Utah and Texas researchers have learned how quiet sounds are magnified by bundles of tiny, hair-like tubes atop 'hair cells' in the ear: when the tubes dance back and forth, they act as 'flexoelectric motors' that amplify sound mechanically.
An imaging method developed by Princeton researchers could lead to lenses that show all parts of the scene at once in the same high detail. The new method could help build more powerful microscopes and other optical devices.
Applications to host the first Knowledge and Innovation Communities (KICs) chosen by the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) will be rejected if they exceed 40 pages, according to the institute's board.
Als eines der 17 Zukunftsfelder der Hightech-Strategie fuer Deutschland wurde die Nanotechnologie aufgrund ihrer hohen wissenschaftlichen Dynamik und wirtschaftlich internationalen Bedeutung als Thema einer Schwerpunktkampagne ausgewaehlt.
A research team from Northeastern University and the National Institute of Standards and Technology has discovered, serendipitously, that a residue of a process used to build arrays of titania nanotubes -a residue that wasn't even noticed before this - plays an important role in improving the performance of the nanotubes in solar cells that produce hydrogen gas from water.
New methods for exploring the behavior of the high-performance electronics materials and devices that will shape the future of the electronics industry will be the focus of the International Conference on Frontiers of Characterization and Metrology for Nanoelectronics, to be held the week of May 11-15, 2009, at the University at Albany.
The move reflects NanoBusiness 2009?s focus on revitalizing the economy through nanotechnology innovation, and is expected to attract a larger base of traditional companies with an eye towards the acceleration, deployment and commercialization of nanotech innovations.
Researchers have designed a lab on a chip capable of being programmed to perform a variety of jobs, a step toward more widespread use of the miniature analytical tools used to measure everything from blood glucose to viruses, bacteria to genes.
The underground X-Ray Free Electron Laser (XFEL) with a length of 3.4 km will be constructed in the largest in Germany synchrotron center DESY. Russia will become the second country (after Germany) to invest into this international project, which will allow Russian scientists to carry out sophisticated research in the areas of physics, chemistry, material science, life sciences, bio-medicine etc.
At this week's Design, Automation and Test in Europe (DATE) conference, IMEC presents a new design strategy for brain implants, which it used to create a prototype multi-electrode stimulation and recording probe for deep-brain stimulation.
As part of the initiative, members of Arizona State University's Solar Power Laboratory will work with Advent Solar, a leading innovator of silicon-based solar technology, to develop solutions for improving energy harvesting of solar systems.