Vladimir Torchilin, distinguished professor of pharmaceutical sciences at Northeastern University, recently received a $1.36 million grant from the National Institutes of Health's Cancer Institute to examine a new, nanotechnology-based method of drug development.
Physicists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have built an enhanced version of an experimental atomic clock based on a single aluminum atom that is now the world's most precise clock, more than twice as precise as the previous pacesetter based on a mercury atom.
Stuart Lindsay, an ASU Regents' Professor and director of the Biodesign Institute's Center for Single Molecule Biophysics, has released the first comprehensive guide to a tiny world 1 million times smaller than a single grain of sand.
The effects of high-energy beam on nano components and human cells will be investigated in detail by scientists in Frankfurt and Darmstadt. One goal of the NanoBiC project is to construct - like craftsmen - functional elements on surfaces e.g. transistors, sensors, quantum dots or memory elements according to a building plan. A further aim is to acquire detailed knowledge of the effects of cosmic rays on human cells which is particularly important for manned space missions.
The Phantoms Foundation and the Spanish Institute for Foreign Trade (ICEX), in cooperation with the Embassy of Spain (Economic and Commercial Office) in Tokyo will bring together for the third time a nanoscience and nanotechnology Spain Pavilion at nano tech 2010.
COMPLOIDS will focus on adding complexity to colloids. By integrating the experimental, computational and theoretical research programs of the member groups, the network will advance the state-of-the-art of colloidal science via the training of a cohort of graduate students and junior researchers.
ThyssenKrupp Steel Europe AG and the state of North Rhine-Westphalia are jointly funding the Center for Electrochemical Sciences (CES) at Ruhr University Bochum. The new center is also cooperating with the Max Planck Institute for Iron Research. It will focus on a discipline which is regarded as the basis for numerous high-tech applications.
MIT researchers have demonstrated the first laser built from germanium that can emit wavelengths of light useful for optical communications. It's also the first germanium laser to operate at room temperature.
Infineum UK Limited along with 14 other partners have secured funding from the Framework Programme 7 of the EC to start the collaborative project AddNano on 1 October 2009. The strong partnership from industry and academia across Europe and Israel, will work on the development of new formulation lubricants with improved performance.
Lumerical Solutions has donated FDTD Solutions Engine licenses to ScotGrid, one of the largest grid computing sites in the United Kingdom. The donated licenses will enable photonics researchers at academic institutions to perform large-scale simulations of devices such as silicon photonics components, solid-state light emitters, and thin-film solar cells.
In an advance with overtones of Star Trek phasers and other sci-fi ray guns, scientists in Canada are reporting development of an internal on-off 'switch' that paralyzes animals when exposed to a beam of ultraviolet light. The animals stay paralyzed even when the light is turned off. When exposed to ordinary light, the animals become unparalyzed and wake up.
INSCX - Integrated Nano-Science Commodity Exchange, a patent-pending project to develop a global commodity exchange platform for trade in nano objects, materials and commodities, has formalised an agreement with AssuredNano to co-ordinate the global accreditation of supply onto the market platform which is scheduled to launch in the UK early 2011.