Small amounts of oil leave a fluorescent sheen on polluted water. Oil sheen is hard to remove, even when the water is aerated with ozone or filtered through sand. Now, a University of Utah engineer has developed an inexpensive new method to remove oil sheen by repeatedly pressurizing and depressurizing ozone gas, creating microscopic bubbles that attack the oil so it can be removed by sand filters.
Physicists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have demonstrated the first 'universal' programmable quantum information processor able to run any program allowed by quantum mechanics using two quantum bits (qubits) of information.
In order to effectively fight pathogens, even at remote areas of the human body, immune cells have to move quickly and in a flexible manner. Scientists have now deciphered the mechanism that illustrates how these mobile cells move on diverse surfaces.
Synopsys, Inc., a world leader in software and IP for semiconductor design, verification and manufacturing and KACST, the King Abdulaziz City of Science and Technology in Saudi Arabia, today signed an agreement to work together to promote a knowledge-based society in The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
The impact of nanotechnology developments on the current state of medicine and their implications for the future will be explored at the third annual Global Symposium on NanoBioTechnology, 'New Directions in NanoHealth: Diagnostics, Therapies, Drug Delivery, NanoSafety' on November 19-20, 2009 at California NanoSystems Institute at UCLA.
MEMS industry execs attending the annual MEMS Executive Congress last week were rapt by presentations and panel discussions by leading innovators in automotive, bio/medical, consumer electronics, mobile communications and energy.
There is good news for the global effort to reduce the amount of lead in the environment and for the growing array of technologies that rely upon the piezoelectric effect. A lead-free alternative to the current crop of piezoelectric materials has been identified by researchers with the U.S. Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) and the University of California (UC), Berkeley.
Mit dem Innovationspreis des Leibniz-Instituts fuer Polymerforschung Dresden und des Vereins zur Foerderung des IPF werden in diesem Jahr Dr. Anton Kiriy und Dr. Vera Bocharova ausgezeichnet. Sie erhalten den Preis fuer ihre Arbeiten zur Entwicklung von nanoelektronischen Bauelementen auf der Basis von einzelnen Polymermolekuelen.
Reliable flexible displays are only one of a variety of new microelectronic and micromechanical devices that may become possible thanks to fundamental research by Mechanical Engineering Assistant Professor Kevin Turner.
A team of researchers at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology in Germany has created a new visualization tool that can render a room containing such an object, showing the visual effects of such a cloaking mechanism and its imperfections.
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory has exclusively licensed to Porifera Inc. of Hayward a carbon nanotube technology that can be used to desalinate water and can be applied to other liquid based separations.