The world's smallest chess board - about the diameter of four human hairs - and a pea-sized microbarbershop were winners in this year's design contest for, respectively, novel and educational microelectromechanical systems (MEMS), held at Sandia National Laboratories in mid May.
Although they could revolutionize a wide range of high-tech products such as computer displays or solar cells, organic materials do not have the same ordered chemical composition as inorganic materials, preventing scientists from using them to their full potential. But newly published research shows how to solve this decades-old conundrum.
A scientist at the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory has created visible-light catalysis, using silver chloride nanowires decorated with gold nanoparticles, that may decompose organic molecules in polluted water.
Das gesamte Infrarot- und Terahertz-Spektrum einer Probe schnell und mit einer Aufloesung im Bereich von Nanometern vermessen - das soll ein neues Instrument, das Forscher unter der Leitung von Prof. Dr. Martina Havenith-Newen an der Synchrotonstrahlungsquelle (ANKA) am Karlsruher Institut of Technology (KIT) aufbauen.
Synthetic biology is an extension of the spirit of genetic engineering that focuses on the development of biological systems with new, defined characteristics, assembled according to the principles of engineering.
The international Nanoscience student Conference - INASCON will take place from 20th August through 22nd August 2010 at Baarlo, Netherlands. The conference has been successfully held in Denmark and Switzerland for three consecutive years. The theme of the conference is: 'Nanogeneration, bringing a dream into reality'.
A new magnetic recording medium made up of tiny nanospheres has been devised by European researchers. The technology may lead to hard disks able to store more than a thousand billion bits of information in a square inch.
Researchers have studied graphite oxide for years and have discovered how to assemble these soft sheets like floating water lilies pads. They also used a camera flash to turn them into graphene, and invented a fluorescence quenching technique to make them visible under microscopes.
A fingermark left at a crime scene may now provide investigators with details about a suspect's medications, their diet and even their lifestyle. Thanks to a new technique, the ability to catch a criminal just got a whole lot easier.
NANOYOU offers schools the opportunity to address European citizen's poor understanding of nanotechnologies as shown in recent surveys. It is a great chance for schools and teachers to receive first hand information on nanotechnologies and to discover the opportunities and risks of this discipline for present and future scientific development.