Only a few days after the release of the Environmental Working Group's (EWG) '2009 Sunscreen Investigation' report, a coalition of public interest groups including Friends of the Earth (FoE), Consumers Union and the International Center for Technology Assessment (CTA) have taken position in the highly controversial debate about the safety of sunscreens containing manufactured nanomaterials.
Es ist der Traum vieler Materialwissenschaftler: ein Materialsystem, das die Vorteile von magnetischen Metallen (dauerhafte Informationsspeicherung) mit denen von Halbleitern (ultraschnelle Informationsverarbeitung) vereint.
Stubborn layers of paint had kept them hidden for several decades, but the bluish, purplish and reddish hues of a 1919 painting by 20th-century artist N.C. Wyeth have finally come to light, thanks to cutting-edge technologies developed at the Cornell High Energy Synchrotron Source (CHESS).
A new project to speed up the transfer of groundbreaking research and development from the North West Laser Engineering Consortium (NWLEC) to Northwest businesses has been given the go ahead following the confirmation of an 882,000 pound investment from the Northwest European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).
A new process for creating ultrathin, ultrasmall inorganic light-emitting diodes (LEDs) and assembling them into large arrays offers new classes of lighting and display systems with interesting properties, such as see-through construction and mechanical flexibility, that would be impossible to achieve with existing technologies.
The research underpinning this new book was intended to better enable an informed national debate and to affect international debate on the potential role and impact of nanotechnology and emerging science on national defense and homeland security.
Professor Paul O'Brien and his research team in the School of Chemistry at The University of Manchester are joining forces with Murata Manufacturing Co. Ltd, a Japan based manufacturer, to form a new research collaboration.
In future, it will be possible to detect malignant tumors more rapidly and more reliably - with instruments that combine magnetic resonance tomography and positron emission tomography, two conventional methods in medical diagnostics.
Researchers at Wake Forest University School of Medicine have destroyed prostate cancer tumors in mice by injecting them with specially-coated, miniscule carbon tubes and then superheating the tubes with a brief zap of a laser.
The funding will allow the ALS - one of the world's brightest sources of ultraviolet and soft x-ray beams - to upgrade its facilities and maintain its position at the cutting edge of soft x-ray science.