Scientists can easily explain the structural order that makes steel and aluminium out of molten metal. But, despite the fact that glass blowers have been plying their trade since the first century BC, we have only just begun to understand what makes molten glass solid.
The Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) is hosting the third Nanotechnology Symposium: 'NanoRegulation - Anticipating the Smallest Threats and the Largest Opportunities' on March 19, 2009 in Sacramento, California.
Liming Dai, the University of Dayton's Wright Brothers Institute endowed chair in nanomaterials, and fellow scientists have taken a step toward a more efficient fuel cell that can be affordably mass-produced.
Asylum Research will sponsor a free atomic force microscopy (AFM) Workshop on February 12 and 13, 2009 in the Pettit Building/Microelectronics Research Center (MiRC) on the Georgia Institute of Technology campus.
A new open-source software package developed at Stanford University is making it possible to do complex simulations of molecular motion on desktop computers at much faster speeds than has been previously possible.
From mid-February 2009, EthicSchool distributes 500 e-learning DVDs on Ethics of Nanotechnology and of Converging Technologies for free to lecturers giving courses on Ethics of Science and Technology, and for self-study.
The project, called 'Engineered Nanoparticles: Review of Health and Environmental Safety (ENRHES)', involves a survey to gather information from manufacturers and uses of nanomaterials to provide context for the scientific review and inform the risk assessment considerations.
An international team of scientists led by the University of Leeds has shed new light on the little-understood motor protein called dynein, thought to be involved in progressive neurological disorders such as motor neurone disease.