How severely do smog, diesel exhaust and secondhand smoke damage the lungs? What do pollen or nanoparticles trigger when they infiltrate the human body through inhaling? At this year's BIO Convention in Chicago from May 3 to 6, Fraunhofer researchers will present a new test system that can be used to investigate these questions.
IBM and the King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology (KACST), Saudi Arabia's national research and development organization, today announced a research collaboration aimed at creating a water desalination plant powered by solar electricity, which could significantly reduce water and energy costs.
A research team led by Brown University engineers has discovered a new mechanism that governs the peak strength of nanostructured metals. The team found that the deformation of nanotwinned metals is characterized by the motion of highly ordered, necklace-like patterns of crystal defects called dislocations.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has awarded $2.38 million to 34 small businesses to develop innovative, sustainable technologies to protect human health and the environment. These efforts will help improve air quality, protect our water, work to decrease the effects of climate change, and support green jobs.
Einem Forschungsteam der Universitaet Basel, der Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitaet Muenchen und des Max-Planck-Instituts fuer Quantenoptik in Garching sowie der Ecole Normale Superieure in Paris ist es erstmals gelungen, verschraenkte Zustaende von Atomen auf einem Mikrochip zu erzeugen.
A newly released OECD document provides information on current/planned activities related to the safety of manufactured nanomaterials in OECD member and non-member countries that attended at the 6th meeting of OECD's Working Party on Manufactured Nanomaterials.
An EU-funded study of carbon nanotubes by scientists in Ireland, Sweden and the US has shown that these extraordinarily strong molecules can be broken down into carbon and water by an enzyme found in white blood cells.
Researchers from the Institute of Photonic Sciences (ICFO, Barcelona) and the Institute of Optics (IO, Palaiseau) describe in Nature Physics the new trends in research on disordered systems using ultracold gases that could have important consequences both for understanding complex physics processes and for building future quantum simulators and computers.
Physiker haben Nanopartikel auf einen Film aus kugelfoermigen C60-Kohlenstoffmolekuelen aufgebracht und festgestellt, dass diese bei Raumtemperatur einen einlagigen Film durchdringen koennen, einen zweilagigen Film jedoch nicht.
An international team of scientists from Russia and the United States, including two Department of Energy national laboratories and two universities, has discovered the newest superheavy element, element 117.
Dow Corning, a global leader in silicones, silicon-based technology and innovation, signed a three-year contract with imec to perform joint research on next generations of crystalline silicon solar cells.