The French Atomic Energy Commission (CEA) has given its backing to the European Charter for Researchers and the Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers, agreeing to apply their principles to its human resources management for researchers and scientific employment.
Using enzymes from E. coli bacteria, Duke University chemists and engineers have introduced a hundred-fold improvement in the precision of features imprinted to create microdevices such as labs-on-a-chip.
The Jaap Schijve Award has been established and is sponsored by the Dutch National Aerospace Laboratory (NLR) and Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands. This prize of 5000 Euro is awarded to a young researcher who has made an outstanding contribution to scientific progress in fatigue and damage tolerance as applied to aerospace.
With the help of a device capable of depositing metals an atom at a time in the materials used in computer chips, a team of engineers has successfully blended modern semiconductor technology and nanomachines.
Experts from government, academia, consulting companies, non-profit organizations and industry will gather to hear Dr. John Balbus, Chief Health Scientist for Environmental Defense offer the most up to date information on the potential toxicity of nanoparticles on October 3 during International Nanotechnology Week.
The Pittsburgh Conference on Analytical Chemistry and Applied Spectroscopy and its co-sponsoring technical societies proudly announce the 2008 Pittsburgh Conference Memorial National College Grants Program.
Two major steps toward putting quantum computers into real practice - sending a photon signal on demand from a qubit onto wires and transmitting the signal to a second, distant qubit - have been brought about by a team of scientists at Yale.
Today, the Wilson Center's Project on Emerging Nanotechnologies announces a major effort to reach out to the American public and engage them in an important online conversation about the possible risks and benefits of nanotechnology and consumer products.
Researchers have created a razor-like material that is truly on the "cutting edge" of nanotechnology. Called nanoblades, these first-of-their-kind magnesium nanomaterials challenge conventional wisdom about nanostructure growth, and could have applications in energy storage and fuel cell technology.
In scientific research, there is great satisfaction when theoretical work is eventually supported by experimentation. Such was the case this week for a team of Italian and US scientists when they received preliminary confirmation of a 10-year-old theory from a fluid science experiment that is currently orbiting the Earth on the Foton-M3 spacecraft.
By placing quantum dots on a specially designed photonic crystal, researchers at the University of Illinois have demonstrated enhanced fluorescence intensity by a factor of up to 108. Potential applications include high-brightness light-emitting diodes, optical switches and personalized, high-sensitivity biosensors.