Scientific ties between Russia and the European Union look set to become much tighter in the years to come, according to a joint statement of the EU-Russia Permanent Partnership Council and Research, which met for the first time on May 26. On the cards are a set of coordinated calls for co-funded projects in the area of health, and nanotechnologies and new materials.
Brown University chemist Shouheng Sun and a team of researchers have created the smallest magnetic nanoparticles to date that can be employed on such seek-and-find missions. With a thinner coating, the particles also emit a stronger signal for the MRI to detect.
The president of the Chinese Academy of Sciences called on nanotechnology researchers to step up their efforts in promoting the application of nanoscience and nanotechnology in energy sources and public health as well as information technology.
Dr. Ernesto Joselevich, together with Ph.D. student Ariel Ismach and former M.Sc. student Noam Geblinger of the Weizmann Institute?s Materials and Interfaces Department, are developing techniques to coax carbon nanotubes to self-assemble into ordered structures - essentially making the nanotubes do the hard work for them.
European governments agreed today to establish a new Joint Investment Programme (JIP) for research into emerging technologies which might have a disruptive effect on the battlefield, using an innovative structure devised by the European Defence Agency (EDA) to boost collaborative European efforts on defence Research and Technology.
Researchers at TU Delft and the FOM Foundation for Fundamental Research on Matter have found irrefutable proof that the so-called avalanche effect by electrons occurs in specific, very small semiconducting crystals. This physical effect could pave the way for cheap, high-output solar cells.
Sponsored by the Jisso International Council and IPC, the two-day seminar highlighted the advancements in packaging and interconnect technology, as well as issues facing technologists everywhere - i.e., environmental regulations.
Rund 70 ausgesuchte Wissenschaftler von Weltrang hat Dr. Wolfgang Fritzsche am Institut fuer Photonische Technologien (IPHT) in Jena ab dem 29. Mai 2008 zu Gast. Bereits zum neunten Mal findet das Internationale Symposium zur Nanobiotechnologie statt, diesmal unter dem Thema 'DNA-Based Nanodevices'.
In metamaterials, the ultrafine patterning as well as the chemistry influences the properties. Nowadays metamaterials are a hot topic because they can lead to unusually thin lenses and all sorts of previously impossible printed electronics.
Russia views hi-tech industries, including civil aircraft building, nuclear energy, space, information and nanotechnologies, as priorities of developing trade and economic cooperation with China, Russian President Dmitry Medvedev told a joint press conference with Chinese President Hu Jintao in Beijing on Friday.