Half-matter, half-light quasiparticles known as polaritons could one day be used to create high-efficiency, high-speed light-emitting devices. Researchers have now developed an electrically injected device that creates polaritons in the semiconducting material gallium nitride.
Using a modern version of open-wide-and-keep-this-under-your-tongue, scientists today reported taking the temperature of individual cells in the human body, and finding for the first time that temperatures inside do not adhere to the familiar 98.6 degree Fahrenheit norm.
One of the most serious personnel shortages in the global science and engineering workforce - numbering more than 20 million in the United States alone - involves a scarcity of real-life versions of Superman, Superwoman and other superheroes and superheroines with charm, charisma, people skills and communication skills. That's the premise behind an unusual symposium occurring here today at the 242nd National Meeting and Exposition of the American Chemical Society.
Louisiana Tech University's Bachelor of Science in Nanosystems Engineering - the first program of its kind in the United States, has become the nation's first undergraduate degree program in the field of nanoengineering to receive accreditation from the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET.
University of Rochester officials joined U.S. Representative Louise Slaughter yesterday to mark the opening of the Integrated Nanosystems Center (URnano), dedicated to researching and fabricating materials on a microscopic level.
The Center of Innovation for Nanobiotechnology (COIN) will host post-conference delegation tours for registered COMS (Commercialization of Micro-Nano Systems conference) international attendees on September 1, 2011. These tours will showcase some of North Carolina's finest technology-related talent, companies, institutions and programs.
The Danish Environmental Protection Agency (DEPA) has initiated the study "Survey on basic knowledge about exposure and potential environmental and health risks for selected nanomaterials". The objective of the study is to provide an overview of the applications of the most commonly used or widespread nanomaterials and to identify areas most likely to have health or environmental problems associated with their use.