The nearly $800 billion stimulus package being debated in Congress contains a number of measures intended to improve information technology, infrastructure and the energy economy in the United States - all areas that will be greatly aided by nanotechnology.
Nanotechnology is widely used in all key sectors of Finnish industry. A recent survey concludes that the number of nanotechnology companies in Finland has tripled since 2004. In 2008, private investments in nanotechnology exceeded public investments.
Representatives from RUSNANO, the Russian nanotechnology corporation, headed by CEO Anatoly Chubais, are to visit Finland at the invitation of Mauri Pekkarinen, Minister of Economic Affairs of Finland, and Mikko Kosonen, the president of Sitra (Finnish Innovation Fund).
Plasmonics - a possible replacement for current computing approaches - may pave the way for the next generation of computers that operate faster and store more information than electronically-based systems and are smaller than optically-based systems.
This work has demonstrated for the first time a method for three-dimensional optical imaging of objects smaller than 20 nanometers over a wide spatial range, hence defeating the so-called fundamental optical diffraction limit by one order of magnitude.
Nanocarbon modeling may be the next step toward emulating human brain function. That's the focus of USC electrical engineering professor Alice Parker?s 'synthetic cortex' study funded by the National Science Foundation.
Researchers have shown that carrier multiplication - when a photon creates multiple electrons - is a real phenomenon in tiny semiconductor crystals and not a false observation born of extraneous effects that mimic carrier multiplication.
Scientists have developed a mechanical method to generate and stabilise at room temperature and atmospheric pressure crystalline phases of metals that until now have only been stable at very high pressures.