From August 7 to September 26, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) will present the exhibition 'Wunderkammer Wissenschaft' (Cabinet of scientific curiosities) of the Helmholtz Association Center for Arts and Media Technology.
Scientists have been able to successfully demonstrate on mice that magnetic relaxometry is suited to be applied together with the heat treatment. It furnishes information about the whereabouts of the nanoparticles in the body - completely without contact to the patient.
The research grant is based on Professor Jonathan Coleman's work with graphene and his team's novel method of being able to split graphite down into individual layers of graphene, which could be used to make stronger and lighter materials.
The metal tin lacks the value and prestige of gold, silver, and platinum - but to nuclear physicists, tin is magic. Physicists recently reported studies on tin that add knowledge to a concept known as magic numbers while perhaps helping scientists to explain how heavy elements are made in exploding stars.
Scientists can detect the movements of single molecules by using fluorescent tags or by pulling them in delicate force measurements, but only for a few minutes. A new technique by Rice University researchers will allow them to track single molecules without modifying them -- and it works over longer timescales.
An ultra-secure form of coded communication could be given a boost. Quantum physicists have demonstrated the randomness of quantum mechanics also applies to the measurement of a particle's angle and rotation.
Working with the unique nanoscience capabilities of the Molecular Foundry at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, a multi-institutional team of researchers has developed the first model of signal-to-noise-ratios for low frequency noises in graphene on silica. Their results show noise patterns that run just the opposite of noise patterns in other electronic materials.
Backed by a $1.2 million federal grant, the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM) has launched a Center for Advanced Materials Manufacturing (CAMM) that will support the transfer of UWM research in bulk nanostructured materials to manufacturing industry in both Wisconsin and the nation.
During cell division, microtubules emanating from each of the spindle poles meet and overlap in the spindle's mid zone. Scientists at the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) in Heidelberg, Germany, have uncovered the molecular mechanism that determines the extent of this overlap.
The Science Fictions Conference, held on 13-15 October 2010 in Glasgow, UK, aims to move beyond the current paradigm, using knowledge from several major projects in this area, and the expertise of thinkers from inside and outside the science education field.