The European Parliament has given its support to the EU's fifth Joint Technology Initiative in a vote on May 20. A considerable majority of 590 out of a total of 619 Members of the European Parliament voting during a plenary session in Strasbourg were in favour of setting up the Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Initiative.
ETH Zurich physicists have used a semiconductor material to create superimposed quantum dots that trap single electrons. Not only can these dots be studied with lasers, their energy can be influenced as well.
The purpose of the NANOARCH symposium on June 12-13, 2008 in Anaheim, CA, is to be a forum for the presentation and discussion of novel architectures and design methodologies by considering these issues in future nanoscale implementations.
For the first time, researchers at Delft University of Technology have witnessed the spontaneous repair of damage to DNA molecules in real time. They observed this at the level of a single DNA molecule.
Forscher erreichten erstmals eine Aufloesung von unter 45 Nanometern in allen drei Raumrichtungen - 5-fach besser in der Bildebene und mehr als 10-mal schaerfer in der Tiefe gegenueber herkoemmlichen Lichtmikroskopen.
WINSOC (Wireless Sensor Networks with Self-Organization Capabilities for Critical and Emergency Applications), a project funded by the FP6 Information Society Technologies programme of the European Union is already delivering results.
The recent report that suggests some forms of carbon nanotubes could be as harmful as asbestos if inhaled in sufficient quantities has prompted The Australian Cancer Council's CEO Professor Ian Olver to call for new standards to manage nanoparticles in consumer products like sunscreen.
The EC-funded MINOS-EURONET project has combined a series of methods to showcase Micro Nano Technology R and D Capabilities from New Member States for a better integration of their research activities into the European Research Area (ERA).
A research team from the Department of Electricity and Electronics at the University of the Basque Country's Faculty of Science and Technology in Leioa, led by Victor Etxebarria, is investigating the characteristics of various types of materials for their use in the generation and measurement of precise movements.