For almost half a century, scientists have struggled with plutonium contamination spreading further in groundwater than expected, increasing the risk of sickness in humans and animals. It was known nanometer-sized clusters of plutonium oxide were the culprit, but until now no one had been able to study its structure or find a way to separate it from the groundwater.
The World Science Festival will get underway in New York City on May 28 with an announcement naming the laureates of the three inaugural $1 million Kavli Prizes, honoring researchers in astrophysics, nanoscience, and neuroscience.
It has become a cliche to point out that the Russian government is busy reviving various ideological and symbolic trappings of the Soviet Union. One of the most amusing ideological constructs in the writings of 'patriotic' pro-Kremlin commentators, as well as in the minds of ordinary Russians, is the growing belief that the U.S. economy is somehow a spent force.
The landmark agreement will create the first-ever partnership between the federal government and University of Albany's College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering (CNSE) and will bring federal research expertise and resources to the nanoscale campus.
Monash has signed an agreement with the Australian National Fabrication Facility (ANFF) which will see a $45 million purpose-built facility known as the Melbourne Centre for Nanofabrication (MCN) developed next to the Clayton campus.
SEMATECH researchers are presenting trend-setting research results in extending CMOS logic and memory technologies at the International Symposium on VLSI Technology, System and Applications (VLSI-TSA) this week.
Basics and Applications of Particle Characterizations is one of eight short courses that the American Filtration and Separation Society will be offering during its 21st Annual Conference being held May 19-22 in Valley Forge, Pennsylvania.
A new analysis indicates that European nations are investing nearly twice as much as the U.S. in research primarily aimed at addressing the potential risks of nanotechnology. The analysis also highlights a substantial over-inflation of the federal government?s nanotechnology risk-research investment figures for the U.S.