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.
Scientists at the Naval Research Laboratory are part of a research team working to engineer surfaces that imitate some of the water repellency features found in nature. This technology offers the possibility of significant advances for producing new generations of coatings that will be of great value for military, medical, and energy applications.
Scientists at Empa, the Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology, have developed a high performance plaster which boasts a thermal insulation value three-times better than convention plaster thanks to so-called aerogels.
Risoe DTU is going to put a newly developed test platform for polymer solar cells into production. The test platform will be transformed from a prototype into production ready 0-Series in collaboration with the Zealandic company 'LS Control'.
The German Innovation Alliance for Carbon Nanotubes will hold its annual conference in Ettlingen (near Karlsruhe, Germany) on 25th-27th January. This year the conference will be open to national and international visitors from research and industry. It offers a platform for the international CNT community to exchange results and ideas.
In the search for efficient, durable and commercially viable fuel cells, scientists at the University of Ulster's Nanotechnology Institute and collaborators from Peking University and University of Oxford have discovered a new catalyst-support combination that could make fuel cells more efficient and more resistant to carbon monoxide poisoning.
In einem Antrag fordern die Abgeordneten die Bundesregierung auf, das 'Inverkehrbringen von verbrauchernahen Produkten mit Nanosilber' zu verbieten und eine Liste aller auf dem Markt erhaeltlichen Erzeugnisse zu erstellen und der Oeffentlichkeit zugaenglich zu machen.
The Fuel Cell Nano-Materials Group at International Center for Materials Nanoarchitectonics has successfully developed two types of novel proton conducting oxide electrolytes for solid oxide fuel cells (SOFCs). By applying these electrolytes, the commercialization of SOFCs operating in the intermediate temperature range, 500C to 650C, has come into sight.
Purdue University has been awarded $1.5 million to study quantum information science, a new field paving the way for quantum computing - a novel method to process information that is faster, more powerful and more efficient than classical computing.
Jan M. Schnorr and Timothy M. Swager from the Department of Chemistry and Institute for Soldier Nanotechnologies at MIT have published an overview of a variety of applications that are based on the unique properties of pristine as well as functionalized carbon nanotubes.