Young Europeans are shunning science degrees in greater numbers than ever before. If this trend continues, the EU will start to lag behind China and India in scientific research and development, threatening European competitiveness and prosperity.
For a long time, chromium plating protected car bodies against rust - but this has been prohibited since 2007. However, chromium-free coatings are not suitable for universal use; they have to be adapted to the respective application. A new chromium-free coating can help.
The SciFinder series of podcasts from the American Chemical Society's CAS division explores a vast array of current interest topics and new discoveries in the 21st century and shows how SciFinder can play a significant role in providing solutions for the advancement of science.
A Canadian and American research group including the team of Dr. Robert Koenekoop from the Research Institute at the Montreal Children's Hospital of the MUHC has just been awarded $2.4 million from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) and the Foundation Fighting Blindness Canada (FFB).
A brand new process that could revolutionise the reliability and durability of surgical implants, such as hip and knee replacements, has today , 2 December 08, received recognition for its medical and commercial potential by achieving one of the world's most sought after accolades.
The IEEE has named Supriyo Datta recipient of the 2008 IEEE Leon K. Kirchmayer Graduate Teaching Award for his innovative approach to the complex concepts of nanoelectronics and non-equilibrium quantum statistical mechanics.
Nominations are open for The Tech Awards 2009. The deadline for nominations is March 27, 2009. Individuals, non-profit organizations and companies are eligible to apply in one of five award categories: Environment, Economic Development, Education, Equality or Health.
The Commission has adopted today a proposal for co-decision of the European Parliament and Council to set up a joint European Research Programme in the field of Metrology (EMRP), the science of measurement.
Researchers in United States and China are reporting progress toward a simple, low-cost method to make 'smart fabrics,' electronic textiles capable of detecting diseases, monitoring heart rates, and other vital signs.
Researchers at Purdue University have developed a technique that uses a laser and holograms to precisely position numerous tiny particles within seconds, representing a potential new tool to analyze biological samples or create devices using nanoassembly.
The inauguration of the Nanotechnology Center for Collaborative Research and Development at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville, including a symposium on Progress in Nanotechnology Research, will take place on Saturday, Dec. 6.