Scientists are looking to microorganisms to pick up the slack and help produce environmentally friendly plastics, according to research presented today at the 109th General Meeting of the American Society for Microbiology.
Announced in Seattle at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Centre by Trade Minister Stephen Robertson, the Centre for Biomarker Research and Development will be formed at the University of Queensland?s Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology (AIBN).
Cornell's Nanobiotechnology Center (NBTC) and colleagues in Ireland are co-hosting an International Workshop on Nanotechnology Enabled Sensors and Diagnostics, June 4-5 at Dublin City University, Ireland.
At this year's BIO conference in Atlanta, UK scientists and biotech experts will lead debate on how to drive the development of nanotechnology and maximise its potential to speed up drug discovery and create and enhance patient therapies.
By creating a model of the active site found in a naturally occurring enzyme, chemists at the University of Illinois have described a catalyst that acts like nature?s most pervasive hydrogen processor.
Magnetic refrigeration technology may signal a new era in environmentally friendly fridges and air-conditioning systems, slashing the staggering amounts of energy that they currently consume by up to 30%.
Microscopic organisms from bacteria and cyanobacteria, to fungi and microalgae, are biological factories that are proving to be efficient sources of inexpensive, environmentally friendly biofuels that can serve as alternatives to oil, according to research presented at the 109th General Meeting of the American Society for Microbiology.
The E.ON Research Award was presented to nine outstanding projects by international universities and institutes in the field of research into the use of nanotechnology in the energy sector at the E.ON headquarters in Dusseldorf.
This year's E.ON Research Awards topic was on the application of nanotechnology in the energy sector. The awards were given to nine outstanding projects by 11 universities and institutes from six countries - the UK, Sweden, Greece, USA, Australia and Germany.
An Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC)-funded lab at the University Of Waterloo has laid the groundwork for a lithium battery that can store and deliver more than three times the power of conventional lithium ion batteries.
A UN global chemicals forum on safe and sustainable chemicals management agreed last week to address four emerging policy issues in the sector: nanotechnology, e-waste, chemicals in everyday products and lead in paint.
James Gimzewski, UCLA Distinguished Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry and a member of the California NanoSystems Institute at UCLA, was today elected a 2009 fellow of Britain's prestigious Royal Society in recognition of his scientific excellence.
Erlanger Wissenschaftler haben eine Art molekularen Anker entwickelt, der sich an der Aussenwand der Kohlenstoffzylinder anlagert. Er wirkt dort wie Seife, verhindert, dass die Nano-Roehrchen aneinander kleben und macht die Roehrchen wasserloeslich.