An international research group led by scientists from the University of Bristol in the UK has developed a new approach to quantum computing that could soon be used to perform complex calculations that cannot be done by today's computers.
A team of University of North Carolina (UNC) scientists has received a five-year $2,308,800 grant from the National Cancer Institute's Cancer Nanotechnology Platform Partnerships to address the critical need for early diagnosis of and more effective treatments for pancreatic cancer.
Ahead of a regulatory review next year, the Belgian EU Presidency is proposing to create a specific register for nanomaterials under the bloc's REACH chemicals regulation and wants to make it mandatory to label their presence in consumer products.
Researchers in Japan have succeeded in establishing a surface cleaning and crystal control technologyfor lanthanum hexaboride (LaB6), nanowires and are able to set a goal of practical applications of LaB6 nanowires, which is expected to significantly improve the performance of electron microscopes.
Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory have developed a new technique that maps the magnetic vector potential - one of the most important electromagnetic quantities and a foundation of quantum mechanics - in three dimensions.
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Center for Nanoscale Science and Technology (CNST) will award a five-year cooperative agreement totaling $15 million to the University of Maryland (UMD), College Park, Md., to develop and implement a Postdoctoral Researcher and Visiting Fellow Measurement Science and Engineering Program.
While refining their novel method for making nanoscale wires, chemists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) discovered an unexpected bonus - a new way to create nanowires that produce light similar to that from light-emitting diodes (LEDs).
Using tiny structures called ferroelectric nanowires, a team of researchers can rapidly generate an electrical current in response to any change in the ambient temperature, harvesting otherwise wasted energy from thermal fluctuations.
University of Michigan scientists using AFOSR-funding have created the smallest pixels available that will enable LED, projected and wearable displays to be more energy efficient with more light manipulation possible and all on a display that may eventually be as small as a postage stamp.