The University of Delaware will host 'Environmental Nanoparticles: Science, Ethics and Policy' on Nov. 10-11 at the John M. Clayton Hall Conference Center in Newark, Del. The registration deadline is Monday, Oct. 20.
This week Nature Nanotechnology journal (October 12th) reveals how scientists from the London Centre for Nanotechnology (LCN) at UCL are using a novel nanomechanical approach to investigate the workings of vancomycin, one of the few antibiotics that can be used to combat increasingly resistant infections such as MRSA.
Acclaimed scientists and photographers from around the world will share their scientific research, discoveries and observations of natural wonders in an international photography exhibition opening today. The Rochester Institute's School of Photographic Arts and Sciences will host Images from Science 2 featuring 61 photographs from various scientific disciplines including astronomy, biology, engineering, medicine, oceanography, physics and nanotechnology.
Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy?s Ames Laboratory are part of collaborative team that?s used a brand new instrument at the DOE?s Spallation Neutron Source to probe iron-arsenic compounds, the 'hottest' new find in the race to explain and develop superconducting materials.
The Center for Nanotechnology in Society at the University of California at Santa Barbara (CNS-UCSB) helped to win the new University of California Center for the Environmental Implications of Nanotechnology (UC CEIN), a five-year, $24 million center co-funded by the National Science Foundation and the Environmental Protection Agency to study the environmental impacts of nanotechnology.
In developmental breakthroughs, Materials Science and Engineering researchers at The University of Texas at Arlington have created new single-electron device designs and processes that enable their fabrication on a large scale.
Amid the growing number of nanotechnology-related career opportunities in the Capital Region and New York State, more than 300 elementary, middle- and high-school students got an inside look at the high-tech workplace of the future when they participated in NanoCareer Day held today at the College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering of the University at Albany.
Researchers in Japan have developed a design concept for a device that allows imaging at scales previously impossible for optical instruments. Their advance is based on novel imaging techniques that allow optical imaging in the subwavelength regime, where the wavelength used is larger than the smallest features of the object being imaged.
'Entrepreneurship and Innovation Clusters' is the theme of the 2008 annual conference of the national Technology Transfer Society, to be co-hosted this month by the University at Albany's College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering and School of Business.
The race for the best 'gecko foot' dry adhesive got a new competitor this week with a stronger and more practical material reported in the journal Science by a team of researchers from four U.S. institutions.
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.
Sharing knowledge and testing innovative solutions to better manage Alberta's water resources are the foundation of a world-class research agreement between the Alberta Water Research Institute and GE Water and Process Technologies.