With the appearance of gracefully swooping beams of light or a colorful array of feathers, a dazzling photo of Pleurosigma (marine diatoms) has won the 2008 Nikon Small World Photomicrography Competition.
Scientists and nanotechnology developers who need an access to state of the art instrumentation and methods for designing, synthesizing, nanofabricating, characterizing matter with atomic precision and performing experiments also using the fine analysis methods based on X-rays, neutrons or fast pulsed radiation are all welcome to participate the survey.
Many questions remain about graphene. A numerical study conducted by an international team of physicists including Akira Furusaki of RIKEN's Advanced Science Institute in Wako, attempts to explain the unusual quantum Hall effect that arises in graphene, and the influence of disorder of its 2D structure on its behavior.
Researchers have created a new material that overcomes two of the major obstacles to solar power: it absorbs all the energy contained in sunlight, and generates electrons in a way that makes them easier to capture.
A new research field called transformation optics may usher in a host of radical advances including a cloak of invisibility and ultra-powerful microscopes and computers by harnessing nanotechnology and metamaterials.
The National Science Foundation Science and Technology Center for Layered Polymeric Systems (CLiPS) is presenting its first Industrial Showcase on Tuesday, October 21, at Case Western Reserve University.
The suit has been developed to help offshore platform personnel on the Norwegian continental shelf to survive should an accident occur and they fall into the churning waves below. The new suit, which has been jointly developed by SINTEF and Norwegian clothing manufacturer Helly Hansen keeps the body cool in hot helicopter cabins, but transforms into a heat-retaining suit if the helicopter should fall into the sea.
A team of European physicists has developed an integrated circuit that can build itself. The work, appearing in this week's Nature, is an important step towards its ultimate goal - a self-assembling computer.
University of Arizona scientists experimenting with some of the coldest gases in the universe have discovered that when atoms in the gas get cold enough, they can spontaneously spin up into what might be described as quantum mechanical twisters or hurricanes.
SEMI, the global trade association for the microelectronics manufacturing industry and organizer of SEMICON expositions, and PV Group, the global association for the photovoltaic (PV) manufacturing supply chain, have announced the launch of SOLARCON, a new series of trade events dedicated to serving the rapidly growing photovoltaic manufacturing market.
Representatives of industry, the research community and the European institutions launched the EUR 1 billion Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Joint Technology Initiative (JTI) at an event in Brussels, Belgium on 14 October.
Using highly uniform samples of carbon nanotubes - sorted by centrifuge for length - materials scientists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have made some of the most precise measurements yet of the concentrations at which delicate mats of nanotubes become transparent, conducting sheets.