant to support the University Iowa's acquisition of a field emission transmission electron microscope (FETEM) that will advance biomedical and physical science research and education at the UI.
Instead of trying to produce energy without creating CO2 gases, researchers are looking for a way to sequester the greenhouse gases that are produced at the source so they don't reach the atmosphere, literally creating a kind of chemical filter for, say, a coal power plant.
Here is our Slow News Friday story for today. Nano Pet Products, LLC, a company dedicated to bringing cleaner and healthier pet products to pet owners worldwide through nanotechnology, debuts its Dog Gone Smart Wear brand dog apparel.
To recognize the continuing contributions that Scanning Probe Microscopes (SPMs) have made to advances in Nanotechnology, an International SPM Image Competition last year identified important and remarkable SPM images.
The Laboratory of Metal Physics and Technology, Department of Materials at the ETH Zurich (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology) is looking for one postdoc and two Ph.D. candidates interested in nano-optics and surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy (SERS).
Scientists from the University of Reading have discovered that proteins stick, slide and cluster on solid surfaces. The way in which proteins cluster on a surface affects their activity and the findings from this research will help to develop new materials for use in medical and dental implants.
Liming Dai, a University of Dayton chemical and materials engineering professor, and Yiling Hong, a UD assistant biology professor have made a breakthrough in determining the safety of microscopic carbon materials sometimes used for gene, drug or cancer therapies.
Professor Ijeoma Uchegbu, Chair in Pharmaceutical Nanoscience at the School of Pharmacy, University of London, and Peter Noyce, Professor of Pharmacy Practice and Director of The Workforce Academy, The University of Manchester, will be the respective Science and Practice Chairs for the 2009 British Pharmaceutical Conference.
VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, Helsinki University of Technology TKK and UPM to establish an internationally unique Finnish Centre for Nanocellulosic Technologies Science, research and industrial partners are turning nanotechnology into evolving product platform.
A summary of the National Nanotechnology Initiative (NNI) Fiscal Year 2009 Budget was released today by the Nanoscale Science, Engineering, and Technology (NSET) Subcommittee of the National Science and Technology Council's Committee on Technology.
The Nanoscale Science, Engineering, and Technology (NSET) Subcommittee of the National Science and Technology Council's Committee on Technology today released a document describing the National Nanotechnology Initiative's (NNI) strategy for addressing priority research on the environment, health and safety (EHS) aspects of nanomaterials.
Researchers in Civil and Environmental Engineering at MIT reveal that the strength of a biological material like spider silk lies in the specific geometric configuration of structural proteins, which have small clusters of weak hydrogen bonds that work cooperatively to resist force and dissipate energy.
Finland's national nanotechnology initiative FinNano is rapidly advancing on the international scene. Its record-sized delegation was highly visible at nano tech 2008, the world's largest nanotechnology exhibition in Tokyo. Several cooperation agreements were established during the event. One of the most important was the extension of cooperation between NOF Corporation, a consortium of Finnish industrial companies, and the University of Oulu.