Bricks, blocks, and steel I-beams - step aside. A new genre of construction materials, made from stuff barely 1/50,000th the width of a human hair, is about to debut in the building of homes, offices, bridges, and other structures.
The Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology (IBN), the world's first bioengineering and nanotechnology research institute, will organize the 5th International Conference on Bioengineering and Nanotechnology (ICBN 2010) from August 2-4, 2010.
Light-emitting or energy-converting, intelligent and flexible: customers are eagerly awaiting the products of the future, prototypes of which will be on show during K 2010, the world's leading plastics and rubber trade fair, to be held in Dusseldorf from 27 October to 3 November.
Eine Forschungsgruppe um Georg Kresse, Professor fuer Computational Quantum Mechanics an der Universitaet Wien, hat eine neuartige Methode zur Beschreibung der Wechselwirkung zwischen Elektronen entwickelt.
The FlexTech Alliance, focused on developing the electronic display and the flexible, printed electronics industry supply chain, today announced the dates for its 10th annual Flexible Electronics and Displays Conference, to be held in Phoenix, Ariz., February 7-10, 2011.
Researchers have studied the underlying mechanisms of water condensation in the troposphere and found a way to make artificial materials to control water condensation and trigger ice formation at room temperature.
Using chemical 'nanoblasts' that punch tiny holes in the protective membranes of cells, researchers have demonstrated a new technique for getting therapeutic small molecules, proteins and DNA directly into living cells.
Rows of tiny raised blowfly corneas may be the key to easy manufacturing of biomimetic surfaces, surfaces that mimic the properties of biological tissues, according to a team of Penn State researchers.
Imagine building cheaper electronics on a variety of substrates - materials like plastic, paper, or fabric. Researchers at Taiwan's National Chiao Tung University have made a discovery that opens this door, allowing them to build electronic components like diodes on many different substrates.
The Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation and the National Postdoctoral Association have announced the call for nominations for the 2011 Kauffman Foundation Outstanding Postdoctoral Entrepreneur and Emerging Postdoctoral Entrepreneur awards, which recognize exceptional postdocs who are working to commercialize research.
Michael Hovish, an undergraduate student at the College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering of the University at Albany, was recognized on July 26 as the first recipient of the Yang Family Nanotechnology EXploration for Undergraduate Scholarship (NEXUS).
A normally benign protein found in the human body appears to be able - when paired with nanoparticles - to zero in on and kill certain cancer cells, without having to also load those particles with chemotherapy drugs.
Scientists in Southampton, UK, and Ulm and Karlsruhe in Germany have shown that a variant form of a fluorescent protein originally isolated from a reef coral has excellent properties as a marker protein for super-resolution microscopy in live cells.
Spotting a single cancerous cell that has broken free from a tumor and is traveling through the bloodstream to colonize a new organ might seem like finding a needle in a haystack. But a new imaging technique from the University of Washington is a first step toward making this possible.