The Food and Drug Administration came under heavy fire today at a meeting it held to once again solicit comments regarding the agency?s oversight of nanomaterials. A coalition of nonprofit consumer and environmental groups accused the agency of being derelict in its duty to protect Americans from harmful products.
Fueled by a new initiative at the National Institutes of Health called the EUREKA program, two Arizona State University (ASU) teams have received million-dollar grants to pursue the next frontiers in biomedical research.
Researchers in Florida are reporting an advance toward tapping the enormous potential of an emerging new group of antibiotics identical to certain germ-fighting proteins found in the human immune system.
The McClellan Nuclear Radiation Center (MNRC) in Sacramento, CA was developed by the U.S. Air Force to detect corrosion and defects in aircraft structure using an imaging technique called neutron radiography. This technique is currently helping soil scientists understand the function of plant roots and their uptake of water and nutrients.
The Nanotechnology Knowledge Transfer Network (NanoKTN), the UK?s primary knowledge-based network for Micro and Nanotechnologies, today announced that it has exceeded 2000 registered national and international members, since being launched by the Technology Strategy Board in 2007.
A German-American research team at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Hunter College in New York, and the RWTH Aachen has developed a new method for the production of nanoscopic gold rods. In contrast to previous methods, they have achieved this without the use of cytotoxic additives.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is holding a public meeting today to gather information that will assist the Agency in implementing the recommendations of the Nanotechnology Task Force Report. Two CU experts will comment on nanofoods and nanocosmetics.
Scientists studying arsenic pollution have discovered a living sensor that can spot contamination. They have also discovered new bacteria that can clean up arsenic spills even in previously untreatable cold areas.
The solar powered plane flew for 82 hours 37 minutes, exceeding the current official world record for unmanned flight which stands at 30 hours 24 minutes set by Global Hawk in 2001 and Zephyr's previous longest flight of 54 hours achieved last year.
Used in microfluidic systems, these 'Pyrex'-like nanoparticles are more stable when subjected to temperature fluctuations and harsh chemical environments than currently used nanoparticles made of polymers or silica glass.
John E. Kelly III, IBM's director of research, gave a reality check to the upstate business community Friday. Here's one shock: China is churning out 600,000 engineering graduates a year, more than eight times the number coming out of U.S. schools.
ou can squeeze it and stretch it and even chop it up, but a photon is still a photon, a particle of light. Physicists have been manipulating single photons for several years, but now a team has modulated the time profile of a photon. Using the same optical equipment that fashions ordinary light pulses, the team molded single photons into arbitrary shapes, such as a pair of square pulses.
The National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), awarded a $6.5 (over 4 years) grant to a team of Harvard University researchers to further develop electronic sequencing in nanopores.
Using a pair of scanning transmission electron microscopy (STEM) instruments for which spherical aberration is corrected, researchers for the first time achieved state-of-the-art resolution of the active gold nanocrystals absorbed onto iron oxide surfaces. In fact, the resolution was sensitive enough to even visualize individual gold atoms.