The National Nanotechnology Center (NANOTEC) has signed a collaborative agreement with the United Nation Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) to promote training and capacity building for the development of nano-safety pilot project in Thailand.
ITRI's i2R e-Paper is an award-winning, green breakthrough re-writable and re-usable electronic paper technology to reduce paper consumption and save trees. It is the first fully recyclable e-paper medium alternative to paper and ink in business environments.
Scientists from UCLA, led by Xiangfeng Duan have developed the fastest graphene transistor to date. Its performance is comparable to the speediest transistors including gallium arsenide and indium phosphide.
The Dow Chemical Company has awarded UC Santa Barbara up to $15 million to establish a collaborative research initiative that will help shape the future of technology in areas that will benefit society. The Dow Materials Institute at UCSB will educate future scientists and engineers and advance the discovery of revolutionary new materials with applications that range from novel drug delivery systems to next-generation microelectronics.
Imec has signed a new agreement with ASML for a period of 5 years (2011-2015). The agreement enables imec and the world's leading semiconductor players which are part of imec's advanced IC technology scaling program, to stay at the forefront of next generation technologies.
Imec realized an integrated poly-SiGe-based piezoresistive pressure sensor directly fabricated above 0.13 um copper-backend CMOS technology. This represents not only the first integrated poly-SiGe pressure sensor directly fabricated above its readout circuit, but also the first time that a poly-SiGe MEMS device is processed on top of Cu-backend CMOS.
Nanoparticles of a substance can be counted and the size distribution can be determined by dispersing the nanoparticles into a gas. But some nanoparticles tend to aggregate when the surrounding conditions change. Scientists at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, have shown that it is possible to sort and count the particles, even when they have formed aggregates.
Die AUVA, eine soziale Unfallversicherung in Oesterreich, fuehrte einen Informationstag durch der sich mit moeglichen Belastungen und Gefahren sowie notwendigen Schutzmassnahmen fuer Nanomaterialien beschaeftigte.
Some 30 activists representing 14 environmental, technology assessment and consumer organisations from Europe, the United States, Canada and Latin America met for the 4th International Nanotechnology Activist Summit in Berlin on October 6 and 7.
A new kind of screen pixel doubles as a solar cell and could boost the energy efficiency of cell phones and e-readers. The technology could also potentially be used in larger displays to make energy-harvesting billboards or decorative solar panels.