While the Nano car of Tatas' has taken the country by storm, it will be nanotechnology that promises to spur students of the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE). From April 1, nano-technology will be introduced as an optional subject for Class XI and Class XII students. There are around 12 lakh (one lakh is equal to a hundred thousand) students under CBSE.
The Georgia Institute of Science and Technology has sought 250 acres of land in order to set up a special economic zone (SEZ) focusing on research and industrial collaboration apart from the offshore campus that the institute is planning on the outskirts of Hyderabad.
The Rudd Government's budget axe will fall on the technology behind self-cleaning windows and stain-resistant clothes, after unions expressed concerns over the safety of the emerging field of nanotechnology.
Physics and astronomy in the UK is under threat and could face serious damage if the Science and Technology Facilities Councilā??s Delivery Plan is not put on ice until the Wakeham Review has had to time to report, according to the chief executive of the Institute of Physics.
There is an article over on the BBC News Magazine about the popularity of the word 'nano' in consumer products - latest example being the Tata Nano, the world's cheapest car rolled out in India this week.
The Interuniversity Microelectronic Center (IMEC), Europe's leading independent research center in the field of micro- and nanoelectronics as well as nanotechnology, has decided to establish a liaison office in Taiwan to further encourage exchanges with this country.
The University of Colorado at Boulder physics department will continue its Saturday Physics Series on Jan. 19 with an examination of some of the tools used in the nanotechnology field and where breakthroughs in the field may lead.
On Wednesday, Congressman Albert R. Wynn (D-MD), Chairman of the Subcommittee on the Environment and Hazardous Materials, convened a forum on nanotechnology and heard from some of the leading environmental, government and industry experts in the field.
Scientists at George Mason University's Center for Applied Proteomics and Molecular Medicine have invented an innovative nanotechnology tool that may lead to a dramatic improvement in treatment results for patients diagnosed with cancer or other diseases.
The New Straits Times in Malaysia carries a funny editorial that makes for a perfect Slow News Friday article. Nanotechnology is now being used for facial and hair care. But Shannon Teoh will have none of it. Because, he rails, beauty is being sacrificed for health in the process.
Joint Technology Initiatives (public-private partnerships, involving industry, the research community and public authorities) are proposed as a means to implement the Strategic Research Agendas of a limited number of European Technology Platforms.
Researchers from the Institute for Nuclear Research and the Baikov Institute of Metallurgy and Material Science, both in Moscow, Russia, are proposing that that nanocomposites of phonon resonant cavities (NPRC) will possess an interesting electrodynamic properties.