An experiment found that how people react to information about nanotechnology depends on cultural predispositions. Exposed to balanced information, people with pro-commerce values tend to see the benefits of nanotechnology as outweighing any risks. However, people with egalitarian or communitarian values who are predisposed to blame commerce and industry for social inequities and environmental harm tend to see nanotechnology risks as outweighing benefits.
TechConnect World, in association with the Nano Science and Technology Institute (NSTI), and the Clean Technology and Sustainable Industries Organization (CTSI), today announced the initial companies participating in the TechConnect Summit, scheduled to take place May 3-7, 2009 in Houston Texas.
Beim Spitzenclusterwettbewerb des Bundesministeriums fuer Bildung und Forschung waren gleich drei Antraege des Instituts fuer Pharmazie und Molekulare Biotechnologie der Heidelberger Ruprecht-Karls-Universitaet erfolgreich.
European researchers have developed a cost-effective method for manufacturing flexible displays in much the same way that newspapers are printed. Their work promises to revolutionise packaging, advertising and even clothing.
Smart dust refers to tiny, wireless networks of sensors. You also could think of the sensors as tiny chips, or even miniature robots. The smart dust detects data about light, temperatures or vibrations and transmits that data to larger computer systems.
Physicists have taken a significant step toward creation of quantum networks by establishing a new record for the length of time that quantum information can be stored in and retrieved from an ensemble of very cold atoms.
Rather than infer that nanotechnology is safe, members of the public who learn about this novel science tend to become sharply polarized along cultural lines, according to a study conducted by the Cultural Cognition Project at Yale Law School.
Intel researchers have made the next advance in the field of Silicon Photonics by achieving world-record performance using a silicon-based Avalanche Photodetector (APD) that could lower costs and improve performance as compared to commercially available optical devices.
In the Aizenberg Biomineralization and Biomimetics Lab at SEAS, researchers are looking into the self-assembly of inorganic materials the way nature might do it: efficiently and in ambient temperatures.
A ceremony of awarding the winners of high-performance computing project contest held by the Russian Corporation of Nanotechnologies (RUSNANO) and Intel took place today. The contest was aimed at fostering the teams of scientists using the supercomputing power in their work.
Nagoya University and Japan Science and Technology Agency, will present an innovations event entitled 'Next Generation Japanese Technology Showcase' to be held on January 14th, 2009 at the Cornell Club New York in Mid-town Manhattan.
The World Economic Forum announced 34 visionary companies selected as Technology Pioneers 2009 for their accomplishments as innovators of the highest calibre, and whose technologies will have a deep impact on business and society.
Materials known as 'multiferroics' hold great promise as memory storage devices owing to coupling between their magnetic and electric properties. Alas, in the multiferroic materials known to date, this coupling typically is very weak and limited to low temperatures, hampering their uptake in commercial applications.