Researchers from the Nano Machine Center at the California NanoSystems Institute at UCLA have developed a novel type of nanomachine that can capture and store anticancer drugs inside tiny pores and release them into cancer cells in response to light.
For quite some time, DNA, the stuff our genes are made of, has also been considered the building material of choice for nanoscale objects. A team in Germany has now made a dodecahedron (a geometric shape with twelve surfaces) from DNA building blocks.
Doctors' quest to see what is happening inside a living body has been hampered by the limits on detecting tiny components of internal structures and events. Now a team of Stanford University School of Medicine researchers has developed a new type of imaging system that can illuminate tumors in living subjects-getting pictures with a precision of nearly one-trillionth of a meter.
Engineers have created the first 'active matrix' display using a new class of transparent transistors and circuits, a step toward realizing applications such as e-paper, flexible color monitors and 'heads-up' displays in car windshields.
UC Santa Barbara will host special education activities and exhibits, designed to educate and engage the local Santa Barbara community in the growing fields of nanoscale science and nanotechnologies, on Saturday, April 5, from 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m
Jedes Jahr kuert die Fachzeitschrift Environmental Science and Technology aus mehr als 1200 Veroeffentlichungen die besten wissenschaftlichen Arbeiten in den Bereichen Umweltwissenschaften, Umwelttechnologie und Umweltpolitik. Dieses Jahr wurde eine Zusammenarbeit zwischen der Empa und der ETH Zuerich als beste Arbeit im Bereich Umweltwissenschaften ausgezeichnet.
Leading academics and practitioners from the northeast United States will discuss the latest advances in bioengineering research and nanotechnology at a conference hosted by Brown University April 4-6, 2008.