In Homer's watercolor 'For to be a Farmer's Boy,' painted in 1887, some of the red and yellow pigments have faded in the sky, leaving that area virtually without color. To determine what the original colors were, researchers are using surface enhanced Raman spectroscopy (SERS).
The Institute for NanoBioTechnology at Johns Hopkins University has been awarded a $1.6 million T-32 National Cancer Institute training grant to recruit two outstanding trainees every year with MD and/or PhD degrees and diverse backgrounds in either biochemistry, physics, molecular/cellular/cancer biology, or an engineering/physics discipline.
Using one of the world's most powerful sources of man-made radiation, physicists from UC San Diego, Columbia University and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory have uncovered new secrets about the properties of graphene.
A Canterbury University student whose research into producing ultra-fine, nano fibres was honoured in the 2006 MacDiarmid Young Scientists of the Year Awards has gone to help develop an electrospinning machine that is being sold to research laboratories around the world.
Molecular transport across cellular membranes is essential to many of life's processes, for example electrical signaling in nerves, muscles and synapses. Researchers are now mimicking that process with manmade carbon nanotube membranes.
Companies selling carbon and graphite will be required to submit full health and safety data for the substances under the European Union's stringent new chemical safety laws, amid concerns that their nanotechnology forms may be dangerous to people, E.U. officials said Monday.