After a very successful 2008 edition, the Phantoms Foundation and the Spanish Institute for Foreign Trade will promote the Spain Pavilion at nano tech 2009, as an initiative under the program 'Espana, Technology for Life'.
IMEC technologists will present their newest breakthroughs in advanced semiconductor lithography research and development at next week's SPIE Advanced Microlithography Conference, to be held February 23 - 27 in San Jose, California.
The Textile Industry Research Association AITEX is organizing 'New Textiles. R+D in the Textile - Clothing - Technical Textiles Industry', an Information Day which will take place on 31 March 2009 in Brussels, Belgium.
Eight engineering assistant professors at The University of Texas at Austin have been awarded Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) awards from the National Science Foundation, an honor which recognizes promising young faculty and supports their research with five years of funding.
A Spanish research team is designing a system with nano-hydrogels that contains a mixture of anti-tubercular pharmaceutical drugs and which release this medication in a controlled and constant manner over long periods of time.
A more specific and faster detection of viruses has been identified in new research by Trinity College Dublin's Professor of Physics, Martin Hegner at Trinity College's Centre of Research on Adaptive Nanostructures and Nanodevices (CRANN) and an international team of researchers.
A veterinary pharmaco-toxicologist in the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine at Virginia Tech is leading a team that has been awarded almost $1 million from the National Institutes of Health to explore the development of a nanotechnology-based approach for protecting people from the deadly affects of nerve gases like Sarin, VX, and others that can be used as agents of terror.
The new mapping study approaches the nano risk governance issue by presenting a range of nanotechnology applications, summarising the current knowledge about risks and concerns and by giving a comprehensive overview on regulatory approaches, initiatives and stakeholders involved worldwide.
The Empa team investigated the chemical processes which take place during the catalytic decomposition of soot in particle filters used to treat diesel engine exhaust gas. Under certain conditions carcinogenic or genetically damaging substances can be created.