An interdisciplinary team of researchers at Vanderbilt University have developed a way to combine the photosynthetic protein that converts light into electrochemical energy in spinach with silicon, the material used in solar cells, in a fashion that produces substantially more electrical current than has been reported by previous 'biohybrid' solar cells.
An international research collaboration led by scientists from the University of Bristol, UK, has developed a new approach to quantum computing that could lead to the mass-manufacture of new quantum technologies.
A new study by University of Kentucky researchers shows promise for developing ultrastable RNA nanoparticles that may help treat cancer and viral infections by regulating cell function and binding to cancers without harming surrounding tissue.
Pricking a finger everyday is just part of everyday life for many diabetes patients. A non-invasive measurement approach could release them from the constant pain of pin pricks. The linchpin is a biosensor engineered by Fraunhofer researchers: A tiny chip combines measurement and digital analysis - and can be radioed to a mobile device.
Intelligent self-repairing clothing and sensors that can detect the potential onset of an epileptic seizure sound like the stuff of science fiction but Northumbria University designers and engineers are turning them into reality.
NANOTEC and 8 universities signed the Center of Excellence (CoE) Agreement (Phase 2) on August 29 at the Ministry of Science and Technology in Bangkok. The CoE Agreement (Phase 2) represents another milestone on the progress of nanotechnology development in Thailand.
The 'Near-field Optics, Nanophotonics and Related Techniques NFO12' International congress, organized by the Donostia International Physics Center (DIPC) and CIC nanoGUNE, gathers 400 scientists and researchers at the Palacio Kursaal in San Sebastián between today and the 7 September who will debate on the latest advances in the fields of near optics and nanophotonics.
Bioplastics that are naturally synthesized by microbes could be made commercially viable by using waste cooking oil as a starting material. This would reduce environmental contamination and also give high-quality plastics suitable for medical implants.
Physicists have revealed key quantum characteristics of high-temperature superconductors, demonstrating new experimental methods and breaking fundamental ground on these mysterious materials. In a surprising discovery, researchers found that the spin waves present in complete, three-dimensional samples survived all the way down to the atomic level.
Risk & Policy Analysts Ltd with IVAM UvA BV, have been commissioned by the European Commission to assess the potential socio economic, health and, if relevant, environmental impacts for the EU and EEA arising from the use of engineered nanomaterials and nanotechnology in the workplace.
Materials scientists of the Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht develop new magnesium materials for vehicles, airplanes and satellitesin the EU-project EXOMET, which is coordinated by the European Space Agency (ESA).
Es gibt noch grosse Wissenslücken im Hinblick auf das Verhalten und den Verbleib von Nanomaterialien in der Umwelt. Das Umweltbundesamt (UBA) adressierte diese Problematik und untersuchte in einem durch das Bundesumweltministerium finanzierten Vorhaben wie sich nano-Titandioxid in simulierten Kläranlagen und Böden verhält.