The London Centre for Nanotechnology - a joint venture between UCL and Imperial College London - is taking a strategic lead in the emerging field of nanospintronics, by initiating collaborative projects with research groups at China's top two universities, Peking University and Tsinghua University.
The engineers' dream of self-healing surfaces has taken another step towards becoming reality - researchers have produced a electroplated layer that contains tiny nanometer-sized capsules. If the layer is damaged, the capsules release fluid and repair the scratch.
Biomolekulare Computer, die aus DNS und anderen biologischen Molekuelen bestehen, existieren heute nur in einigen wenigen Speziallabors. Wissenschaftler am Weizmann Institut haben einen Weg gefunden, 'benutzerfreundliche' mikroskopische Computer zu entwickeln, die komplexe Berechnungen und komplizierte Datenabfragen durchfuehren koennen.
One of the long standing problems in the drinks industry is how to prevent chemical processes in the drinks compromising their taste, quality and shelf life. In particular, riboflavin (vitamin B2) is responsible for driving photooxidation reactions that affect the flavour of many drinks and so they often have to be packaged in light-shielded containers. Scientists now have developed a way of removing riboflavin.
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Conquering one of the biggest challenges in the study of high-temperature superconductors, scientists at Brookhaven National Laboratory have grown crystals of one such material that are large enough to directly measure the material?s magnetic properties.
Thirty students from the Albany, Schenectady and Troy City School Districts participated in a tree-planting ceremony at the College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering of the University at Albany on July 31 to mark the completion of the first-ever Institute of Nanoscale Technology and Youth Summer Workshop.
Using a composite metamaterial to deliver a complex set of instructions to a beam of light, Boston College physicists have created a device to guide electromagnetic waves around objects such as the corner of a building or the profile of the eastern seaboard.
Researchers in Sweden are breaking boundaries in the field of nerve cell communication by creating the first artificial nerve cell capable of communicating with human nerve cells. The research will fuel understanding in the pathophysiology, molecular targets and therapies for the treatment of various nervous system disorders such as Parkinson's disease.
The project will produce gallium arsenide-based solar batteries for satellites and space stations, with battery efficiency increased from 15 to 32% compared to silicon-based batteries. The new batteries are made up of three-junction solar cells consisting of up to 30 interleaving layers, each measuring 10-15 nm in thickness.