Die Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft betreibt seit 60 Jahren angewandte Forschung. Doch was ist der Ertrag dieser Arbeit? Anhand von einigen ausgewählten Beispielen zeigt das Buch "MP3, LEDS und Co." in welchen Produkten, Verfahren und Dienstleistungen Fraunhofer-Know-how steckt.
A more effective way to build plastic scaffolds on which new tissues and even whole organs might be grown in the laboratory is being developed by an international collaboration between teams in Portugal and the UK.
The NanoCare Project has gained new knowledge about the effects of nanomaterials on health and on the environment. Dr. Peter Nagler, head of Innovation Management for Evonik?s Chemistry Business Area, said that the project, sponsored by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research, would immensely help create a broad basis for safe and responsible nanotechnology development.
University of Oregon physicists have successfully landed a one-two punch on a tiny glass sphere, refrigerating it in liquid helium and then dosing its perimeter with a laser beam, to bring its naturally occurring mechanical vibrations to a near standstill.
From balloons to rubber bands, things always break faster when stretched. Or do they? University of Illinois scientists studying chemical bonds now have shown this isn't always the case, and their results may have profound implications for the stability of proteins to mechanical stress and the design of new high-tech polymers.
A new National Institute of Standards and Technology assay using a 'glow or no glow' technique may soon help the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) defend the nation against a spectrum of biological weapons that could be used in a terrorist attack.
The SOI Industry Consortium, an international group aimed at accelerating broad adoption of silicon-on-insulator (SOI) materials technology across semiconductor markets, announced today that it is reinforcing its academic and research support with the additions of three prestigious universities at the forefront of SOI applied research.
When light propagates through multiple scattering media such as clouds, white paint, or nano-photonic devices, classical information for example the direction of propagation tends to be lost. Surprisingly this turns out to be different for quantum light.
The flow of water into and out from the cell may play a crucial role in several types of cancer. Scientists at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, have now found the gate that regulates the flow of water into yeast cells.
The Rice University-based International Council on Nanotechnology (ICON) has introduced an interactive feature to its Virtual Journal of Nanotechnology Environment, Health and Safety that allows users to post ratings and comments about technical papers archived at the site.
It was an idea born out of curiosity in the physics lab, but now a new type of ?laser? for generating ultra-high frequency sound waves instead of light has taken a major step towards becoming a unique and highly useful 21st century technology.
Zur NRW Nano-Konferenz vom 22. bis 23. Juni in Dortmund bringt IVAM Research das Kompendium 'Energie und Effizienz' heraus, in dem Unternehmen und Institute ihre Leistungen im Bereich 'Green Technologies' vorstellen.