The features on computer chips are getting so small that soon the process used to make them, which has hardly changed in the last 50 years, won't work anymore. One of the alternatives that academic researchers have been exploring is to create tiny circuits using molecules that automatically arrange themselves into useful patterns.
Wissenschaftlern ist eine quantitative Beschreibung von DNA-Ringen gelungen, sodass nun molekulare Eigenschaften wie etwa die Steifigkeit und der DNA-Durchmesser in nanoskopische Groessen wie Form und Ausdehnung des Polymerrings uebersetzt werden koennen.
A promising cure for ovarian cancer seeking funding to begin clinical trials; a person-to-person car-sharing program that could reduce carbon emissions; a device to enable power-generation facilities to save billions of dollars annually - these were the winning ventures
The Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft and the Japan Science and Technology Agency are launching the research project 'Quantum Computing in isotopically Engineered Diamond' aiming to novel logic devices potentially enabling faster computing and unconditionally secure communications.
Peter Julian, MP for Burnaby-New Westminster, tabled Bill C-494 in the House of Commons that will include nanotechnology in the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, and require the Health and Environment Ministers to act.
Since its development in China thousands of years ago, silk from silkworms, spiders and other insects has been used for high-end, luxury fabrics as well as for parachutes and medical sutures. Now, National Science Foundation-supported researchers are untangling some of its most closely guarded secrets, and explaining why silk is so super strong.