Microscopic organisms from bacteria and cyanobacteria, to fungi and microalgae, are biological factories that are proving to be efficient sources of inexpensive, environmentally friendly biofuels that can serve as alternatives to oil, according to research presented at the 109th General Meeting of the American Society for Microbiology.
The E.ON Research Award was presented to nine outstanding projects by international universities and institutes in the field of research into the use of nanotechnology in the energy sector at the E.ON headquarters in Dusseldorf.
This year's E.ON Research Awards topic was on the application of nanotechnology in the energy sector. The awards were given to nine outstanding projects by 11 universities and institutes from six countries - the UK, Sweden, Greece, USA, Australia and Germany.
An Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC)-funded lab at the University Of Waterloo has laid the groundwork for a lithium battery that can store and deliver more than three times the power of conventional lithium ion batteries.
A UN global chemicals forum on safe and sustainable chemicals management agreed last week to address four emerging policy issues in the sector: nanotechnology, e-waste, chemicals in everyday products and lead in paint.
James Gimzewski, UCLA Distinguished Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry and a member of the California NanoSystems Institute at UCLA, was today elected a 2009 fellow of Britain's prestigious Royal Society in recognition of his scientific excellence.
Erlanger Wissenschaftler haben eine Art molekularen Anker entwickelt, der sich an der Aussenwand der Kohlenstoffzylinder anlagert. Er wirkt dort wie Seife, verhindert, dass die Nano-Roehrchen aneinander kleben und macht die Roehrchen wasserloeslich.
A team of University of Oregon biologists, using fruit flies, has created a way to isolate RNA from specific cells, opening a new window on how gene expression drives normal development and disease-causing breakdowns.
The ASME IShow provides the full experience of product development and commercialization to undergraduate and graduate students, bridging the gap between engineering knowledge and practical business skills.
Cost is one of the main disadvantages of the use of renewable energies. Through the thesis 'Preparation and study of thin films for photovoltaic applications' presented at the Universitat Jaume I, Teodor Krassimirov is aiming to make the development of efficient solar panels easier and cheaper.
While the physics of graphene has been thoroughly explored, chemical functionalization of graphene has proven to be elusive. Now researchers at Northwestern University have identified conditions for chemically functionalizing graphene with the organic semiconductor perylene-3,4,9,10-tetracarboxylic-dianhydride (PTCDA).
Scientists have devised a new technique for real-time detection of freely moving individual neutral atoms that is more than 99.7% accurate and sensitive enough to discern the arrival of a single atom in less than one-millionth of a second, about 20 times faster than the best previous methods.