Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have discovered that a carefully built magnetic sandwich that interleaves layers of a magnetic alloy with a few nanometers of silver 'spacer' has dramatically enhanced sensitivity - a 400-fold improvement in some cases.
A joint endeavor of the Jack Baskin School of Engineering and the Division of Physical and Biological Sciences at UCSC, the center explores the integration of nanotechnology and optofluidic silicon chips and how this technology can be used to improve biomedical analysis in a wide range of fields, including toxicology, immunology, disease detection, and diagnostics.
Scientists have discovered a process to produce new metal surfaces that promise to lead to superior medical implants that will improve healing and allow the human body to better accept metal prostheses.
Recent action in Congress to reauthorize the U.S. federal nanotechnology research program offers the chance to address the social and ethical issues concerning the emerging scientific field, experts say.
The nation's best regional 'small tech' conference, co-hosted by the Washington Technology Center and Oregon Nanoscience and Microtechnologies Institute (ONAMI) will be back for a sixth year after last year's highly successful event.
The Micro and Nano Sensors Interest Group of the Sensors Knowledge Transfer Network in the UK has organised a free online seminar to highlight the work of the Advanced Energy Consortium (AEC), a multimillion-dollar research consortium dedicated to the development of micro and nanotechnology applications to increase oil and gas production.
Jeremy Gilbert of Syracuse University will chair the organizing committee for the 2009 Conference on Materials and Processes for Medical Devices, organized by ASM International, The Materials Information Society. A call for papers has been issued for the event, to be held Aug. 10-12 in Minneapolis.
WMHT Educational Telecommunications (WMHT) and the College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering (CNSE) of the University at Albany today announced the launch of a first-of-its-kind segment to air on the statewide 'New York Now' PBS television program that will highlight the growing impact of nanotechnology on society.
NanoTecNexus (NTN), a leading nanotechnology education organization dedicated to collaboration and knowledge exchange, is launching the first program of-its-kind this February - unveiling a new NTN Chapter University program.