Nanopores, holes less than one-thousand the width of a human hair, are capable of isolating strands of DNA or therapeutic drugs from a solution, based mostly on the size of the pores. Now, a chemist at the University of Massachusetts Amherst has created nanopores that can recognize and interact with certain molecules, actively controlling their movement across synthetic membranes.
Bacteria mutate for a living, evading antibiotic drugs while killing tens of thousands of people in the United States each year. But as concern about drug-resistant bacteria grows, one novel approach under way at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill seeks to thwart the bug without a drug by taking a cue from nature.
The Frontiers Network of Excellence (in conjunction with IMEC and NanoNed) are pleased to announce a unique event. On April 7, 2008, IMEC (www.imec.be) will host a 1-day interactive event: Novel Implants for Neurodegenerative Disease: Technology Promises, Clinical Challenges
The European Commission has launched two new Joint Technology Initiatives (JTIs) designed to boost Europe's competitiveness in the fields of nanoelectronics and embedded computer systems. ENIAC (nanoelectronics) and ARTEMIS (embedded systems) are both public-private partnerships, which unite industry, the research community and public authorities.
The Morgridge Institute for Research, the private, not-for-profit side of the Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery, is announcing the appointment of world-renowned stem cell pioneer and researcher James Thomson as the first member of its multidisciplinary scientific leadership team.
The LA Times will run a daily piece in its opinion section this week discussing nanotechnology. All week, Aatish Salvi and George Kimbrell debate the promises, ethical concerns and applications of nanotechnology.
Researchers at the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) demonstrated a new type of optical tweezer with the potential to make biological and microfluidic force measurements in integrated systems such as microfluidic chips. The tweezer, consisting of a Fresnel Zone Plate microfabricated on a glass slide, has the ability to trap particles without the need for high performance objective lenses.
Morph, a joint nanotechnology concept, developed by Nokia Research Center and the University of Cambridge - was launched today alongside the 'Design and the Elastic Mind' exhibition, on view from February 24 to May 12, 2008, at The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York.
A University of Arkansas physics professor will create and explore novel interface-controlled materials at the nanoscale to explore their physical properties, many of which are not attainable in bulk materials. His research in this area earned him a $410,735 CAREER award from the National Science Foundation to continue the research, which was cited by Science magazine as one of the top 10 breakthroughs of 2007.
Non-contact position sensors are small but important parts of many modern machines. Researchers have used a phenomenon known as magnetoresistance to develop a practical, low-cost position sensor that performs better than existing designs. Commercial production will follow this year.
The energy from sunlight falling on only 9 percent of California's Mojave Desert could power all of the United Statesā?? electricity needs if the energy could be efficiently harvested, according to some estimates. Unfortunately, current-generation solar cell technologies are too expensive and inefficient for wide-scale commercial applications. A team of Northwestern University researchers has developed a new anode coating strategy that significantly enhances the efficiency of solar energy power conversion.
More than 30 scientific and technical papers based on research conducted at the College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering of the University at Albany will be presented next week at one of the world's leading conferences focused on the global nanoelectronics industry.