From May 22-25, the public can vote for their favorite science research video on IGERT.org/competition2012 . The Public Choice Award is one of 25 IGERT Video Competition awards given this week in recognition of outstanding work in the communication of scientific research.
Researchers at Purdue University are working with the U.S. Army and neurosurgeons at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center to create a new type of "bioactive" coating for stents used to treat brain aneurisms including those caused by head trauma from bomb blasts.
A materials scientist at Michigan Technological University has discovered a chemical reaction that not only eats up the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide, it also creates something useful. And, by the way, it releases energy.
A team of engineers at Stanford and the University of Pennsylvania has for the first time used "plasmonic cloaking" to create a device that can see without being seen - an invisible machine that detects light. It is the first example of what the researchers describe as a new class of devices that controls the flow of light at the nanoscale to produce both optical and electronic functions.
GN12 will bring together informatics groups with materials scientists and active nanoscience researchers to evaluate and reflect on the tools/resources that have recently emerged in support of predictive nanotechnology. The goals of this workshop are to establish a better understanding of current applications and clearly define immediate and projected informatics infrastructure needs for the nanotechnology community.
Federal regulators want to launch a series of in-depth studies into the risks of nanotechnology and nanoscale materials. While some in the industry might want to resist this research, forward-thinking companies ought to see it as an opportunity to safeguard the future of the field, writes LeClairRyan attorney James A. Kosch
The entire nanolayer Surface and Interface physics (nSI) department, headed by Professor Fred Bijkerk, which is currently located at FOM's DIFFER institute in Nieuwegein, is to become part of the University of Twente.
A collaboration between Lehigh University physicists and University of Miami biologists addresses an important fundamental question in basic cell biology: How do living cells figure out when and where to grow?
Standard methods to monitor glucose levels require invasive and time-consuming handling of the cell culture. A team of engineers is developing an alternative approach that takes advantage of new microfluidic techniques. In a continuous and controlled process, the researchers created small droplets of polymer that encapsulated pairs of fluorescing molecules.
An international team of researchers from NASA's Ames Research Center in Moffett Field, Calif., and the National Nanofab Center in Korea have made a tiny version of vacuum tubes that could be incorporated into circuits.