AccessNano provides teachers with 13 ready-to-use, versatile, web-based teaching modules, featuring PowerPoint presentations, experiments, activities, animations and links to interactive websites. Topics covered fit into current Australian curricula requirements, and include teaching units for Years 7-11.
Owe Orwar, Professor of Physical Chemistry at Chalmers, has received a SEK 25 million (approximately $3 million) research grant from the European Research Council for a nanoscience program entitled 'Soft-Matter Nanotechnology to Create Artificial Life Forms'.
The two-day event brings together Alberta's small-tech researchers, companies and special-purpose agencies and organizations, to share and exchange timely information on their work, their businesses, special programs and initiatives, challenges and opportunities.
Given the increased global interest in the use of nanotechnology and concerns on the potential food safety implications, FAO and WHO have planned to convene a joint Expert Meeting which aims to identify knowledge gaps including issues on food safety, review current risk assessment procedures, consequently support further food safety research and develop global guidance on adequate and accurate methodologies to assess potential food safety risks that may arise from nanoparticles.
Radiation from x-ray lasers such as x-ray free electron lasers are of wide interest, as they will allow a large number of applications such as the study of the structure of single molecules. However, for such applications to be realized, the x-rays need to be strongly focused at the nanoscale. Researchers in Japan have now developed a mirror suitable for this task.
SMEs can have a huge impact on the world standing of European research. Just look at the work of IMS Nanofabrication, a brilliant star in the semiconductor constellation. And Europe's research funding programme has helped this tiny company shine all the more brightly.
The Australian Office of Nanotechnology in the Department of Innovation, Industry, Science and Research is meeting the challenge of inspiring young minds with the production of AccessNano, an Australian nanotechnology resource for secondary schools.
A new report says that subjecting a common plastic to physical stress - which causes the plastic to flow - also dramatically increases the motion of the material's constituent molecules, with molecular rearrangements occurring up to 1,000 times faster than without the stress.
French research institute CEA-LETI has successfully integrated on the same SOI wafer different types of advanced transistor structures like stacked nanowires transistors, FINFETs and independent dual gate FET, using a common flow compatible with standard planar FDSOI devices.
Research into the development of invisibility devices has spurred two physicists' thought on the behaviour of light to overcome the seemingly intractable problem of optical singularities which could soon lead to the manufacturing of a perfect cat?s eye.
Science fiction writers have long envisioned sailing a spacecraft by the optical force of the sun's light. But, the forces of sunlight are too weak to fill even the oversized sails that have been tried. Now a team led by researchers at the Yale School of Engineering and Applied Science has shown that the force of light indeed can be harnessed to drive machines - when the process is scaled to nano-proportions.
Scientists from leading European research institutions in the field of solar-to-fuel energy conversion call for unified action and substantial support for novel clean fuel technologies as well as a paradigm change in Europe?s current energy policy.