Researchers with the U.S. Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory have taken a critical step towards the goal of artificial photosynthesis with the discovery that nano-sized crystals of cobalt oxide can effectively carry out the critical photosynthetic reaction of splitting water molecules.
Biomedical and materials engineers at the University of Michigan have developed a nanotech coating for brain implants that helps the devices operate longer and could improve treatment for deafness, paralysis, blindness, epilepsy and Parkinson's disease.
New research from Rice University and the University of Oulu in Oulu, Finland, finds that carbon nanotubes could significantly improve the performance of electrical commutators that are common in electric motors and generators.
The Center for Translational Molecular Medicine (CTMM) - the Dutch public-private partnership committed to the research and development of new techniques for the diagnosis and treatment of major diseases - today announced that eight new research projects will receive funding from the CTMM.
At today's Smart Systems Integration Conference in Brussels, technologists from IMEC and its associated laboratory at Ghent University present a new 3D integration process enabling flexible electronic systems with a thickness of less than 60 micrometer.
Sie sehen aus wie kleine Faesser und es gibt sie tausendfach in fast jeder Zelle: Vault-Partikel. Obwohl sie schon vor rund dreissig Jahren beschrieben wurden, war ihre Funktion bislang unbekannt. Einem Forschungsteam der Universitaet Wuerzburg ist es jetzt gelungen, das Raetsel um die Vaults zu loesen.
A high-profile consortium of nanotechnology research centers, of which Cornell is a founding member, has received a five-year renewal grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) in the amount of $17 million per year.
Once dubbed the 'Queen of Carbon Science' as one of the nation's foremost experts in the multifaceted field of carbon science, longtime Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Institute Professor Mildred Dresselhaus has been named the National Science Board's 2009 Vannevar Bush Awardee.
The Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) offers a number of ways to get up to speed on this technology with the current release of three DVDs ? the best-selling 'Nanomanufacturing', the new 'Structural DNA' and 'Nanometrology' as well as the upcoming two-day NanoManufacturing Conference and Exhibits.
Lighter, cheaper, safer - a team of researchers at the University of Cincinnati, known for their world record-breaking carbon nanotubes, has discovered new applications of use to both military and consumer audiences.
An international symposium on nanotechnology, featuring leaders of world nanoscience institutes hosted by Trinity College's Centre for Research on Adaptive Nanostructures and Nanodevices (CRANN) took place today.