The College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering of the University at Albany hosted more than 3,000 elementary, middle and high school students and over 30,000 members of the community through its educational and public outreach programs and initiatives this year, representing a 20 percent increase over 2008.
Membership of the Engineering Council will allow IoN to work closely with other Institutes licensed under EC, such as the Institute of Engineering and Technology (IET), with which IoN already has a memorandum of understanding to run a joint micro and nanotechnology network.
The Technische Universitaet Darmstadt, tesa scribos GmbH, the Universitaet Stuttgart and BASF SE want to research printed electronics in the project 'Complementary Circuit Technology for printed Displays' (German name Kosadis).
Researchers at Argonne National Laboratory are leveraging their broad and deep understanding of safe, high-energy and long-life Li-ion battery development to leap the high hurdles required for the development of commercially viable Li-air batteries.
New results by scientists at Umea University show that not only water but also alcohol solvents can be inserted to expand the structure of graphite oxide under high pressure conditions. The information is helpful in the search for new methods to develop amazing materials that could be used for instance in nanoelectronics and for energy storage.
How do individual cells or proteins react to changing pH levels? Researchers at the MESA+ Institute for Nanotechnology at the University of Twente have developed a technique for 'gently' adjusting pH: in other words, without damaging biomolecules.
Bei der Aufklaerung der Strukturen von transparenten Festkoerpern sind Physiker einen bedeutenden Schritt vorangekommen. Ein von ihnen entwickeltes, auf der Einzelmolekuelspektroskopie beruhendes Verfahren ist imstande, die Strukturen eines Festkoerpers, z.B. eines polykristallinen Materials, unter dem Mikroskop sichtbar zu machen.
Max Planck Institute for Plasma Physics (IPP) at Garching and the Technical University of Munich (TUM) have concluded an agreement to intensify their collaboration in the field of fusion research. This will entail inauguration of three joint professorships.
Boston University biomedical engineers have devised a method for making future genome sequencing faster and cheaper by dramatically reducing the amount of DNA required, thus eliminating the expensive, time-consuming and error-prone step of DNA amplification.
Scientists at Brookhaven National Laboratory have found a new way to use a synthetic form of DNA to control the assembly of nanoparticles - this time resulting in switchable, three-dimensional and small-cluster structures that might be useful, for example, as biosensors, in solar cells, and as new materials for data storage.
Nader Jalili, an associate professor of mechanical and industrial engineering at Northeastern University, is working to create a controlled nanorobot that will be capable of performing non-invasive cancer surgery with a degree of precision not possible through existing surgical procedures.