A new research published by the IRSST (Quebec Occupational Health and Safety Research Institute) developed a method for characterizing respirator and ventilation system filters at different air flow rates. This method could also apply to the evaluation of the effectiveness of porous protective clothing.
A field full of pyramids, but on a micro scale. Each of the pyramids hides a living cell. Thanks to 3D micro- and nanoscale fabrication, promising new applications can be found. One of them is applying the micro pyramids for cell research.
Researchers from the Bio-Nano Electronics Research Center at Toyo University in Japan, propose an uncomplicated alternative to acquiring renewable sources of reducing agents for the synthesis of nanoparticles.
A consortium of researchers are to embark on a programme called "Cleaning Land for Wealth", that will use a common class of flower to restore poisoned soils while at the same time producing perfectly sized and shaped nano sized platinum and arsenic nanoparticles for use in catalytic convertors, cancer treatments and a range of other applications.
Two research projects with a combined budget approaching 70 million euro achieved significant advances in semiconductor manufacturing efficiency and have been recognized with the 2012 ENIAC JU INNOVATION AWARD at the European Nanoelectronics Forum.
CIC nanoGUNE will be part of the European Commission's PlayNano project, an initiative to debate by means of a game, the fundamental challenges which nanoscience presents and collect the opinions of society to advise community authorities on how to orientate public policies on research in this field.
A microelectromechanical systems fabrication technology based only on printing and injection molding has been developed. Use of the technology may help develop new applications of MEMS devices, including in the lighting industry.
A metamaterial invisibility cloak that can adapt to hide different sized objects is demonstrated by researchers at Yonsei University, Korea. The findings represent a useful advance for more practical applications of metamaterial cloaking.
Researchers at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center have modified electrically-conductive polymers, commonly used in solar energy applications, to develop revolutionary polymer nanoparticles for a medical application. When the nanoparticles are exposed to infrared light, they generate heat that can be used to kill colorectal cancer cells.
Researchers have shown that synthetic membrane channels can be constructed through DNA nanotechnology. This technique employs DNA molecules as programmable building materials for custom-designed, self-assembling, nanometer-scale structures.