Weil Graphen ein so vielversprechender Stoff ist, hat die Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft ein Schwerpunktprogramm eingerichtet. Dazu gehoert ein gerade bewilligte Vorhaben, das seine Herstellung optimieren soll.
Researchers at the Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics have succeeded in storing an ion in an optical trap for the first time. Their experiment opens new perspectives, for example for using controllable quantum systems in the simulation of condensed matter properties.
On Mondays at 10 a.m. this fall semester, graduate students in the Nanomedicine in Healthcare course at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) log into an online virtual world known as Second Life, activate their computer-generated personae or avatars and head off to class.
Researchers at the MIRA Institute for Biomedical Technology and Technical Medicine are developing a method of detecting and treating tumours with the help of gold particles with dimensions measure in mere nanometers.
Die Hans-Boeckler-Stiftung laedt mit der Industriegewerkschaft Bergbau, Chemie, Energie dazu ein, die innovationspolitischen Herausforderungen der Nanotechnologie fuer den Standort Deutschland zu diskutieren. Anlass ist die Vorstellung der neuen gemeinsamen Studie 'Nanotechnologie - Innovationsmotor fuer den Standort Deutschland" der VDI Technologiezentrum GmbH und der Prognos AG.
ETH Zurich scientists have developed a comparatively simple non-contact method to hold nanoparticles at a given location in a liquid for any length of time, thus enabling them to be studied at leisure, something which had previously only been possible using elaborate methods.
When two scientists were recently awarded the Nobel Prize for physics for their work with graphene, a Kansas State University professor was thrilled with the recognition of the new two-dimensional material.
While swimmers and boaters along any shore consider the slimy green film that coats everything from rocks to docks as a nuisance, University of New Haven (UNH) chemical engineering student Nicole Reardon and Assistant Professor Shannon Ciston, Ph.D. think otherwise. They view the slime, or biofilm, as a complex community that may hold the key to informing humanity of the true environmental impact of the chemical nanoparticles that find their way from area kitchens, baths and garages into Long Island Sound.
In nature, textured surfaces provide some plants the ability to trap insects and pollen, certain insects the ability to walk on water, and the gecko the ability to climb walls. Being able to mimic these features at a larger scale would spur new advances in renewable energy and medicine.
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Last week Eindhoven saw the kick-off of the international R+D project PARADIGM. This project, which is led by Eindhoven University of Technology, is intended to standardize the development and production of optical chips, making them much cheaper and bringing all kinds of new products within arm's reach.
CHTF 2010 will focus on emerging industries, such as new energy, energy saving and environmental protection, new generation of information technology, biology, high-end equipment manufacturing, new materials and new energy automobiles.