ou can squeeze it and stretch it and even chop it up, but a photon is still a photon, a particle of light. Physicists have been manipulating single photons for several years, but now a team has modulated the time profile of a photon. Using the same optical equipment that fashions ordinary light pulses, the team molded single photons into arbitrary shapes, such as a pair of square pulses.
The National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), awarded a $6.5 (over 4 years) grant to a team of Harvard University researchers to further develop electronic sequencing in nanopores.
Using a pair of scanning transmission electron microscopy (STEM) instruments for which spherical aberration is corrected, researchers for the first time achieved state-of-the-art resolution of the active gold nanocrystals absorbed onto iron oxide surfaces. In fact, the resolution was sensitive enough to even visualize individual gold atoms.
Urgent action is needed to cut red tape and create a more risk-tolerant environment for high-tech research in the ICT (Information and Communication Technology) sector, the European Commission has said.
On Thursday, September 4, the University of Illinois' hosted Capital Development Board Chairman Anthony Licata and other state officials on campus dedicated the recently expanded Micro and Nanotechnology Laboratory (MNTL).
Six scientific articles by researchers in the Center for Nanoscale Science and Engineering (CNSE) and Department of Coatings and Polymeric Materials at North Dakota State University (NDSU), Fargo, appear among the most cited articles published in Volume 23 of Biofouling: The Journal of Bioadhesion and Biofilm.
Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory have won an $800,000 EUREKA award from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to develop MADMAX, a precise molecular ruler for measuring distances within a protein.
How does one predict and direct something that is by nature unpredictable and, by necessity, often undirected? According to David Guston, who is co-director of ASU?s Consortium for Science, Policy and Outcomes and a professor of political science, it is by strengthening society?s ability to nurture and guide innovation within socially acceptable frameworks.
A drug delivery system the size of a millionth of a centimeter could hold the key to more effective treatments of cancerous tumors. San Antonio researchers at the University of Texas Health Science Center and homegrown biotech firm Azaya Therapeutics Inc. have teamed up to test the new technology in humans and to bring it to the market.