Scientists in Indiana describe what they believe to be a simple and effective state-of-the-art oil stain remover. They have developed a new coating for glass, plastics, and a range of other materials that would enable consumers to wipe away those pesky oils with plain water.
A special three-day symposium focusing on the weird subatomic particles that could help answer some compelling questions begins in Washington, D.C. today through August 18 at the 238th National Meeting of the American Chemical Society.
The American Chemical Society, the world's largest scientific society, puts unsung heroes like in the limelight once a year, and is announcing the newest inductees into its Heroes of Chemistry 'hall of scientific fame' that recognizes the achievements of chemists in industry.
Researchers at the University of California, Merced, and its sister campuses in Berkeley and Santa Barbara, will attempt to do just that thanks to a five-year $2.25 million grant that will fund a new UC-wide solar energy research program.
Moving nanotechnology to market also involves addressing challenges regarding information and communication management. This year's 5th NanoRegulation Conference will bring together executive representatives from industry companies and associations, authorities, NGOs and politics to discuss how to add transparency to the black box of nanotechnologies.
Das Thema 'Intelligente Materialien und Systeme' hat Zukunft - darueber sind sich Wissenschaftler und Politikerinnen einig. Deshalb lud die Foerderagentur fuer Innovation KTI zum Innovations-Briefing zum Thema 'Smart Materials'.
Nanostructures have the potential to transform the way we investigate life processes but only if we can find good ways to make them. Seunghun Hong, at Seoul National University, Korea, and colleagues discuss ways to integrate nanowires and nanotubes on chips.
The Finnish Institute of Occupational Health is organizing the 4th International Conference on Nanotechnology - Occupational and Environmental Health on 26-29 August 2009 in Paasitorni, Helsinki, Finland.
The London Centre for Nanotechnology is leading two international projects to develop radically new approaches to miniaturising computer systems, which would require less energy and make data storage completely stable, among other benefits.
How do you handle the tiny components needed for constructing nanoscale devices? A European consortium has built two microrobotic demonstrators that can automatically pick up and install carbon nanotubes thousands of times thinner than a human hair.
Scientists have known for a long time that when DNA is damaged, a key enzyme sets off a cellular 'alarm bell' to alert the cell to start the repair process. Researchers have now identified a whole family of proteins capable of a direct response to the alarm signal.
While the researchers can't promise delivery to a parallel universe or a school for wizards, books like Pullman's Dark Materials and JK Rowling's Harry Potter are steps closer to reality now that researchers in China have created the first tunable electromagnetic gateway.