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.
UC Riverside's Chun Ning (Jeanie) Lau has received a national honor that few outstanding researchers who are beginning their independent research careers are given. Lau, an associate professor of physics, is one of the recipients of the Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE) for the 2008 competition. PECASE represents the highest honor a beginning scientist or engineer can receive in the United States.
DNA could be the answer to sorting different kinds of carbon nanotubes, say US researchers. Short strings of synthetic DNA wind onto nanotubes in a very sequence-dependent way, which has allowed researchers to separate 12 of the most common types of tubes from the inevitable mixtures that form when nanotubes are synthesised.