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European nanotechnology project to capture CO2 from powerplants

The emission of CO2 is a present threat for the global climate. Storage of the greenhouse gas in empty gas fields and aquifers could be a solution. To store CO2 underground it should be captured first. Nanostructured membranes have the potential of doing that. The NANOGLOWA nanotechnology project wants to turn this potential into reality.

Posted: Sep 19th, 2007

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Printing with enzymes instead of ink

Scientists in North Carolina are reporting development and testing of a method for printing finely-detailed microscopic images with an enzyme, rather than ink.

Posted: Sep 19th, 2007

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Nanotechnology membrane catches CO2

A new type of membrane has been internationally patented by researchers in Norway. The membrane is made from a plastic material that has been structured by means of nanotechnology. It catches CO2 while other waste gases pass freely.

Posted: Sep 19th, 2007

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NIH awards $31M to translational partnership

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has awarded more than $31 million over five years to a partnership of Atlanta academic, research and healthcare institutions focused on accelerating the translation of laboratory discoveries into healthcare innovations for patients.

Posted: Sep 18th, 2007

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Quiet end to technology agency lamented

A provision in the competitiveness legislation that President Bush signed in August deletes the Commerce Department agency charged with bringing U.S. innovation from laboratories to the marketplace.

Posted: Sep 17th, 2007

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Scientists unlock secrets of protein folding

A team from the University of Tennessee and Oak Ridge National Laboratory has taken a significant step toward unraveling the mystery of how proteins fold into unique, three-dimensional shapes.

Posted: Sep 17th, 2007

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