Biophysicists have made gold more precious than ever - at least as a research tool - by creating nonstick gold surfaces and laser-safe gold nanoposts, a potential boon to laser trapping of biomolecules.
The Department of Energy's Pacific Northwest National Laboratory announces the establishment of the Pacific Northwest Distinguished Postdoctoral Fellowship Program. The laboratory is accepting applications for the new fellowships and will review candidates immediately for fall 2009 appointments.
European researchers have developed novel concept devices using ferromagnetic semiconductors. Spintronic devices have created enormous advances in microelectronics, leading to faster, instant-on start times and orders-of-magnitude increases in data storage capacity. Spintronics is short for spin transport electronics ? electronic devices that use the spin of an electron to carry information.
Mehr Aussteller und Teilnehmer erwünscht: Nach der erfolgreichen Premiere in 2008 liegt die Messlatte hoch. Vom 22. bis 23. Juni 2009 findet die 2. NRW Nano-Konferenz im Kongresszentrum Westfalenhallen Dortmund statt.
Thanks to a new analytical method employed by researchers at the University of Delaware, scientists can now pinpoint, at the millisecond level, what happens as harmful environmental contaminants such as arsenic begin to react with soil and water under various conditions.
In the clothing industry it's common to mix natural and synthetic fibers. Take cotton and add polyester to make clothing that's soft, breathable and wrinkle free. Now researchers at the University of Washington are using the same principle for biomedical applications. Mixing chitosan, found in the shells of crabs and shrimp, with an industrial polyester creates a promising new material for the tiny tubes that support repair of a severed nerve, and could serve other medical uses.
Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory have created bright, stable and bio-friendly nanocrystals that act as individual investigators of activity within a cell. These ideal light emitting probes represent a significant step in scrutinizing the behaviors of proteins and other components in complex systems such as a living cell.
Aéro Montréal, the aerospace cluster of Metropolitan Montreal which brings together all the major decision makers in the aerospace sector, including companies, educational and research institutions, associations and unions, announced today, during the International Paris Air Show Le Bourget that it will hold a 2nd edition of the Aerospace Innovation Forum in Montreal on December 7 and 8, 2009 on the theme Aerospace Clusters: A World of Innovation.
Nanoparticles specially engineered by University of Central Florida Assistant Professor J. Manuel Perez and his colleagues could someday target and destroy tumors, sparing patients from toxic, whole-body chemotherapies.
Confusion over classification of nanomaterials under the Reach chemicals legislation has led to two groups of companies using different criteria to submit data on carbon nanotubes to the European Chemicals Agency.
Jeremiah T. Abiade, assistant professor in materials science and engineering and in mechanical engineering at Virginia Tech, has received a Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Award for his research to increase the electrical output of thermoelectric materials and devices.