Researchers at the National Nanotechnology Center (NANOTEC), Chulalongkorn University, and Stanford University have successfully synthesis titania nanoparticles and carbon nanotubes (CNT) using hydrothermal process to provide the highest photoconversion efficiency.
Chemists at Brown University have created a triple-headed metallic nanoparticle that reportedly performs better and lasts longer than any other nanoparticle catalyst studied in fuel-cell reactions. The key is the addition of gold: It yields a more uniform crystal structure while removing carbon monoxide from the reaction.
More than 50 "future nanoscientists" between the ages of 13 and 17 spent part of their weekend immersed in nanotechnology at the College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering (CNSE) as part of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority Inc.'s 15th Annual Nationwide Youth Symposium, held March 10 at the UAlbany NanoCollege.
The Technology Strategy Board is to invest up to GBP2m in feasibility studies to stimulate innovation across our core technology areas and to help ensure that small and micro businesses in the UK are well equipped to respond to society's current and future challenges.
Berkeley Lab scientists helped build and operate the ALPHA antimatter trap at CERN, which has now probed the internal structure of the antihydrogen atom for the first time, taking the first step toward possible new insights into the difference between matter and antimatter.
In his regular IndustryWeek nanotechnology column, Nanofilm president and CEO Scott Rickert suggests "a bootcamp for nanotechnology and industry" about commercialization to capitalize on the current interest in advanced manufacturing.
The SIINN (Safe Implementation of Innovative Nanoscience and Nanotechnology) ERA-NET promotes the safe and rapid transfer of European research results in nanoscience and nanotechnology into industrial applications. The first joint call for transnational projects of the SIINN initiative will open on March 20, 2012. The deadline for submitting proposals is June 5, 2012.
Researchers at Oregon State University have tapped into the extraordinary power of carbon nanotubes to increase the speed of biological sensors, a technology that might one day allow a doctor to routinely perform lab tests in minutes, speeding diagnosis and treatment while reducing costs.