European and US scientists and policymakers as well as industry researchers met at a joint US-EU workshop to discuss environmental, health and safety (EHS) concerns related to nanomaterials and nanotechnology-based products.
The addition of extremely small crystals to solid electrolyte material has the potential to considerably raise the efficiency of fuel cells. Researchers at TU Delft were the first to document this accurately.
Zinkoxid-Nanopartikel, deren Oberflaeche mit organischen Saeuren beschichtet wurde, sind rund eine Zehnerpotenz groesser als herkoemmliche Photoinitiatoren. Dadurch sind sie unbeweglicher und werden wesentlich besser in den gehaerteten Druckfarben festgehalten.
Looking at aeronautics, mechanical engineering or packaging industry - coating does improve materials or give them extra functions. At Hannover Messe (April 4th to 8th 2011) Fraunhofer will be showing procedures, materials and methods for analysis concerning surfaces at their booth in hall 6, booth H21.
Researchers at the London Centre for Nanotechnology, in collaboration with the University of Geneva, Japan Science and Technology Agency and the University of Tokyo, have shown the first atomic resolution images of oxygen defects at a manganite surface, using ultra-high vacuum scanning tunnelling microscopy.
A discussion of the current condition for theories of signal transduction in olfaction. One theory based on Luca Turin's hypothesis from 1996, holds promise; that an odorant's quantized vibrational mode (a phonon) may facilitate electron tunnelling which constitutes the recognition event in the nose. The novel mechanism is explored and explained.
The National Science and Technology Development Agency (NSTDA) recently signed a collaborative Memorandum of Understanding with Korea Research Institute of Bioscience and Biotechnology (KRIBB) during NSTDA Annual Conference 2011 on March 25. In the area of nanotechnology, discussion between KRIBB and National Nanotechnology Center (NANOTEC) focused on target drug delivery for anticancer applications.
Your next new car hopefully won't be a lemon. But it could be a pineapple or a banana. That's because scientists in Brazil have developed a more effective way to use fibers from these and other plants in a new generation of automotive plastics that are stronger, lighter, and more eco-friendly than plastics now in use.
Scientists are reporting on a new material containing an ingredient used to make bricks that shows promise as a transparent coating for improving the strength and performance of plastic food packaging.
Speaking at the 241st National Meeting of the American Chemical Society, researchers described an advanced solar cell the size of a poker card that mimics the process, called photosynthesis, that green plants use to convert sunlight and water into energy.
COIN (the Center of Innovation for Nanobiotechnology) invites the community to join the nanobiotechnology and nanomedicine track "Roadmap to Profitability" at the 2011 NC Nanotechnology Commercialization Conference (NCNCC 2011) on March 29, 2011 at the Barnhardt Center, UNC Charlotte.
The battle against deadly staph infections is closer to victory as Illinois researchers have uncovered secrets of how the bacterium protects itself from human immune attacks, which could lead to more effective anti-staph therapies.
Radiation and chemotherapy are common partners in anticancer therapy for solid tumors, but too often, the combined side effects associated with each mode of therapy can limit how aggressively oncologists can treat their patients. Now, a team of investigators from Vanderbilt University and Washington University in St. Louis, has developed a nanoparticle that only targets irradiated tumors, offering the potential for reducing chemotherapy-associated toxicities and increasing the effectiveness of combination therapy.