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.
About 100 researchers from the nanobiotechnology network Nano2Life coming from 12 EU Member States or Associated Countries are expected to attend the last Nano2Life conference to be held in Heraklion, Crete, on June, 25?27.
Scientists at UC San Diego, UC Santa Barbara and MIT have developed nanometer-sized 'nanoworms' that can cruise through the bloodstream without significant interference from the body?s immune defense system and - like tiny anti-cancer missiles - home in on tumors.
A better understanding of brain injury, a way to rejuvenate dead nerve endings and a device allowing patients to monitor their glaucoma at home, number among this year's nine winners at New Jersey Institute of Technology?s annual provost?s student research day.
The Nanotechnology Institute, a consortium of Philadelphia-area research and technology organizations that includes the University of Pennsylvania, has received $3.5 million in funding from the Commonwealth's Pennsylvania Initiative for Nanotechnology.
Die koreanische Nano Technology Research Association (NTRA), die japanische Organisation ICS und der deutsche Mikro- und Nanotechnik-Verband IVAM haben auf dem 14. World MicroMachine Summit in Daejeon, Korea, jetzt ein Abkommen fuer eine engere Zusammenarbeit und den Austausch von Informationen unterzeichnet.
A hair strand-thin worm is providing substantial clues on how nerves regenerate, offering insight and hope to finding genes that affect nerve generation and ultimately new drugs and therapies for human neurodegenerative diseases such as Parkinson's or Alzheimer's.