The development of a new generation of actuators has undergone tremendous progress. Cheaper piezo actuators resisting humidity, having fewer cracks and an extended lifetime may well become reality thanks to a close cooperation across borders between researchers, manufacturers and end-users.
Could humans one day walk on walls, like Spider-Man? A palm-sized device invented at Cornell that uses water surface tension as an adhesive bond just might make it possible. The rapid adhesion mechanism could lead to such applications as shoes or gloves that stick and unstick to walls, or Post-it-like notes that can bear loads.
Based on its recent research on the wearable energy harvesters market, Frost and Sullivan presents Holst Centre and imec with the 2009 European Frost and Sullivan Award for Technology Innovation for its wearable electrocardiograph energy harvesting solution, which provides tens of microwatts of energy per square centimetre for modules with 3x4 cm2 dimensions.
A community workshop sponsored by Society of Nuclear Medicine's Clinical Trials Network officially kicked off today, Feb. 1, in Albuquerque, N.M., and presented participants with a well-rounded series of educational sessions on the use of molecular imaging in clinical trials for investigational therapeutic drugs.
Northwestern University researchers are the first to design a bioactive nanomaterial that promotes the growth of new cartilage in vivo and without the use of expensive growth factors. Minimally invasive, the therapy activates the bone marrow stem cells and produces natural cartilage. No conventional therapy can do this.
New analysis from Frost and Sullivan, Rapid Advances in HIV/AIDS Clinical Diagnostics, finds that technological advancements address outstanding and new issues associated with diagnosis and monitoring of HIV infections by providing simplified, cost-effective, and precise testing.
Scientists at Georgia Tech and the Ovarian Cancer Institute have further developed a potential new treatment against cancer that uses magnetic nanoparticles to attach to cancer cells, removing them from the body.
The Flexible Display Center (FDC) at Arizona State University today announced that the Printable Electronics Technology Center (PETEC) has become an Associate Member to collaborate on high-performing organic thin film transistors (OTFTs) for flexible display applications.
A new testing method is being developed to detect cancer soon after the tumor has formed. It will identify characteristic substances in the blood which accompany a certain type of tumor. The first steps in the development have already been completed.
The Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) announced today the successful induction of four new members namely Bombardier, Bodycote, Roesler and a local SME, Addvalue Technologies, into its Aerospace Programme. Including the new members, there are now 18 companies in the consortium, of which seven are local companies
Agilent Technologies Inc. has announced that the first Nano Measure Scientific Symposium (Nano Measure 2010) will take place June 3-4 at Jagiellonian University in Krakow, Poland. The two-day event will feature some of the most prestigious scientists presenting leading-edge, nanomeasurement-driven research.
Scientists at the University of California, Berkeley, have created smart nanoprobes that may one day be used in the battle against cancer to selectively seek out and destroy tumor cells, as well as report back on the mission's status.