Researchers from the RIKEN Advanced Science Institute in Wako, in collaboration with colleagues from Toho University, Japan, have discovered an organic compound that exhibits a rare feature: the compound?s electrons behave like particles without mass, so they do not obey Newton?s second law of motion.
The scenarios described in the book suggest that the development and deployment of new technologies coupled with close international climate co-operation could enable us to mitigate climate change, but success will be dependent on renewal of the entire energy system by the year 2050.
A team of researchers led by Wolfgang Tremel at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz have now developed a new technique for producing tin disulfide nanotubes. According to the report published in the journal Angewandte Chemie, the scientists have found a way of growing SnS2 tubules from a metal droplet.
Die Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft betreibt seit 60 Jahren angewandte Forschung. Doch was ist der Ertrag dieser Arbeit? Anhand von einigen ausgewählten Beispielen zeigt das Buch "MP3, LEDS und Co." in welchen Produkten, Verfahren und Dienstleistungen Fraunhofer-Know-how steckt.
A more effective way to build plastic scaffolds on which new tissues and even whole organs might be grown in the laboratory is being developed by an international collaboration between teams in Portugal and the UK.
The NanoCare Project has gained new knowledge about the effects of nanomaterials on health and on the environment. Dr. Peter Nagler, head of Innovation Management for Evonik?s Chemistry Business Area, said that the project, sponsored by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research, would immensely help create a broad basis for safe and responsible nanotechnology development.
University of Oregon physicists have successfully landed a one-two punch on a tiny glass sphere, refrigerating it in liquid helium and then dosing its perimeter with a laser beam, to bring its naturally occurring mechanical vibrations to a near standstill.
From balloons to rubber bands, things always break faster when stretched. Or do they? University of Illinois scientists studying chemical bonds now have shown this isn't always the case, and their results may have profound implications for the stability of proteins to mechanical stress and the design of new high-tech polymers.
A new National Institute of Standards and Technology assay using a 'glow or no glow' technique may soon help the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) defend the nation against a spectrum of biological weapons that could be used in a terrorist attack.