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.
In einer Zusammenarbeit von Wissenschaftlern der Universitaeten in Bielefeld, Kaiserslautern, Kiel und Wuerzburg wurde erstmals das ultraschnelle raeumliche Schalten optischer Anregung auf der Nanometerskala demonstriert.
To increase the storage density of disk drives beyond their present-day capabilities, scientists need to realize giant magnetoresistive spin valves for use in their read heads. A combination of the Heusler alloys are shaping up as attractive material components for such devices.
The eBeam Initiative, a forum dedicated to the education and promotion of a new design-to-manufacturing approach known as design for e-beam (DFEB), today announced that six additional companies spanning the entire semiconductor value chain have joined the Initiative to support the new DFEB mask roadmap for high-volume applications.
In a new study, scientists at the Carnegie Institution used high pressure techniques to probe the connection between the density and electronic structure of a cerium-aluminum metallic glass, opening up new possibilities for developing metallic glasses for specific purposes.
Understanding the steps to the intricate dance inside a cell is essential to one day choreographing the show. By studying the molecules that give a cell its structure, University of Illinois researchers are moving closer to understanding one of those steps: the conga line.
Researchers at the University of Rochester's Institute of Optics have discovered a way to make liquid flow vertically upward along a silicon surface, overcoming the pull of gravity, without pumps or other mechanical devices.
Die Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft foerdert mit 2,2 Millionen Euro eine neue Forschergruppe unter Leitung der TU Berlin die die elektronischen und optischen Eigenschaften von Nanoteilchen und kleinen molekularen Aggregaten aus Kohlenstoff und Silizium gezielt veraendern will.
New work focused on making a new artificial photosynthetic material which uses plant, bacterial, frog and fungal enzymes, trapped within a foam housing, to produce sugars from sunlight and carbon dioxide.
Pancreatic cancer requires a radical new therapy. A promising approach may come in the form of tiny gold nanoparticles - loaded with a therapeutic agent to kill cancer - in a novel procedure called nanoembolization.
NanoProfessor has announced the findings of its nanotechnology education research study, which evaluated the impact nanotechnology-focused curriculum has in influencing students' selection of a community college or technical institute.