Dr. Phaedon Avouris of IBM and Professor Tony Heinz of Columbia University were presented with the 2008 Julius Springer Prize for Applied Physics on 27 September 2008 during a day-long forum at Harvard University, attended by luminaries of the field.
The team, led by Hui Wu at Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, developed a new electrospinning technique that aligns hydrophobic polymer nanofibres as they form from solution by collecting them on a thin silver wire.
Scientists at RTI are teaming up with several leading universities and a major aerospace company to develop the next generation of thermoelectric materials - revolutionary technologies that can efficiently convert heat differentials or waste heat into electrical energy for a wide range of applications.
The Honda Foundation announced the Honda Prize for the year 2008 will be awarded to a German team of researchers of electron microscopy led by Dr. Maximilian Haider, Dr. Harald Rose, and Dr. Knut Urban.
The Directorate-General for Health and Consumers of the European Commission is organizing the 2nd Annual Nanotechnology "Safety for Success" Dialogue Workshop on Thursday, 2nd and Friday, 3rd October 2008.
Scientists are finding that particles that are barely there - tiny objects known as nanoparticles that have found a home in electronics, food containers, sunscreens, and a variety of applications - can breech our most personal protective barrier: The skin.
A groundbreaking poll finds that almost half of U.S. adults have heard nothing about nanotechnology, and nearly nine in 10 Americans say they have heard just a little or nothing at all about the emerging field of synthetic biology, according to a new report.
Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI) are turning to innovative materials that make possible a new approach to the physics of noise reduction. They have found that honeycomb-like structures composed of many tiny tubes or channels can reduce sound more effectively than conventional methods.
Archaeological evidence suggests that glass was first made in the Middle East sometime around 3000 B.C. However, almost 5,000 years later, scientists are still perplexed about how glassy materials make the transition from a molten state to a solid. Richard Wool, professor of chemical engineering at UD, thinks he has the answer.