Scientists at the Technische Universitaet Muenchen (TUM) and Harvard University have thrown the lid off a new toolbox for building nanoscale structures out of DNA, with complex twisting and curving shapes.
Raising prospects for building a practical quantum computer, physicists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have demonstrated sustained, reliable information processing operations on electrically charged atoms (ions).
In a major effort to accelerate the scientific breakthroughs needed to build a new 21st-century energy economy, U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu announced the delivery of $377 million in funding for 46 new multi-million-dollar Energy Frontier Research Centers (EFRCs) located at universities, national laboratories, nonprofit organizations, and private firms across the nation.
A team of scientists and researchers is working to find ways the unique molecular properties of DNA can be exploited to sort single-walled structures so they will have the same physicochemical properties.
The one-day conference addressed the latest developments and advances in the applications of micro and nanotechnology in food and drink and looked at global regulations and the opportunities and challenges in this area.
Researchers at the University of Arizona are chipping away at problems like how to employ solar at the utility-generating plant level, how to harness it to charge the newly indispensable products of the day - cell phones, MP3 players, laptops - what to do at night and when clouds halt the energy giveaway from the sky.
The International Journal of Occupational and Environmental Health is seeking submissions for a special issue provisionally titled, 'Human and Environmental Exposure Assessment for Nanomaterials', guest edited by Vladimir Murashov, PhD, Special Assistant to the Director, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health.
Scientists from the Department of Energy's Pacific Northwest National Laboratory combined experimental and theoretical studies to identify the characteristics of the catalyst, a cluster of rhodium, boron and other atoms.
A new study raises the possibility that flies and other insects that encounter nanomaterial 'hot spots', or spills, near manufacturing facilities in the future could pick up and transport nanoparticles on their bodies, transferring the particles to other flies or habitats in the environment.