It's the first day of school at the Joint School of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering in Greensboro. That's not just for the new school year; it's the first day of school ever for one of the UNC system's most innovative educational initiatives.
The DNA genomes of organisms whose cells possess nuclei are packaged in a highly characteristic fashion. Most of the DNA is tightly wrapped around protein particles called nucleosomes, which are connected to each other by flexible DNA segments, like pearls on a necklace. This arrangement plays a major role in deciding which genes are actively expressed, and thus which proteins can be synthesized in a given cell. Researchers have recently developed a model which explains the distribution of nucleosomes around the functionally crucial transcription start sites.
Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley has appointed Peter Searson and Steve Desiderio, two researchers from The Johns Hopkins University, to serve on a special task force to study the benefits of nanobiotechnology.
A new approach to building an 'artificial nose' - using fluorescent compounds and DNA - could accelerate the use of sniffing sensors into the realm of mass production and widespread use, say Stanford chemists.
For their look into the nanoworld, researchers used a scanning tunneling microscope. Its thin metal tip scans the specimen surface like the needle of a record player and registers the atomic irregularies and differences of approximately one nanometer with minuscule electric currents.
nfrastructure Technologies is the first company to sign on to the Assembly's inter-regional nanotechnology-partnership initiative. The company will occupy a newly created space at SUNYIT; planning of which is underway.
Leading scientists from neuroscience, nanoscience, astrophysics, computer science and engineering are gathering to discuss this question in Tromso, Norway, continuing a dialogue that began at last year's Kavli Futures Symposium.
A record number of 16 papers with imec authors has been accepted for this year's IEEE International Electron Devices Meeting (IEDM), being held Dec 6 - 8 in San Francisco. Both ITRS-related as well as More-than-Moore-related research papers have been accepted.
These workshops brief participants on what is nanotechnology and manufactured nanomaterials, what are some of the potential risks from nanotechnologies and manufactured nanomaterials (e.g. to the environment or human health) and benefits (e.g. decreased costs of low-maintenance products, or use in environmental remediation) of nanotechnology and nanomaterials.
Technology World in partnership with UK NanoForum will bring over 350 senior international delegates together with the best of the UK's Science and Technology community. With a focus on trade, investment and collaborations, this will be a networking forum for industry, academia, technology purchasers and those seeking to develop joint ventures and future partnerships.
An all-day special session on a roadmap for maskless lithography R+D and a keynote presentation offering insights on how to be successful in the photomask industry will highlight the SPIE Photomask Technology symposium next month in Monterey, California.