German scientists of the Fraunhofer Institutes for Laser Technology ILT Aachen, for Material and Beam Technology IWS Dresden and for Applied Optics and Precision Engineering IOF Jena obtained the Joseph-von- Fraunhofer prize on May 8, 2012.
A research team lead by Professor Martin Wegener at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) has succeeded in realizing a new material class through the manufacturing of a stable crystalline metafluid, a pentamode metamaterial. Using new nanostructuring methods, these materials can now be realized for the first time with any conceivable mechanical properties.
Die Innovationskraft der Werkstoffspezialisten in Deutschland ist ungebrochen. Das belegt die ausgesprochen hohe Qualitaet der Einreichungen zum InnoMateria Award. Mit dem InnoMateria Award werden herausragende Projekte ausgezeichnet, die mit praxisnahen Werkstoffentwicklungen innovative Produkte fuer Mobilitaet und Energie ermoeglichen.
Cell toxicity studies suggest that when exposed to sunlight, zinc oxide, a common ingredient in sunscreens, undergoes a chemical reaction that may release unstable molecules known as free radicals. Free radicals seek to bond with other molecules, but in the process, they can damage cells or the DNA contained within those cells. This in turn could increase the risk of skin cancer.
From June 12th - 13th 2012 Dresden will be the host of the international symposium Nanofair. The congress has proved itself as an excellent European platform for the field of nanotechnological research.
Scientists have taken an important step forward in developing a new material using nano-sized magnets that could ultimately lead to new types of electronic devices, with greater processing capacity than is currently feasible.
A collaborative team comprised of Center for Nanoscale Materials users from the University of Chicago, Argonne's Materials Science Division, and the CNM NanoBio Interfaces Group is studying ways to enlist nanoparticles to treat brain cancer. This nano-bio technology may eventually provide an alternative form of therapy that targets only cancer cells and does not affect normal living tissue.
At the second international conference of the Nanodermatology Society (NDS) clinicians, scientists, members of industry, and policy makers gathered in San Diego, California on March 16th 2012 to review and discuss recent advances in nanotechnology and potential pitfalls as they pertain to dermatology.
The team of Professor Keon Jae Lee from the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, KAIST, has developed new forms of low cost, large-area nanogenerator technology using the piezoelectric ceramic nanoparticles.