Research reported in the September issue of the journal Nature Nanotechnology finds that nanoscience and nanotechnology indeed are highly multidisciplinary - but not much more so than other modern disciplines such as medicine or electrical engineering that also draw on multiple areas of science and technology.
Fifty years after it was originally discovered, scientists at the Friedrich Miescher Institute for Biomedical Research have elucidated the function of a microscopic network of tubules found in neurons. This structure modulates the strength of connections between two neurons, thereby contributing to our ability to learn and to adapt to new situations.
Researchers isolated bacteria with large numbers of tiny projections called pili which were more efficient at transferring electrons to generate power in fuel cells than bacteria with a smooth surface.
The University of Arkansas Board of Trustees Friday approved a $34 million bond issue for UALR that will generate $31.6 million for capital projects over the next three years, including a $9 million nanotechnology center.
Funded by the National Science Foundation through the Center for Hierarchical Manufacturing at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, the goals of the NNN are to build a network of experts and organizations that facilitates the transition of nanotechnologies from core laboratory research to production manufacturing and to foster technology transfer and information exchange between all community stakeholders.
A primitive quantum computer that uses single particles of light (photons) whizzing through a silicon chip has performed its first mathematical calculation. This is the first time a calculation has been performed on a photonic chip and it is major step forward in the quest to realise a super-powerful quantum computer.
The country's virtually nonexistent nanotechnology industry will need 150,000 specialists by 2015, Rusnano chief Anatoly Chubais told reporters at the Bauman State Technical University, where he unveiled the corporation's educational program Wednesday.
How safe are nanoparticles? Amanda Barnard, at the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation, Clayton, Australia, reveals how computation can help to identify and prevent nanohazards.