ANEC, The European Consumer Voice in Standardisation and BEUC, the European Consumers' Organisation have published their reply to the European Commission public consultation on 'Proposal for a Commission definition of the term nanomaterial'.
So far, it has only been possible to image magnetic domains in two dimensions. Now, for the first time, Scientists at Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin (HZB) have managed to create three-dimensional images of these domains deep within magnetic materials.
Easy-to-use nano-coating sprays with optical, electronic, biological properties, etc to cover surfaces! Teams from the Institut Charles Sadron, in collaboration with researchers from the Laboratoire de Biomateriaux et Ingenierie Tissulaire, have managed to improve and extend their technique of 'layer by layer' deposition.
FP7 is on course and is clearly making a significant contribution to European science and the development of the European Research Area. This is one of the key messages to emerge from the newly-published interim evaluation of the EU's Seventh Framework Programme (FP7).
Scientists at The University of Nottingham have made a major breakthrough that could help shape the future of nanotechnology, by demonstrating for the first time that 3-D molecular structures can be built on a surface.
Boston University researchers have developed a simple diagnostic tool that can quickly identify dangerous viruses like Ebola and Marburg. The biosensor, which is the size of a quarter and can detect viruses in a blood sample, could be used in developing nations, airports and other places where natural or man-made outbreaks could erupt.
There's good news in the search for the next generation of semiconductors. Researchers with the U.S. Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) and the University of California (UC) Berkeley, have successfully integrated ultra-thin layers of the semiconductor indium arsenide onto a silicon substrate to create a nanoscale transistor with excellent electronic properties.
The science that helped make today's smartphones and iPods smaller but more powerful than yesterday's desktop computers highlights the latest episode in the American Chemical Society (ACS) Prized Science video series.