An international team of researchers has succeeded in creating artificial spin ice in a state of thermal equilibrium for the first time. Allowing them to examine the precise configuration of this important nanomaterial.
TECHBREAK is a new foresight initiative led by the European Science Foundation to identify the technology areas that could benefit the space sector. It goes beyond space-related technologies to bring in expertise from sectors where technology is evolving faster, ranging from photonics and nanotechnology to energy, nuclear propulsion and robotics.
The Institute of Microelectronics (IME), a research institute of the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR), today announced a collaborative partnership with Stanford University in USA to develop nanoelectromechanical (NEM) relay technology to enable ultra-low power computation.
The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI), India and Deakin University, Australia signed a memorandum of understanding to announce the setting up of a Centre of Excellence, the TERI-Deakin Nano Biotechnology Research Centre in the field of Nano Biotechnology in India.
Researchers from Taiwan have demonstrated the possibilities of fabricating n-type conducting ultrananocrystalline diamond films by Li-doping at very low temperature of about 570C by simply using a Li-based substrate material.
X-ray absorption near-edge structure (XANES) spectroscopy is well known as a versatile and powerful technique for examining the microstructure of everything from crystalline solids to amorphous materials, even liquids. Its extreme sensitivity also makes it an ideal tool for probing the kinetics of various chemical reactions in situ. Experimenters utilizing the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science's Advanced Photon Source at Argonne recently demonstrated a new wrinkle for XANES that has opened a window on a poorly-understood technique for deposition of materials.
Materials scientists from Case Western Reserve University and the Institute of Solid State Research in Juelich, Germany have produced particularly clear changes in the atomic structure of sapphire following deformation at high temperatures.
Das Bundesministerium fuer Bildung und Forschung (BMBF) moechte die Anwendung von Quantentechnologien in der Informationstechnik vorantreiben. Dazu hat es jetzt rund 13 Millionen Euro fuer insgesamt vier Verbundprojekte zur Verfuegung gestellt.
32 alternate realms, known as mesocosms, house individual types of nanoparticles as part of a research effort conducted by the Center for the Environmental Implications of Nano Technology (CEINT) based at Duke University.
A research team led by the Carnegie Institution's Department of Plant Biology developed a novel trick for identifying how pathogens hijack plant nutrients to take over the organism. They discovered a novel family of pores that transport sugar out of the plant.
The prestigious Business Innovation Awards 2010, which showcases the very best of UK innovation in science and technology, has announced the nine companies shortlisted for its three award categories for 2010 - emerging + nanotechnology, energy + environment, and digital connected world.