Leaders of the Kavli Institute at Cornell for Nanoscale Science want its members to go for the impossible. The institute is reinventing itself into a cutting-edge, research-focused organization to support projects at the boundaries of nanoscale imaging and control.
The Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) is the seventh most prolific agency in the Asia-Pacific region, in terms of the total number of research papers published in the prestigious Nature Publishing Group's portfolio of Nature-branded journals in 2009, according to the Nature Asia-Pacific Publishing Index.
Directors of the Kavli Institute at Cornell for Nanoscale Science discuss their new 'high risk, high payoff' mission to push the technology of observation, measurement and control to ever-smaller dimensions.
Internet-based science news draws a more demographically diverse, learned and focused audience than print or television news, according to a study by University of Wisconsin-Madison communication researchers.
A Los Alamos National Laboratory toxicologist and a multidisciplinary team of researchers have documented potential cellular damage from fullerenes. The team also noted that this particular type of damage might hold hope for treatment of Parkinson's disease, Alzheimer's disease, or even cancer.
Researchers at the University of Arkansas and their colleagues have discovered a new phase in ferroelectric nanowires that could be controlled to optimize important properties for future electronic devices.
Seeking a way to confirm that patients have taken their medication, University of Florida engineering researchers have added a tiny microchip and digestible antenna to a standard pill capsule. The prototype is intended to pave the way for mass-produced pills that, when ingested, automatically alert doctors, loved ones or scientists working with patients in clinical drug trials.
A closer look at a promising nanotube coating that might one day improve solar cells has turned up a few unexpected wrinkles, according to new research - research that also may help scientists iron out a solution.
A multidisciplinary research team at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has found that an organic semiconductor may be a viable candidate for creating large-area electronics, such as solar cells and displays that can be sprayed onto a surface as easily as paint.
Physicists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have built and tested a device for trapping electrically charged atoms (ions) that potentially could process dozens of ions at once with the most versatile control of any trap demonstrated to date.
How hard do you have to pull on a single atom of - let's say - gold to detach it from the end of a chain of like atoms? It's a measure of the astonishing progress in nanotechnology that questions that once would have interested only physicists or chemists are now being asked by engineers.