An EU-funded research team at Norway's University of Bergen is using nanotechnology to find a way of mimicking the body's natural processes, including inducing cells to create new blood vessels for biomedically engineered tissues.
Scientists are reporting first use of a new method that may make it easier for manufacturers to recover, recycle, and reuse nanoparticles, some of which ounce for ounce can be more precious than gold. The method, which offers a solution to a nagging problem, could speed application of nanotechnology in new generations of solar cells, flexible electronic displays, and other products, the scientists suggest.
Minerva-FemmeNet, the Max Planck Society's mentoring programme for junior female scientists, has launched a new website: www.minerva-femmenet.mpg.de provides information on programmes for junior and senior female scientists, alumnae and anyone interested.
Die Friedrich-Alexander Universitaet Erlangen-Nuernberg bekommt ein neues 'Auge', mit dem Wissenschaftler die Wunderwelt von Nanomaterialen untersuchen koennen: Am 30. April 2010 weiht die Universitaet das Transmissionselektronenmikroskop TITAN3 und das eigens dafuer errichtete Gebaeude in einem Festakt offiziell ein.
Researchers at the Technische Universitaet Darmstadt have found a new method for generating tunable wavelengths, as well as more easily switching back and forth between two wavelengths, employing quantum-dot lasers. Prospective application fields are biomedicine and nanosurgery.
Scientists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have developed the world's most efficient single photon detector, which is able to count individual particles of light traveling through fiber optic cables with roughly 99 percent efficiency.
Scientists here are taking the trial and error out of drug design by using powerful computers to identify molecular structures that have the highest potential to serve as the basis for new medications.
Although it looks small and unassuming, the tiny origami crane sitting in a sample dish in University of Illinois professor Jennifer Lewis' lab heralds a new method for creating complex three-dimensional structures for biocompatible devices, microscaffolding and other microsystems.
To reduce patient discomfort and delay in vascular disease diagnosis, a team led by Yu Chen from the Institute of Microelectronics of A*STAR, Singapore, has developed a microfluidic device that rapidly detects low EPC levels in blood-cell samples.
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 several of its members will jointly present the latest breakthroughs in design-for-e-beam (DFEB) mask technology at Photomask Japan 2010 - one of the world's premier symposia for advanced lithography mask technology.
Two chemists at The Scripps Research Institute have synthesized a new nano-scale scientific tool - a tiny molecular switch that turns itself on or off as it detects metallic ions in its immediate surroundings.
In an electrifying first, Stanford scientists have plugged in to algae cells and harnessed a tiny electric current. They found it at the very source of energy production - photosynthesis, a plant's method of converting sunlight to chemical energy.