Electric vehicles are the future and researchers are working on developing such cars to fuel technology and protect the environment. Rising to meet this challenge head on is the E3CAR ('Energy efficient electrical car') project, funded in part by the EU and ENIAC (the European Nanoelectronics Initiative Advisory Council).
In a breakthrough development, researchers in Singapore have reported the invention of an essential component for single-molecule mechanical machines: a molecular gear that can be controllably rotated with a 100% rate of success.
Singapore's Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) and Macmillan Scientific Communications (MSC) have launched a new open access website, A*STAR Research to highlight some of the best research published by A*STAR's research institutions.
A theoretical physicist at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has developed a method for calculating the motions and forces of thousands of atoms simultaneously over a wider range of time scales than previously possible.
Am 20. Januar 2010 findet bei der Evonik Industries AG der naechste Inno.CNT-Jahreskongress statt. Ziel des Kongresses ist es, ein offenes und kreatives Forum zum Ergebnis- und Ideenaustausch der CNT-Community zu schaffen.
By building a tiny microscope small enough to be carried around on a rats' head, scientists at the Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics in Germany, have found a way to study the complex activity of many brain cells simultaneously while animals are free to move around.
A jury consisting of four top-class IT decision-makers selected the best business idea at the 8th Heidelberg Innovation Forum on 20th October 2009. The winner is Prof. Christoph Cremer of the Kirchhoff Institute of Physics in Heidelberg.
Polishing metal surfaces is a demanding but monotonous task, and it is difficult to find qualified young specialists. Polishing machines do not represent an adequate alternative because they cannot get to difficult parts of the surface. A new solution is provided by laser polishers.