One year into the Seventh Framework Programme (FP7) and action is well underway, with the third call for proposals currently active. Information on the first projects accepted for funding under FP7 has now also been published on CORDIS, the EU's official information service for research and development.
Although nano-materials are currently high on research agenda, efforts should be made to promote nano-information technology in China because nanoelectronics is the nanotechnology with most market potentials, says Prof. HU Weiwu from the CAS Institute of Computing Technology.
Panasonic has introduced a new electrical shaver - the ES8228S Vortex Nano Shaver with Nanotech Blades - which it claims 'delivers the sharpest blades for precise and accurate shaving, now with nanotechnology.'
The DC-based research and consulting firm Social Technologies recently released a series of 12 briefs that shed light on the top areas for technology innovation through 2025. The brief on 'nanomaterials,' by futurist Peter von Stackelberg, is the fourth trend in the series.
An online web seminar on January 31, 2008 presented by the American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA) will deal wth nanotoxicology issues for assessing and managing occupational exposure risks for nanoparticles in the workplace.
A new generation of ultrafast fiber lasers being developed in Europe is creating more uses for the beams of high-intensity light, while lowering production and maintenance costs and increasing efficiency.
A research team led by Prof. PAN Jianwei with the University of Science and Technology of China, the Chinese Academy of Sciences, has been successful in performing Shor's algorithm, a quantum algorithm for factorization, on an optical quantum computer.