Harry Kroto, awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry 1996, is the latest to take part in the 'Ask a Nobel Laureate' series on YouTube and Facebook. 'Ask a Nobel Laureat' gives online viewers worldwide the unique opportunity to put their questions directly to a Nobel Laureate and see the responses.
A 'smart' nanomaterial recently developed at the University of Dayton Research Institute for multi-purpose use in aircraft coatings, wind turbines and other large-scale commercial applications may also lead to a significant breakthrough in glaucoma treatment.
The controlled synthesis of complex structures in the nanometer range and their integration into modern technologies represents a challenge with high potential. A group of German and Spanish scientists succeeded now in synthesizing materials which form two-dimensional nanostructures by self-organization mechanisms.
In enger Zusammenarbeit ist es drei Arbeitsgruppen der Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitaet (LMU) Muenchen und des Exzellenzclusters Nanosystems Initiative Munich (NIM) gelungen, den Wirkstoff Colchicin in konzentrierter Form mit Hilfe von Nanopartikeln direkt in Zellen einzuschleusen.
It turns out that watching paint dry might not be as boring as the old adage claims. A team led by Yale University researchers has come up with a new technique to study the mechanics of coatings as they dry and peel, and has discovered that the process is far from mundane.
Several e-reader products on the market today use electrophoretic displays, in which each pixel consists of microscopic capsules that contain black and white particles moving in opposite directions under the influence of an electric field. A serious drawback to this technology is that the screen image is closer to black-on-gray than black-on-white. Researchers at the University of Cincinnati Nanoelectronics Laboratory are actively pursuing an alternative approach for low-power displays.
A new technology enabling tiny machines called micro electromechanical systems to 'self-calibrate' could make possible super-accurate and precise sensors for crime-scene forensics, environmental testing and medical diagnostics.
Just as the path of photons of light can be directed by a mirror, atoms possessing a magnetic moment can be controlled using a magnetic mirror. Research investigates the feasibility of using magnetic domain walls to direct and ultimately trap individual atoms in a cloud of ultracold atoms.
Out of sight is not out of mind for a group of Hong Kong researchers who have demonstrated that burying a layer of silver nanoparticles improves the performance of their organic electronic devices without requiring complex processing.
Scientists from UCLA's California NanoSystems Institute and Korea's Yonsei University have developed an innovative method that enables nanomachines to release drugs inside living cancer cells when activated remotely by an oscillating magnetic field.
Researchers have taken one more step toward understanding the unique and often unexpected properties of graphene, a two-dimensional carbon material that has attracted interest because of its potential applications in future generations of electronic devices.
Wie wird Nanotechnologie die Zukunft veraendern? Welche neuen Anwendungen zeichnen sich ab? Wo wird Nano als Studiengang angeboten? Antworten auf Fragen dieser Art gibt 'nanotechnologie aktuell' in seiner Ausgabe 2010.
Biomolecules such as peptides and nucleic acids can nowadays be synthesised relatively quickly and inexpensively. In addition, great progress has been made in the development of methods enabling the directed mutagenesis in microorganisms. These two developments have boosted the design of new, and the reorganisation of known, molecules.
The event comprising of Exhibition and Conference will encompass two full days of presentations and discussions and interactive networking activities; a meeting place for the global Scientists, Industry, Academia and Government with a focus on 'Frontiers of Nanotechnology: Impact on India'.