The College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering of the University at Albany, in partnership with the National Center for Learning and Teaching in Nanoscale Science and Engineering headquartered at Northwestern University, will host a national conference this week to assess the current state of nanoscale science and engineering education and chart a course for the future.
By injecting man-made, microscopic tubes into tumors and heating them with a quick, 30-second zap of a laser, scientists have discovered a way to effectively kill kidney tumors in nearly 80 percent of mice.
The London Centre for Nanotechnology - a joint venture between UCL and Imperial College London - is taking a strategic lead in the emerging field of nanospintronics, by initiating collaborative projects with research groups at China's top two universities, Peking University and Tsinghua University.
The engineers' dream of self-healing surfaces has taken another step towards becoming reality - researchers have produced a electroplated layer that contains tiny nanometer-sized capsules. If the layer is damaged, the capsules release fluid and repair the scratch.
Biomolekulare Computer, die aus DNS und anderen biologischen Molekuelen bestehen, existieren heute nur in einigen wenigen Speziallabors. Wissenschaftler am Weizmann Institut haben einen Weg gefunden, 'benutzerfreundliche' mikroskopische Computer zu entwickeln, die komplexe Berechnungen und komplizierte Datenabfragen durchfuehren koennen.
One of the long standing problems in the drinks industry is how to prevent chemical processes in the drinks compromising their taste, quality and shelf life. In particular, riboflavin (vitamin B2) is responsible for driving photooxidation reactions that affect the flavour of many drinks and so they often have to be packaged in light-shielded containers. Scientists now have developed a way of removing riboflavin.
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Conquering one of the biggest challenges in the study of high-temperature superconductors, scientists at Brookhaven National Laboratory have grown crystals of one such material that are large enough to directly measure the material?s magnetic properties.