Researchers have used radio waves to dampen the motion of a miniature mechanical oscillator containing more than a quadrillion atoms, a cooling technique that may open a new window into the quantum world using smaller and simpler equipment.
Scientists have found a flaw in the most common model for DNA elasticity, a discovery that will improve the accuracy of single-molecule research and perhaps pave the way for DNA to become an official standard for measuring picoscale forces, a notoriously difficult challenge.
New research provides a more thorough understanding of new mechanisms, which makes it possible to switch a magnetic nanoparticle without any magnetic field and may enable computers to more accurately write and store information.
Cosmetics Design-Europe.com runs an article today saying that "Nanomaterials used in cosmetics have been compared to the invisible airborne killer, asbestos, by a high-profile chemistry professor at the BA Festival of Science in York." Kristen Kulinowski answers.
With 1.4 billion Euros ($1.8 billion) allocated to 550 projects in the field of nanosciences and nanotechnology, the EU's 6th Research Framework Programme accounts for one-third of total public funding for nanotechnology and is the world's largest single funding agency worldwide for this exciting field.
Part of the funding, $1 million, in collaboration with UT Southwestern Medical Center, will go to conduct research into the use of nanotechnology for the treatment of a variety of medical conditions including cancer, autoimmune deficiencies, HIV and organ transplant rejection.