Chemists have developed a procedure for creating highly pure carbon nanotubes needed for the development of the next generation of electronic devices. The discovery could break the scientific bottleneck keeping electronic devices from shrinking to the nanoscale.
The EU's Seventh Framework (FP7), now one year into its seven-year life span, is a 'kind of transition programme', taking Europe's research community in the direction of the new instruments that were introduced last year, said EU Science and Research Commissioner Janez Potocnik.
The Nanobiocom project, funded under the EU's Sixth Framework Programme (FP6), is working on the regeneration and repair of bone tissue. Its aim is to come up with a substitute for bone tissue that can repair the bone and regenerate it in such a way that it will be able to carry out similar functions to those in its natural state.
For the first time, researchers have succeeded in producing hydrogen with a molecular system that doesn't require a noble metal catalyst. This outcome has important implications for the financial future of hydrogen energy.
While biomedical, electronics, and other branches of research are marching steadily into the realm of the smaller-than-small nanometer scale, building needed materials at this scale has been problematic. This week, however, a team from The Scripps Research Institute unveiled a novel approach to the problem that yields a material with novel properties, which some might find reminiscent of Flubber. The material is produced using naturally occurring proteins as templates for uniform, self-assembled, nano-scale construction.
DuPont Senior Vice President and Chief Science & Technology Officer Uma Chowdhry offered her perspectives on the importance of science in the formation of global policy during a discussion at the World Economic Forum today.
The Department of Engineering Physics at McMaster University, Cleanfield Energy and the Ontario Centres of Excellence have formed a partnership to pursue the commercialization of nanowire technology in the production of solar cells.
The particular type of nanowire technology developed at McMaster is able to trap more sunlight and convert it to electricity more efficiently than traditional solar cells.
Innovative researcher and distinguished professor George M. Whitesides will speak on revolutionary ideas in chemistry about the origin of life. His talk, 'Questions about Questions about the Origin of Life'" is the annual Ferguson Science Lecture at 11 a.m. on Wed., Feb. 6 in Graham Chapel as part of the Assembly Series at the University of Washington in St. Louis.
A new technique for printing extraordinarily thin lines quickly over wide areas could lead to larger, less expensive and more versatile electronic displays as well new medical devices, sensors and other technologies.
Final plans are taking shape for the 18th annual Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation (AAMI)/FDA International Conference on Medical Device Standards and Regulation (ISC), which will include sessions on medical device connectors and misconnections; the role of standards in the global medical device supply chains; and emerging standards issues in Asia, Europe, and the Americas.
The bright and fertile minds of middle school students across the country have cultivated their visions of what future cities must look like in order to support humankind's growing infrastructure needs. Soon they will put their concepts to the test by participating in the 16th annual National Engineers Week Future City Competition.
Handheld explosives detection devices which are fast, reliable, sensitive and suitable for low cost mass production, are at the end of the pipeline in a new international nanotechnology research project.
Professor Anja Boisen of Department of Micro and Nanotechnology, Technical University of Denmark on the 23rd of January received The Villum Kann Rasmussen Annual Award for Technical and Scientific Research. The grant amounting to 2.5 million Danish Kroners is donated to Anja Boisen for her groundbreaking efforts in the field of nanotechnology, especially fabrication and characterising of nanoprobes for a range of practical and scientific applications.