Developing a technology and selling a product are two very different processes, which require very different skill sets. The EU is supporting commercial exploitation of scientific results in nanotechnologies.
Today, at the Electronics Park in Salina, U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer joined APIC CEO Dr. Raj Dutt and other officials for a tour of the facility that will be renovated to make way for a nanotechnology chip foundry that could bring 200 high-tech jobs to Syracuse.
Cornell engineers, trying to better understand this process, have discovered that nanoscale voids behave differently than the larger ones that are hundreds of thousands of atoms in scale, studied through traditional physics. This insight could lead to improved ability to predict how cracks grow in metals, and how to engineer better materials.
In first-of-their-kind experiments performed at the American X-ray laser LCLS, a collaboration led by researchers from the Paul Scherrer Institute has been able to precisely follow how the magnetic structure of a material changes. The study was carried out on cupric oxide (CuO).
Engineering researchers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and Rice University coated pieces of gold, copper, and silicon with a single layer of graphene, and then placed a drop of water on the coated surfaces. Surprisingly, the layer of graphene proved to have virtually no impact on the manner in which water spreads on the surfaces.
Gathering nanomedicine efforts and resources from within the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) and statewide collaborators under one umbrella, UAMS today announced the creation of the Arkansas Nanomedicine Center in the College of Medicine.
The Venture Acceleration Fund of Los Alamos National Security, LLC, the company that manages and operates Los Alamos National Laboratory for the National Nuclear Security Administration, is now accepting applications for the 2012 calendar year. The three companies selected in the completion will receive up to $100,000 each to commercialize technology and take it to market faster.
The journal's goal is to provide a forum through which information can be made available on the kind of excellent but inconclusive scientific projects that established scientific journals tend to ignore.
Since early January 2012, Angelika Kuehnle, Professor of Physical Chemistry at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, and Andre Gourdon, Director of the Materials Science Institute CEMES-CNRS in Toulouse, France, have been jointly studying the synthesis of organic molecules on non-conducting surfaces.
Expanding on previous work with engines traveling on straight tracks, a team of researchers at Kyoto University and the University of Oxford have successfully used DNA building blocks to construct a motor capable of navigating a programmable network of tracks with multiple switches.
Engineers at Brown University have designed a biological device that can measure glucose concentrations in human saliva. The technique could eliminate the need for diabetics to draw blood to check their glucose levels. The biochip uses plasmonic interferometers and could be used to measure a range of biological and environmental substances.