Using a technique that provides detailed images of nanoscale structures, researchers at the University of Michigan and Detroit's Henry Ford Hospital have discovered changes in the collagen component of bone that directly relate to bone health.
Sophisticated as it is, a superconducting linac is a conventional particle accelerator that, in a machine like the Next Generation Light Source (NGLS) now under study, can be used to produce superbright laser beams. The inverse is also true: powerful lasers can be used to accelerate charged particles - but in ways that are anything but conventional.
Diabetics may soon be able to wear contact lenses that continuously alert them to variations in their glucose levels by changing colours - replacing the need to routinely draw blood throughout the day.
Strange but true: the recently restarted Large Hadron Collider, the most powerful accelerator in the world, is the direct descendant of Thomas Edison's light bulb. The light bulb was invented before electrons were discovered but nevertheless led to the first vacuum tubes, which for a long time were the principal means of accelerating and controlling charged particles in radios, medical x-rays, and other practical applications.
Scientists in China are reporting an advance that may improve the natural wonders of wool - already regarded as the 'wonder fabric' for its lightness, softness, warmth even when wet, and other qualities.
Scientists at Cornell are devising methods to detect the magnetic fields of individual electrons and atomic nuclei, which they hope to use to make 3-D images - a nanoscale version of magnetic resonance imaging.
Researchers in Japan have developed a new microscopic technology which can achieve a single-cell gene induction by heat-shock response evoked with cell heating using infrared laser irradiation under a microscope in vivo.
Die baden-wuerttembergischen Firma Nanocraft Coating (Engen) will mit Unterstuetzung der DBU voellig neuartige Beschichtungsverfahren entwickeln, die es ermoeglichen, Edelmetalle wesentlich duenner als bisher aufzutragen. Die DBU foerdert das Projekt mit rund 122.000 Euro.