The U.S. Commerce Department's National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) today announced a new competition for high-risk, high-reward research funding under the Technology Innovation Program (TIP). The new TIP competition offers cost-shared funding for innovative research on 'Manufacturing and Biomanufacturing: Materials Advances and Critical Processes'.
Many advances in energy, green chemistry, and human health must start with understanding the movement of electrons - making frame-by-frame movies of changing molecular bonds during chemical reactions, or the correlated behavior of electrons in complex solids. This will only be possible by freezing time within a few quintillionths of a second.
Researchers have evidenced a basic general mechanism describing how filamentous proteins assemble into ribbon like structures, the so-called Amyloid fibrils. Combining experiments and theory, they could explain how denatured milk proteins assemble into ribbon like structures composed of up to five filaments.
The EC NanoCom project has opened a web based industrial consultation to discover the key success factors in exploiting pre-competitive research. We are encouraging all nanotech companies to contribute to this study, which will help to influence the debate on the best mechanisms of commercialisation for nanotechnologies.
Weizmann Institute scientists have 'trained' an electronic system to be able to predict the pleasantness of novel odors, just like a human would perceive them - turning the popular notion that smell is completely personal and culture-specific on its head.
Scientists at the research neutron source FRM II of the Technische Universitaet Muenchen are taking a closer look at a high performance rechargeable battery for future hybrid locomotives. The study reveals the distribution of chemical substances within the battery during various states of charge.
An EU-funded research team from Austria's University of Innsbruck has invented a single atom laser which works on the same principle as a classic laser but also has quantum mechanical properties in its atom-photon interactions.
Dr. Nirav A. Shah, MD, an orthopaedic sports medicine surgeon affiliated with Palos Community Hospital is the first to design a new nanotechnology biomedical therapy that promotes the growth of new, stronger cartilage to aid in the treatment of joint injuries.