Wissenschaftsjournalist Niels Boeing wird im Rahmen des NanoWebTalks der Nanostart AG zum Thema "Nanotechnologie - Risiken und (mediale) Nebenwirkungen" am 15. Februar 2012 um 17:00 Uhr live im Web zu sehen und zu hoeren sein.
NT-MDT Corporation has selected the winners of the ProIMAGE contest for 2011. The ProIMAGE contest is an annual Atomic Force Microscope (AFM) and Scanning Probe Microscope (SPM) image competition, held by NT-MDT.
Scientists at The Scripps Research Institute in California and the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology have developed a "biological computer" made entirely from biomolecules that is capable of deciphering images encrypted on DNA chips. Although DNA has been used for encryption in the past, this is the first experimental demonstration of a molecular cryptosystem of images based on DNA computing.
Researchers have learned how to improve the performance of sensors that use tiny vibrating microcantilevers to detect chemical and biological agents for applications from national security to food processing.
A doll in a doll, and then one more, enveloping them from the outside - this is how Thomas Faessler explains his molecule. He packs one atom in a cage within an atom framework. With their large surfaces these structures can serve as highly efficient catalysts.
When William Murphy works with some of the most powerful tools in biology, he thinks about making tools that can fit together. These constructions sound a bit like socket wrenches, which can be assembled to turn a half-inch nut in tight quarters, or to loosen a rusted-tight one-inch bolt using a very persuasive lever. The tools used by Murphy, however, are proteins, which are vastly more flexible than socket wrenches - and roughly 100 million times smaller. One end of his modular tool may connect to bone, while the other end may stimulate the growth of bone, blood vessels or cartilage.
The DARPA Systems of Neuromorphic Adaptive Plastic Scalable Electronics (SyNAPSE) program seeks to realize this goal by creating electronic systems inspired by the human brain that can understand, adapt and respond to information in fundamentally different ways than traditional computers.
REACH, the European Union's primary regulation on chemicals is failing to identify or control nanomaterials. That is the conclusion of "Just Out of REACH: How REACH is failing to regulate nanomaterials and how it can be fixed", a new report by the nonprofit Center for International Environmental Law (CIEL).
Researchers in France have developed a way to deposit a thin aluminum RFID tag on to paper that not only reduces the amount of metal needed for the tag, and so the cost, but could open up RFID tagging to many more systems, even allowing a single printed sheet or flyer to be tagged