Researchers at the Paul Scherrer Institute (PSI) and the EPFL in Switzerland have developed a novel method for producing dark-field x-ray images at wavelengths used in typical medical and industrial imaging equipment.
Northeast Ohio and the entire state have some of the right materials to build a strong nanotechnology industry, but a few key elements are missing, according to a report released by regional technology advocacy group NorTech and the Nano-Network, a program focused on connecting the region‚??s nanotech companies and assets.
Following the approval by the Union Government's Department of Science and Technology for a Rs.4.5 crore grant, Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University will launch an M.Tech. programme in Nanotechnology from the next academic session.
The Spaceward Foundation announces the goals for the 2008 Space Elevator Power Beaming Challenge. Building on the results of the 2007 Challenge, the goals for 2008 have been set at 1 km height, 5 m/s minimum speed, for a prize level of $2M.
Rio Tinto Alcan reinforced its commitment to community involvement today with a $1-million donation to the 'Thinking Ahead Campaign' at the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital (MNI), affiliated with McGill University and the McGill University Health Centre.
Apparel manufacturer Sanyo Shokai has released the first in a series of men's coats which are pollen-resistant. They're made from a fabric developed by Toray that's produced in a nanotechnology process that repels water and pollen.
The tiny copper wires that connect different areas of an integrated circuit may soon limit microchip-processing speeds. So European researchers have developed technologies to produce and combine semiconductor microlasers with silicon wave guides for novel, power-efficient optical connections.
Will graphene really take the semiconductor industry towards the 'Beyond CMOS' era? Some answers to this key question are sought through experiment and simulation in a European research project on Graphene-based Nanoelectronic Devices called GRAND. The project starts January 1st, 2008 and is coordinated by Nanotechnology specialist AMO GmbH in Aachen, Germany.
Micronit Microfluidics b.v. and IVAM Microtechnology Network are organizing an Open Business Meeting on February 21 in Enschede, the Netherlands. Leading institutes such as IMTEK and Mesa+ and the companies Micronit Microfluidics, Medimate, Boehringer Ingelheim microParts, and Bartels Mikrotechnik will present current trends and developments of micro fluidics for life sciences and medical devices.
Somenath Mitra, along with researchers at the New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), has developed a potentially cheap solar technology which can be painted or printed on flexible plastic sheets. The benefits could be enormous to the consumer, producer, and the environment.