Researchers from Europe and China warn that little can be done to stop dangerous increases in the global sea level, as it will rise between 30 to 70 centimetres (cm) by 2100 even if all but the most aggressive geo-engineering schemes are undertaken to mitigate the effects of global warming and stringently control greenhouse gas emissions.
To highlight breakthroughs in this area, the editors of Energy Express, a bi-monthly supplement to Optics Express, the open-access journal of the Optical Society, today published a special Focus Issue on thin-film photovoltaic materials and devices.
An international all-star lineup of experts in solar and biofuel energy, climate science, urban design and other areas of research critical to sustainable energy technologies will gather in Berkeley for a public symposium on October 1 and 2, 2010.
The light, tickling tread of a pesky fly landing on your face may strike most of us as one of the most aggravating of life's small annoyances. But for scientists working to develop pressure sensors for artificial skin for use on prosthetic limbs or robots, skin sensitive enough to feel the tickle of fly feet would be a huge advance. Now Stanford researchers have built such a sensor.
The Tech Museum today raised the curtain on its most ambitious exhibition, The Tech Silicon Valley Innovation Gallery, revealing cutting-edge technology developed by the world's foremost experts on computing, digital design, communication and collaboration. The nearly 3,000-square-foot gallery captures the spirit of Silicon Valley ingenuity, examining the core of innovation -- the microchip -- and immersing visitors in the exciting world of nanotechnology, digital art and mapping.
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.