Yissum, the Technology Transfer Company of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, is launching a 1 million U.S. dollar programme to support the development of outstanding cleantech inventions by scientists at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
The Synthetic Biology Project is being launched to identify gaps in our knowledge of the potential risks of the field, explore public perceptions towards it, and examine governance options that will both ensure public safety and facilitate innovation.
Sandia National Laboratories resident microencapsulation expert, Duane Schneider, is working with an Albuquerque company to use microencapsulation technology in a novel self-warming hand and body lotion.
It has a look of a smooth Lamborghini, the color of a Cayenne Sport, a girl's name, and 240 horsepower. The Russian sports car Marussia has been unveiled to the public - to both admiration and skepticism.
The Hastings Center, long at the forefront of interdisciplinary research into ethical issues in emerging technology, has received a $500,000 grant from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation for a two-year project to examine the issues surrounding new developments in synthetic biology.
Thanks to a new 'super-resolution' fluorescence microscopy technique, Harvard University researchers have succeeded in resolving the features of cells as miniscule as 20-30 nanometers, an order of magnitude smaller than conventional fluorescence light microscopy images.
It's a clear, colorless disk about 5 inches in diameter that bends and twists like a playing card, with a lattice of more than 20,000 nanotube transistors capable of high-performance electronics printed upon it using a potentially inexpensive low-temperature process.
Dr Andrew Nelson, a chemist at the University of Leeds, will lead the project which has been awarded EUR 3 million by the European Union and brings together experts from the UK, the Netherlands, Belgium, Italy and Spain to assess how nanotechnology impacts on our environment.
Melting icebergs are doing their own bit to halt the onward march of global warming. By releasing iron into the Southern Oceans, melting icebergs are fuelling the growth of plankton - which help to remove a substantial amount of CO2 from the atmosphere.
University of Pittsburgh researchers have developed the first natural, nontoxic method for biodegrading carbon nanotubes, a finding that could help diminish the environmental and health concerns that mar the otherwise bright prospects of the super-strong materials commonly used in products, from electronics to plastics.
The Nordic Institute for Theoretical Physics announced the Nordita research program and symposium on 'Theoretical Assessment of the Biological Effects of Nanomaterials'. The event will take place from March 6-28, 2009, in Stockholm, Sweden.
The 2008 Foresight Institute Feynman Prizes, named in honor of pioneer physicist Richard Feynman, are given in two categories, one for experimental work and the other for theory in advances in nanotechnology.