By combining gasification with high-tech nanoscale porous catalysts, researchers hope to create ethanol from a wide range of biomass, including distiller's grain left over from ethanol production, corn stover from the field, grass, wood pulp, animal waste, and garbage.
In joint experimental work, physicists have combined unusual techniques to make real-time movies that show exactly how a 50-nanometer-thick membrane notifies the cell it encloses that a hostile alien presence - an antigen - has made a landing.
Half a dozen eye hospitals in India are collaborating with a research centre here to create the inner layer of the cornea, the vital window of the human eye. It may allow 14,000 eye transplants a year.
In a new article co-authored by University of Minnesota Humphrey Institute associate professor Jennifer Kuzma titled 'An Integrated Approach to Oversight Assessment for Emerging Technologies,' she and her colleagues offer a detailed analysis of oversight and regulation procedures designed to protect the user.
Mechanical engineers over the next two decades will be called upon to develop technologies that foster a cleaner, healthier, safer and sustainable global environment. According to the ASME report, 2028 Vision for Mechanical Engineering, mechanical engineers will need to collaborate with partners worldwide in order to apply innovative solutions and best practices to improve quality of life for all people.
UC Santa Barbara Chemistry Professor Galen Stucky has been honored for his role in the development of a blood-clotting gauze that is helping save soldiers who suffer severe, life-threatening injuries in Iraq and Afghanistan.
The 6th New England International Nanomanufacturing Workshop, 'Breaking the Barriers to Nanomanufacturing to Enable the Commercialization of Nanotechnology,' will bring together experts from all sides of nanomanufacturing to discuss how they can collaborate to bring nanotechnology from the research laboratory to the manufacturing floor.
The Institute for Advanced Learning and Research (IALR) has received a $191,593 Congressionally-directed grant from the U.S. Department of Education to support professional development opportunities for area teachers in the field of nanotechnology.
Scientists at the University of California, Berkeley, have for the first time engineered 3-D materials that can reverse the natural direction of visible and near-infrared light, a development that could help form the basis for higher resolution optical imaging, nanocircuits for high-powered computers, and, to the delight of science-fiction and fantasy buffs, cloaking devices that could render objects invisible to the human eye.