Utilizing a technique that combines low temperature measurements and theoretical calculations, Hebrew University of Jerusalem scientists and others have revealed for the first time the electronic structure of single DNA molecules.
With the growth of the field of synthetic biology in recent years, so too have the numbers of UW-Madison scientists devoted to this area of research. UW-Madison professors in genetics, biochemistry, electrical engineering, chemical engineering and chemistry all dabble in synthetic biology.
Members of the Chicago Section of the American Chemical Society met jointly with IIT students and faculty for an enlightening experience in the world of chemistry. The featured speaker was Dr. Fraser Stoddart, who has earned great prestige for his contributions to nanotechnology. This joint meeting was the first of three to be hosted at IIT and part of our chemistry department‚??s Kilpatrick Lecture series.
A new framework for the development of Victoria's nanotechnology sector was released today by the Innovation Minister Gavin Jennings. Speaking at the opening of the 2008 International Conference on Nanoscience and Nanotechnology in Melbourne, Mr Jennings said nanotechnology would be a key transforming factor for industry and society in this century.
In an advance in food safety, researchers in New York are reporting development of a nano-sized sensor that detects record low levels of the deadly prion proteins that cause Mad Cow Disease and other so-called prion diseases.
When plant cells divide, they assemble molecular building blocks into new cell walls made of carbohydrate and protein, but scientists know almost nothing about how this process occurs. A team of researchers including Maura Cannon of the University of Massachusetts Amherst has found that the first step in building new plant cell walls is the assembly of a scaffold made of structural proteins, a process similar to using a metal or wood scaffold to construct the walls of a building.
For the first time, researchers at North Carolina State University have demonstrated that microscopic 'two-faced' spheres whose halves are physically or chemically different - so-called Janus particles - will move like stealthy submarines when an alternating electrical field is applied to liquid surrounding the particles.
The DC-based research and consulting firm Social Technologies recently released a series of 12 briefs that shed light on the top areas for technology innovation through 2025. The brief on universal water, by futurist Peter von Stackelberg, is the eighth trend in the series.
A call for abstracts has been issued for Materials Science & Technology (MS&T '08), the leading forum addressing structure, properties, processing and performance throughout the global materials community.
Hoping to turn the science of the extremely small into a huge payoff down the road, Maryland lawmakers introduced legislation Tuesday to create a fund to coordinate efforts to develop what's known as bio-nanotechnology.
A novel technique for vaccinating against a variety of infectious diseases - using an oil-based emulsion placed in the nose, rather than needles - has proved able to produce a strong immune response against smallpox and HIV in two new studies.
Using spin to replace or augment the role of charge in signal processing devices, computing systems and circuits may improve speed, power consumption, and device density in some casesmaking the study of spinone of the fastest-growing areas in micro- and nanoelectronics. With most of the literature on the subject still highly advanced and heavily theoretical, the demand for a practical introduction to the concepts relating to spin has only now been filled.