Organised crime, terrorism, civil conflict, and natural disasters are sadly commonplace in global society and have developed increasingly complex dimensions. To counter such threats, civil security and emergency response teams are looking towards new technologies that offer more sensitive, rapid, and accurate detection methods; that provide the means to neutralise or effectively deal with the outcomes of such incidents; and that provide greater protection to personnel.
If you are curious about the potential of quantum computing, you will want to keep your eye on 'Harnessing Quantum Physics'. This is one of many panel discussions coming your way as part of the Quantum to Cosmos Festival.
Kamen will join dozens of the world's leading innovators, nanotechnology executives and educators at the conference offering keynote speeches or participating on panels to highlight the most pressing issues facing those commercializing nanotech innovations.
The U.S. Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory has received an additional $29.1 million in DOE Office of Science (SC) funding under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act for a range of improvements and upgrades to major scientific facilities and other projects.
Biomedical researchers have developed a special contrast-imaging agent that is capable of molecular mapping of lymphatic endothelial cells and detecting cancer metastasis in sentinel lymph nodes. The new material could be used as a more efficient and less toxic alternative to nanoparticles and fluorescent labels used in the non-invasive, targeted molecular detection of normal cells, such as immune-related cells, and abnormal cells, such as cancer cells and bacteria.
An outcome of the multi-disciplinary collaboration is the integrated use of microsystem and polymer technologies as well as solutions to realise more powerful and cost effective microfluidic devices for use in biomedical research and strategic industrial applications.
Researchers have found a simple method of sandwiching organic molecules between silicon and metal, two materials fundamental to electronic components. By doing so, the team may have overcome one of the principal obstacles in creating switches made from individual molecules, which represent perhaps the ultimate in miniaturization for the electronics industry.
Northeastern University's Nanoscale Science and Engineering Research Center for High-rate Nanomanufacturing (CHN) has received a $12.25 million renewal grant from the National Science Foundation to continue its industry-leading research: translating nanoscale scientific processes into commercially viable technologies.