A research team led by Lucas Pelkmans at ETH Zurich has managed to decipher a well-known phenomenon that had, until now, remained unexplained: why cells of the same type can react differently and what the reason for this is.
The Inaugural International Conference on Surface Metrology will bring scientists and engineers from more than 10 disciplines to WPI between Oct. 26 and 28 to explore how studying the roughness of surfaces can reveal a wealth of useful information.
Predatory fish are well aware of the problem: In a swarm of small fish it is hard to isolate prey. A similar situation can be found in the microcosm of atoms and molecules, whose behavior is influenced by 'swarms' of electrons. In order to achieve control over single electrons in a bunch, ultrashort light pulses of a few femtoseconds duration are needed. Physicists succeeded for the first time to use light for controlling single, negatively charged elementary particles in a bunch of electrons.
University of California, Irvine Extension, the continuing education arm of UC Irvine, announced the appointment of Dave Dimas, Ph.D. as the director for its engineering, sciences and technology programs.
A team of Northwestern University researchers has introduced the power of nanodiamonds as a novel gene delivery technology that combines key properties in one approach: enhanced delivery efficiency along with outstanding biocompatibility.
EUMINAfab offers open access to machines and know-how in micro- and nanotechnologies for users from science and industry. Today, this European infrastructure facility coordinated by KIT is starting operation.
Unter der Leitung des Fraunhofer-Instituts fuer Silicatforschung ISC in Wuerzburg haben sich acht Forschungseinrichtungen zusammengeschlossen, um neue Wege fuer die Speicherung elektrischer Energie zu erforschen. Kuerzlich machte das Bundesministerium fuer Bildung und Forschung den Weg frei fuer das Verbundprojekt 'KoLiWIn'.
Computers which use light to process large amounts of data faster than ever before are just one of many groundbreaking potential applications of a new 6 million pounds research programme at Queen's University Belfast and Imperial College London, launched today, 1 September 2009.
The University of Southampton's Southampton Nanofabrication Centre, which opens next week, will make it possible to manufacture high-speed and non-volatile ?universal memory? devices for industry within 5 years.