University College London (UCL) has won four grants worth a total of just over GBP5million from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) to support research into large-scale integrated projects that exploit nanotechnology for healthcare purposes.
A team at Stanford University under Hongjie Dai has developed a new method that will allow relatively precise production of mass quantities of the graphene nanoribbons by slicing open carbon nanotubes.
Physicists have developed a novel procedure to map a person's genome. They report the first experiment to move a DNA chain through a nanopore using magnets. The approach is promising because it allows multiple segments of a DNA strand to be read simultaneously and accurately.
In the quest for quantum information processing, diamonds may be a physicist's best friend. According to scientists at University of California, Santa Barbara, diamonds could revolutionize the field of quantum mechanics in computing by leading to ultra-secure communication, lightning-fast database searches, and code-cracking ability.
Scientists at Rice University have found a simple way to create basic elements for aircraft, flat-screen TVs, electronics and other products that incorporate sheets of tough, electrically conductive material. And the process begins with a zipper.
In the first demonstration of its kind, researchers at the University of British Columbia have controlled the spin of electrons using a ballistic technique - bouncing electrons through a microscopic channel of precisely constructed, two-dimensional layer of semiconductor.
An international research team, including Professor Rajeev Ahuja's research group at Uppsala University, has shown that small additions of potassium drastically improve the hydrogen-storage properties of certain types of hydrogen compounds.
Dr Adrian Hill, rheology product technical specialist at Malvern Instruments, will discuss the importance of understanding the links between rheology and particle parameters when he speaks at the forthcoming PRA Measurement and Testing of Coatings Conference.
UAlbany CNSE Professor Yubing Xie has been selected to receive a prestigious grant from the National Science Foundation for transformative research and education that utilizes nanotechnology to understand and control the interactions between cancer cells and neighboring cells, with the potential to revolutionize traditional detection, monitoring, and treatment of breast cancer.
Can you imagine an electric car that stores power and, depending on variable utility rates, returns it to the power grid over the course of a day? Fraunhofer researchers are exploring this visionary idea.