Draper Laboratory is designing a microdevice that will provide a more biologically realistic growth environment for human kidney cells in the laboratory. The proof-of-concept "kidney-on-a-chip" could one day give scientists a more accurate platform for drug screening or disease modeling.
Researchers at Thailand's National Nanotechnology Center (NANOTEC) have build the first locally made prototype solar powered water purification unit "SOS water" which combined the use of antimicrobial nanocoating to ceramic filters.
Das Ferdinand-Braun-Institut, Leibniz-Institut für Höchstfrequenztechnik (FBH) arbeitet im EU-Verbundprojekt iSense am Prototyp eines tragbaren, integrierten Quantensensors, der auf ultrakalten Atomen basiert. Dieser könnte beispielsweise die Erdbeschleunigung messen - in hoher Genauigkeit und an jedem Ort der Erde.
The future of prostate cancer therapy may lie in a tiny, "sticky" silicon chip dubbed GEDI (Geometrically Enhanced Differential Immunocapture) that can identify and collect cancer cells from a patient's bloodstream.
In searching for better flame retardants for home furnishings - a large source of fuel in house fires - National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) researchers defied the conventional wisdom and literally hit a wall, one made of clay.
In an important step towards more practical quantum information processing, researchers from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), the University of California, San Diego; and the Politecnico di Milano in Milan, Italy, have demonstrated the first heralded single photon source made from silicon.
For the first time, Lawrence Livermore researchers and international collaborators have peered into the makeup of complex airborne particulate matter so small that it can be transported into human lungs - usually without a trace.
In the first side-by-side tests of a half-dozen palladium- and iron-based catalysts for cleaning up the carcinogen TCE, Rice University scientists have found that palladium destroys TCE far faster than iron - up to a billion times faster in some cases.
The IDTechEx Printed Electronics Asia event in Tokyo, Japan on October 2-3, features the latest achievements, roadmaps and insight on OLEDs - whether or not they are printed. The leading Asian display and material companies reveal their progress while European and American companies cover their latest breakthroughs in materials.
Researchers from North Carolina State University have developed a new technique for controlling the crystalline structure of titanium dioxide at room temperature. The development should make titanium dioxide more efficient in a range of applications, including photovoltaic cells, hydrogen production, antimicrobial coatings, smart sensors and optical communication technologies.
Angel Rubio is the leader of the research group with the highest number of citations in Spain among those engaged in Materials Physics and Nanoscience. He is in charge of the Nano-bio Spectroscopy Group of the UPV/EHU and the vice-president of science for the European Theoretical Spectroscopy Facility (ETSF).