Engineers at the University of Ulster are the first researchers to create diamond nanorods with a diameter as thin as 2.1 nm, which is not only smaller than all the currently reported diamond 1D nanostructures (4-300 nm) but also smaller than the theoretical calculated value (2.7-9 nm) for energetically stable diamond nanorods
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science has announced that it will fund the creation of 46 Energy Frontier Research Centers (EFRCs) over the next five years, including one that will be housed at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech). That EFRC will be headed by Harry Atwater, the Howard Hughes Professor and professor of applied physics and materials science.
Cadence Design Systems, Inc. today announced Americo Dias and Daniel Oliveira from the Microelectronics Students' Group of the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Porto, Portugal, as the winners of its second electronic design automation (EDA) contest for students in Europe, Middle East, and Africa.
The therapy combines diagnosis, treatment, and real-time monitoring of cancer progression, and although it may be several years before it reaches the market, it is a bold step towards useful nanoparticle-based medicine.
Researchers at UCLA have developed a new method for producing a hybrid graphene?carbon nanotube, or G-CNT, for potential use as a transparent conductor in solar cells and consumer electronic devices. These G-CNTs could provide a cheaper and much more flexible alternative to materials currently used in these and similar applications.
The Institute for Computer Sciences, Social-Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering (ICST) has announced the dates for this year's International ICST Conference on Nano-Networks on October 18-20, 2009 in Luzern, Switzerland.
STMicroelectronics and Soitec today announced an exclusive joint cooperation between the two companies that will lead to the development of 300mm wafer-level backside-illumination technology for next-generation image sensors in consumer products.
Biomedical engineering professor Kristen Billiar, who will study the mechanics of nanoscale scaffolds for tissue engineering at the National University of Ireland Galway, is the 14th member of the current WPI faculty to be named a Fulbright Scholar
David B. Agus, M.D. brings his talents in researching new treatments for prostate cancer to his role as the director of the new University of Southern California (USC) Westside Cancer Center located in Beverly Hills, as well as directing the newly established Center for Applied Molecular Medicine at the USC Health Science Campus.
In a panel session at the 2009 BIO International Convention next week, individuals on the front lines of the biomedical revolution will explore what it takes to develop and successfully commercialize these 'disruptive' technologies, as well as the impact they could have on our future health and well-being.
The team's plan is to extend the capabilities of a powerful new imaging tool called the dynamic transmission electron microscope or DTEM. These instruments can snap 10 to 100 images per millionth of a second, while capturing details as small as 10 nanometers, or about four times the diameter of a DNA molecule.