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.
The John J. Reilly Center for Science, Technology, and Values at the University of Notre Dame seeks candidates for a position as a Post-Doctoral Fellow or Research Assistant Professor in the field of Nanotechnology Ethics and Policy.
IBM and the Bulgarian government today officially announced their cooperation in the area of nanoscience and a deal for IBM to support the creation of what will be the first Bulgarian nanotechnology center.
Harvard engineering Professor Joost Vlassak today is helping academia and industry catch up in their understanding of how materials employed in critical components for computers and other electronics stand up to a variety of conditions - and helping them use that knowledge to design new components and devices.
Mit gleich drei Schwerpunkten zeigt der diesjaehrige Saechsische Biotechnologietag das breite Forschungsspektrum der saechsischen Biotechnologie in Leipzig und Dresden auf und unterstreicht die nationale und internationale Bedeutung der Forschung in Sachsen.
The expert meeting on ethics of nanotechnologies in the Arab region, organised by Unesco's Cairo and Doha offices, concluded yesterday with participants calling for creation of an Arab council and to make discussion on the topic a part of international political agenda.
A Montana State University graduate student whose research has the potential to make a difference in how light is harvested for alternative energy applications has won a $90,000 fellowship from the National Science Foundation.
Solid oxide fuel cells (SOFCs) have great potential for stationary and mobile applications. But SOFCs have had a flaw - the integrity of the seals within and between power-producing units. A materials science professor has invented a self-healing seal that will provide strength and long-term stability.