A coalition of leaders in the Space Elevator movement today announced the formation of The International Space Elevator Consortium (ISEC), a new independent group designed to promote standards and foster research relating to the construction of an Elevator to Space at the global level.
More than 2,500 elementary, middle- and high-school students throughout New York State participated in educational outreach programs and initiatives this year at the College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering of the University at Albany.
A new paper systematically reviews most of the experimental results reported in the literatures. The emphasis was placed on the examination of a variety of factors affecting CNTs cytotoxicity, including species of CNTs, impurities contained, lengths of CNTs, aspect ratios, chemical modification, and assaying methods of cytotoxicity
A Princeton-led team of researchers has discovered an entirely new mechanism for making common electronic materials emit laser beams. The finding could lead to lasers that operate more efficiently and at higher temperatures than existing devices, and find applications in environmental monitoring and medical diagnostics.
Programming biological cells so that they behave like engineering parts is the focus of research at a new UK centre launched today, thanks to an GBP 8 million grant from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC).
Under the auspices of the Xiangshan Science Conferences (XSSC), a symposium was held from 18 to 20 December in Beijing to deal with the key science and technology issues in molecular imaging and related application.
The ability to exploit the extraordinary properties of quantum mechanics in novel applications, such as a new generation of super-fast computers, has come closer following recent progress with some of the remaining underlying mathematical problems.
The Project Partners of a recently completed European Commission FP6 funded Project called RiskBridge will host an international, interdisciplinary conference on risk governance and policy learning within and across six important risk fields, including nanotechnology.
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is interested in detailed pitches for critical national and societal needs that could be the basis for new competitions for research funding under its Technology Innovation Program (TIP).
Researchers today announced that they demonstrated the operation of graphene field-effect transistors at GHz frequencies, and achieved the highest frequencies reported so far using this novel non-silicon electronic material.
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