Scientists at Brookhaven National Laboratory have found a new way to use a synthetic form of DNA to control the assembly of nanoparticles - this time resulting in switchable, three-dimensional and small-cluster structures that might be useful, for example, as biosensors, in solar cells, and as new materials for data storage.
Nader Jalili, an associate professor of mechanical and industrial engineering at Northeastern University, is working to create a controlled nanorobot that will be capable of performing non-invasive cancer surgery with a degree of precision not possible through existing surgical procedures.
Researchers have devised a sensor on a chip that can not only detect but also measure single particles. They expect the sensor will be able to measure nanoparticles smaller than 100 nanometers in diameter (about the size of a virus particle) on the fly.
A quick and easy way to take 3D images at the nanoscale with a single measurement has been developed by US researchers. The process works by bouncing a single beam of x-rays off an object, then collecting the scattered wave pattern using a curved detector.
Through the Yousef Jameel Science and Technology Research Center, AUC faculty are conducting cutting-edge research that includes the development of novel diagnostic tests for sensitive detection of the hepatitis C virus; detection of cancer biomarkers, as well as creating a new generation of nano-devices that include smart bricks with tiny sensors, which can analyze building safety and warn of fires and earthquakes.
A team of researchers from the University of Vigo, Rutgers University in the United States and Imperial College London, in the United Kingdom, has developed 'laser spinning', a novel method of producing glass nanofibres with materials.
There is still time until January 8, 2010 to register for the second edition of the Alp NanoBio International School (ANIS2), which will be held in Sterzing/Vipiteno (Bozen, Italy) on January 11-15, 2010.
Much cheaper fuel cell catalysts using iron instead of platinum - this major scientific breakthrough achieved by INRS researchers has earned a spot in Discover Magazine's 'Top 100 Stories of 2009', in the January/February 2010 issue.
Terahertz research is in the focus the 'German-Russian Centre for terahertz research and technology', funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) that has been recently established at the physics faculty in Regensburg.
The 'Flexible active-matrix cells with selectively poled bifunctional polymer-ceramic nanocomposite for pressure and temperature sensing skin' project has been developed by the research group around Professor Dr. Bernd Ploss, FH Jena, including research groups from Cambridge University, Johannes Kepler University Linz, Joanneum Research Weiz and Princeton University.