The Institute of Nanotechnology (IoN), through its role in the EU-funded observatoryNANO project, is investigating the role that nanotechnology and other technologies can play in addressing complex security issues.
The Regulatory Governance Initiative (RGI) at Carleton University in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada has recently produced a report entitled: 'International Approaches to the Regulatory Governance of Nanotechnology'.
An international team of scientists has resolved the structure of chlorophyll in chlorosomes of green bacteria. Chlorosomes are the light-harvesting antennae of these bacteria. Such structures can be useful in the future for the development of 'artificial leaves'.
Molecular biologists, including the cool dudes from CSI, use gel electrophoresis to separate DNA fragments from each other in order to analyse the DNA. A team of researchers under the leadership of Vici winner Serge Lemay, has now shown for the first time how the gel influences the movement of the DNA.
Researchers from the Kavli Institute of NanoScience in Delft are the first to have successfully captured a single electron in a highly tunable carbon nanotube double quantum dot. This was made possible by a new approach for producing ultraclean nanotubes.
Anatoly Chubais, RUSNANO Director General, met with the representatives of the largest investment banks to attract the investment community both to search together for new potential business opportunities in the hi-tech area outside Russia and finance RUSNANO?s current projects.
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.