Researchers from Helsinki University of Technology (Finland), University of New South Wales (Australia), and University of Melbourne (Australia) have succeeded in building a working transistor, whose active region composes only of a single phosphorus atom in silicon.
A coating on windows or solar panels that repels grime and dirt? Expanded battery storage capacities for the next electric car? New research details a breakthrough in assembling peptides at the nano-scale level that could make these futuristic visions come true in just a few years.
Zur Staerkung und Ergaenzung der Nanowissenschaften an der LMU Muenchen ist an der Fakultaet fuer Physik zum naechstmoeglichen Zeitpunkt eine Professur (W3) fuer Experimentalphysik 'Nanomaterialien und Energieumwandlung' zu besetzen.
NanoCentral is instituting a Resource Guide to Nanotechnology and Nanomaterials services. Called NanoPerspective, the guide will initially be a UK-focused edition, but will develop over time to include the key European and American markets.
The UK Government-backed Technology Strategy Board is to manage a unique competition that will see a GBP 5 million ($8.3 million) prize awarded to British business to develop innovative composite manufacturing techniques for high-performance, high-value products.
This Mission will focus on production processes for manufacturing nanomaterials for renewable energy applications such as photovoltaics, batteries, supercapacitors, hydrogen storage, fuel cells, bio-derived energy, thermoelectric and insulation materials.
Toxicology, mechanical engineering, nanoscience and veterinary medicine are the subjects of four major new EU-funded research initiatives launched recently in the Czech Republic. The projects, which will share over CZK 2 billion (EUR 77 million), are financed under the Operational Programme Research and Development for Innovation, which receives EU support through the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).
A team of scientists from Brookhaven National Laboratory, Harvard University, and the Indian Institute of Science has made a major step in understanding how molecules locate the genetic information in DNA that is necessary to carry out important biological processes.
A little bit of gas can provide a lot of important information which can be used for things as diverse as saving lives during fires and making vehicles run more efficiently. Now a new generation of optical sensors, developed by European researchers, is revolutionising trace gas detection.
Researchers have used lasers to create the first practical macroscopic yarns from boron nitride fibers, opening the door for an array of applications, from radiation-shielded spacecraft to stronger body armor.
This book explores in an accessible and informative way how nanotechnology is likely to impact the lives of ordinary people in the coming years and why ethical reflection on nanotechnology is needed now.
A global database of government documents on nanotechnology is being launched by three law professors at Arizona State University who, with their colleagues in Australia and Belgium, have corralled and organized a massive number of regulatory documents dealing with the rapidly advancing technology.