University of Tennessee (UT) professor Gary Sayler, a distinguished professor in microbiology and the director of UT-ORNL Joint Institute for Biological Sciences, will now make recommendations to the Environmental Protection Agency as the chairman of its executive committee of the Board of Scientific Counselors.
The Rice Alliance for Technology and Entrepreneurship at Rice University received 50,000 shares of stock from leading nanotechnology firm Arrowhead Research Corp. The gift will support the launch of technology-based companies through the Rice Alliance and in commercializing new technologies, especially in the field of nanotechnology.
The Conference will be of particular interest to those in the chemical, pharmaceutical, food and other industry sectors who are obliged to work towards alternative testing methods, as well as to regulators, test laboratories and organizations working towards the reduction of animal experiments and promotion of the '3Rs' (refining, reducing or replacing animal use in testing) principles.
Colorado State University has been awarded a prestigious $1.1 million gift from the W.M. Keck Foundation to support a quantum computer-oriented research program that holds the potential to develop a key step that could make possible the development of a large-scale quantum computer.
Here is what you have been waiting for all week - our Slow News Friday entry. It's hard to make this stuff up, so here is the original text from a product review of a face cream 'using nanotechnology to safely deliver the power of pure gold.' At $250 an ounce (28 grams). Enjoy.
Tissue engineered bone and skin grafts, synthetic heart valves, ceramic hip replacements‚?¶ surgery is turning us into bionic people. But the Achilles' heel in the prosthetic repertoire is fixing tendons‚?¶ such as that found in the ankle. Now, researchers from the universities of Manchester and Liverpool have turned to nanotechnology to create artificial tendons using a spinning technique with a biodegradable plastic.
February speakers for the Scholar Series sponsored by the Center for Lifelong Learning at the University of Arkansas - Fort Smith and the Fort Smith Public Library are Dr. Daniel Pinzon, assistant professor of mathematics, and Dr. Kevin Lewelling, associate professor of electrical engineering.
Autralian researchers noticed that some of the silicon wafer chips they were annealing under high temperature inert gas had white discoloration around the edges. More surprising still, if the wafer chips had a metal film on their surface, the white material covered the entire sample when annealed under certain conditions.