Facettenreiche Einblicke in die Welt der Nanotechnologie - von neuen Forschungsansaetzen ueber aussergewoehnliche Karrierewege bis zu exzellenten Kompetenzzentren - vermittelt erneut das Magazin 'Nanotechnologie aktuell' in seiner Ausgabe 2009.
Starting out with a review of the principles of nanophotonics, this book covers a wide range of novel nanofabrication technologies. The internationally recognized editor pioneered this field of research and here he has gathered together a team of authors to highlight the technical details and procedures for both discrete particle as well as surface structure generation.
Scientists have shed new light on how cells interpret messages from the signalling molecule known as 'Hedgehog', which plays an important role in the development of organisms as diverse as flies, fish, mice and humans.
The object of this call by the Joint Research Centre, Institute for Health and Consumer Protection, for expression of interest is the provision of services in the field of nanotechnology - safety assessment of products and substances.
The doctoral dissertation of Lauri Sainiemi (M.Sc.) studies silicon micro and nanofabrication methods, which have a large number of applications. The single most interesting example presented in the dissertation is a novel nanopatterned silicon surface which allows almost limitless manipulation of water droplets.
Ein Gutachtergremium der Deutschen Forschungsgemeinschaft DFG schaetzt den Sonderforschungsbereich 'Nanopositionier- und Nanomesstechnik' der Technischen Universitaet Ilmenau als 'Leuchtturm mit unerreichter Praezision' ein und foerdert ihn daher in den kommenden vier Jahren mit rund sieben Millionen Euro.
By combining the best of two different distance measurement approaches with a super-accurate technology called an optical frequency comb, researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have built a laser ranging system that can pinpoint multiple objects with nanometer precision over distances up to 100 kilometers.
At the recent Tokyo Fiber '09 Senseware exposition, Panasonic, in cooperation with textile maker Teijin has introduced an autonomous floor-cleaning robot that crawls like an inchworm and uses a super-absorbent nanofiber cloth to wipe up microscopic dust and residue that ordinary vacuums leave behind.
James L. Easton, chairman and CEO of sports equipment company Jas. D. Easton Inc., has given $2 million to the UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science to fund research on advanced carbon materials for sports equipment and aerospace applications.
Dr. William Phillips, an Office of Naval Research funded Nobel Prize-winning physicist, delivered the final lecture at ONR's spring distinguished lecture series May 19. Phillips' compelling presentation, titled 'Time, Einstein and the Coolest Stuff,' highlighted the importance of basic research and ONR's legacy of support for innovative scientists.