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New material with nanodots could improve gas mileage

A Northwestern University-led research team has identified a promising new material that could transform a technology that currently cools and heats car seats -- thermoelectrics -- into one that also efficiently converts waste heat into electricity to help power the car and improve gas mileage.

Posted: Oct 9th, 2008

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NanoKTN creates fourth theme: Bionanotechnology and Nanomedicine

The Nanotechnology Knowledge Transfer Network (NanoKTN), one of the UK's primary knowledge-based networks for Micro and Nanotechnologies, has announced a 20-month partnership with Bio Nano Consulting (BNC) Ltd and the creation of the NanoKTN's fourth theme, Bionano and Nanomedicine.

Posted: Oct 9th, 2008

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Chinese-Dutch cooperation to develop molecular tests for food safety

The Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) Shanghai Institutes for Biological Sciences (SIBS) signed, on 25 September in Shanghai, a collaboration protocol with QIAGEN, a Netherlands holding company and world leading provider of sample and assay technologies, to develop new molecular testing solutions to improve the safety of food products.

Posted: Oct 9th, 2008

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AFM Forum and Workshop in Ireland

The Nanoscale Function Group, University College Dublin, and Asylum Research are pleased to sponsor the 2008 AFM Forum and Workshop.The Forum is organized for scientists to share and exchange their cutting-edge research being carried out in both materials and life sciences.

Posted: Oct 9th, 2008

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Superconducting thin film

Researchers report that they have successfully produced two-layer thin films where neither layer is superconducting on its own, but which exhibit a nanometer-thick region of superconductivity at their interface.

Posted: Oct 8th, 2008

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