The first European Knowledge Auction on food packaging innovations aims at bringing together latest scientific knowledge and industrial needs. The knowledge auction is a tool to accelerate the transfer of scientific results to marketplace, thus strengthening the competitiveness of the European food economy, especially SMEs.
Recognized academic and technical experts from the College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering (CNSE) of the University at Albany delivered presentations on July 14 at SEMICON West 2010, a leading industry conference and trade show held July 13 through 15 in San Francisco, CA.
On a quest to discover new states of matter, a team of Princeton University scientists has found that electrons on the surface of specific materials act like miniature superheroes, relentlessly dodging the cliff-like obstacles of imperfect microsurfaces, sometimes moving straight through barriers.
Scientists have discovered a fundamental difference in how electrons behave at the two distinct oxygen-atom sites within each copper-oxide unit, which appears to be a specific property of the non-superconducting pseudogap phase.
Conventional wisdom holds that optical microscopy can't be used to 'see' something as small as an individual molecule. But science has once again overturned conventional wisdom. Secretary of Energy, Nobel laureate and former director of the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Steven Chu led the development of a technique that enables the use of optical microscopy to image objects or the distance between them with resolutions as small as 0.5 nanometers - one-half of one billionth of a meter, or an order of magnitude smaller than the previous best.
The European Commission has requested the Scientific Committee on Emerging and Newly Identified Health Risks (SCENIHR) to provide advice on the essential elements of a science-based working definition of "nanomaterials" and, specifically, to identify the most appropriate metrics to define materials at nanoscale, taking into account reported size ranges and other relevant characteristics and corresponding metrics, characteristics, physico-chemical properties and thresholds.
The International Doctoral Program NanoBioTechnology (IDK-NBT) is a doctoral excellence program administrated by LMU's Center for NanoScience (CeNS). It offers outstanding graduates interdisciplinary research conditions and excellent education in the highly promising field of nanobiotechnology.
The movement of long chain polymers through nanopores is a key part of many biological processes, including the transport of RNA, DNA, and proteins. New research describes an improved theoretical model for this type of motion.
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.
New battery materials developed by the Department of Energy's Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and Vorbeck Materials Corp. could enable electric vehicles, power tools and even cell phones to recharge in minutes rather than hours.
Imec realized large-area (70cm2) epitaxial solar cells with efficiencies of up to 16.3% on high-quality substrates. And efficiencies of up to 14.7% were achieved on large-area low-quality substrates, showing the potential of thin-film epitaxial solar cells for industrial manufacturing.