ThyssenKrupp Steel Europe AG and the state of North Rhine-Westphalia are jointly funding the Center for Electrochemical Sciences (CES) at Ruhr University Bochum. The new center is also cooperating with the Max Planck Institute for Iron Research. It will focus on a discipline which is regarded as the basis for numerous high-tech applications.
MIT researchers have demonstrated the first laser built from germanium that can emit wavelengths of light useful for optical communications. It's also the first germanium laser to operate at room temperature.
Infineum UK Limited along with 14 other partners have secured funding from the Framework Programme 7 of the EC to start the collaborative project AddNano on 1 October 2009. The strong partnership from industry and academia across Europe and Israel, will work on the development of new formulation lubricants with improved performance.
Lumerical Solutions has donated FDTD Solutions Engine licenses to ScotGrid, one of the largest grid computing sites in the United Kingdom. The donated licenses will enable photonics researchers at academic institutions to perform large-scale simulations of devices such as silicon photonics components, solid-state light emitters, and thin-film solar cells.
In an advance with overtones of Star Trek phasers and other sci-fi ray guns, scientists in Canada are reporting development of an internal on-off 'switch' that paralyzes animals when exposed to a beam of ultraviolet light. The animals stay paralyzed even when the light is turned off. When exposed to ordinary light, the animals become unparalyzed and wake up.
INSCX - Integrated Nano-Science Commodity Exchange, a patent-pending project to develop a global commodity exchange platform for trade in nano objects, materials and commodities, has formalised an agreement with AssuredNano to co-ordinate the global accreditation of supply onto the market platform which is scheduled to launch in the UK early 2011.
The Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) announced $5 million in funding today for the establishment of the NSERC Photovoltaic Innovation Network. The Network is comprised of 29 top scientists and engineers working in the field of advanced solar cell research at 13 universities across Canada. Eleven private sector companies are also part of the network.
Bislang leiden die Fertigungsprozesse fuer OLEDs noch unter Kinderkrankheiten, was die Herstellung groesserer OLED-Bildschirme und Beleuchtungssysteme weiterhin massiv erschwert. An dieser Stelle setzt das vom Bundesministerium fuer Bildung und Forschung (BMBF) gefoerderte Verbundprojekt NEMO (Neue Materialien fuer OLEDs aus Loesung) an.
Finland has made its first specific commitment to the development of European biomedical research infrastructures (BMS ESFRIs) by supporting a joint pilot infrastructure project in bioinformatics (ELIXIR), biobanking (BBMRI) and translational research (EATRIS).
Eine neu aufgelegte und aktualisierte Studie des Fraunhofer IAO, die im Auftrag des Hessischen Wirtschaftsministeriums erstellt wurde, zeigt die Innovationspotenziale der Nanotechnologie fuer Umwelttechnologien auf. Unternehmen bietet die Broschuere praktische Ansatzpunkte fuer einen Technologietransfer sowie eine Auflistung der wichtigsten Kontakte.
The Shanghai-based synchrotron, which uses super-powerful X-rays to resolve the structure of matter down to the level of atoms, has detected evidence that acupuncture points differ from other parts of the body.