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Initiative to desalinate seawater using nanomembranes and solar energy

IBM and the King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology (KACST), Saudi Arabia's national research and development organization, today announced a research collaboration aimed at creating a water desalination plant powered by solar electricity, which could significantly reduce water and energy costs.

Apr 8th, 2010

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Jenseits des Quantenlimits

Einem Forschungsteam der Universitaet Basel, der Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitaet Muenchen und des Max-Planck-Instituts fuer Quantenoptik in Garching sowie der Ecole Normale Superieure in Paris ist es erstmals gelungen, verschraenkte Zustaende von Atomen auf einem Mikrochip zu erzeugen.

Apr 7th, 2010

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Wie Nanopartikel Fullerenschichten durchdringen

Physiker haben Nanopartikel auf einen Film aus kugelfoermigen C60-Kohlenstoffmolekuelen aufgebracht und festgestellt, dass diese bei Raumtemperatur einen einlagigen Film durchdringen koennen, einen zweilagigen Film jedoch nicht.

Apr 7th, 2010

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International team discovers element 117

An international team of scientists from Russia and the United States, including two Department of Energy national laboratories and two universities, has discovered the newest superheavy element, element 117.

Apr 7th, 2010

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Cell division caught on film

Name a human gene, and you'll find a movie online showing you what happens to cells when it is switched off. This is the resource that researchers at the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) in Heidelberg, Germany, and their collaborators in the Mitocheck consortium are making freely available, as the result of a study in which they have identified the genes involved in mitosis - the most common form of cell division - in humans.

Apr 6th, 2010

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