Arizona State University has been awarded nearly $3 million in federal stimulus funds from the National Institutes of Health. ASU professors Stuart Lindsay and Paul Westerhoff will lead a pair of two-year, innovative projects designed to tackle challenges in the fields of rapid DNA sequencing and the potential health risks of nanotechnology.
A first-of-its kind inhalable measles vaccine for developing countries, where the disease remains a scourge. A nanogenerator that could recharge iPods and other electronic devices with a shake. And for Fido and Fluffy, a long-awaited once-a-month pill for both ticks and fleas.
It's list season, the time to prepare inventories of what stood out in 2009 and holds promise for the year ahead.
With a bit of leverage, Cornell researchers have used a very tiny beam of light with as little as 1 milliwatt of power to move a silicon structure up to 12 nanometers. That's enough to completely switch the optical properties of the structure from opaque to transparent.
The College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering ("CNSE") presented its first-ever 'Nano in the Mall' program on November 14, highlighting the role of nanotechnology in enabling energy efficiency and conservation.
Cornell University announced today that the Cornell Center for Advanced Computing (CAC) in partnership with Purdue University has received a National Science Foundation award to deploy The MathWorks MATLAB on the TeraGrid as an experimental computing resource.
Scientists have developed a simple, cheap, accurate test to find undetected landmines. Students from the University of Edinburgh have created a custom-made bacteria that glows green when it comes into contact with chemicals leaked by buried explosives.
NanoProfessor, a division of NanoInk, Inc. focused on nanotechnology education, announced today that Dakota County Technical College, in Rosemount, Minn., will serve as the inaugural pilot site of the NanoProfessor NanoScience Education Program.
Jena scientists from different disciplines founded a new network in order to utilize so-called nanocontainers for applications in the biomedical field. The research collaboration is now being funded by the State of Thuringia for the next 3 years with EUR 1.25 million.
Small amounts of oil leave a fluorescent sheen on polluted water. Oil sheen is hard to remove, even when the water is aerated with ozone or filtered through sand. Now, a University of Utah engineer has developed an inexpensive new method to remove oil sheen by repeatedly pressurizing and depressurizing ozone gas, creating microscopic bubbles that attack the oil so it can be removed by sand filters.