Move over, compact discs, DVDs, and hard drives. Researchers in Japan report progress toward developing a new protein-based memory device that could provide an alternative to conventional magnetic and optical storage systems, which are quickly approaching their memory storage capacities.
Researchers at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), Chatham House, Environmental Law Institute (ELI) and the Project on Emerging Nanotechnologies (PEN), an initiative of Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars and The Pew Charitable Trusts, have been awarded a $587,000 European Commission grant to conduct an international research project on regulating nanotechnologies in the European Union and United States.
Developing a portable device that will help prevent, identify and contain infectious diseases such as SARS, is the goal of a new University of Toronto research project. The project is one of four cutting-edge research projects at the University of Toronto to receive funding from the McGuinty government.
To catch up with the development of global science and technology, Vietnam should have proper investment plans, prepared for ideas and combining scientists and experts with programmes which have completely new contents, and establishing training and research centres. Apart from traditional laboratories, two National Universities have begun to do this.
Nanotechnology Masters Courses each vary in their emphasis and content, and the NanoMasters Course Website provides a means for prospective students to search for details of Nano Masters Courses of specific interest to them.
Don't know your nanorod from your nanoribbon? Want to find out what nanomaterials are in the products you buy? Could the safe handling of nanomaterials be improved? Nine new nanotechnology publications lead the way.
NanoSci-E+ is announcing the opening of a transnational call for collaborative proposals. A minimum of EUR 16M will be distributed for the funding of high-quality projects, possibly complemented by an additional EUR 8M (subject to contract with the European Commission).
A delegation from King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, visited Hong Kong University of Science and Technology today to sign a Memorandum of Understanding establishing a long-term collaboration between the two research institutions.
Rapid identification of bird flu infection will be the key to controlling a pandemic should the virus learn how to transmit between humans. A new lab-on-a-chip could provide diagnosis in as little as 30 minutes.
At the largest Asian fair for nanotechnology, the nano tech 2008, IVAM Microtechnology Network promotes the innovations of its 270 member companies and institutes, ranging from nanoanalytics to tool manufacturing.
When the public considers competing arguments about a new technology's potential risks and benefits, people will tend to agree with the expert whose values are closest to their own, no matter what position the expert takes. The same will hold true for nanotechnology, a key study has found.
Research underway at the University of Leeds will provide a completely fresh insight into the workings of nano-scale systems, and enable advances in the development of nano-electronic devices for use in industry, medicine and biotechnology.