Their investigations, carried out at the nanoscale, provide valuable new information for scientists and environmentalists working to protect and conserve coral from the threats of acidification and rising water temperatures.
Since the official launch in June 2013, the European Technology Platform for Nanomedicine (ETPN) together with the EU funded consortium NANOMED2020, are organising the first ever Nanomedicine Award to honor the best international nanotechnology medicine innovation for 2013.
After more than 40 years of intense research, experimental physicists still seek to explore the rich behaviour of electrons confined to a two-dimensional crystalline structure exposed to large magnetic fields. Now a team of scientists developed a new experimental method to simulate these systems using a crystal made of neutral atoms and laser light.
Researchers at Oregon State University and the University of Oregon today announced a scientific advance that has eluded researchers for more than 100 years - a platform to fully study and understand the aqueous chemistry of aluminum, one of the world's most important metals.
Electroosmotic pumps (EOPs), devices in which fluids appear to magically move through porous media in the presence of an electric field, are ideal because they can be readily miniaturized. EOPs however, require bulky, external power sources, which defeats the concept of portability. But a super-thin silicon membrane could now make it possible to drastically shrink the power source, paving the way for diagnostic devices the size of a credit card.
Researchers have developed a new approach to designing novel nanostructured materials through an inverse design framework using genetic algorithms. The study is the first to demonstrate the application of this methodology to the design of self-assembled nanostructures, and could help speed up the materials discovery process. It also shows the potential of machine learning and 'big data' approaches.
This NIA Symposium will provide a discussion platform for exchange between companies and policy makers, in order to allow for a proactive approach in meeting the regulators' requirements for grouping- and read-across-approaches to nanomaterials, without hampering innovation and commercialization.
Powerful scanners that give scientists a direct line of sight into hydrogen fuel cells are the latest tools Simon Fraser University researchers will use to help create more durable, lower-cost fuel cells. Use of these fuel cells in vehicles can substantially reduce harmful emissions in the transportation sector. The new Nano X-ray Computed Tomography tools will become part of a nationally unique fuel cell testing and characterization facility.