Das Bundesministerium fuer Bildung und Forschung foerdert ein Verbundprojekt zur Sicherheit von Arbeitsplaetzen in der Nanotechnik im Rahmen seines Programms NanoCare jetzt mit mehr als einer halben Million Euro.
At a snail's pace - this is how proteins should move inside living cells where viscosity of environment exceeds the viscosity of water even by million times. However, proteins move not much slower than in water! While looking for a solution to this puzzle, scientists from the Institute of Physical Chemistry of the PolishAcademy of Sciences discovered a new principle of physics.
Metallic glasses are - just as other types of glasses- brittle materials. This property sets a limit to the possibilities of their technical use. Researchers have now developed a mechanism that enables metallic glasses to become ductile under tensile loading.
Until now, it has been assumed that during photoemission the electron start moving out of the atom immediately after the impact of the photon. This point in time can be detected and has so far been considered as coincident with the arrival time of the light pulse, i.e. with 'time zero' in the interaction of light with matter. Using their ultra-short time measurement technology, physicists have now tested this assumption.
Researchers from the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University, Harvard Medical School and Children's Hospital Boston have created a device that mimics a living, breathing human lung on a microchip. The device, about the size of a rubber eraser, acts much like a lung in a human body and is made using human lung and blood vessel cells.
EUREKA project E! 3371 Gene Transfer Agents has made great advances in the development of novel non-viral carriers able to introduce genetic material into the target cells. These new agents, derivatives of cationic amphiphilic 1,4-dihydropyridine (1,4-DHP), avoid the problems of the recipient's immune system reacting against a viral carrier.
In trying to copy the photosynthesis in the laboratory a team of scientists of the Universities of Jena and Erlangen-Nuernberg and of the Institute of Photonic Technology (IPHT) in Jena (Germany) made a huge step forward. The physicists and chemists were able to prove in their tests, that the first step already affects the efficiency of hydrogen generation.
Nanotech Insight (NTI), scheduled for February 27 - March 2, 2011 in Cairo, Egypt, will provide a look at the latest trends and discoveries in nanoscience. The conference will feature keynote lectures from some of the world's leading speakers in the field.
Zum mittlerweile dritten Mal traf sich anlaesslich der 6. NanoBio-Europe die internationale Nanobiotechnologie-Szene in Muenster. Rund 280 Wissenschaftler aus mehr als 20 Laendern hatten zu dem internationalen Leitkongress im Messe und Congress Centrum Halle Muensterland zusammengefunden.
An Australian National University-led team has developed the most efficient quantum memory for light in the world, taking us closer to a future of super-fast computers and communication secured by the laws of physics.
Over the past couple of decades, atomic force microscopy (AFM) has emerged as a powerful tool for imaging surfaces at astonishing resolutions - fractions of a nanometer in some cases. But suppose you're more concerned with what lies below the surface? Researchers have shown that under the right circumstances, surface science instruments such as the AFM can deliver valuable data about sub-surface conditions.