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.
The Johns Hopkins Whiting School of Engineering faculty members who direct the Institute for NanoBioTechnology and Engineering in Oncology Center both have been awarded the distinction of AAAS Fellow. Election as a Fellow is an honor bestowed upon AAAS members by their peers.
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Berkeley Lab's National Center for Electron Microscopy (NCEM) provided the technology and a Visiting Scientist Fellowship that helped a Missouri State University researcher make a key discovery which should boost efforts to use carbon nanotubes as catalytic supports in direct ethanol fuel cells.
Researchers at Northeastern's Electronic Materials Research Institute (eMRI) are collaborating with two Harvard Medical School researchers to develop a nanotechnology-based 'smart implant' to treat cancer.
The College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering of the University at Albany hosted more than 3,000 elementary, middle and high school students and over 30,000 members of the community through its educational and public outreach programs and initiatives this year, representing a 20 percent increase over 2008.