Microscopic robots crafted to maneuver separately without any obvious guidance are now assembling into self-organized structures after years of continuing research led by a Duke University computer scientist.
Many Shell operations in rural areas have no safe drinking water sources nearby. So Shell sought a water purification unit that would provide safe water, be vandalism proof and be essentially maintenance-free, with low-skilled operators able to carry out the limited maintenance tasks necessary.
The College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering of the University at Albany announced the selection of 25 undergraduate students from the United States, Canada and Mexico for participation in its prestigious Summer Internship Program.
Physicist Bram Hoex and colleagues at Eindhoven University of Technology, together with the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems in Freiburg, Germany, have improved the efficiency of an important type of solar cell (n-type with front junction) from 21.9 to 23.2 per cent.
Scientists in the Weizmann Institute's Faculty of Chemistry, together with colleagues in Germany, have made a startling prediction: Simply 'taking the temperature' of certain quantum systems at frequent intervals might cause them to disobey a hard and fast rule of thermodynamics.
The Institute of Nanotechnology and the Institute of Engineering and Technology are delighted to announce the prestige launch lecture for their joint Micro and Nano Technology Network, to be given by Professor James Gimzewski at 6.30 pm, July 8,in London.
Developing techniques to image the complex biological systems found at the sub-cellular level has traditionally been hampered by divisions between the academic fields of biology and physics. However, a new interdisciplinary zeal has seen a number of exciting advances in super-resolution imaging technologies.
Biological Farmers of Australia (BFA) and subsidiary company Australian Certified Organic have released for industry and stakeholder comment a new policy to deal with nanotechnology in the organic industry.
After a public consultation and several rounds of meetings, the Working Group of the Responsible Nano Code has finalized the Seven Principles of the Code for Responsible Nanotechnology and a series of Examples of Good Practice.
New research shows that while engineered nanomaterials can be transferred up the lowest levels of the food chain from single celled organisms to higher multicelled ones, the amount transferred was relatively low and there was no evidence of the nanomaterials concentrating in the higher level organisms.
Cutting edge nanotechnology research at North Carolina State University is leading to advances in everything from revitalizing HIV drugs to creating harder, stronger nanocrystalline iron that can really take the heat.