Scientific studies on climate change, energy and alternative fuels are among the 30 projects awarded more than 145 million processing hours on supercomputers at Oak Ridge National Laboratory through the Department of Energy's Innovative and Novel Computational Impact on Theory and Experiment (INCITE) program.
Patients prone to heart disease may one day be told by physicians to avoid not only fatty foods and smoking but air pollution too. A new academic study led by UCLA researchers has revealed that the smallest particles from vehicle emissions may be the most damaging components of air pollution in triggering plaque buildup in the arteries, which can lead to heart attack and stroke.
According to a report published today by NorTech and the Nano-Network, Ohio exhibits significant strengths in nanotechnology research, development, commercialization and entrepreneurship; and Northeast Ohio, in particular, is a leader in nanotech innovation. Through better cross-pollination of Ohio's regions and sectors, the State has the potential to become an even greater national player in nanotechnology.
Movie characters from the Terminator to the Bionic Woman use bionic eyes to zoom in on far-off scenes, have useful facts pop into their field of view, or create virtual crosshairs. Off the screen, virtual displays have been proposed for more practical purposes - visual aids to help vision-impaired people, holographic driving control panels and even as a way to surf the Web on the go.
Science fiction author Kathleen Ann Goonan was writing about nanotechnology before most people even know it existed. Her Nanotech Quartet, including her celebrated first novel Queen City Jazz, is about a future United States where nanotech has gone wild and turned cities into living entities - and reprogrammed people to reenact scenarios from US history and literature.
Scientists have discovered a way of speeding up the production of hollow-core optical fibres - a new generation of optical fibres that could lead to faster and more powerful computing and telecommunications technologies.
The phrase 'sex sells' takes on special significance when scientists and students gather. While nature's showiest subjects step out to promote reproductive success and survival with bright colors, flash and iridescence in feathers, scales, petals and wings, biologists, physicists, behaviorists and materials scientists will delve into whatâ??s behind all the bling at a workshop on 'Iridescence' to be held Feb. 6-9 at Arizona State University in Tempe, Ariz.
Within the next month, a panel of advisers to the Department of Public Health in Cambridge will deliver a set of recommendations to the City Council on how to deal with nanotechnology firms operating inside the city's boundaries.
While undergraduate students may think that the University of Alberta emphasizes research over teaching, those in research say thatâ??s not the case, arguing that good teaching needs good research programs.