The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has unveiled a method for calibrating entire waveforms - graphical shapes showing how electrical signals vary over time - rather than just parts of waveforms as is current practice.
Scientists have spent the better part of the last eight decades trying to find, in essence, a magnet with only one pole. A team working at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has found one.
IMEC, a leading European research center in nanotechnology, the Institüt für Mikrotechnik Mainz (IMM), one of the leading European research centers in microfluidics, and their partners within the European Sixth Framework Project MASCOT achieve a major milestone in the development of a lab-on-chip for the detection and therapy evaluation of breast cancer.
Researchers at UC Merced received a three-year $1.3 million grant from the National Science Foundation to develop luminescent solar concentrators (LSCs) that use materials other than silicon as semiconductors.
Theresa M. Reineke, associate professor of chemistry in the College of Science, and colleagues in her lab at Virginia Tech and at the University of Cincinnati have developed a new molecule that can travel into cells, deliver genetic cargo, and packs a beacon so scientists can follow its movements in living systems.
High-energy heavy ion collisions, which are studied at RHIC in Brookhaven and soon at the LHC in Geneva, can be a source of light flashes of a few yoctoseconds duration - the time that light needs to traverse an atomic nucleus.
nanometis, ein vielversprechendes Ausgruendungsvorhaben des Biotechnologischen Zentrums an der Technischen Universitaet Dresden, praesentiert sich mit seiner Technologieplattform in diesem Jahr erstmalig auf der BIOTECHNICA in Hannover.
Scientists who developed a cornerstone in thinking behind quantum mechanics, the broad sweep of chaos theory or the expanding nature of the universe and dark energy could be rewarded for years of effort and research when the 2009 Nobel Prize in physics is announced Tuesday.
In an effort to build a nanoscale DNA sequencer, IBM scientists are drilling nano-sized holes in computer-like chips and passing DNA strands through them in order to read the information contained within their genetic code.
Electron microscopes cannot be used to image living cells because the electrons destroy the samples. Now, MIT assistant professor Mehmet Fatih Yanik and his student, William Putnam, propose a new scheme that can overcome this limitation by using a quantum mechanical measurement technique that allows electrons to sense objects remotely.
Using computer simulations, a team of University of Wisconsin-Madison researchers has identified some of the pathways through which single complementary strands of DNA interact and combine to form the double helix.