The National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), part of the National Institutes of Health, is increasing its investment in understanding the potential health, safety and environmental issues related to tiny particles that are used in many everyday products such as sunscreens, cosmetics and electronics.
A RUSNANO delegation headed by CEO Anatoly Chubais will visit Sweden on November 19-20, 2009 to study the support that government offers for innovative developments, share with Sweden's business and scientific communities the goals and principles that guide RUSNANO's activities and discuss opportunities to collaborate in commercialization of nanotechnologies with their Swedish counterparts.
The University of Ghent and the nanoelectronics research center IMEC demonstrated repulsive and attractive nanophotonic forces, depending on the spatial distribution of the light used. These fundamental research results might have major consequences for telecommunication and optical signal processing.
A scientist at The University of Nottingham has been recognised for his outstanding and creative early career research with a prestigious EUR 1m grant to study speculative and ground-breaking research into molecular depleted uranium chemistry.
The idea is to build an entirely new kind of battery, whose key components would be kept at high temperature so that they would stay entirely in liquid form. The experimental devices currently being tested in an MIT lab work in a way that's never been attempted in batteries before.
A recent experiment at the Department of Energy's Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility has found that a proton's nearest neighbors in the nucleus of the atom may modify the proton's internal structure.
Scientists at the Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, in cooperation with the International SEMATECH Manufacturing Initiative (ISMI), are releasing for beta testing a computer-based tool to help the world's semiconductor manufacturing facilities evaluate and improve their energy efficiency.
Sulfate groups are crucial building blocks for many molecules but are difficult to handle. Dutch researcher Martijn Huibers has discovered how sulfate groups can be protected during the construction of a molecule. Thanks to his method new molecules, which could be used for the production of medicines, can now be constructed far more easily.
In everything from computer processor chips to car engines to electric powerplants, the need to get rid of excess heat creates a major source of inefficiency. But new research points the way to a technology that might make it possible to harvest much of that wasted heat and turn it into usable electricity.
In an advance with overtones of Star Trek phasers and other sci-fi ray guns, scientists in Canada are reporting development of an internal on-off switch that paralyzes animals when exposed to a beam of ultraviolet light.
The EU funded nanoICT project establishes a broad array of specialised training activities to provide mainly students with interdisciplinary competences in Nanotechnology and more specifically 'nano-scale ICT devices and systems' (Emerging Nanoelectronics).
The Freiburg Bioware Team, an important part of the Excellence Cluster bioss, has done it again: one gold medal and two special prizes at the iGEM (international Genetically Engineered Machine) competition, the largest event in the world for undergraduates in synthetic biology.