While knowledge gaps remain regarding the potential risks of nanotechnologies, the European Commission again expressed confidence that existing EU regulation can be applied to this emerging sector, stressing that the challenge ahead lies in their implementation.
The surfaces of these Ultrananocrystalline-Diamond (UNCD) Mechanical Seals are specially treated with a continuous film of tiny diamonds. This diamond coating improves the pumps' reliability, durability and ability to prevent fluids from escaping into the environment.
IMEC's associated laboratory at the Ghent University, INTEC, has made the first functional optical links embedded in a flexible substrate. The links include optical waveguides, light sources, and detectors.
Cesar Clavero, a postdoctoral research associate in the Department of Applied Science at The College of William and Mary, has been named the recipient of the 2008 Outstanding Young Researcher Award from the American Vacuum Society.
The National Science Foundation is establishing a new Engineering Research Center whose goal will be to supplant the common light bulb with next-generation lighting devices that are smarter, greener and ripe for innovation. The core institutions in this prestigious award are Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, the lead university, the University of New Mexico and Boston University.
A new graduate program in computational optical sensing and imaging is being established at the University of Colorado at Boulder this fall with the awarding of a $3.2 million, five-year grant from the National Science Foundation.
The EntreTech Forum's October 21st panel focuses on the Forum's core theme: Given the wealth of research and technology generated by our nation's leading universities, how does this academic strength translate into commercial strength?
Researchers in Greece report design of a new material that almost meets the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) 2010 goals for hydrogen storage and could help eliminate a key roadblock to practical hydrogen-powered vehicles.
The Second International Conference on Space Elevator Climber and Tether Design in Luxembourg on December 6-7, 2008 follows the successful 1st European Workshop on Space Elevator Climber and Tether Design held last year.
The International Symposium on Graphene Devices: Technology, Physics, and Modeling (ISGD 2008) in Japan in November aims to bring together the researchers actively working on the field of 'Graphene Devices: technology, physics and modeling' so as to stimulate discussions on the state of the art.