Showcasing its energy research initiatives for an Earth Day event on April 22 at the Pentagon, the Office of Naval Research (ONR) will highlight the microbial fuel cell, a device with the potential to revolutionize naval energy use by converting decomposed marine organisms into electricity.
A small blood lab that fits into the pocket of a jacket can quickly analyze the risk of blood clots in legs prior to a long distance flight; a sensor wristband for measuring electric smog can warn pacemaker patients of life-threatening exposure: 'Smart plastics' can turn such tools into reality.
A major new suite of laboratories, to be opened next week, will help scientists in the Green Chemistry group at the University of York to advance research into clean synthesis, catalysis, novel materials and the application of renewable resources.
A new experiments shows that photon pairs increase the frequency of the oscillation between light and matter over individual photons. These findings agree with theoretical predictions first made in the 1960s.
Flexibel, druckbar und preiswert: Elektronikbauteile, deren Aufbau auf Nanopartikeln und organischen Molekuelen beruht, erobern zunehmend den Markt. Drei Beispiele fuer Anwendungen zeigt der Exzellenzcluster Engineering of Advanced Materials (EAM) der Universitaet Erlangen-Nuernberg auf der Hannover Messe vom 19. - 23. April 2010.
A working group headed by Professor Rainer Waser from Forschungszentrum Juelich and RWTH Aachen University has developed a novel switching concept and the related technology for so-called memristor chips. With their research findings, the scientists are preparing for a paradigm shift in the architecture of computer chips.
Superschnell und leistungsstark: So sollen Quantencomputer einmal sein. Doch vor der Realisierung dieses voellig neuen Computertyps stehen noch technische Huerden. Ueber Fortschritte auf diesem Gebiet berichten Physiker der Uni Wuerzburg.
The 2010 Korea-China joint research program, 'New Photovoltaic Polymers and Advanced Flexible Plastic Solar Cells', was officially initiated on April 15-16, 2010 at the Qingdao Institute of Bioenergy and Bioprocess Technology (QIBEBT), Chinese Academy of Sciences.
Transistors, the cornerstone of electronics, are lossy and therefore consume energy. Researchers from the ETH Zurich and EPF Lausanne have developed transistors targeting high switching speeds and higher output powers. The devices can be used more efficiently as conventional transistors, so as to reduce energy consumption and CO2 emissions.
We invite Authors to participate with contributions in all topics related to Neuroengineering, from novel (nano)materials interfacing the nervous system or as tools for basic research, to novel enabling technologies, and from basic neurobiology and electrophysiology to neuroprosthetics. We aim at covering topics across levels of investigations, from the single-neuron to the network- and the system levels.
Scientists have developed a brain implant that essentially melts into place, snugly fitting to the brain's surface. The technology could pave the way for better devices to monitor and control seizures, and to transmit signals from the brain past damaged parts of the spinal cord.
Using easily prepared gold nanocages that are able to escape from the blood stream and accumulate in tumors, a team of investigators from the Washington University in St. Louis has shown that they can use laser light to kill human tumors in mice.