Advanced ceramics have been used by NASA to thermally protect the Space Shuttle Orbiter. Now, due to nanotechnology, they are being used by window film suppliers in the manufacture of solar control window film.
The ideal strength refers to the highest achievable strength of a defect-free crystal at 0 K. It is a crucial theoretical parameter because it plays a critical role in characterizing the nature of chemical bonding of the crystal.
Un equipo de investigadores del Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Cienificas (CSIC) ha patentado un nuevo tipo de celula solar cuya eficiencia es hasta un 30% superior a las celulas solares convencionales.
The next major advance in computer processors will likely be the move from today's two-dimensional chips to three-dimensional circuits, and the first three-dimensional synchronization circuitry is now running at 1.4 gigahertz at the University of Rochester.
Prof. Dr. Katharina Landfester, neue Direktorin am Max-Planck-Institut fuer Polymerforschung in Mainz, untersucht, wie Nanopartikel als Kuriere unter anderem in der Krebstherapie eingesetzt werden koennen.
University of Utah engineers devised a new way to slice thin wafers of the chemical element germanium for use in the most efficient type of solar power cells. They say the new method should lower the cost of such cells by reducing the waste and breakage of the brittle semiconductor.
The University of Dayton School of Law's Intellectual Property Law Society and its Program in Law and Technology are hosting 'Transnational Models for Regulation of Nanotechnology' on Tuesday, October 7, 2008.
In industrialized countries water utilities are ageing and need to be renewed. In partnership with the water sector, the aquatic research institute Eawag is identifying ways of ensuring that high-quality drinking water supplies remain available in the future.