Everybody who's ever used a TV, radio or cell phone knows what an antenna does: It captures the aerial signals that make those devices practical. A lab at Rice University has built an antenna that captures light in the same way, at a small scale that has big potential.
The multi-welled microplate, long a standard tool in biomedical research and diagnostic laboratories, could become a thing of the past thanks to new electronic biosensing technology developed by a team of microelectronics engineers and biomedical scientists at the Georgia Institute of Technology.
The Nanotechnology Knowledge Transfer Network (NanoKTN) in the UK has announced the launch of BlueSkyNano, an award scheme aiming to increase engagement between industry and academia. The first award is in partnership with the University of Surrey.
Eine der traditionsreichsten Auszeichnungen der Gesellschaft Deutscher Chemiker (GDCh), die Liebig-Denkmuenze wurde am Montag in Dresden bei der Tagung der Gesellschaft Deutscher Naturforscher und Aerzte an den Berliner Chemiker Prof. Joachim Sauer verliehen.
EPA is issuing significant new use rules (SNURs) under section 5(a)(2) of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) for two chemical substances which were the subject of Premanufacture Notices (PMNs). The two chemical substances are identified generically as multi-walled carbon nanotubes (MWCNT) (PMN P-08-177) and single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWCNT) (PMN P-08-328).
Last April the Institute for Health and Consumer Protection (ICHP) Nanobiosciences Unit of the Joint Research Centre (JRC), of the European Commission organised a 2-day workshop to present an overview of various aspects of hazard, exposure and risk assessment of nanomaterials. Last week they published a report and the presentations from this event.
A new material could help surgeons more accurately locate breast cancers, reduce the need for second surgeries and minimize pre-surgical discomfort for patients. Microscopic gas-filled spheres of silica, a porous glass, can mark the location of early-stage tumors to show their position using ultrasound imaging in the operating room.
The cross-disciplinary team of Prof. Wen-Chau Liu of Department of Electrical Engineering and Prof. Huey-Ing Chen of Department of Chemical Engineering and the research team of Prof. Mi-Ching Tsai of Department of Mechanical Engineering at National Cheng Kung University (NCKU), Tainan, Taiwan, have each won a silver medal in invention from the 2010 National Invention and Creation Award with the inventions of Semiconductor Transistor-Type Hydrogen Sensor and Multi-DOF Ultrasonic Motor with Magnetic Preload, respectively.
Researcher Pascal Jonkheijm of the MESA+ research institute at the University of Twente has won a 1.5 million Euros individual ERC Starting Grant. He will be using the grant over the next five years for research work creating artificial cell membranes on microchips so that, among other things, he can measure how living cells communicate with each other.