In a landmark paper, Oversight of Next Generation Nanotechnology, J. Clarence (Terry) Davies calls for a new Department of Environmental and Consumer Protection to oversee product regulation, pollution control and monitoring, and technology assessment.
The Massachusetts Institute of Technology will be home to two of 46 new multimillion-dollar Energy Frontier Research Centers (EFRCs) announced today by the White House, in conjunction with a speech delivered by President Barack Obama at the annual meeting of the National Academy of Sciences.
One new approach that shows promise in overcoming multidrug resistance is to combine two different anticancer agents in one nanoscale construct, providing a one-two punch that can prove lethal to such resistant cells.
Scientists report that that chemicals in tea are the best yet discovered to make consistent, biologically safe gold nanoparticles. More importantly, these gold nanoparticles show promising anticancer properties.
Using a set of three biocompatible polymers and a nanoparticle containing gadolinium, a team of investigators at the Colorado School of Mines has created a nanoparticle platform that has the potential to target, image, and treat cancer.
Scientists have harnessed the phenomenon of 'spooky action at a distance' to shed light on another unusual and previously difficult aspect of quantum physics - that of distinguishing between two similar quantum devices.
Vicki Colvin of Rice University will give a talk titled 'Nanotechnology: Its Promise and Challenges' at the U.S. Department of Energy?s Brookhaven National Laboratory on Thursday, May 14, at 4 p.m. in Berkner Hall. The talk is free and open to the public.
The Nano Cement, Steel, and Construction Industries Conference May 16-17, 2009 is an opportunity to discover nanoconstruction?s buildings as physically, environmentally, and economically efficient in different terrains and climates.
As researchers push towards detection of single molecules, single electron spins and the smallest amounts of mass and movement, Yale researchers have demonstrated silicon-based nanocantilevers, smaller than the wavelength of light, that operate on photonic principles eliminating the need for electric transducers and expensive laser setups.