Tomorrow (Wednesday, February 20) at 1 p.m. EDT, James Gulliford, assistant administrator for Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic Substances will host the online interactive forum Ask EPA and discuss the EPA's new Nancoscale Materials Stewardship Program.
University of Oregon students crossing a grassy oval in the Lorry I. Lokey Science Complex this spring will be surprised to learn that, under their feet, researchers are operating millions of dollars worth of delicate high-tech equipment to find answers that could help propel Oregon to the forefront of the fast-growing nanotechnology industry.
Two new technologies launched onboard a U.S. Naval Academy satellite called MidSTAR-1 have proven successful in their tests in space. One technology is a sensor that can check for harmful chemicals and the other is a special 'film' that can control heat.
Georgia Tech and Emory researchers have created a technology based on stellar photometry software that provides more precise images of single molecules tagged with nanoprobes, particles specially designed to bind with a certain type of cell or molecule and illuminate when the target is found.
An improved but still flawed government-wide plan for nanotechnology risk research is the result of a broken system. Federally funded studies essential to managing possible risks from this cutting-edge technology should be guided by a top-down strategy tied to projected commercialization, expected human and environmental exposures, and the regulatory decision-making process.
The IEEE has named Meyya Meyyappan as the recipient of its 2008 Judith A. Resnik Award, recognizing his contributions and leadership in the emerging field of nanotechnology, particularly carbon nanotubes and their applications in sensors, instrumentation and nanodevices in both aerospace and industrial applications.
In a major coup, University of Queensland's Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology (AIBN) will host the first ever National Science Foundation (NSF) strategic workshop to be held in Australia.
MIT researchers and colleagues have created a waterproof adhesive bandage inspired by gecko lizards that may soon join sutures and staples as a basic operating room tool for patching up surgical wounds or internal injuries.
The Indian government has approved an additional five companies to take part in projects in Fab City, a proposed semiconductor manufacturing location near Hyderabad. This would take the total investment in Fab City to $7 billion, Minister of State for Commerce, Jairam Ramesh said on Monday (Feb. 18), speaking at the two-day India Semiconductor Association summit.
Addictlab and IMEC are launching a new call for ideas and visions on future applications of emerging technologies in the field of art, design , architecture, fashion, communication, environments, health and well-being. After a first successful collaboration researching visual, conceptual and more practical ways of communicating about nanotechnology, a new call will take it one step further into the world of emerging technologies and their applications, with a focus on the emerging invisible (a-material) production, where benefits are perceptions centred.
Plants trees and algae do it. Even some bacteria and moss do it, but scientists have had a difficult time developing methods to turn sunlight into useful fuel. Now, Penn State researchers have a proof-of-concept device that can split water and produce recoverable hydrogen.