At the University of Montpellier 2, the Colloidal Metallurgy team is designing a system (using polymers and colloids) that will permit a better understanding of the mechanical and plastic properties of polycrystals.
The main scientific program has the theme of advances in photonics tools and techniques for the life sciences. Ten leading UK research scientists will present their latest work while leading industry specialists will provide parallel tutorials on their latest instrumentation and applications breakthroughs.
Dem Fernziel, quantenoptische Experimente und Funktionen auf Halbleiterchips zu integrieren, sind oesterreichische und kanadische Wissenschaftler um Prof. Gregor Weihs einen entscheidenden Schritt naeher gerueckt. Sie haben im Labor erstmals eine praktikable Quelle fuer Photonenpaare in einem Halbleiter realisiert.
A new quantum mechanical-based biosensor designed by a team at University of California, Santa Barbara offers tremendous potential for detecting biomolecules at ultra-low concentrations, from instant point-of-care disease diagnostics, to detection of trace substances for forensics and security.
Nanomedicine researchers at the Methodist Neurological Institute and Rice University have developed a way to selectively kill brain cancer cells by using a tiny syringe to deliver a combination of chemotherapy drugs directly into the cells.
At the 2012 Hannover Messe from April 23 to 27, KIT will present innovations relating to energy, mobility, IT, and other topics of relevance to the future. KIT will inform about its algae engineering platform and exhibit a photobioreactor for microalgae. In addition, new laser technologies for the production of lithium-ion batteries, an electronic drawbar for agricultural machines, and an organic computing system for tractors will be presented.
Scientists and engineers at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM) have discovered an entirely new carbon-based material that is synthesized from the "wonder kid" of the carbon family, graphene. The discovery, which the researchers are calling "graphene monoxide" pushes carbon materials closer to ushering in next-generation electronics.
A recently released OECD document, Important Issues on Risk Assessment of Manufactured Nanomaterials, provides the current practices, challenges and strategies for assessing risk in circumstances where data are limited, and there is a necessity for more research on specific risk assessment issues.
A sponge made of pure carbon nanotubes with a dash of boron shows remarkable ability to absorb oil spills from the surface of water, according to researchers at Rice University and Penn State University. The oil can be stored in the sponge for later retrieval or burned off so the sponge can be reused.
Like special-forces troops laser-tagging targets for a bomber pilot, tiny particles that can be imaged three different ways at once have enabled Stanford University School of Medicine scientists to remove brain tumors from mice with unprecedented accuracy.
A team from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill demonstrates a simple, cost-effective technique for three-dimensional RNA structure prediction that will help scientists understand the structures, and ultimately the functions, of the RNA molecules that dictate almost every aspect of human cell behavior.
An innovative X-ray technique has given North Carolina State University researchers and their collaborators new insight into how organic polymers can be used in printable electronics such as transistors and solar cells. Their discoveries may lead to cheaper, more efficient printable electronic devices.