The 12th Workshop on Beam Cooling and Related Topics (COOL'09) hosted by Institute of Modern Physics, CAS took place in Lanzhou on August 31st, 2009, with over 80 beam cooling experts from France, Germany, Japan, Russia, Sweden, Switzerland, USA and Taiwan attending the meeting.
The University of Texas Medical School at Houston has established a Department of NanoMedicine and Biomedical Engineering (nBME), which will give students an opportunity to get hands-on experience in these emerging fields of medicine.
Dr. Rob Kreiter, working at the Energy research Centre of the Netherlands (ECN), has received the 2009 Donald R. Ulrich award for 'an outstanding contribution to the field of Sol-Gel science and technology'.
Researchers from UT Dallas, Clemson University and Yale University are using science on the nanoscale to address one of the most elusive challenges in physics - the discovery of room temperature superconductivity.
MIT researchers present a new algorithm that could bring the same type of efficiency to systems of linear equations - whose solution is crucial to image processing, video processing, signal processing, robot control, weather modeling, genetic analysis and population analysis, to name just a few applications.
Since the early days of quantum physics in the 1920s and 30s, it has been suggested time and again that electric 'continuous currents' flow in tiny metal rings. These currents are small, but flow permanently, even without applied voltage. Physicists at Yale University and Freie Universitaet Berlin have now demonstrated the existence of these permanent currents in detail.
Scientists have deciphered the three-dimensional structure of the human genome, paving the way for new insights into genomic function and expanding our understanding of how cellular DNA folds at scales that dwarf the double helix.
The French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS), Singapore's Nanyang Technological University (NTU) and Thales have established a joint international research unit called CINTRA (CNRS International ? NTU ? Thales Research Alliance). Based in Singapore, the new unit will conduct research into nanotechnologies for electronics, photonics, and related applications.
The nanotechnology processes developed at Louisiana Tech University can immobilize the expensive enzymes used to convert cellulose to sugars, allowing them to be reused several times over and, thus significantly reducing the overall cost of the process.
A team of researchers from the State University of Pennsylvania (USA) and the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (UAM) have developed a technique to replicate biological structures, such as butterfly wings, on a nano scale.