Researchers at North Carolina State University have developed a new type of nanoscale structure that resembles a "nano-shish-kebab," consisting of multiple two-dimensional nanosheets that appear to be impaled upon a one-dimensional nanowire.
Manufacturers' inability to introduce strained silicon into flexible electronics has limited their theoretical speed and power to, at most, approximately 15 gigahertz. Thanks to a new production process being pioneered by University of Wisconsin-Madison engineers, that cap could be lifted.
When someone claims he has seen a ghost, the phenomenon may be caused by an optical illusion happening through a wild stroke of nature. But the actual engineering of such a phenomenon is the holy grail of researchers in the field of optical illusions, electromagnetic, and radar detection - not only because of the thrill and excitement of being able to create a "ghost" but because of the implications it will have in science and applications.
For the first time, researchers have designed a special material interface that has been shown to add to and to improve the functioning of non-silicon-based electronic devices, such as those used in certain kinds of random access memory (RAM).
Currently, there are 285 companies in California involved in nanotechnology-related business activities. In addition, there are 111 nanotechnology and nanoscience-related research and community organizations in California. There are 8 academic nanotechnology degree programs in California.
Two Rutgers physics professors have proposed an explanation for a new type of order, or symmetry, in an exotic material made with uranium - a theory that may one day lead to enhanced computer displays and data storage systems and more powerful superconducting magnets for medical imaging and levitating high-speed trains.
Lockheed Martin and Singapore's Nanyang Technological University (NTU) today announced a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to explore the science of nanotechnology, with special focus on nanocopper and related technologies for the commercial market.
For the first time, researchers from CNRS and the Université d'Orléans have explored the molecular rearrangements at play in commercially available supercapacitors while in operation. The technique devised by the scientists provides a new tool for optimizing and improving tomorrow's supercapacitors.
A recent interview with Clive Rowland (CEO of the University of Manchester;s Innovation Group) addresses the assumptions about the University's approach and reflects more generally about graphene patenting and about industry up-take of graphene.
New challenges need new technologies to tackle them. Here, the World Economic Forum's Global Agenda Council on Emerging Technologies identifies the top 10 most promising technology trends that can help to deliver sustainable growth in decades to come as global population and material demands on the environment continue to grow rapidly. These are technologies that the Council considers have made development breakthroughs and are nearing large-scale deployment.
In a sweeping review of the field of bio-inspired engineering and biomimicry, two engineers at the University of California, San Diego, identify three characteristics of biological materials that they believe engineers would do well to emulate in human-made materials: light weight, toughness and strength.