In experiments that pave the way for tiny mobile surgical tools activated by heat or chemicals, Johns Hopkins researchers have invented dust-particle-size devices that can be used to grab and remove living cells from hard-to-reach places without the need for electrical wires, tubes or batteries. Instead, the devices are actuated by thermal or biochemical signals.
Jeffrey Welser, Ph.D., director of the Semiconductor Research Corp.'s Nanoelectronics Research Initiative, made those comments following South Bend?s Jan. 5 announcement of a brand new name for an emerging 83-acre technology park ? Ignition ParkSM - which the city will market to nanoelectronic and other technology-based businesses.
To advance its science mission that focuses on critical national challenges, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has approved the construction start of the state-of-the-art National Synchrotron Light Source II (NSLS-II) at Brookhaven National Laboratory.
Darren R. Link, Ph.D., of RainDance Technologies, Inc., will present 'Biology in Pico-Liter Droplets,' a discussion of the commercialization of the use of picoliter droplets in microfluidic channels for applications in the life sciences, at the LabAutomation2009 conference on Wednesday, January 28, 2009, in Palm Springs, Calif.
The College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering of the University at Albany and Commerce Technologies Inc. today announced the creation of a joint workforce development and recruitment program that will offer students unique educational and training opportunities at a leading global information technology company headquartered at the UAlbany NanoCollege.
As a part of its ongoing efforts to improve the UK sensing innovation by transferring knowledge to businesses, the Micro and Nano Sensors Interest Group (MiNSIG) of the Sensors and Instrumentation KTN is organising a free online seminar titled 'Label free sensing with silicon nanowires' on 12th February 2009.
A joint team of researchers at CIC nanoGUNE (San Sebastian, Spain) and the Max Planck Institutes of Biochemistry and Plasma Physics (Munich, Germany) report the non-invasive and nanoscale resolved infrared mapping of strain fields in semiconductors.
Researchers from Sweden, Finland, Germany, United Kingdom, Switzerland and the United States have been awarded 3.358.500 euros from the European Commission to study the hazardous effects of engineered nanomaterials on the immune system.
Using two simultaneous light-based probing techniques at the U.S. Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory, a team of researchers has illuminated important details about a class of enzymes involved in everything from photosynthesis to the regulation of biological clocks.
Northwestern University scientists now offer a promising new weapon - synthetic high-density lipoprotein (HDL), the ?'good' cholesterol - that could help fight chronically high cholesterol levels and the deadly heart disease that often results.
An international team of scientists, among them researchers from the department of Theoretical Condensed Matter Physics of the Universidad Autonoma de Madrid (UAM), present a new method to manipulate atoms.