The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has licensed a patented 'optical tweezers' technique for detecting and measuring very small concentrations of a biological substance - such as a virus on a surface.
An academic in conjunction with the Student Branch of the IEEE at the University of Southampton plans to enter a solar-powered boat in the world championship of intercollegiate solar/electric boating next year.
Researchers at the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology have developed a strong, flexible, bio-material that may be used someday to close wounds with minimal scarring and rejection by the immune system.
Scientists breed 'made-to-measure' molecular 'furs' on surfaces, with the individual 'hairs' consisting of peptides, short proteins. These peptides control the biocompatibility, i.e. which proteins adsorb.
The TECNALIA Technological Corporation is taking part in the Cenit Intelimplant project, the goal of which is to develop advanced biomaterials based on innovative technologies (microtechnologies, nanotechnologies, tissue and surface engineering) for the manufacture of a new generation of implants which have greater durability and reliability, need less recuperation time and that provide data on their state and progress.
There is an urgent need for more testing, extending existing governance arrangements and creating new arrangements for the control of the rapidly developing field of nanomaterials, according to a report by the influential Royal Commission on Environmental Pollution.
The international summit of the world's leaders in nanofibers - Nanofibers for the 3rd Millennium - NANO FOR LIFE organized in the cooperation of Elmarco Ltd., Technical University in Liberec, North Carolina State University and Institute of Experimental Medicine AS CR, will take place on 11th and 12th March 2009 in Prague, Czech Republic.
The Chemical Heritage Foundation's 'Molecule that Matters' exhibition and lecture series is more than half way through its run. The exhibition showcases 10 organic molecules that profoundly altered our world: aspirin, isooctane, penicillin, polyethylene, nylon, DNA, progestin, DDT, Prozac, and buckminsterfullerene. The exhibit connects each molecule to one decade of the 20th century.