The Fraunhofer Institute for Surface Engineering and Thin Films IST has successfully initiated a COST Action on the subject of 'highly ionised pulse plasma processes - HIPP processes' and now takes the lead of the action.
Scientists at Oregon State University have developed a new 'adjuvant' that could allow the creation of important new vaccines, possibly become a universal vaccine carrier and help medical experts tackle many diseases more effectively.
Out to prove that there is more to Finnish technology than Nokia handphones, Finland is seeking collaborations with India in biotechnology and nanotechnology and will also set up a Finnish Innovation Centre in New Delhi.
In a speech Tuesday before the 8th annual NanoBusiness Conference in Chicago, Congressman Dan Lipinski called for enhanced support for cutting-edge research into nanotechnology, which has the potential to be a revolutionary force for job creation and economic growth.
On September 10, 2009, the European Commission (DG Health and Consumers) organized in Brussels a Scientific Hearing on the risk assessment of nanotechnologies. The presentations at this meeting have now been posted on the DG Health and Consumer's website.
The world's hardest plastic nano-composite material that can be used in missiles and aeroplanes has been discovered by a team of five Bangalore researchers headed by CNR Rao, scientific advisor to the Prime Minister of India.
Molecules of hydrogen are difficult to steer with electric fields because of the symmetrical way that charges are distributed within them. But now researchers at ETH Zurich have found a clever technique to get a grip on the molecules.
Being able to swing through the air like Spiderman on strands of 'spider silk' may be one step closer with researchers at Deakin University discovering a way to strengthen plastic nanofibres with one of the world's strongest materials, carbon.
Atoms have the habit of jumping through solids - a practice that physicists have recently been able to follow for the first time using a brand new method. This scientific advance was made possible thanks to the utilisation of cutting-edge X-ray sources, known as electron synchrotrons.