An international team of scientists has developed a way to train such molecules to line up neatly on the surface of water in thin, tissue-like layers called nanofilms. This technique should allow biochemists to better see and study the molecules and may lead to a new generation of molecular electronics and ultra-thin materials only one molecule thick.
A landmark report by J. Clarence Davies, Oversight of Next Generation Nanotechnology, describes how existing health and safety agencies are unable to cope with the risk assessment, standard setting and oversight challenges of 21st century technology.
New research shows that human teeth lost some enamel hardness after the application of several different products used in the home to whiten teeth. The study suggests that future generations of such products might be reformulated in an effort to reduce these side effects.
EMERGNANO - the first global review of active research into the environment, health and safety risks of nanotechnology has been published today by Defra, the UK Government Department for Food and Rural Affairs.
Nanoparticles of tungsten carbide and tungsten carbide cobalt can enter cultured mammalian cells. These are the findings of a study conducted by researchers from the University of Dresden, the Leipzig-based Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research and the Fraunhofer Institute for Ceramic Technologies and Systems in Dresden.
For the first time, scientists have succeeded in measuring and controlling the lifetime of quantum states with potential use in optoelectronic chips. This achievement is highly significant for the ongoing development of this cutting-edge technology.
By the end of 2008 NT-MDT Co. fulfilled the commitments of delivery of NanoEducator scientific training laboratories for 35 educational organizations in the Russian Federation. The deliveries were carried out in accordance with the Government contracts of the Ministry of education and science of the Russian Federation.
Wissenschaftler des 3. Physikalischen Instituts der Uni Stuttgart haben in Zusammenarbeit mit der britischen Firma element6 Diamanten hergestellt, die 10.000-mal reiner sind als alle bisher bekannten Diamanten.
Almost 70 percent of the companies intend to intensify their efforts to acquire new customers; more than 65 percent want to develop new business fields. This is a result of a survey IVAM Research has conducted in February among 2,300 enterprises and institutes involved in microtechnology, nanotechnology and advanced materials in Europe.
The April issue of the premier scientific magazine Nature Photonics publishes the first experimental proof of all-optical ultra-fast communication signal processing with silicon-based devices for transmission speeds above 100Gbit/s.
The speed at which heat moves between two materials touching each other is a potent indicator of how strongly they are bonded to each other, according to a new study by researchers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.