Scientists at the Naval Research Laboratory are part of a research team working to engineer surfaces that imitate some of the water repellency features found in nature. This technology offers the possibility of significant advances for producing new generations of coatings that will be of great value for military, medical, and energy applications.
Scientists at Empa, the Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology, have developed a high performance plaster which boasts a thermal insulation value three-times better than convention plaster thanks to so-called aerogels.
Risoe DTU is going to put a newly developed test platform for polymer solar cells into production. The test platform will be transformed from a prototype into production ready 0-Series in collaboration with the Zealandic company 'LS Control'.
The German Innovation Alliance for Carbon Nanotubes will hold its annual conference in Ettlingen (near Karlsruhe, Germany) on 25th-27th January. This year the conference will be open to national and international visitors from research and industry. It offers a platform for the international CNT community to exchange results and ideas.
In the search for efficient, durable and commercially viable fuel cells, scientists at the University of Ulster's Nanotechnology Institute and collaborators from Peking University and University of Oxford have discovered a new catalyst-support combination that could make fuel cells more efficient and more resistant to carbon monoxide poisoning.
In einem Antrag fordern die Abgeordneten die Bundesregierung auf, das 'Inverkehrbringen von verbrauchernahen Produkten mit Nanosilber' zu verbieten und eine Liste aller auf dem Markt erhaeltlichen Erzeugnisse zu erstellen und der Oeffentlichkeit zugaenglich zu machen.
The Fuel Cell Nano-Materials Group at International Center for Materials Nanoarchitectonics has successfully developed two types of novel proton conducting oxide electrolytes for solid oxide fuel cells (SOFCs). By applying these electrolytes, the commercialization of SOFCs operating in the intermediate temperature range, 500C to 650C, has come into sight.
Purdue University has been awarded $1.5 million to study quantum information science, a new field paving the way for quantum computing - a novel method to process information that is faster, more powerful and more efficient than classical computing.
Jan M. Schnorr and Timothy M. Swager from the Department of Chemistry and Institute for Soldier Nanotechnologies at MIT have published an overview of a variety of applications that are based on the unique properties of pristine as well as functionalized carbon nanotubes.
Researchers from the Department of Cell Biology, Physiology and Immunology at Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona (UAB), in collaboration with researchers from the Institute of Microelectronics of Barcelona (IMB-CNM) of the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC), have developed an identification system for oocytes and embryos in which each can be individually tagged using silicon barcodes.
Atherosclerosis is characterized by hardening and thickening of artery walls, with serious health consequences. Researchers at TU/e have imaged the stages in the calcification at a nanometer scale. The growth of hardening follows almost the same process as bone or tooth formation.
The University of Dayton School of Engineering has hired two faculty members with a combined nine inventions for the region's Wright Brothers Institute and the state's Ohio Research Scholars program to help create technologies that could lead to jobs.
Not long after Dr. Ali Dhinojwala, chairman of The University of Akron Department of Polymer Science, unpeeled the secret (fine, clingy hairs) behind the remarkable adhesion of gecko feet, he and fellow researchers came up with a synthetic replica: carbon nanotubes. Now, five years after that initial discovery, they have published the basis of the success of these nanotubes.