The fast pace of growing computing power could be sustained for many years to come thanks to new research from the UK's National Physical Laboratory (NPL) that is applying advanced techniques to magnetic semiconductors.
Chi-Chang Kao, a physicist and leader in synchrotron light research, has been named founding Director of the Joint Photon Sciences Institute (JPSI) at the U.S. Department of Energy?s Brookhaven National Laboratory, effective immediately.
Chalmers researcher Andreas Dahlin has developed a biosensor with an artificial membrane, which means that membrane-bound proteins can retain their natural structure and function. The method facilitates the study of the function of the proteins, which could be of major significance in the search for new drugs.
The 13th issue of the E-Nano newsletter from the EU funded nanoICT Coordination Action contains two position papers corresponding to the Working Groups on carbon nanotubes and modelling at the nanoscale.
In a sign the government might be taking nanomania a bit too seriously, Nanotechnology Corporation chief Anatoly Chubais rolled out plans last week for a war on nanothieves - companies who inaccurately use the 'nano' prefix to hawk wares ranging from breast implants to concrete.
Scholars from around the world participated in an ASU conference on Dec. 4-5, debating whether law and ethics are capable of keeping pace with science and technology and seeking potential solutions for the challenges created by the growing gap.
Summing up the results of the First International Contest of scientific papers in the sphere of nanotechnologies between young scientists became the central event of the last day of the First International Forum on Nanotechnologies that took place in Moscow from December 3-5, 2008.
This course is aimed at those already in possession of a sound knowledge of S/TEM requiring a deeper understanding of advanced electron optics, and is especially suited to those using, or expecting to use, any type of aberration-corrected and/or monochromated S/TEM instrument.
Researchers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute have developed and demonstrated a new method for detecting the magnetic behaviors of nanomaterials. They created a new process for growing a single multi-walled carbon nanotube that is embedded with cobalt nanostructures.
The College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering of the University at Albany has been selected to receive a prestigious grant from the U.S. Department of Energy for pioneering research and education that will support the development of nanotechnology-enabled sensors and controls designed to sharply reduce emissions from fossil fuel-based power plants.
An experiment found that how people react to information about nanotechnology depends on cultural predispositions. Exposed to balanced information, people with pro-commerce values tend to see the benefits of nanotechnology as outweighing any risks. However, people with egalitarian or communitarian values who are predisposed to blame commerce and industry for social inequities and environmental harm tend to see nanotechnology risks as outweighing benefits.
TechConnect World, in association with the Nano Science and Technology Institute (NSTI), and the Clean Technology and Sustainable Industries Organization (CTSI), today announced the initial companies participating in the TechConnect Summit, scheduled to take place May 3-7, 2009 in Houston Texas.
Beim Spitzenclusterwettbewerb des Bundesministeriums fuer Bildung und Forschung waren gleich drei Antraege des Instituts fuer Pharmazie und Molekulare Biotechnologie der Heidelberger Ruprecht-Karls-Universitaet erfolgreich.