A recent experiment at the Department of Energy's Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility has found that a proton's nearest neighbors in the nucleus of the atom may modify the proton's internal structure.
Scientists at the Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, in cooperation with the International SEMATECH Manufacturing Initiative (ISMI), are releasing for beta testing a computer-based tool to help the world's semiconductor manufacturing facilities evaluate and improve their energy efficiency.
Sulfate groups are crucial building blocks for many molecules but are difficult to handle. Dutch researcher Martijn Huibers has discovered how sulfate groups can be protected during the construction of a molecule. Thanks to his method new molecules, which could be used for the production of medicines, can now be constructed far more easily.
In everything from computer processor chips to car engines to electric powerplants, the need to get rid of excess heat creates a major source of inefficiency. But new research points the way to a technology that might make it possible to harvest much of that wasted heat and turn it into usable electricity.
In an advance with overtones of Star Trek phasers and other sci-fi ray guns, scientists in Canada are reporting development of an internal on-off switch that paralyzes animals when exposed to a beam of ultraviolet light.
The EU funded nanoICT project establishes a broad array of specialised training activities to provide mainly students with interdisciplinary competences in Nanotechnology and more specifically 'nano-scale ICT devices and systems' (Emerging Nanoelectronics).
The Freiburg Bioware Team, an important part of the Excellence Cluster bioss, has done it again: one gold medal and two special prizes at the iGEM (international Genetically Engineered Machine) competition, the largest event in the world for undergraduates in synthetic biology.
An der Uni Hamburg, wo die Erforschung des Nanomagnetismus seit vielen Jahren einen herausragenden Forschungsschwerpunkt darstellt, hat die Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft bereits 2006 den erfolgreichen Sonderforschungsbereich (SFB) 668 mit dem Thema 'Magnetismus vom Einzelatom zur Nanostruktur' eingerichtet. Jetzt wurde die Fortsetzung des SFB 668 fuer zunaechst vier weitere Jahre mit einem Forschungsetat von ca. 10 Millionen Euro bewilligt.
Researchers describe a new type of molecule that activates so-called voltage-gated potassium channels when exposed to light of a certain color. These molecules could have therapeutic potential in the treatment of some forms of blindness and other diseases.
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Searching for biomarkers that can warn of diseases such as cancer while they are still in their earliest stage is likely to become far easier thanks to an innovative biosensor chip developed by Stanford University researchers.
A team of Northwestern University researchers, using an extremely sensitive nanotechnology-based tool known as the biobarcode system, has detected previously undetectable levels of prostate-specific antigen (PSA) in patients who have undergone radical prostatectomy.
Researchers at Washington University in St. Louis have developed a polymer-coated gold nanocage that not only opens in response to light to release a small amount of a drug payload, but then closes when the light is turned off, leaving this nanodevice ready to deliver another dose of drug on command.