Singularity University - the new academic institution with the goal of preparing the next generation of leaders to address "humanity's grand challenges" - today announced the selection of 40 students to represent the inaugural class for the Graduate Summer Program.
A project under way at the U.S. Department of Energy's Savannah River National Laboratory will study how special coatings that mimic structures found in nature can increase the usefulness of solar energy as a vital part of the nation's future energy strategy.
A research team based at The Australian National University has developed a breakthrough approach to generate quantum entanglement, where information is coded in the physical relationship between two objects.
Composite materials such as fiberglass, which take on a mix of properties of their constituent compounds, have been around for decades. Now, an MIT materials scientist is taking composites to the nanoscale, where entirely new properties, not found in any of the original compounds, can emerge.
Nano 2012 is a cooperation program which aims to boost the technological lead and competitive position of the Grenoble area in the changing conditions of the global semiconductor industry and consolidate its leadership position in the development of (32 and 22 nm) CMOS technologies and derivative technologies for system-on-chips.
U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced that the Senate Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies have approved the FY10 Appropriations Bill which includes $500,000 for the University at Albany's College of Nanoscience and Engineering.
Graphen, ein zweidimensionaler Kristall, leitet Elektrizität und damit Wärme erstaunlich gut und gilt deshalb als vielversprechendes Material für immer kleiner werdende Elektronikkomponenten und für die Optoelektronik, die Information mit einer Kombination der herkömmlichen Elektronik und Licht verarbeitet.
Nenad Ban from the Institute of Molecular Biology and Biophysics has become the first person to win the Max Rössler Prize. The ETH Zurich professor won the award and 200,000 Swiss francs in prize money for his outstanding teaching and research in the field of molecular structural biology.
A revolutionary new protein stabilisation technique has been developed by scientists funded by the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) which could lead to 30 per cent more proteins being available as potential targets for drug development - opening up exciting possibilities in drug discovery
While developing new types of micropumps without movable parts, scientists from the Fraunhofer Institute for Biomedical Engineering IBMT came across an unexpected phenomenon: stable turbulence structures formed in the microscale pump channels. The nano- and microparticles actually intended to verify the pump effect accumulated in large quantities in the channels.
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Two projects from Nanyang Technological University receive up to S$4 million in research fund from the Environment and Water Industry Development Council under its second Challenge Call for Request-for-Proposals in the area of rapid microbial detection.
An international judging committee selected Alexandra Teleki, who obtained her doctorate from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology ETH Zurich, for her PhD research on the production and application of coated nanoparticles.