The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has awarded $2.38 million to 34 small businesses to develop innovative, sustainable technologies to protect human health and the environment. These efforts will help improve air quality, protect our water, work to decrease the effects of climate change, and support green jobs.
Einem Forschungsteam der Universitaet Basel, der Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitaet Muenchen und des Max-Planck-Instituts fuer Quantenoptik in Garching sowie der Ecole Normale Superieure in Paris ist es erstmals gelungen, verschraenkte Zustaende von Atomen auf einem Mikrochip zu erzeugen.
A newly released OECD document provides information on current/planned activities related to the safety of manufactured nanomaterials in OECD member and non-member countries that attended at the 6th meeting of OECD's Working Party on Manufactured Nanomaterials.
An EU-funded study of carbon nanotubes by scientists in Ireland, Sweden and the US has shown that these extraordinarily strong molecules can be broken down into carbon and water by an enzyme found in white blood cells.
Researchers from the Institute of Photonic Sciences (ICFO, Barcelona) and the Institute of Optics (IO, Palaiseau) describe in Nature Physics the new trends in research on disordered systems using ultracold gases that could have important consequences both for understanding complex physics processes and for building future quantum simulators and computers.
Physiker haben Nanopartikel auf einen Film aus kugelfoermigen C60-Kohlenstoffmolekuelen aufgebracht und festgestellt, dass diese bei Raumtemperatur einen einlagigen Film durchdringen koennen, einen zweilagigen Film jedoch nicht.
An international team of scientists from Russia and the United States, including two Department of Energy national laboratories and two universities, has discovered the newest superheavy element, element 117.
Dow Corning, a global leader in silicones, silicon-based technology and innovation, signed a three-year contract with imec to perform joint research on next generations of crystalline silicon solar cells.
Name a human gene, and you'll find a movie online showing you what happens to cells when it is switched off. This is the resource that researchers at the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) in Heidelberg, Germany, and their collaborators in the Mitocheck consortium are making freely available, as the result of a study in which they have identified the genes involved in mitosis - the most common form of cell division - in humans.
Co-located with the NYBA (New York Biotechnology Association) Annual Meeting being held that week, the NanoBusiness Conference/NYC will feature a series of sessions with leaders in finance, government and science.
Luminescent markers are an indispensable tool for researchers working with DNA. But the markers are troublesome. Some tend to destroy the function and structure of DNA when inserted. Others emit so little light, that they can barely be detected in the hereditary material. So researchers have been asking for alternative markers. A tool that you might call a molecular gauge could potentially solve both problems.
Thanks to two technologies developed by Professor Benoit Marsan and his team at the Universite du Quebec a Montreal (UQAM) Chemistry Department, the scientific and commercial future of solar cells could be totally transformed. Professor Marsan has come up with solutions for two problems that, for the last twenty years, have been hampering the development of efficient and affordable solar cells.