Researchers at The Scripps Research Institute have solved one of biology's neatest little tricks: they have discovered how a cell's outer membrane pinches a little pouch from itself to bring molecules outside the cell inside - without making holes that leak fluid from either side of the membrane.
At today's IEEE International Electron Devices Meeting, IMEC presented a monolithically integrated 11-megapixel micro-mirror array for high-end industrial applications - a world's first both in terms of pixel density and reliability
A microscopic biological sensor that detects Salmonella bacteria in lab tests has been developed by an Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientist and university colleagues. The sensor could be adapted to detect other foodborne pathogens as well.
On December 10, the OECD Environmental Directorate released a compilation of responses given during the nanotechnology Tour de Table by delegations that attended the 4th Meeting of the Working Party on Manufactured Nanomaterials held at OECD Headquarters in Paris.
Can a succinct idea written on the back of an envelope have the spark of research genius? Certainly, said University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Public Health (SOPH) Dean Max Michael, M.D., talking about the origins of the inaugural Back of the Envelope Awards, a seed money grant project for health research.
Scientists with the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) Shanghai Institute of Optics and Fine Mechanics (SIOM) announced on Nov. 26 the successful development of China's first atom-chip system for achieving Bose-Einstein condensation.
Scientists at Singapore's Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology (IBN) have uncovered new properties of imidazolium salts (IMSs), which suggest that they could play a vital role in disease prevention and treatment.
Researchers have shed new light on how the molecular motors in cells move organelles within cells, and the results may eventually lead to new approaches to fighting pathogens and neurological diseases.
The Nanoethics Group today announced publishing a symposium of papers focusing on ethical and societal problems arising from human enhancement applications of emerging technologies, especially nanotechnology.
Today, during the 2nd Bangalore Nano 2008 event, Shri. M. Hamid Ansari, H.E. Vice President of India, presented the 2nd Bangalore Nano National Award to Prof. Dipankar Chakravorty, recognizing his awe-inspiring achievements in the field of Nanotechnology.
Australian researchers have reported making grams of graphene using nothing more complicated than sodium and ethanol. The process, according to team leader John Stride at the University of New South Wales, should help accelerate the progress of applications for a much-hyped material that's proved hard to manufacture cheaply.