Toxicology, mechanical engineering, nanoscience and veterinary medicine are the subjects of four major new EU-funded research initiatives launched recently in the Czech Republic. The projects, which will share over CZK 2 billion (EUR 77 million), are financed under the Operational Programme Research and Development for Innovation, which receives EU support through the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).
A team of scientists from Brookhaven National Laboratory, Harvard University, and the Indian Institute of Science has made a major step in understanding how molecules locate the genetic information in DNA that is necessary to carry out important biological processes.
A little bit of gas can provide a lot of important information which can be used for things as diverse as saving lives during fires and making vehicles run more efficiently. Now a new generation of optical sensors, developed by European researchers, is revolutionising trace gas detection.
Researchers have used lasers to create the first practical macroscopic yarns from boron nitride fibers, opening the door for an array of applications, from radiation-shielded spacecraft to stronger body armor.
This book explores in an accessible and informative way how nanotechnology is likely to impact the lives of ordinary people in the coming years and why ethical reflection on nanotechnology is needed now.
A global database of government documents on nanotechnology is being launched by three law professors at Arizona State University who, with their colleagues in Australia and Belgium, have corralled and organized a massive number of regulatory documents dealing with the rapidly advancing technology.
For the first time, researchers used x-ray crystallography and nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) techniques to directly visualize protein structures essential for catalysis at the rare high-energy state.
Researchers at Amirkabir University of Technology, in collaboration with colleagues from University of Tehran, introduced a highly efficient method for the modification of carbon electrodes which enables them to detect silver ion down to picomolar concentrations.
The UK-Russia Venture Forum is organized by the UK Department for Business Innovation + Skills (Science and Innovation Network) and the London Stock Exchange plc in cooperation with the British Venture Capital Association (BVCA), RUSNANO, Russian Venture Company (RVC), Russian Venture Capital Association (RVCA) and MICEX.
The two winners of Nanochallenge and Polymerchallenge 2009 have been announced. After two days of presentation the international jury made a decision choosing the two winners among the eight finalist teams.
Professor Samuel Stupp, Director of Northwestern's Institute for BioNanotechnology and a great visionary within biomaterials research, visits Goteborg on December 8 to sign a new cooperation agreement with Sahlgrenska Academy at the University of Gothenburg.