Scientists at the Berkeley Lab constructed a nanoscale composite thermoelectric material by wrapping a polymer that conducts electricity around a nanorod of tellurium - a metal coupled with cadmium in today's most cost-effective solar cells. This composite material is easily spin cast or printed into a film from a water-based solution.
Der erste Spatenstich fuer das NanoEnergieTechnikZentrum, kurz NETZ, ist noch ganz frisch: er wurde gestern im Beisein der NRW-Innovationsministerin Svenja Schulze an der Universitaet Duisburg-Essen gesetzt.
Employing new drug-engineering technology, a research team has created a 'nanobioconjugate' drug that may be given by intravenous injection and carried in the blood to target a brain tumor. It is engineered to specifically permeate the tumor cell wall, entering endosomes, mobile compartments within cells.
A research team at the University of Glasgow twisted the light like a corkscrew by using a polarising filter, before shining it onto a specially shaped piece of gold to create the world's first 'super twisting'.
Professor Henny Zandbergen has been awarded an ERC Advanced Grant of 2.5 million euros for his research into improved microscopic technologies. The technologies enable Professor Zandbergen to visualise extremely small structures, such as semiconductor nanowires, all the way down to atomic level.
On December 3, 2010, the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, in cooperation with the Semiconductor Industry Association, is hosting a 1-day event 'Sizing Up Nanotechnology: The Economic Impact of Nanoelectronics'.
A cross-disciplinary Small Medicine and Advanced Research Translation (SMART) team led by Prof. Dar-Bin Shieh of Institute of Oral Medicine in Medical College at National Cheng Kung University (NCKU), Tainan, Taiwan, has announced a breakthrough in the precision in-cell gene scission at pre-designed sequence sites using Artificial Targeting Light Activated Nano Scissors (ATLANS) and a custom build photonic device.
CMU's Jeffrey O. Hollinger, director of the center, and Professor Krzysztof Matyjaszewski have received a three-year, $2.9 million U.S. Department of Defense research grant to develop a therapy that would aid amputees, specifically wounded soldiers.
San Francisco State University (SF State) is the latest university to receive the Charles Babbage Grant from Synopsys. Through the grant, the School of Engineering received licenses of Synopsys' comprehensive electronic design automation (EDA) software and intellectual property, along with curriculum support and professor training. The grant also enabled the creation of a new Nanoelectronics and Computing Research Laboratory (NeCRL) by providing a new server and compute hardware for students.
A $16-million, five-year grant by the National Cancer Institute's nanomedicine initiative blends the expertise of five research institutions to focus an array of innovative nanotechnologies on improving the outcome of patients with ovarian or pancreatic cancers.
Researchers at RIKEN have successfully developed a revolutionary new polymer film that changes shape upon irradiation with UV and visible light. The film is the largest-ever example of a material whose molecular elements are ordered in three dimensions on a macroscopic length scale, marking a breakthrough in techniques for molecular design and processing.
A better understanding of the coarsening process can help researchers develop small structures - including nanoscale technologies, catalysts or drug suspensions - that resist coarsening and are therefore more durable.
When it comes to public issues pertaining to science and technology, 'talking it out' doesn't seem to work. A new study from North Carolina State University shows that the more people discuss the risks and benefits associated with scientific endeavors, the more entrenched they become in their viewpoint - and the less likely they are to see the merit of other viewpoints.