Sheng Dai, a researcher in the Chemical Sciences Division of the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory, has earned the UT-Battelle Director's Award for Outstanding Individual Accomplishment in Science and Technology. He was honored for world-class leadership in the synthesis and application of novel functional porous materials, nanomaterials and ionic liquids to energy-relevant problems.
While a range of ingenious man-made materials bring us ever closer to realising the possibility of cloaking objects from visible light, research from Imperial College London is now taking invisibility into the fourth dimension - time - creating the groundbreaking potential to hide whole events.
More than 300 elementary, middle- and high-school students from throughout Tech Valley received a firsthand look at careers in the emerging field of nanotechnology when they visited the College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering of the University at Albany for NanoCareer Day on November 15.
University of California, San Diego NanoEngineers won a grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to develop the tools to manufacture biodegradable frames around which heart tissues - functional blood vessels included - will grow.
Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory have begun to use molecular 'stencils' to pave the way to new materials that could potentially find their way into future generations of solar cells, catalysts and photonic crystals.
Ultra-short X-ray beams produced at the University of Michigan could one day serve as more sensitive medical diagnostic tools, and they could work like strobe lights to allow researchers to observe chemical reactions that happen in quadrillionths of a second.
Each year, five outstanding women scientists - one per continent - are honoured for the contributions of their research, the strength of their commitments and their impact on society. With the Marie Curie Nobel Centenary being celebrated in 2011, this year the For Women in Science Programme has a particularly strong resonance, placing women and chemistry at the heart of science today.
A new water filter developed in South Africa could provide millions of people with clean drinking water. The filter, about the size and shape of a teabag, would be inexpensive, easy to distribute and simple to use.
Imagine a computer equipped with shock-proof memory that's 100,000 times faster and consumes less power than current hard disks. EPFL Professor Mathias Klaui is working on a new kind of 'Racetrack' memory, a high-volume, ultra-rapid non-volatile read-write magnetic memory that may soon make such a creature possible.
Die ueberfluessige Strahlung des Elektrosmog koennte bald der Vergangenheit angehoeren, denn am Institut fuer Nanostrukturtechnologie und Analytik (INA) der Uni Kassel arbeiten Wissenschaftler derzeit daran, elektromagnetische Strahlen zu buendeln und punktgenau zum Bestimmungsort zu lenken.