Physics and astronomy in the UK is under threat and could face serious damage if the Science and Technology Facilities Councilā??s Delivery Plan is not put on ice until the Wakeham Review has had to time to report, according to the chief executive of the Institute of Physics.
There is an article over on the BBC News Magazine about the popularity of the word 'nano' in consumer products - latest example being the Tata Nano, the world's cheapest car rolled out in India this week.
The Interuniversity Microelectronic Center (IMEC), Europe's leading independent research center in the field of micro- and nanoelectronics as well as nanotechnology, has decided to establish a liaison office in Taiwan to further encourage exchanges with this country.
The University of Colorado at Boulder physics department will continue its Saturday Physics Series on Jan. 19 with an examination of some of the tools used in the nanotechnology field and where breakthroughs in the field may lead.
On Wednesday, Congressman Albert R. Wynn (D-MD), Chairman of the Subcommittee on the Environment and Hazardous Materials, convened a forum on nanotechnology and heard from some of the leading environmental, government and industry experts in the field.
Scientists at George Mason University's Center for Applied Proteomics and Molecular Medicine have invented an innovative nanotechnology tool that may lead to a dramatic improvement in treatment results for patients diagnosed with cancer or other diseases.
The New Straits Times in Malaysia carries a funny editorial that makes for a perfect Slow News Friday article. Nanotechnology is now being used for facial and hair care. But Shannon Teoh will have none of it. Because, he rails, beauty is being sacrificed for health in the process.
Joint Technology Initiatives (public-private partnerships, involving industry, the research community and public authorities) are proposed as a means to implement the Strategic Research Agendas of a limited number of European Technology Platforms.
Researchers from the Institute for Nuclear Research and the Baikov Institute of Metallurgy and Material Science, both in Moscow, Russia, are proposing that that nanocomposites of phonon resonant cavities (NPRC) will possess an interesting electrodynamic properties.
The design of the human body is an excellent example of bioengineering, and this means engineers and chemists are able to apply their technical knowledge to the body. Suwan Jayasinghe, at University College London, is collaborating with other experts to apply the principles of ink-jet technology to create a viable method of 'printing' living cells.
Washington University in St. Louis is partnering with Chrysler LLC and a major Midwest utility company in a project to determine if paint solid residues from automobile manufacturing can reduce emissions of mercury from electric power plants.
In a development that brings superdense memory devices and molecule-sized machines a step closer to reality, scientists at Japan's Institute of Physical and Chemical Research (RIKEN) have succeeded in creating 1-nanometer-thick electric wires with a layer of insulation.