Using an innovative device with microscopic chambers, researchers from four institutions, including Johns Hopkins, have gleaned important new information about how bacteria survive in hostile environments by forming antibiotic-resistant communities called biofilms.
In the first-ever report of its kind, futurists and analysts at the DC-based research and consulting firm Social Technologies released a series of 12 briefs this month that shed light on the top areas for technology innovation through 2025.
Principally new weapons based on nanotechnology will be designed in Russia within 15 years for combating radiation, chemical and biological terrorism, the chief of the Russian Radiation, Chemical and Biological Defence Troops, Colonel-General Vladimir Fillipov said.
Scientists at the University of Virginia have discovered a new class of hydrogen storage materials that could make the storage and transportation of energy much more efficient - and affordable - through higher-performing hydrogen fuel cells.
The Surface Science Group in the School of Engineering & Applied Science at Aston University has recently purchased two new state-of-the art surface analytical instruments for probing the outer layers of the surfaces of solids.
Researchers have developed an incredibly versatile micro-scale capsule embedded with nano-sized particles able to enhance real-time visualization with magnetic resonance imaging as well as deliver a powerful therapeutic punch to diseases in animal models.
MEDEA+, a European-wide collaborative research programme centred on microelectronics and part of the EUREKA project, has announced that CATRENE (Cluster for Application and Technology Research in Europe) is to be the follow-on programme designed to take electronics into the nanoscale era.
Nanotechnology may seem like the stuff of science fiction, but in mid-Missouri, the field is quickly becoming recognized as a promising component of the area's technology-driven economic development strategy.
Scientific advances today are accomplished at the intersections of various fields, according to Frans Johansson's brilliant book, 'The Medici Effect.' Breakthroughs come when disparate disciplines collide in new ways. This innovation is readily seen in nanotechnology, or the creation and use of materials - even machines - at the atomic or molecular scale.