Am Zentrum fuer Innovationskompetenz im Institut fuer Mikro- und Nanotechnologien IMN MacroNano der TU Ilmenau hat eine neue Nachwuchsforschergruppe unter der Leitung von Prof. Yong Lei am 1. Januar ihre Arbeit aufgenommen. Forschungsziel: Dreidimensionale Nanostrukturen aus unterschiedlichen Materialien herzustellen.
Das Institut fuer Technikfolgen-Abschaetzung der Oesterreichischen Akademie der Wissenschaften hat ein neues NanoTrust-Dossier veroeffentlicht: "Nanomaterialien und Aspekte des ArbeitnehmerInnenschutzes - Eine Uebersicht".
The January 2012 issue of Nanotech Insights, a quarterly newsletter dedicated to the field of nanoscience and nanotechnology, is now available from CKMNT. This is a special issue of Nanotech Insights on the occasion of International Conference on Nanoscience and Technology (ICONSAT-2012), which was held during January 20-23, 2012 in Hyderabad, India.
A new physical form of proteins developed by researchers at The University of Texas at Austin could drastically improve treatments for cancer and other diseases, as well as overcome some of the largest challenges in therapeutics: delivering drugs to patients safely, easily and more effectively.
When gold vanishes from a very important location, it usually means trouble. At the nanoscale, however, it could provide more knowledge about certain types of materials. A recent discovery that enables scientists to replace gold nanoparticles with dummy "spacers" has allowed scientists to create materials with never-before-seen structures, which may lead to new properties.
One day in 2010, Rutgers physicist Vitaly Podzorov watched a store employee showcase a kitchen gadget that vacuum-seals food in plastic. The demo stuck with him. The simple concept - an airtight seal around pieces of food - just might apply to his research: developing flexible electronics using lightweight organic semiconductors for products such as video displays or solar cells.
DARPA's Power Efficiency Revolution for Embedded Computing Technologies (PERFECT) program seeks to improve power efficiency for embedded computer systems, providing more computing per watt of electrical power.
Delicate and translucent as a puff of air, yet mechanically stable, flexible, and possessing amazing heat-insulation properties - these are the properties of a new aerogel made of cellulose and silica gel. Researchers have introduced this novel material, which consists almost completely of air.
A team led by Andre Geim shows that graphene-based membranes are impermeable to all gases and liquids (vacuum-tight). However, water evaporates through them as quickly as if the membranes were not there at all.
Acoustic waves from music, particularly rap, were found to effectively recharge the pressure sensor. Such a device might ultimately help to treat people stricken with aneurisms or incontinence due to paralysis.
The International Center for Technology Assessment (ICTA) welcomes the findings of a new report by an expert panel yesterday, which concluded that despite the surge of nanomaterials in the marketplace, not enough is known about their potential health and environmental risks.