Virtual characters, or avatars, will be part of a new learning tool designed to attract and retain young European science students. An EU-funded project is developing a programme that emphasises teaching scientific concepts in an interactive environment. The main purpose of the three-year project is to get students more involved in the learning process and to capture their interest in science.
To determine the true shape of particles, experts at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and Imre Consulting devised SPLAT II, a single particle mass spectrometer that provides extremely precise particle measurements.
In a development that holds much promise for the future of solar cells made from nanocrystals, and the use of solar energy to produce clean and renewable liquid transportation fuels, researchers have reported a technique by which the electrical conductivity of nanorod crystals of the semiconductor cadmium-selenide was increased 100,000 times.
A University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences researcher on the cutting edge of nanotechnology has been awarded $2.3 million in three grants to further groundbreaking developments in the prevention of lethal cancer metastasis and take his team's findings to the first clinical trial of its kind.
Grosse Elektronikzulieferer wie Bosch suchen seit Jahren nach einem Messsystem, das die mechanische Belastung von Mikrosystemen online erfassen kann. In dem BMBF-Verbundprojekt iForceSens ist ein solches System entwickelt worden.
Das Fraunhofer-Institut fuer Schicht- und Oberflaechentechnik IST hat erfolgreich eine COST Action zum Thema 'hochionisierte gepulste Plasma Prozesse - HIPP Prozesse' initiiert und uebernimmt nun die Leitung dieser Aktion.
h+ magazine, a quarterly online periodical covering the news and obsessions of fans of radical technological change - a scene sometimes called 'transhumanism' - is going into print with its fourth issue.
The European Cooperation in Science and Technology (COST) invites researchers throughout Europe to submit proposals for research networks and use this unique opportunity to exchange knowledge and to embark on new European perspectives.