This science may literally be outside the box: A briefcase-sized kit is carried to a field where thousands of tons of food are growing. The search is for microorganisms that could infect and kill the plants, wreaking havoc on the food supply and market.
FPInnovations has announced that ArboraNano - the Canadian Forest NanoProducts Network - has been selected as one of four new Business-led Networks funded by the Government of Canada. ArboraNano is receiving $8.9 million over four years.
The main purpose of the Workshop "Trends in Nanomechanics and Nanoengineering", which will take place on August, 24-28, 2009, in Krasnoyarsk, Siberia, is to highlight the latest scientific advances within the broad field of nanomechanics in academia and industry.
A major new grant of 2.5m euros will support ground-breaking research in energy and sustainability at The University of Nottingham. The award, made to Professor Martin Schroeder in the School of Chemistry, will be used to develop new ideas and techniques at the cutting-edge of this field over the next five years.
SEMATECH announced today that its Surface Preparation and Cleaning Conference (SPCC), the premier technical forum for discussion of the latest innovations in wafer and mask-cleaning technologies, will be held on March 23 - 25, 2009 at the Sheraton Hotel in Austin, Texas.
Together with three colleagues Professor Peter Oppeneer of Uppsala University has explained the hitherto unsolved mystery in materials science known as 'the hidden order' - how a new phase arises and why.
Researchers say a newly tested method for producing super dense, defect-free, thin polymer films is the fastest, most efficient method ever achieved and it may dramatically improve microelectronic storage capabilities such as those in computer memory sticks.
Researchers have built a microfluidic device that can mimic the chemical and physical barriers created by tumors, providing researchers with a new screening tool that may help with the design of more effective anticancer drugs.
Two years ago, researchers at the University of South Australia discovered a new molecular marker specific for chemotherapy-induced cancer cell death. Now, those same investigators have used this marker to develop an imaging agent that can pinpoint tumor cell death using magnetic resonance imaging.
In an attempt to decrease the amount of cancer-targeting nanoparticle needed to image tumors, a team of investigators has developed a simple method for creating iron oxide nanoparticles labeled with 18F, a radioisotope that is easily detected using positron emission tomography.