Using a new biophysical method called single molecule spectroscopy, scientists were able to directly observe the unwrapping mechanisms and characterize the intermediate stages leading to free genetic material.
Researchers at the Laboratoire de Chimie de Lyon have used numerical simulation methods to show how the selectivity of reaction mechanisms at the surface of a metal catalyst can be understood far more simply.
The UK's Technology Strategy Board has developed a nanotechnology strategy document that sets out the processes the Technology Strategy Board will use to determine how it will invest in the nanotechnology space in a way that helps UK businesses to succeed on a global scale.
IBM scientists have created a one-step point-of-care-diagnostic test, based on an innovative silicon chip that requires less sample volume, is significantly faster, portable, easy to use and can test for many diseases, including one of world's leading cause of death, cardiovascular disease.
Titanium dioxide (TiO2) nanoparticles, found in everything from cosmetics to sunscreen to paint to vitamins, caused systemic genetic damage in mice, according to a comprehensive study conducted by researchers at UCLA's Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center.
While the chemistry, physics, and optical properties of simple atoms and molecules are quite well understood, this new book demonstrates that there is much to be learned about the optics of nanomaterials.
Arizona State University has been awarded nearly $3 million in federal stimulus funds from the National Institutes of Health. ASU professors Stuart Lindsay and Paul Westerhoff will lead a pair of two-year, innovative projects designed to tackle challenges in the fields of rapid DNA sequencing and the potential health risks of nanotechnology.
A first-of-its kind inhalable measles vaccine for developing countries, where the disease remains a scourge. A nanogenerator that could recharge iPods and other electronic devices with a shake. And for Fido and Fluffy, a long-awaited once-a-month pill for both ticks and fleas.
It's list season, the time to prepare inventories of what stood out in 2009 and holds promise for the year ahead.
With a bit of leverage, Cornell researchers have used a very tiny beam of light with as little as 1 milliwatt of power to move a silicon structure up to 12 nanometers. That's enough to completely switch the optical properties of the structure from opaque to transparent.
The College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering ("CNSE") presented its first-ever 'Nano in the Mall' program on November 14, highlighting the role of nanotechnology in enabling energy efficiency and conservation.
Cornell University announced today that the Cornell Center for Advanced Computing (CAC) in partnership with Purdue University has received a National Science Foundation award to deploy The MathWorks MATLAB on the TeraGrid as an experimental computing resource.
Scientists have developed a simple, cheap, accurate test to find undetected landmines. Students from the University of Edinburgh have created a custom-made bacteria that glows green when it comes into contact with chemicals leaked by buried explosives.
NanoProfessor, a division of NanoInk, Inc. focused on nanotechnology education, announced today that Dakota County Technical College, in Rosemount, Minn., will serve as the inaugural pilot site of the NanoProfessor NanoScience Education Program.