Berkeley Lab scientists stunned the world in 2006 when they proved they could accelerate electrons to very high energies (1 GeV, or a billion electron volts) in a distance of centimeters rather than hundreds of meters. Using the same concepts, those scientists plan to take the project to the next level and build a laser-based accelerator capable of zapping electron beams to energies exceeding 10 GeV in a distance of just one meter.
Ken Matsuoka and co-workers at the RIKEN Plant Science Center in Yokohama, Kyushu University in Fukuoka and Niigata University have discovered a subcellular structure in plants that carries proteins and glycans to the correct locations, especially outside of the cell.
An international team, led by Shingo Nagano from the RIKEN SPring-8 Center in Harima and Hiroyasu Onaka from Toyama Prefectural University, has uncovered the vital role of water in the generation of the antitumor drug staurosporine.
In a landmark technical achievement, investigators in the Vanderbilt Center for Structural Biology have used nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) methods to determine the structure of the largest membrane-spanning protein to date.
Singularity University - the new academic institution with the goal of preparing the next generation of leaders to address "humanity's grand challenges" - today announced the selection of 40 students to represent the inaugural class for the Graduate Summer Program.
A project under way at the U.S. Department of Energy's Savannah River National Laboratory will study how special coatings that mimic structures found in nature can increase the usefulness of solar energy as a vital part of the nation's future energy strategy.
A research team based at The Australian National University has developed a breakthrough approach to generate quantum entanglement, where information is coded in the physical relationship between two objects.
Composite materials such as fiberglass, which take on a mix of properties of their constituent compounds, have been around for decades. Now, an MIT materials scientist is taking composites to the nanoscale, where entirely new properties, not found in any of the original compounds, can emerge.
Nano 2012 is a cooperation program which aims to boost the technological lead and competitive position of the Grenoble area in the changing conditions of the global semiconductor industry and consolidate its leadership position in the development of (32 and 22 nm) CMOS technologies and derivative technologies for system-on-chips.
U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced that the Senate Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies have approved the FY10 Appropriations Bill which includes $500,000 for the University at Albany's College of Nanoscience and Engineering.
Graphen, ein zweidimensionaler Kristall, leitet Elektrizität und damit Wärme erstaunlich gut und gilt deshalb als vielversprechendes Material für immer kleiner werdende Elektronikkomponenten und für die Optoelektronik, die Information mit einer Kombination der herkömmlichen Elektronik und Licht verarbeitet.
Nenad Ban from the Institute of Molecular Biology and Biophysics has become the first person to win the Max Rössler Prize. The ETH Zurich professor won the award and 200,000 Swiss francs in prize money for his outstanding teaching and research in the field of molecular structural biology.
A revolutionary new protein stabilisation technique has been developed by scientists funded by the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) which could lead to 30 per cent more proteins being available as potential targets for drug development - opening up exciting possibilities in drug discovery