Thin Film Today have recently announced the launch of the 2nd Thin Film Solar Summit US, taking place on December 1-2 in San Francisco. Speakers from the DOE, the three largest thin-film manufacturers and many other industry leaders will discuss crucial issues on securing finance and latest technological advances that reduces costs and boost efficiencies.
Researchers at Swansea University's Centre for NanoHealth have been awarded GBP1 million by the Research Councils' Nanoscience through Engineering to Application cross-council programme to analyse the levels at which nanoparticles can be deemed safe within cells.
Researchers in California are reporting development of a so-called 'NanoPen' that could provide a quick, convenient way of laying down patterns of nanoparticles - from wires to circuits - for making futuristic electronic devices, medical diagnostic tests, and other much-anticipated nanotech applications.
A research team led by Lucas Pelkmans at ETH Zurich has managed to decipher a well-known phenomenon that had, until now, remained unexplained: why cells of the same type can react differently and what the reason for this is.
The Inaugural International Conference on Surface Metrology will bring scientists and engineers from more than 10 disciplines to WPI between Oct. 26 and 28 to explore how studying the roughness of surfaces can reveal a wealth of useful information.
Predatory fish are well aware of the problem: In a swarm of small fish it is hard to isolate prey. A similar situation can be found in the microcosm of atoms and molecules, whose behavior is influenced by 'swarms' of electrons. In order to achieve control over single electrons in a bunch, ultrashort light pulses of a few femtoseconds duration are needed. Physicists succeeded for the first time to use light for controlling single, negatively charged elementary particles in a bunch of electrons.
University of California, Irvine Extension, the continuing education arm of UC Irvine, announced the appointment of Dave Dimas, Ph.D. as the director for its engineering, sciences and technology programs.
A team of Northwestern University researchers has introduced the power of nanodiamonds as a novel gene delivery technology that combines key properties in one approach: enhanced delivery efficiency along with outstanding biocompatibility.
EUMINAfab offers open access to machines and know-how in micro- and nanotechnologies for users from science and industry. Today, this European infrastructure facility coordinated by KIT is starting operation.