The chances of obtaining crystals of sufficient quality and quantity to allow determination of three-dimensional protein structures using synchrotron radiation are significantly increased using a mix of robots geared to different crystallization techniques.
A new graphene-based material that helps solve the structure of graphite oxide and could lead to other potential discoveries of the one-atom thick substance called graphene, which has applications in nanoelectronics, energy storage and production, and transportation such as airplanes and cars, has been created by researchers at The University of Texas at Austin.
A light-transmitting compound that could one day be used in high-efficiency fiber optics and in sensors to detect biological and chemical weapons at long distance almost went undiscovered by scientists because its structure was too difficult to examine.
For the first time, the UCSB scientists have created a way to make square, nanoscale, chemical patterns - from the bottom up - that may be used in the manufacture of integrated circuit chips as early as 2011. It is called block co-polymer lithography.
The final report of the 4th NanoRegulation Conference held on from September 16-17 in St.Gallen is now available online on the website of the Innovation Society. The document gives an overview of the presentations, workshops and participants of this year's conference that focused on the topic of 'Voluntary Measures in Nano Risk Governance'.
Next month in Boston, the AVS 55th International Symposium and Exhibition will showcase research from across the spectrum of science and engineering devoted to discoveries on the edge-in a vacuum, at interfaces, in plasmas, and in other controlled environments used to develop new materials and technologies.
Governments and industries in nations around the world are investing billions of dollars, euros, yen, yuan and rubles to position themselves as leaders in the emerging enterprise called nanotechnology.
Two researchers at the University of Virginia's School of Engineering and Applied Science aim to lay the scientific groundwork that will solve the problem of ever hotter computer chips using nanoelectronics, considered the essential science for powering the next generation of computers.
Local lawyers and others working with business and technology can hear what nationally prominent scholar Gary Marchant thinks about the nano regulation issue when he talks from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 7, at the University of Dayton School of Law's Keller Hall.
Speaking at the 10th anniversary conference of the Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics in Berne, Switzerland, its director Professor Ron Appel described his institute as a 'Swiss success story'. He said that he was proud that as pioneers at the heart of science one of the SIB's 25 working groups was today able to announce the completion of the annotation of human proteins.