A gathering of researchers in the humanities, social sciences, physical sciences, and engineering to reflect on technological, cultural, literary, ethical, and social aspects of nanotechnology, the burgeoning science of atomic- and molecular-scale engineering and manufacture.
A wireless, nano-scale voltmeter developed at the University of Michigan is overturning conventional wisdom about the physical environment inside cells. It may someday help researchers tackle such tricky medical issues as why cancer cells grow out of control and how damaged nerves might be mended.
Water chemistry and mineralogy are scientific fields that have been around long enough to develop extensive knowledge and technologies. The boundary of water and rock, however, is not a thin wet line but the huge new field of nanoparticle science.
Rochester Institute of Technology is expanding its research and technology transfer efforts in renewable energy development and sustainability thanks to recent funding awards from the U.S. Departments of Energy and Defense.
The New York Times today carries an article that deals with the recent Cornell University research describing how blending nanoscale particles of clay into a biodegradable plastic made it stronger yet quicker to decompose in compost.
The University of Queensland's Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology (AIBN) and The Dow Chemical Company today announced a research alliance combining AIBN's research expertise with Dow's market knowledge.
Researchers have developed a new generation of biomimetic membranes for water treatment and drug delivery. The highly permeable and selective membranes are based on the incorporation of the functional water channel protein Aquaporin Z into a novel A-B-A triblock copolymer.
Opponents to nanotechnology say it's a much scarier prospect than GM (genetically modified) food, and while it can make food look better and last longer, there are fears about how it might affect the human body.