A rare class of materials, known as multiferroics, holds great promise for future applications, for example as data storage devices or sensors. Researchers in Japan have now synthesized a multiferroic material in which electric polarization can be easily controlled by small magnetic fields.
Federal funding of academic science and engineering research and development failed to outpace inflation for the second year in a row, according to recently released fiscal year 2007 data from the National Science Foundation (NSF).
When bacillus anthracis spores are weaponized, the spores are coated with silica nanoparticles that look almost like lint under the microscope. The 'lint' makes the particles 'bouncier' and less likely to clump and fall to the ground.
Das 'Kompetenzzentrum Analytik, Nano- und Materialtechnik' der Georg-Simon-Ohm-Hochschule Nuernberg mit einem Projektvolumen von 1,2 Millionen Euro hat fuer die Jahre 2009 bis 2014 629.000 Euro aus dem Europaeischen Fonds fuer regionale Entwicklung (EFRE) bewilligt bekommen.
A study by researchers at the University of Arizona reports that the U.S. Navy ranks third, behind IBM and the University of California system, in the number of nanotechnology patents granted by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) in 1976-2006.
The inability of the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) to carry out its mandate with respect to simple, low-tech products such as children's jewelry and toy trains bodes poorly for its ability to oversee the safety of complex, high-tech products made using nanotechnology, according to a new report released by the Project on Emerging Nanotechnologies (PEN).
The Russian Corporation of Nanotechnologies unveils a new brand image today. The Swedish agency Differ has replaced its double-headed eagle logo, traditional for Russian state companies, with a multicolored sphere and chopped off the last syllable of its name, making it Rosnano.