The Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (abbreviated DFG, German Research Foundation in English) and the Japan Science and Technology Agency ( JST) are launching the research project 'Quantum Computing in isotopically Engineered Diamond' aiming to novel logic devices potentially enabling faster computing and unconditionally secure communications.
Last November, the Australian Secretary for Health released a public discussion paper inviting consultations on a Government proposal to strengthen regulation of industrial nanomaterials use in Australia. The deadline for submissions regarding the discussion paper is 5pm this Friday, February 12.
A world-renowned medical researcher discusses the key role that nanotechnology has begun to play in the detection and treatment of cancer in an article that will appear in the March 2010 edition of Mechanical Engineering magazine.
A major hurdle in the ambitious quest to design and construct a radically new kind of quantum computer has been finding a way to manipulate the single electrons that very likely will constitute the new machines' processing components or qubits. Princeton University's Jason Petta has discovered how to do just that.
For the first time, Carnegie Mellon University physicist Alex Evilevitch has directly measured the energy associated with the expulsion of viral DNA, a pivotal discovery toward fully understanding the physical mechanisms that control viral infection and designing drugs to interfere with the process.
Scientists have developed a near-field microscope that can measure the optical properties of e. g. semiconductor thin films with a spatial resolution and sensitivity long thought unachievable due to fundamental physical laws.
In a just-published paper in the magazine Science, IBM researchers demonstrated a radio-frequency graphene transistor with the highest cut-off frequency achieved so far for any graphene device - 100 billion cycles/second (100 GigaHertz).
The Government of the Russian Federation has published a transcript of a recent meeting between Prime Minister Vladimir Putin and Russian Nanotechnologies Corporation CEO Anatoly Chubais. They have discussed the work of the Russian Nanotechnologies Corporation in the previous two years, its priority projects, and streamlining the legal basis of the corporation's work and of the overall development of the innovation sector.
Researchers have come up with a new method enabling the generation of ultrafast flashes of light in very high intensity in rapid succession, as they are needed for the creation of entangled photons. Aside from the quantum computer as a long-term goal, new possibilities in different areas of application are opening up, for instance optical spectroscopy.
Scientists and engineers at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory are now developing the electronics for a third-generation artificial retina as part of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) project to produce an 'epiretinal prosthesis' that could restore vision to millions of people around the world suffering from eye diseases.
At next week's International Solid State Circuit Conference, imec and Holst Centre present their newest breakthroughs in ultra-low power design for wireless communications and wireless sensor networks, 3D design and in organic electronics with an impressive number of contributions including 10 reviewed publications and 6 contributions to tutorials and workshops.