Cerium oxide is a ceramic nano-abrasive. Scientists have now examined, under conditions close to reality, what happens when it is breathed in and deposited on the lung surface. Initially, the result was rather reassuring.
With last month's passing of the bill for the 'Act on the KIT Merger', the cabinet of the state of Baden-Wuerttemberg has set the course for the legislation procedure to establish the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT).
This news comes with perfect timing for your bike excursion plans on a sunny Easter weekend: Textile company Rapha have unveiled a bespoke three-piece cycling suit in London last night. Price tag: a bit over $5000.
Cal/EPA's Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) today announced the selection of 27 members to the state's new Green Ribbon Science Panel, an advisory panel created for California's Green Chemistry program, an innovative approach to removing or reducing toxic chemicals in products sold in California.
Most science research programs that run on high-performance computers like the IBM Blue Gene/P Intrepid at the Argonne Leadership Computing Facility (ALCF) generate enormous quantities of data that represent the results of their calculations. But scientists can also use the ALCF to visualize, explore and communicate their findings as highly accurate simulations and often beautiful images.
Researchers at MIT have found a novel method for etching extremely narrow lines on a microchip, using a material that can be switched from transparent to opaque, and vice versa, just by exposing it to certain wavelengths of light.
Researchers at the Medical College of Wisconsin Biotechnology and Bioengineering Center in Milwaukee have just made the very expensive and promising area of protein research more accessible to scientists worldwide.
A study day attended by several Tunisian and foreign experts in nanotechnologies was organized on Thursday in Tunis. The study day which was held at the national institute of applied sciences and technologies of Tunis (INSAT), laid the groundwork for the second edition of the Tunisian nanosciences and nanotechnologies Days due to be held in Tunis in July 2009.
An international research team has reconciled two theories that explain the properties of the pion. The work is important because this subatomic particle plays a key role in the strong interaction - the fundamental force that holds atomic nuclei together.