Three major European semiconductor manufacturers ? Infineon, NXP Semiconductors and STMicroelectronics ? got together in ROBIN to define and deal with such problems early in the design phase, thus avoiding problems further down the development flow or in the production phase.
Professor Cees Dekker of TU Delft has been awarded an ERC Advanced Grant of 2.5 million euros for research at the cutting edge of biology and nanotechnology. He will use the funding to investigate the evolution of bacteria in specially manufactured miniature 'nano landscapes', a type of very small Galapagos archipelago for bacteria.
Russian President Dmitry Medvedev was expected to ramp up his drive for economic reform Thursday when he delivers an annual state of the nation speech with industry still reeling from the economic crisis.
Researchers at Texas Tech University, Queen?s University in Belfast, Ireland, the University of Rome and the National Research Council in Italy recently made a discovery about the non-uniform chemical compositions of ionic liquids that could lead to greater understanding and manipulation of these multi-purpose, designer solvents.
Looking sharp and looking for light - Berkeley Lab researchers have engineered a new class of bowtie-shaped devices that capture, filter and steer light at the nanoscale. These 'nano-colorsorter' devices act as antennae to focus and sort light in tiny spaces, a useful technique for harvesting broadband light for color-sensitive filters and detectors.
New research from North Carolina State University shows that silicon nanowires are far more resilient than their larger counterparts, a finding that could pave the way for smaller, sturdier nanoelectronics, nanosensors, light-emitting diodes and other applications.
The 'Bioinspired nanosystems and nanomaterials' NanoSWEC (Nano South-West European Conference ) Workshop aimed at gathering all the disciplines involved in bio inspired and bio mimetic approaches to conceive new systems and materials.
Edinburgh Napier?s new Centre for Nano Safety has been set up to identify whether a variety of nanoparticles can enter the human body - as well as other species such as bacteria, insects and plants - and cause harm.