The U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) has released a report "Nanotechnology: Nanomaterials Are Widely Used in Commerce, but EPA Faces Challenges in Regulating Risk" (pdf) in which it recommends that EPA complete its plans to modify its regulatory framework for nanomaterials as needed.
Auf dem Forschungscampus Garching wird in den kommenden Jahren das Centre for Advanced Laser Applications (CALA) errichtet. Hauptanliegen der universitaeren Forschung ist die Entwicklung von Verfahren zur grundlegenden Verbesserung der Heilungschancen von Krebspatienten.
Self cleaning paint, miniature sensors that detect disease in its early stages and next generation batteries are all revolutionary products that could result from research undertaken at the new $57 million Melbourne Centre for Nanofabrication.
The College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering ("CNSE") of the University at Albany and the Children's Museum of Science and Technology ("CMOST") partnered to provide 20 middle-school students with a unique firsthand look at the exciting world of nanotechnology when they attended the CNSE-CMOST Summer NanoCamp on July 6 at CNSE's Albany NanoTech Complex.
The tunable fluorescent nanoparticles known as quantum dots make ideal tools for distinguishing and identifying rare cancer cells in tissue biopsies, Emory and Georgia Tech scientists have demonstrated.
At first, nanoshocks may seem like something to describe the millions of aftershocks of a large earthquake. But Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory physicists are using an ultra-fast laser-based technique they dubbed 'nanoshocks' for something entirely different. In fact, the nanoshocks have such a small spatial scale that scientists can use them to study shock behavior in tiny samples such as thin films or other systems with microscopic dimensions.
Star Trek fans will remember "tractor beams," lasers that allowed the Starship Enterprise to trap and move objects. Tel Aviv University is now turning this science fiction into science fact -- on a nano scale.
A multidisciplinary team of researchers from UCLA, Northwestern University, UC Merced, Pennsylvania State University and Japan has succeeded in observing single-molecule interactions of bistable rotaxanes functioning in their native environment.