The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has selected 20 project proposals for funding following its Nanomanufacturing for Energy Efficiency 2008 Research Call. The projects promise to make revolutionary improvements in a broad range of energy production, storage, and consumption applications that will reduce energy and carbon intensity in industrial processes.
UC Santa Barbara?s Center for Nanotechnology in Society (CNS) and the California NanoSystems Institute (CNSI) invite the Santa Barbara community to attend a casual public forum called 'Nano-Meeter' to discuss the possibilities for applying nanotechnologies to energy needs.
By manipulating the way tiny droplets of fluid dry, Cornell researchers have created an innovative way to make and pattern nanoscale wires and other devices that ordinarily can be made only with expensive lithographic tools. The process is guided by molds that 'stamp' the desired structures.
study undertaken by researchers shows that if the super-polluters, the high-polluting vehicles, such as certain buses and lorries in a poor condition, were removed, pollution from nanoparticles could be reduced by up to 25% and 48%, depending on the parameter analyzed.
On October 18, 2008, the AIT Commercial Section will co-host a conference on dental implants at the Taiwan Medical University to introduce Taiwan dentists to the use of new nanotechnology from the United States that dramatically decreases the recovery time of dental implant surgery while increasing its success rate.
The means by which proteins provide a 'border control' service, allowing cells to take up chemicals and substances from their surroundings, whilst keeping others out, is revealed in unprecedented molecular detail for the first time.
Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong joined more than 400 international leaders in science, technology and business to celebrate the opening of Fusionopolis, its second major R+D hub. Its first major hub, Biopolis, opened five years ago.
Mattel Children's Hospital UCLA today announced the launch of the Mattel UCLA NanoPediatrics Program, which will explore the future of personalized medicine for children, including the opportunities and risks involved. The program is one of the world's first dedicated solely to nanomedicine and pediatric patients.
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.