Devices that can mimic Superman's X-ray vision and see through clothing, walls or human flesh are the stuff of comic book fantasy, but a group of scientists at Boston University has taken a step toward making such futuristic devices a reality.
The symposium will cover various aspects of modern Raman microscopy and will provide an introduction to Raman spectroscopy in general as well as operational principles and instrumentation relevant to the techniques.
An international team of researchers has built a chain of cobalt atoms and analysed its magnetic properties. Surprisingly, the spin sensitive measurements show that the observed form of atoms depends on its magnetic orientation.
Researchers have devised a self-adjusting remote-control system that can place a dot 6 nanometers long to within 45 nm of any desired location. That's the equivalent of picking up golf balls around a living room and putting them on a coffee table - automatically, from 100 miles away.
An EU-funded team of scientists from Cardiff University in the UK has successfully fired photons into a small tower of semiconducting material. The work could eventually lead to the development of faster computers.
Because the 'coffee ring' phenomenon occurs with many liquids after they have evaporated, scientists have suggested that such rings can be used for examining blood or other fluids for disease markers by using biosensing devices.
New research by scientists at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) and The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center could make it easier for patients to use a family of promising experimental cancer therapeutics known as small interfering RNA (siRNA).
This report presents the information obtained from the Questionnaire on Regulatory Regimes on Manufactured Nanomaterials. 24 legislations from 9 jurisdictions were analyzed. The report summarizes objectives and activities covered by each legislation, as well as information on registration/notification, assessment and management of substances which are either pre-market or already in commerce. It also provides a number of legislative features identified in the legislations for consideration when amending or drafting legislation for regulatory oversight of nanomaterials and their products.
At the 6th meeting of the WPMN (October 2009), the operational plans 2009-2012 for each project were proposed and discussed. This document compiles the operational plans, which include information on their respective objectives, expected outputs, and linkages with other OECD bodies and other activities.