The University of Texas at San Antonio and the University of Texas at Austin are two of five research universities in a nationwide consortium awarded $1.4 million from the National Science Foundation. The Nanoscale Interdisciplinary Research Team grant will enable researchers to explore ways to concentrate optical energy on a scale of nanometers and develop means to control optical energy for applications in nanoscience and nanotechnology.
In a newly announced global Alliance for Nanosystems VLSI (very-large-scale integration), researchers at Caltech's Kavli Nanoscience Institute (KNI) in Pasadena, California, and at the Laboratoire d'Electronique et de Technologie de l'Information-Micro- and Nano-Technologies (CEA/LETI-MINATEC) in Grenoble, France, are working together to take the pursuit of Feynman's vision to an entirely new level.
ENTER3, the 3rd festival for arts, sciences and technologies will take place in Prague, Czech Republic, from November 8-11, 2007. ENTER is part of the annual Week of Science and Technology, the project of the Czech Academy of Sciences.
The Universidad Autonoma de Madrid has tested a new protection technique that consists of the electrodeposition of a conductive polymer (polypyrrole) over the surface of a material like copper that is easily oxidized.
A consortium of Piedmont Triad institutions has been awarded a $100,000 planning grant from the North Carolina Biotechnology Center to establish the state's first Center of Innovation, focusing on the emerging field of nanobiotechnology.
What do Americans know about nanotechnology-the technology that promises to ignite the next Industrial Revolution? According to polls, the answer is not much. A federally-supported national network of U.S. scientists, museum professionals, and educators is working to change that.
In a new, highly targetted $100-million program, Alberta's provincial research-funding arm, Alberta Ingenuity, says it is setting out on a path that will significantly change the entire funding landscape across Canada.
Just months after the proposal for a Nano Park was announced, the Department of Science and Technology (DST) of the Centre has made public its plans to establish an Institute of Nano Science and Technology in Bangalore.
A Micro-Vett Fiat Doblò, a regular size 5-seat station wagon, powered by a custom 18kWh Altairnano lithium-ion NanoSafe battery pack, traveled 300 kilometers (186 miles) in one day in an urban delivery circuit.