Decades of research have failed to conclusively crack the mystery of how amyloid-associated diseases like Alzheimer's do so much damage, but new findings by researchers at RIKEN suggest that part of the answer may lie in the structural rearrangements observed in plaque-forming proteins.
NanoMarkets, an industry analyst firm, today announced a free white paper based on the firm's upcoming report, "Batteries and Ultra-Capacitors for the Smart Power Grid: Market Opportunities 2009-2016". The report will be released in mid July 2009.
Clemson scientist Stephen Klaine has been awarded two $400,000 EPA grants to study a subject that did not exist a decade ago. Klaine is part of the young field of nano-ecotoxicology: the investigation of the impact that nanoparticles have on the environment.
Science and technology are becoming increasingly involved in the world of art. Scientific advances and new technological instruments are opening new doors to fields of knowledge to which they had been previously closed. Art is one such case in point.
New developments in a substance which emits brilliant light could lead to a revolution in lighting for the home and office in five years, claims a leading UK materials scientist, Professor Colin Humphreys of Cambridge University.
Researchers from across Europe have united to build the largest quantum key distribution network ever built. The efforts of 41 research and industrial organisations were realised as secure, quantum encrypted information was sent over an eight node, mesh network.
Tooth-colored fillings may be more attractive than silver ones, but the bonds between the white filling and the tooth quickly age and degrade. A Medical College of Georgia researcher hopes a new nanotechnology technique will extend the fillings' longevity.
The expanding clean energy sector in New York State - including research supporting renewable energy technologies and the resulting business and economic development opportunities and impact - will take center stage at the fourth annual New Energy Symposium, to be presented July 8 and 9 by New Energy New York and the College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering's Energy and Environmental Technology Applications Center.
For a long time, batteries were bulky and heavy. Now, a new cutting-edge battery is revolutionizing the field. It is thinner than a millimeter, lighter than a gram, and can be produced cost-effectively through a printing process.