Following vivid discussions during the NanoRegulation Conference, the Innovation Society (St.Gallen) proposes the model of a "Nano Information Pyramid" in order to debate the challenges and responsibilities of data and information exchange along the value chain. The model can help to address and analyse the critical parts in the value chain.
The 5th Int. NanoRegulation Conference took place from 25th to 26th of November in Rapperswil, Switzerland, and tackled the issue of 'No Data, no Market?' - Challenges to Nano-Information and Nano-Communication along the Value Chain. During the two-days Conference, a number of leading nanotechnology stakeholders presented their views and expectations regarding information and data exchange along the value chain, and discussed possible approaches to the problem in workshops. The Conference report which has been released now outlines the positions from the participating stakeholders from industry, authorities and various NGOs and international organisations.
A University of Massachusetts Amherst physicist is building a new microscope that achieves super resolution, allowing scientists to see molecules 100 times smaller than are visible using traditional light microscopy.
Researchers of the Institute for Quantum Optics and Quantum Information (IQOQI) in Innsbruck, Austria, used a calcium ion to simulate a relativistic quantum particle, demonstrating a phenomenon that has not been directly observable so far: the Zitterbewegung.
A European consortium has brought the power of grid computing to bear on problems ranging from the genetic origins of heart disease to the management of fish stocks and the reconstruction of ancient musical instruments.
Scientists are reporting development of a first-of-its-kind cloth that releases nitric oxide gas - an advance toward making therapeutic socks for people with diabetes and a wrap to help preserve organs harvested for transplantation.
Scientists in Texas are reporting the development of a 'nanodragster' that may speed the course toward development of a new generation of futuristic molecular machines. The vehicle resembles a hot-rod in shape and can outperform previous nano-sized vehicles.
A report suggesting possible inter-Korean cooperation in the chemistry, biotech, and nano-science fields was released Wednesday by a state-run think tank, claiming the gap in the depth of technology between the two countries in such areas is relatively minimal.
The European Research Council has awarded Prof. Thomas Elsaesser an 'Advanced Grant' of 2.49 Million Euros. The project aims at elucidating extremely fast processes which determine the properties of hydrogen bonds in molecular systems.
A professor for theoretical physics at the Technical University of Berlin is engaged with one of nature's domains, which other people might dread: Gut bacteria and salmonella. He analyzes the movement of those microscopically small organisms in aqueous environments. Following their example, tiny machines with the aptitude to work inside the humanbody could be built.
Researchers from the Institute of High Performance Computing of A*STAR, Singapore, in collaboration with co-workers from CSIRO Materials Science and Engineering, Australia, have now revealed how metallic nanostructures can enhance light absorption - even in very thin silicon films - and thus increase the performance of thin-film solar cells.
With the passage of a molecule through the labyrinth of a chemical system being so critical to catalysis and other important chemical processes, computer simulations are frequently used to model potential molecule/labyrinth interactions. In the past, such simulations have been expensive and time-consuming to carry out, but now researchers have developed a new algorithm that should make future simulations easier and faster to compute, and yield much more accurate results.