Here is what you have been waiting for all week - our Slow News Friday entry. It's hard to make this stuff up, so here is the original text from a product review of a face cream 'using nanotechnology to safely deliver the power of pure gold.' At $250 an ounce (28 grams). Enjoy.
Tissue engineered bone and skin grafts, synthetic heart valves, ceramic hip replacements‚?¶ surgery is turning us into bionic people. But the Achilles' heel in the prosthetic repertoire is fixing tendons‚?¶ such as that found in the ankle. Now, researchers from the universities of Manchester and Liverpool have turned to nanotechnology to create artificial tendons using a spinning technique with a biodegradable plastic.
February speakers for the Scholar Series sponsored by the Center for Lifelong Learning at the University of Arkansas - Fort Smith and the Fort Smith Public Library are Dr. Daniel Pinzon, assistant professor of mathematics, and Dr. Kevin Lewelling, associate professor of electrical engineering.
Autralian researchers noticed that some of the silicon wafer chips they were annealing under high temperature inert gas had white discoloration around the edges. More surprising still, if the wafer chips had a metal film on their surface, the white material covered the entire sample when annealed under certain conditions.
In this article, Darlene Solomon, Agilent chief technology officer and vice president of Agilent Laboratories, discusses the significant global trends and measurement needs expected to influence the future of measurement technology.
A new anti-sliding adhesive developed by engineers at the University of California, Berkeley, may be the closest man-made material yet to mimic the remarkable gecko toe hairs that allow the tiny lizard to scamper along vertical surfaces and ceilings.
Using nanotechnology, scientists from Northwestern University and UCLA have developed a localized and controlled drug delivery method that is invisible to the immune system, a discovery that could provide newer and more effective treatments for cancer and other diseases.
NAEM, The National Association for Environmental Management, is conducting a web seminar on the environmental health and safety implications of nanotechnology tomorrow, January 31, 2008 from 1:00 to 2:30 pm ET.
Governor M. Jodi Rell today announced that her revised budget will include $5 million to support industry-university partnerships in nanotechnology research at Yale University and the University of Connecticut.
A team from The Scripps Research Institute unveiled a novel approach that yields a material with novel properties, which some might find reminiscent of Flubber. The material is produced using naturally occurring proteins as templates for uniform, self-assembled, nano-scale construction.