UCLA professor and CNSI Member, Dr. Robin Garrell, has been selected by an independent panel of scientists to receive an international award and special recognition for her pioneering research work in nanotechnology.
Technology that improves on the output of Eli Whitney's cotton gin, and a system that better preserves organs during transplants, are among the winning ideas of the finalists that Piedmont Triad Entrepreneurial has named in its 2007-2008 Growth Accelerator Program competition.
A recent discovery by a multinational team including a University of Minnesota scientist, professor Michael Sadowsky in the department of soil, water and climate, could lead to more environmentally friendly manufacturing of electronic devices.
Energy now lost as heat during the production of electricity could be harnessed through the use of silicon nanowires synthesized via a technique developed by researchers with the Berkeley Lab and the University of California at Berkeley. The far-ranging potential applications of this technology include DOE's hydrogen fuel cell-powered 'Freedom CAR,' and personal power-jackets that could use heat from the human body to recharge cell-phones and other electronic devices.
Scientists at Arizona State University's Biodesign Institute have developed the world‚??s first gene detection platform made up entirely from self-assembled DNA nanostructures. The results could have broad implications for gene chip technology and may also revolutionize the way in which gene expression is analyzed in a single cell.
Students participating students in the Future City Competition this year will have to write an essay on the subject 'Keeping Our City Infrastructure Healthy: Using Nanotechnology to Monitor City Structures and Systems.'
NISE (the Nanoscale Informal Science Eductaion) Net has identified March 29‚??April 6, 2008, as the dates for NanoDays, a week of community-based educational outreach events to raise public awareness of nanoscale science and engineering. NISE Net will provide basic materials and facilitation to support the planning of these events in local communities across the United States.
Scientists have only been able to take naturally occurring materials so far when it comes to their physics and chemical properties. What they do in their natural form is simply what they do. They can't do any more by themselves, though compounds combining several different materials have been used to extend base abilities. Now, scientists are finding out that through nano construction processes, they can custom build new materials that don't naturally occur in nature, with some amazing properties.
Were you soaked in last summer's heavy rainstorms? John Simpson, a senior research scientist at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Tennessee, has developed a new super-water-repellent coating that might make a dismal British summer more bearable.
The Center for Nanophase Materials Science at Oak Ridge National Laboratory was the first of five federally funded nanoscience research facilities to come into being within the past couple of years, and it's also been the busiest.
Engineers and researchers designing and building new microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) can benefit from a new test method developed at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) to measure a key mechanical property of such systems: elasticity. The new method determines the Young's modulus of thin films not only for MEMS devices but also for semiconductor devices in integrated circuits.