A promising cure for ovarian cancer seeking funding to begin clinical trials; a person-to-person car-sharing program that could reduce carbon emissions; a device to enable power-generation facilities to save billions of dollars annually - these were the winning ventures
The Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft and the Japan Science and Technology Agency are launching the research project 'Quantum Computing in isotopically Engineered Diamond' aiming to novel logic devices potentially enabling faster computing and unconditionally secure communications.
Peter Julian, MP for Burnaby-New Westminster, tabled Bill C-494 in the House of Commons that will include nanotechnology in the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, and require the Health and Environment Ministers to act.
Since its development in China thousands of years ago, silk from silkworms, spiders and other insects has been used for high-end, luxury fabrics as well as for parachutes and medical sutures. Now, National Science Foundation-supported researchers are untangling some of its most closely guarded secrets, and explaining why silk is so super strong.
In einer Zusammenarbeit von Wissenschaftlern der Universitaeten in Bielefeld, Kaiserslautern, Kiel und Wuerzburg wurde erstmals das ultraschnelle raeumliche Schalten optischer Anregung auf der Nanometerskala demonstriert.
To increase the storage density of disk drives beyond their present-day capabilities, scientists need to realize giant magnetoresistive spin valves for use in their read heads. A combination of the Heusler alloys are shaping up as attractive material components for such devices.
The eBeam Initiative, a forum dedicated to the education and promotion of a new design-to-manufacturing approach known as design for e-beam (DFEB), today announced that six additional companies spanning the entire semiconductor value chain have joined the Initiative to support the new DFEB mask roadmap for high-volume applications.