A better understanding of the coarsening process can help researchers develop small structures - including nanoscale technologies, catalysts or drug suspensions - that resist coarsening and are therefore more durable.
When it comes to public issues pertaining to science and technology, 'talking it out' doesn't seem to work. A new study from North Carolina State University shows that the more people discuss the risks and benefits associated with scientific endeavors, the more entrenched they become in their viewpoint - and the less likely they are to see the merit of other viewpoints.
Plastic, heated in a simple microwave oven, is the technique researchers at the University of Alberta and the National Institute for Nanotechnology believe could help to re-invent the manufacture of computer chips.
The Microfabrication group of Aalto University which specializes in microfabrication and microfludics has developed a new and rapid method for fabrication of non-reflecting and self-cleaning surfaces. Surface properties are based on the nanostructured surface.
The ambitious objective of the EU-funded ICESTARS research project has been to overcome the barriers in both existing and future radio frequency design flows by developing and deploying integrated simulation algorithms and prototype tools.
The Australia-China Joint Laboratory on Nanoscience will be established under the current memorandum of understanding between the Australian Technology Network of Universities (ATN) and the International Strategic Technology Alliance of Chinese universities.
Using a combination of unique tools to build and analyze films just nanometers thick, a group of researchers found subtle structural changes that are known to alter superconducting properties. Their findings stress the importance of studying both the superficial and deep features of superconducting materials, which transport electricity with zero resistance and are envisioned for use in applications like ultrafast, power-saving electronics or more efficient electricity lines.
Researchers have developed a new type of holographic telepresence that allows the projection of a three-dimensional moving image without the need for special eyewear such as 3D glasses or other auxiliary devices.
Takeo Ebina, Advanced Functional Materials Team, the Research Center for Compact Chemical System of the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), et al. have developed high-performance multifunctional sheets and a raw material of a clay film in collaboration with the private companies that are members of 'Clayteam', an AIST consortium, formed in May 2010.
The first UNESCO Medals 'For contributions to the development of nanoscience and nanotechnologies' were awarded on November 2, at Paris headquarters to two laureates: Russian Academician Zhores Ivanovich Alferov, winner of the 2000 Nobel Prize in Physics; and Chunli Bai, Professor of Chemistry at the Laboratory of Molecular Nanostructure and Nanotechnology in Beijing and Executive Vice-President of the Chinese Academy of Sciences.
Flexible smart materials that can manipulate light to shield objects from view have been much-theorised but now researchers in Scotland have made a practical breakthrough that brings the possibility of an invisibility cardigan - or any other item of invisibility clothing - one step closer.
A new report from the Project on Emerging Nanotechnologies (PEN) at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars explores a variety of voluntary options available for the oversight of nanotechnology products and processes.
Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's Los Alamos National Laboratory and Brookhaven National Laboratory have fabricated transparent thin films capable of absorbing light and generating electric charge over a relatively large area.