When it comes to metal catalysts, the platinum standard is, well, platinum! However, at about $2,000 an ounce, platinum is more expensive than gold. The high cost of the raw material presents major challenges for the future wide scale use of platinum in fuel cells. Research suggests that one possible way to meet these challenges is to think small - really small.
According to a new Eurobarometer report (pdf) published today, nearly 80% of Europeans say they are interested in scientific discoveries and technological developments, compared to 65% interested in sport.
On May 18-20th the nanotechnology equipment manufacturer in Russia NT-MDT Co. and one of the main Russian scientific nanocenters the Kurchatov Institute held an international conference 'Nanoeducation: the main approaches and perspectives'.
Beginning July 1, 2010, the German Research Foundation will support a new collaborative research centre (CRC) at Goettingen University. CRC 860 is titled 'The integrative structural biology of macromolecular complexes' and includes a total of 16 projects. The grant totals about EUR8.5 million over four years.
Die Firma CS-Chromatographie Service wird in den kommenden zwei Jahren gemeinsam mit dem Forschungszentrum Juelich und der Firma Chemical Consulting Dornseiffer (CCD) untersuchen, wie Nanopartikel in der Analytik eingesetzt werden koennen, um bekannte chromatographische Trennverfahren zu verbessern.
Using new technology that allows scientists to monitor how individual cells react in the complex system of cell signaling, Stanford University researchers have uncovered a much larger spectrum of differences between each cell than ever seen before.
A cluster of carbon nanotubes coated with a thin layer of protein-recognizing polymer form a biosensor capable of using electrochemical signals to detect minute amounts of proteins, which could provide a crucial new diagnostic tool for the detection of a range of illnesses.
Das Bundesministerium fuer Bildung und Forschung foerdert ein Verbundprojekt zur Sicherheit von Arbeitsplaetzen in der Nanotechnik im Rahmen seines Programms NanoCare jetzt mit mehr als einer halben Million Euro.
At a snail's pace - this is how proteins should move inside living cells where viscosity of environment exceeds the viscosity of water even by million times. However, proteins move not much slower than in water! While looking for a solution to this puzzle, scientists from the Institute of Physical Chemistry of the PolishAcademy of Sciences discovered a new principle of physics.
Metallic glasses are - just as other types of glasses- brittle materials. This property sets a limit to the possibilities of their technical use. Researchers have now developed a mechanism that enables metallic glasses to become ductile under tensile loading.