Recent findings by medical researchers indicate that naturally occurring nanotubes may serve as tunnels that protect retroviruses and bacteria in transit from diseased to healthy cells - a fact that may explain why vaccines fare poorly against some invaders.
Tiny particles of silver designed to kill germs are being put into socks to control odor. But as a recent story on ScienCentral explains, what happens to that nanosilver later is concerning some scientists.
Using an ultra-fast method of measuring how a transistor switches from the 'off' to the 'on' state, researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology recently reported that they have uncovered an unusual phenomenon that may impact how manufacturers estimate the lifetime of future nanoscale electronics.
Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have confirmed that the photoresists used in next-generation semiconductor manufacturing processes now under development are twice as sensitive as previously believed.
Materials scientists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have developed a process to build complex, three-dimensional nanoscale structures of magnetic materials such as nickel or nickel-iron alloys using techniques compatible with standard semiconductor manufacturing.
Potential risks from the use of nanomaterials will be explored by three Arizona State University engineering faculty in a project supported by a $400,000 grant from the U.S.Department of Energy Office of Biological and Environmental Research.
In computer simulations, researchers have demonstrated an approximate cloaking effect created by concentric rings of silicon photonic crystals. The mathematical proof brings scientists a step closer to a practical solution for optical cloaking.
Eine neue Broschuere, erstellt von Zukuenftige Technologien Consulting der VDI Technologiezentrum GmbH im Auftrag der Hessen Agentur, zeigt die Innovationspotenziale der Nanotechnologie im Energiesektor auf.