Hybrid electric vehicles that run on both conventional gasoline and stored electricity can be no more than a stop gap until more sustainable technology is developed, according to researchers in France. They suggest that the adoption of HEVs might even slow development of more sustainable fuel-cell powered electric vehicles.
This conference is organised by the Integrated NANOSAFE2 project, funded by the European Commission under FP6. The conference is intended to present, on the one hand, the main results issued from the project and, on the other hand, to make known the major progress and projections in the domain of the safe production and use of nanomaterials.
A new type of membrane, developed by scientists of the University of Twente in The Netherlands, can stand high temperatures for a long period of time. This 'molecular sieve' is capable of removing water out of e.g. solvents and biofuels. It is a very energy efficient alternative to existing techniques like distillation.
By encapsulating HIV drug molecules into tiny polymer particles that slow-release drug when they are injected, researchers are working on the next step in simplifying HIV therapy: injectable HAART you could take once a month.
The Knowledge Foundation announced today that Dr. Terry Payne, Technology Development Manager with the U.S. Department of Energy's Hydrogen, Fuel Cell & Infrastructure Technologies Program, will be the opening speaker at the 10th Small Fuel Cells conference to be held in Atlanta, GA from April 30 - May 2, 2008.
FESPA has announced the conference programme for its first-ever Digital Textile Conference (March 31 to 1 April 1, 2008). Entitled Digital Printing for Commercial Success, the conference will focus on both commercial and technical topics, examining market opportunities in the sector.
Scientists at Carnegie Mellon University's Molecular Biosensor and Imaging Center (MBIC) have developed new 'fluorogen activating proteins' (FAPs) that will become a key component of novel molecular biosensor technology being created at Carnegie Mellon.
During 2 years, the MONA ('Merging Optics and Nanotechnologies') consortium has been working through workshops, symposia and expert interviews at establishing a roadmap for photonics and nanotechnologies in Europe. Almost 300 people from industry and academia have been involved in the construction of this roadmap that gives insight into the future of materials, equipment, processes and applications. It also highlights the European position and outlook with respect to nanophotonics, and offers recommendations.