A cure for cancer, a solution to rising fuel prices or a whole new generation of super-strong materials coming out of the Hoosier state? This and much more possibly lies within the emerging realm of nanotechnology, according to a covey of national nanotechnology experts in Indiana on May 2, 2008.
The House Science and Technology Committee yesterday unanimously supported H.R. 5940, the National Nanotechnology Initiative Amendments Act, which will update and expand the National Nanotechnology Initiative (NNI).
How does light pass through a tiny hole? For the first time, researchers from Delft University of Technology, in conjunction with two South Korean and one German research groups, have succeeded in mapping this process properly.
Transistors, lasers and solar-energy conversion devices may be easier to manipulate because of recent research by Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory scientists. The researchers defined the role high pressure plays in precisely tuning the fundamental properties of nanomaterials and, in particular, nanoparticle assemblies that are important for device applications.
The Institute of Nanotechnology in the UK is organizing a conference '21st Century Medicine: Breakthroughs and Challenges' being held on November 26-27, 2008 at The Royal Institute of British Architects, London.
When you try to remove adhesive paper from a surface, you inevitably get a pointy flap, while what you want is to remove the entire piece. A team from the Laboratoire de physique et mecanique des milieux heterogenes, collaborating with the University of Santiago in Chile and with MIT, has explained the physics behind this frustrating experience.
Stem cells can differentiate into 220 different types of body cell. The development of these cells can now be systematically observed and investigated with the aid of two new machines that imitate the conditions in the human body with unprecedented accuracy.
A University of Colorado at Boulder research center has won a $1.5 million contract with its long-time partner Lockheed Martin Corp. to demonstrate new micro- and nanotechnologies that promise to significantly improve thermal management in electronic devices, one of the critical constraints on today's consumer and military electronic systems.
At the IEEE International Magnetics Conference today in Madrid, IBM Fellow Stuart Parkin received the Daniel E. Noble Award for his fundamental contributions to the development of magneto-resistive devices for non-volatile, high density, random access memory.