Measurements of slight forces - one yoctonewton is equivalent to the weight of a single copper atom on Earth - can be useful in force microscopy, nanoscale science, and tests of fundamental physics theories.
Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have created 'quantum cats' made of photons (particles of light), boosting prospects for manipulating light in new ways to enhance precision measurements as well as computing and communications based on quantum physics.
Speakers made from carbon nanotube sheets that are a fraction of the width of a human hair can both generate sound and cancel out noise - properties ideal for submarine sonar to probe the ocean depths and make subs invisible to enemies.
Today, at the Engineering in Medicine and Biology Conference (EMBC) in Buenos Aires (Argentina), imec and its project partners announce the launch of the European Seventh Framework Project MIRACLE. The MIRACLE project aims at developing an operational lab-on-chip for the isolation and detection of circulating and disseminated tumor cells (CTCs and DTCs) in blood. The new lab-on-chip is an essential step towards faster and cost-efficient diagnosis of cancer.
Scientists speak of sputtering when energy-rich ions hit a solid object and cause atoms to be released from its surface. The phenomenon can be exploited to apply microscopically thin coatings to glass surfaces. A research team has developed a special sputtering technique that greatly increases the efficiency of the coating process.
Wenn energiereiche Ionen auf einen Festkoerper treffen und aus ihm Atome loesen, nennt man das Sputtern. Damit lassen sich Glasoberflaechen hauchduenn beschichten. Forscher haben ein spezielles Sputter-Verfahren entwickelt und die Beschichtungseffizienz enorm erhoeht. Von dem Ergebnis profitiert nicht nur die Architektur.
A 'game-changing' technique using near infrared light enables scientists to look deeper into the guts of cells, potentially opening up a new frontier in the fights against cancer and many other diseases.
Two new groundbreaking scientific papers by researchers at UC Santa Barbara demonstrate the synthesis of nanosize biological particles with the potential to fight cancer and other illnesses. The studies introduce new approaches that are considered 'green' nanobiotechnology because they use no artificial compounds.
Measurements taken at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) may help physicists develop a clearer understanding of high-temperature superconductors, whose behavior remains in many ways mysterious decades after their discovery.
On Sept. 13, 2010, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), the Federal Laboratory Consortium, the Maryland Technology Development Corporation (TEDCO) and the Montgomery County Department of Economic Development will co-sponsor a nanotechnology forum on NIST's Gaithersburg, Md., campus.