The film Avatar isn't the only 3-D blockbuster making a splash this winter. A team of scientists from Houston's Texas Medical Center this week unveiled a new technique for growing 3-D cell cultures, a technological leap from the flat petri dish that could save millions of dollars in drug-testing costs.
A German-Spanish collaboration plans to use quantum mechanics (the study of small, inanimate objects such as single atoms) to identify quantum properties in larger and more complex objects made up of tens of millions of atoms, including the flu virus.
Advanced technologies for cleaning, measuring and processing new III-V semiconductor materials for volume wafer manufacturing will be featured at SEMATECH's Surface Preparation and Cleaning Conference (SPCC), March 22-24, at the Sheraton Austin Hotel.
A new high-performance anode structure based on silicon-carbon nanocomposite materials could significantly improve the performance of lithium-ion batteries used in a wide range of applications from hybrid vehicles to portable electronics.
Due to their reliability, small size, high output power and high efficiency, semiconductor lasers are increasingly gaining market share in many laser applications. Laser Optics Berlin, held from March, 22th to 24th, is one of the key industrial trade shows in this growing field, and is an important networking opportunity.
In 1908, the German physicist Gustav Mie came up with an elegant set of equations to describe the interaction of electromagnetic waves with a spherical metal particle. The theory has been a touchstone ever since for researchers seeking to quantify how nanoscale plasmonic particles scatter radiation.