Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have demonstrated a microminiaturized device that can make complex viscosity measurements - critical data for a wide variety of fields dealing with things that have to flow - on sample sizes as small as a few nanoliters.
Rice University scientists have created the first two-terminal memory chips that use only silicon, one of the most common substances on the planet, in a way that should be easily adaptable to nanoelectronic manufacturing techniques and promises to extend the limits of miniaturization subject to Moore's Law.
By dipping plain cotton cloth in a high-tech broth full of silver nanowires and carbon nanotubes, Stanford researchers have developed a new high-speed, low-cost filter that could easily be implemented to purify water in the developing world.
Researchers have developed a process that allows them to manufacture not just transparent, but heatable films. These films also prevent condensation, ensuring ice cannot build up on the windscreen overnight - and, once and for all, consigning the ice scraper to the trash can.
The Construction Unit at Tecnalia (in conjunction with the University of Cantabria) has taken part in the Sunglass project. The aim is to develop a new product for the building Sector. This involves a glass that augments the efficiency of photovoltaic solar systems.
Am Institut fuer Druckmaschinen und Druckverfahren (IDD) der TU Darmstadt arbeiten Wissenschaftler gemeinsam mit der Merck KGaA an einem Sensor, der elektrischen Geraete erheblich kostenguenstiger machen wird. Der neue Sensor basiert nicht auf Silizium als leitendem Material, sondern auf Kunststoffen.
Vom 12. bis 13. Oktober 2010 ist die Universitaet Bayreuth Gastgeber des 2. Symposiums 'Nanostrukturierte Polymere'. Die Veranstaltung ist ein Forum fuer den Austausch zwischen Grundlagenforschung und Anwendung im Bereich der Polymere und Kolloide.
Researchers at Fluorotronics, Inc. (San Diego, USA) have enlightened the role of hydrophobic surfaces in the enhancement of proteins folding. They say that organic-inorganic nanoporous silica sol-gel glasses constitute the ideal support for protein bioencapsulation and adsorption, and to study the different factors influencing the protein folding process in a crowded environment.
The Norwegian University of Science and Technology and the University of Erlangen-Nuernberg together with the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Light in Erlangen have recently developed and tested a technique exploiting imperfections in quantum cryptography systems to implement an attack.