U.S. researchers have created tiny oxygen-sensing devices made from carbon nanotubes. They say the devices demonstrate the potential application of nanotechnology in low power, wearable gas sensors and could benefit those working in confined spaces where monitoring of oxygen concentrations is essential for survival.
Nanochemists from the Chinese Academy of Sciences and Nano-Science Center, Department of Chemistry at University of Copenhagen have developed nanoscale electric contacts out of organic and inorganic nanowires.
University of Utah mathematicians developed a new cloaking method, and it's unlikely to lead to invisibility cloaks like those used by Harry Potter or Romulan spaceships in Star Trek. Instead, the new method someday might shield submarines from sonar, planes from radar, buildings from earthquakes, and oil rigs and coastal structures from tsunamis.
Today, scientists at IBM Research and the California Institute of Technology announced a scientific advancement that could be a major breakthrough in enabling the semiconductor industry to pack more power and speed into tiny computer chips, while making them more energy efficient and less expensive to manufacture.
Scientists in Indiana describe what they believe to be a simple and effective state-of-the-art oil stain remover. They have developed a new coating for glass, plastics, and a range of other materials that would enable consumers to wipe away those pesky oils with plain water.
A special three-day symposium focusing on the weird subatomic particles that could help answer some compelling questions begins in Washington, D.C. today through August 18 at the 238th National Meeting of the American Chemical Society.
The American Chemical Society, the world's largest scientific society, puts unsung heroes like in the limelight once a year, and is announcing the newest inductees into its Heroes of Chemistry 'hall of scientific fame' that recognizes the achievements of chemists in industry.
Researchers at the University of California, Merced, and its sister campuses in Berkeley and Santa Barbara, will attempt to do just that thanks to a five-year $2.25 million grant that will fund a new UC-wide solar energy research program.
Moving nanotechnology to market also involves addressing challenges regarding information and communication management. This year's 5th NanoRegulation Conference will bring together executive representatives from industry companies and associations, authorities, NGOs and politics to discuss how to add transparency to the black box of nanotechnologies.
Das Thema 'Intelligente Materialien und Systeme' hat Zukunft - darueber sind sich Wissenschaftler und Politikerinnen einig. Deshalb lud die Foerderagentur fuer Innovation KTI zum Innovations-Briefing zum Thema 'Smart Materials'.