Scientists have long studied how atoms and molecules structure themselves into intricate clusters. Unlocking the design secrets of Nature offers lessons in engineering artificial systems that could self-assemble into any desired form.
A consortium led by SAFENANO from the Institute of Occupational Medicine has been awarded two contracts by the Institute for Health and Consumer Protection of the European Commission's Directorate General Joint Research Centre (JRC) concerning the development of specific advice on the assessment of nanomaterials under REACH.
Molecular Origami is a process that allows researchers to build nano-sized structures out of DNA (or RNA). To help illustrate the basics of DNA origami, Harvard's Wyss Institute has created a Flash-based interactive feature that allows users to build virtual nanostructures by sequencing a simple, abstract representation of a DNA molecule and then allowing it to self assemble.
Semiconductor technologists from a wide range of fields can join the search for solutions to the industry's most challenging issues at the 2010 SEMATECH Knowledge Series (SKS) of meetings, workshops and symposia.
The College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering (CNSE) and the JSC Innovative Technopark (IDEA) in the Republic of Tatarstan today signed a Memorandum of Understanding to establish a framework for collaboration in nanotechnology education, research and commercialization.
To develop a fast, cheap and accurate technology for determining the level of radiation exposure victims might suffer in a nuclear incident, Stanford is leading a new federally funded consortium of academic, government and industry researchers.
The tool, a peptide called PEG-POD, provides a vehicle for therapeutic genes and may help researchers develop therapies for degenerative eye disorders such as retinitis pigmentosa and age-related macular degeneration.
New research at the A. James Clark School of Engineering could prevent bacterial infections using tiny biochemical machines that can confuse bacteria and stop them from spreading, without the use of antibiotics.
How can an active principle be delivered in a controlled way? Until now, there was no obvious answer to this question. Now however, researchers at the CNRS Paul Pascal Research Center in Bordeaux have designed smart capsules that are able to release their contents on demand, simply by raising the temperature.