A unique electron microscope, the first of its kind in the world, was unveiled yesterday at the STFC Daresbury Laboratory in Warrington in the UK. It will enable scientists to study atoms within materials in a way that has never before been possible and will pave the way for pioneering research relating to every aspect of our lives, from research into liver disease, to the creation of the mobile phones and computers of the future.
In 100 years, San Francisco will have robotic buses and subways, buildings will generate their own power through the sun and wind, and an underground network of carbon nanotubes will store and provide hydrogen power. These were some of the ideas submitted by eight competitors as part of the 'City of the Future' contest.
The University of Copenhagen's internationally recognised Nano-Science Centre has announced that it will coordinate research funding from the European Union's Seventh Framework Programme (FP7). The EUR 2.5 million funding allocation will be used to maintain and further develop Europe's position in molecular electronics.
Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu has published its 2008 Technology Predictions. The study examines 10 emerging trends sure to have a major influence on the technology sector. The report from the DTT Technology, Media & Telecommunications industry group on how to take advantage of these emerging trends. One of the ten trends deals with nanotechnology.
In a speech partly designed to prepare Wisconsin residents for the probability of tough economic times ahead, and partly to recommend ways to grow out of them, Gov. Jim Doyle reaffirmed some of his previously announced plans for capital formation in his annual State of the State address, and went a few steps further to simulate economic development amid fears of a national economic slowdown or a recession.
Hundreds of nanotechnology products, including foods, medicines and medical devices, now have reached the market, and their number will grow exponentially in the years ahead. But the main regulating body, the Food and Drug Administration, is just beginning to address the unique issues presented by this groundbreaking technology, according to an Insighter article in FDLI.
Dr. Allen Bard, professor of chemistry and biochemistry at The University of Texas at Austin, was awarded the 2008 Wolf Prize in Chemistry jointly with Professor William Moerner of Stanford University.
In a new study published this week in the open-access journal PLoS Biology, researchers demonstrate a previously unreported property of deoxyribonucleic acid. They show that single-stranded DNA molecules tagged with a fluorescent reporter and dried onto solid surfaces can respond to vapor phase odor pulses in a sequence-selective manner.
The University of California Santa Barbara's Technology Management Program will assemble entrepreneurs, investors, technologists and senior policy makers from China, British Columbia and California at the Emerging Energy Technologies Summit on the UCSB campus, Corwin Pavilion, February 8th and 9th.
Performance tests on the TEAM 0.5 microscope have demonstrated 0.5Å information transfer in both broad beam (TEM) and scanning probe (STEM) operating modes. After extensive further testing and tuning, the instrument will become available as a user facility in the fall of 2008.
Researchers at The City College of New York (CCNY) and Rice University have developed a low-cost, environmentally friendly technique for embedding antimicrobial silver nanoparticles into vegetable oil-based paints. The method could give homes and workplaces a new defense against germs by applying a fresh coat of paint.