Scientists in Southampton, UK, and Ulm and Karlsruhe in Germany have shown that a variant form of a fluorescent protein originally isolated from a reef coral has excellent properties as a marker protein for super-resolution microscopy in live cells.
Spotting a single cancerous cell that has broken free from a tumor and is traveling through the bloodstream to colonize a new organ might seem like finding a needle in a haystack. But a new imaging technique from the University of Washington is a first step toward making this possible.
The work is funded by the Semiconductor Research Corporation, a university-research consortium for semiconductors and related technologies. The SRC has established a $5 million energy research initiative, teaming companies with university research centers to work on alternative energy technologies.
A research group led by computer scientists at the UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science has proved that cryptography - the practice and study of hiding information - that is based solely on physical location is possible by using quantum mechanics.
Quantum cryptography is the safest way to encrypt data. It utilizes the fact that transmitted information can only be measured with a strictly limited degree of precision. Scientists at Ludwig-Maximilians-University (LMU) in Munich and ETH Zurich have now discovered how the use of a quantum memory affects this uncertainty.
Sheffield Hallam University has established a HIPIMS Research Centre with German research institute Fraunhofer IST to lead the global development of the physical vapour deposition (PVD) process - which is revolutionising high tech industry by improving the quality of a wide range of applications from jet engines, through microelectronics to biomedical implants.
The Nano Science and Technology Institute (NSTI), in cooperation with the Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) and the National Nanotechnology Coordination Office (NNCO), announced today a National Nanotechnology Innovation Summit to mark the 10th anniversary of the National Nanotechnology Initiative (NNI) to be held December 8-10, 2010 at the Gaylord National Hotel and Convention Center in National Harbor, MD.
The Postgraduate Certificate is a unique part-time, online course for those seeking a thorough introduction to the subject. The course is ideally suited to full-time employees who seek to gain an academic qualification in the field of nanotechnology.
The German Paint and Printing Ink Association has published a guideline document to inform its members on the responsible handling of nanoscale materials at the workplace. The document can be downloaded in either English or German language from the association's website.
Researchers have incorporated nanotechnology, material science, and the clinical imaging modality MRI, to create a nanosized probe capable of noninvasively visualizing and quantifying the blood vessel growth in tumors in a preclinical model.
As part of a broad effort to achieve breakthrough innovations in energy production, U.S. Deputy Secretary of Energy Daniel Poneman today announced an award of up to $122 million over five years to a multidisciplinary team of top scientists to establish an Energy Innovation Hub aimed at developing revolutionary methods to generate fuels directly from sunlight.