CANEUS International will be holding CANEUS 2010 Workshops as part of the International Week on Micro and Nano Technologies (MNT) for Space 2010. The event is being held at the ESTEC-ESA Centre in The Netherlands the 13-17 September 2010.
The NSF funded project titled, 'Collaborative Research: New Graph Theory from and for Nanoconstruct Design Strategies', focuses on using mathematics and computers to design nanoconstructs to carry out practical jobs in the future.
In der von der European Science Foundation (ESF) gefoerderten Tagung (EuroQUAM 2010. Cold Quantum Matter: Achievements and Prospects) werden die neuesten Ergebnisse aus einem der aufregendsten Forschungsfelder der Physik praesentiert. Im Zentrum stehen dabei die ungewoehnlichen Eigenschaften ultrakalter Quantenmaterie.
Arkema, CNRS, Institut National Polytechnique de Toulouse and Universite Paul Sabatier have signed a framework agreement to set up a joint research laboratory, NAUTILE (NAnotUbes et ecoToxIcoLogiE), the first public/private joint laboratory dedicated to the study of the ecotoxicological impact of carbon nanotubes in the aquatic environment.
Using carbon nanotubes, MIT chemical engineers have found a way to concentrate solar energy 100 times more than a regular photovoltaic cell. Such nanotubes could form antennas that capture and focus light energy, potentially allowing much smaller and more powerful solar arrays.
Engineers at the University of California, Berkeley, have developed a pressure-sensitive electronic material from semiconductor nanowires that could one day give new meaning to the term 'thin-skinned'.
A workshop scheduled to take place in Iacocca Hall on Monday and Tuesday, Sept. 13 and 14, will explore how nanotechnology can help the drive to develop alternative sources of energy while improving the efficiency of existing methods of energy generation.
SPADnet - 'Fully Networked, Digital Components for Photon-starved Biomedical Imaging Systems' - is a new collaborative research project funded by the European Union within the Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) Theme of its Seventh Research Framework Programme (FP7).
It's alway good to listen to both sides of an argument. In that respect, a blog entry on the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF)'s website is quite interesting. Titled 'State-level nano regulation: Yes, indeed, the industry 'should have seen it coming' - it caused it!', Richard Denison gives his take on the role of state and federal regulations relating to nanomaterials.
Scientists succeeded in mapping the inner life of an intact human cell three-dimensionally via cryo-electron tomography. In this way they were able to show where the ribosomes are located in the cell and how they are arranged.
In der Zukunft koennten wenige Millionstel Millimeter grosse Nanofaehren Wirkstoffe oder auch Gene in Zellen schleusen. Derartige Therapien haetten den Vorteil, dass der Wirkstoff keine Nebenwirkungen auf dem Weg durch den Organismus ausloesen kann. Der therapeutische Effekt entfaltet sich erst am Ziel, sodass etwa auch toxische Krebsmedikamente in der Chemotherapie relativ niedrig dosiert werden koennen.