Scientists have succeeded in greatly improving the mechanical properties, including elastic modulus and strength, of plastic (aliphatic polycarbonate) made from carbon dioxide, previously far from practical use, by blending with other plastics.
Moscow School of Management SKOLKOVO and Russian Corporation of Nanotechnologies will create the first venture capital investments fund, the assets of which will be used for the innovative projects' financing.
To support what it calls 'new-wave industries', the National Innovation Agency (NIA) in Thailand has set aside about Bt250 million to help businesses and entrepreneurs in the development of innovative products and services in 2009.
Following the successful conclusion of the first Russian nanotechnology conference at the beginning of this month, the Russian Corporation of Nanotechnologies (RUSNANO) has just announced the dates of its Annual Nanotechnology International Forum for 2009.
A research team headed by Prof. TIAN Zhijian with the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics has made remarkable progress in the synthesis of zeolites, the aluminosilicate members of the family of microporous solids known as 'molecular sieves'.
A research team led by Prof. MA Guanghui with the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) Institute of Processing Engineering has developed a one-pot approach to couple the crystallization of CaCO3 nanoparticles and the in-situ symmetry-breaking assembly of these crystallites into hollow spherical shells under the templating effect of a soluble starch.
Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have developed a method to measure the toughness of the thin insulating films that play a critical role in high-performance integrated circuits.
Using a new assembly process, a team of researchers at Northeastern University?s National Science Foundation (NSF) Nanoscale Science and Engineering Center for High-rate Nanomanufacturing (CHN) manufactured large-scale patterned single-walled nanotube (SWNT) networks in complex patterns.
Leading researchers from Arkansas and around the nation will convene Jan. 8-10, 2009, for the Statewide Conference on Nanotechnology for Healthcare to be held at the University of Arkansas Winthrop Rockefeller Institute on Petit Jean Mountain.
Taking advantage of the magnetic properties of one kind of nanoparticle, a team of investigators at Washington University in St. Louis has demonstrated that they can measure ADME quickly using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI).
A team led by researchers at Stanford University and the University of California, Santa Cruz, has developed a compact prototype detector that uses magnetic nanotechnology to spot cancer-associated proteins in a human blood serum sample, with much higher sensitivity than current detectors.