MIT physicist Pablo Jarillo-Herrero has won a 2009 David and Lucile Packard Fellowship, an award he will use to study a new class of materials that could have applications in the semiconductor industry and quantum computing.
Physicists at Yale University have made the first definitive measurements of 'persistent current', a small but perpetual electric current that flows naturally through tiny rings of metal wire even without an external power source.
A team of European researchers has demonstrated some of the first commercially viable plasmonic devices, paving the way for a new era of high-speed communications and computing in which electronic and optical signals can be handled simultaneously.
Auf der Messe Parts2Clean in Stuttgart zeigen Fraunhofer-Wissenschaftler vom 20. bis 22. Oktober 2009 (Halle 1/Stand F 610/G 709), wie mithilfe einer unsichtbaren Nanoschicht Fingerabdruecke auf Metall- oder Kunststoffoberflaechen unsichtbar werden.
Veterinary scientists propose that by harnessing the system that reads the biological 'barcodes' of infectious microbes such as food poisoning bacteria, flu viruses and protozoa that cause malaria, one vaccine could be made to prevent a particular disease in all mammals.
The National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) has awarded a $1.1 million grant to researchers in the Jack Baskin School of Engineering at UC Santa Cruz to support their work on nanopore technology for analyzing DNA.
The Air Force Office of Scientific Research and the National Science Foundation are funding research that may result in a military turbine aircraft that for the first time ever will produce its own electricity from exhaust heat generated from thermo electricity.