Superconductivity appears to rely on very different mechanisms in two varieties of iron-based superconductors. The insight comes from research groups that are making bold statements about the correct description of superconductivity in iron-based compounds.
If that office inkjet printer has become just another fixture, it's time to take a fresh look at it. Similar technology may soon be used to develop paper-based biosensors that can detect certain harmful toxins that can cause food poisoning or be used as bioterrorism agents.
University of Canterbury physicist Associate Professor Simon Brown hopes a report published this week will spur the New Zealand Government to face up to the challenges nanotechnology poses for this country.
Three scientists with the U.S. Department of Energy?s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) were among the 100 researchers named by President Barack Obama to receive the prestigious Presidential Early Career for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE) Award, the highest honor bestowed by the United States government on early-career researchers.
Rashid Zia, assistant professor of engineering, has been named one of this year's winners of the Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers. The White House named the latest group of winners this week.
Ob Medizin, nachhaltige Energieversorgung oder Umweltschutz, ohne Nanotechnologie lassen sich die Herausforderungen der Zukunft nicht meistern. Parallel dazu gelte es aber auch, potenzielle Risiken - etwa von freien Nanopartikeln - unter die Lupe zu nehmen, so das Fazit der NanoConvention, an der am 6. Juli in Zurich rund 150 Nano-Interessierte aus Forschung, Industrie, Verwaltung und dem Finanzsektor teilnahmen.
Some fun stuff to ease your way into the weekend: Here is our Slow News Friday story for this week, which again doubles as our soon to be launched Nanotechnology Snake Oil Special. "Swiss Botanical Nanotechnology Tea Colon Cleanser" anyone?
Quantum technologies have become the Holy Grail of the IT industry with research projects springing up all over Europe. Now a major effort is being made to spur development by adopting a coordinated, structured approach.