For the first time, Carnegie Mellon University physicist Alex Evilevitch has directly measured the energy associated with the expulsion of viral DNA, a pivotal discovery toward fully understanding the physical mechanisms that control viral infection and designing drugs to interfere with the process.
Scientists have developed a near-field microscope that can measure the optical properties of e. g. semiconductor thin films with a spatial resolution and sensitivity long thought unachievable due to fundamental physical laws.
In a just-published paper in the magazine Science, IBM researchers demonstrated a radio-frequency graphene transistor with the highest cut-off frequency achieved so far for any graphene device - 100 billion cycles/second (100 GigaHertz).
The Government of the Russian Federation has published a transcript of a recent meeting between Prime Minister Vladimir Putin and Russian Nanotechnologies Corporation CEO Anatoly Chubais. They have discussed the work of the Russian Nanotechnologies Corporation in the previous two years, its priority projects, and streamlining the legal basis of the corporation's work and of the overall development of the innovation sector.
Researchers have come up with a new method enabling the generation of ultrafast flashes of light in very high intensity in rapid succession, as they are needed for the creation of entangled photons. Aside from the quantum computer as a long-term goal, new possibilities in different areas of application are opening up, for instance optical spectroscopy.
Scientists and engineers at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory are now developing the electronics for a third-generation artificial retina as part of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) project to produce an 'epiretinal prosthesis' that could restore vision to millions of people around the world suffering from eye diseases.
At next week's International Solid State Circuit Conference, imec and Holst Centre present their newest breakthroughs in ultra-low power design for wireless communications and wireless sensor networks, 3D design and in organic electronics with an impressive number of contributions including 10 reviewed publications and 6 contributions to tutorials and workshops.
NanoTecNexus announces a new series of business and scientific webinars intended for industry, investment, research, and academic communities. Topics include strategies in funding, regulatory safety, R+D, and commercialization of applications.
Vladimir Torchilin, distinguished professor of pharmaceutical sciences at Northeastern University, recently received a $1.36 million grant from the National Institutes of Health's Cancer Institute to examine a new, nanotechnology-based method of drug development.
Physicists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have built an enhanced version of an experimental atomic clock based on a single aluminum atom that is now the world's most precise clock, more than twice as precise as the previous pacesetter based on a mercury atom.