Last year, Intel unveiled its Core processor family that, for the first time, used a full-featured system-on-a-chip 32 nanometer process technology to complement the CPU-specific technology. If you have been wondering how small 32 nanometers are, Intel has prepared a fun fact sheet for you.
Cella Energy was named the national winner for the Shell Springboard Awards 2011, for developing a technology which allows hydrogen to be stored in a cheap, practical way, bringing the prospect of hydrogen fuelled cars one step closer to reality.
The precise arrangement of nanowires on a large scale is crucial for any practical application. However, many current techniques for the controllable arrangement of nanowires suffer limitations. Researchers now demonstrate a technique that is highly effective in assembling nanowires.
In the solar energy field researchers are using the latest developments in nanotechnology to work on very small solar cells. Researchers are testing different ways to make them more efficient. Flexible sheets of organic solar cells have entered another niche than silicon-based solar cells.
In honor of National Engineers Week, the Entertainment Industries Council, Inc. (EIC) and the National Science Foundation (NSF) have announced a new partnership to promote careers in science, engineering and technology.
Technological advances give the medical sector a huge boost, with people suffering from various disorders benefiting the most. A European team of researchers has developed a novel nanoscale scanning technique that gives experts a detailed look at how heart failure impacts the surface of a person's heart muscle cell.
For an electron moving from one material toward the other, this space is where it can join other electrons, which together can create current, magnetism or even light. A multi-institutional team has made fundamental discoveries at the border regions, called interfaces, between oxide materials. The team has discovered how to manipulate electrons oxide interfaces by inserting a single layer of atoms. The researchers also have discovered unusual electron behaviors at these engineered interfaces.
Researchers at the London Centre for Nanotechnology have created a purely magnetic version of one of the basic effects of electronics - the storage and release of charge in a capacitor. This follows their demonstration last year of the existence of a magnetic equivalent of electricity: so-called "magnetricity".
Researchers at the University of Surrey show the controlled synthesis of nanomaterials by subjecting pure organic molecular gas to high temperatures and pressures that allow symmetry breaking events to create the different carbon nanostructures.
Fifteen British businesses and seven universities are to share GBP5 million of government funding to enable them to research the use of novel nanoscale technologies to develop the next generation of solar energy harvesting.
The Institute of Nanotechnology and CERAM, the leading materials testing, analysis and consultancy organisation, have teamed up to present a two-day Workshop on the application of bioactive glass and ceramics at the nanoscale to healthcare and high-tech industries.