Television's favourite Time Lord could not exist without his trusty sonic screwdriver, as it's proved priceless in defeating Daleks and keeping the Tardis in check. Now Doctor Who's famous cure-all gadget could become a reality for DIY-ers across the world, say engineers.
The inaugural Temasek Research Fellowship will be awarded to Dr Oleg Vasylkiv, 42, a Ukrainian scientist who is regarded as a rising star in the cutting-edge field of materials science. Singaporean scientist, Dr Edwin Teo Hang Tong, 31, will be the first to receive the Nanyang-DSO Post-Doctoral Fellowship.
Researchers are harnessing and exploiting the 'self-renewing' and 'self-assembling' properties of viruses for a higher purpose: to build a new generation of small, powerful and highly efficient batteries and fuel cells.
Since 2005, the Livingston Nanotechnology Conference has been New York's largest gathering for corporations, investors, government and scientific leaders, as well as other stakeholders who understand that fundamental advances at the nanoscale can have a great impact on industry, business and society.
Chemists of Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitaet (LMU) in Munich have refuted a basic postulate of Foerster theory, which describes energy transfers between pigment molecules, such as those that underlie photosynthesis. A revised version of the theory could have an impact on the design of optical computers and improve the efficiency of solar cells.
The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) has invited public comment on a draft document 'Current Intelligence Bulletin: Occupational Exposure to Carbon Nanotubes and Nanofibers'.
Research and Science Education Subcommittee Chairman Dan Lipinski (IL-03) expressed his strong support for the National Nanotechnology Initiative's draft Strategic Plan, in particular its focus on ensuring that America's substantial investment in nanotech research and development is turned into new companies, products, and jobs.
Recent progress in chalcogenide glass photonics has been driven by scientific and technological challenges in a variety of areas. These range from increased demand for bandwidth in optical communications, to the emergence of bio-health hazards associated with hazardous microorganisms that absorb at mid-infrared wavelengths, to defense applications that require bright mid-infrared sources.