After Wayne Swan took the budgetary axe to the $21.5million Australian National Nanotechnology Strategy in January, Science Minister Kim Carr yesterday vowed to establish a system for regulating the commercial fruits of nanotechnology.
A clever new microscope design allows nanotechnology researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) to track the motions of nanoparticles in solution as they dart around in three dimensions. The researchers hope the technology, which NIST plans to patent, will lead to a better understanding of the dynamics of nanoparticles in fluids and, ultimately, process control techniques to optimize the assembly of nanotechnology devices.
The Berlin-based company Capsulution Nanoscience AG, has signed a cooperative contract with the Tuebingen-based biotechnology company EMC microcollections GmbH and Charite University Berlin. The aim of this three-year long cooperation is the development of the topical vaccine, i.e. vaccines which, by simple application to the surface of the skin, can be used to treat cancer or to prevent infectious diseases.
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 fifth year after last year's wildly successful event. You are invited to participate!
A former agricultural engineering, power and machinery lab at Cornell is being gutted to make way for a state-of-the art Biofuels Research Lab that will convert perennial grasses and woody biomass into ethanol and other biofuels and will occupy the entire east wing of Riley Robb Hall by January 2009
Scientists at the California Institute of Technology have laid the groundwork for a crucial step in quantum information science. They show how entanglement, an essential property of quantum mechanics, can be generated between beams of light, stored in a quantum memory, and mapped back into light with the push of a button.
Microscopic nanorobots may sound as futuristic as flying saucers and teleportation, but research already is under way at Saudi Aramco to put nanotechnology to work in oil reservoirs throughout the Kingdom.
University of Illinois researchers are pooling their knowledge of health sciences and engineering on a project that ultimately could benefit combat soldiers who've received serious - but often immediately undetectable - blast-related brain injuries.
The National Nuclear Security Administration has awarded a $17 million cooperative agreement for a research center at Purdue University's Discovery Park to develop advanced simulations for commercial and defense applications, Purdue officials announced today.
We encounter valves every day, whether in the water faucet, the carburetor in our car, or our bicycle tire tube. Valves are also present in the world of nanotechnology. A team of researchers at the University of California, Los Angeles, has now developed a new nanovalve. In contrast to prior versions, which only function in organic solvents, this valve operates in an aqueous environment and under physiological conditions.
Bottom-up manufacturing may hold the key to production of tiny medical devices capable of testing for multiple molecules like viruses or cancer markers, according to an interdisciplinary team of Penn State researchers.
In our Slow News Friday entry from a few weeks ago we brought you the 'Chantecaille Nano Gold Energizing Cream' at $420 for 1.7 ounces. Fortunately we found a much more affordable alternative at only $149.95 for 1.5 ounces (1 ounce = 28.35 grams). So rather than $8.70 per gram you can get nanotechnology face cream for only $3.20 per gram.
The ASLMS conference is traditionally regarded as the premier forum for the introduction of the newest breakthroughs in laser diagnostics and technology. Therefore, some of the research and techniques presented are only in the early stages of development. In addition to nearly 2,000 laser specialists in aesthetic surgery, dermatology, ophthalmology, oncology, urology, gynecology and dentistry, about 160 industry exhibitors will be on hand to showcase their latest products.