Good news for public health: Bioengineering researchers from the EPFL in Switzerland, have developed and patented a nanoparticle that can deliver vaccines more effectively, with fewer side effects, and at a fraction of the cost of current vaccine technologies.
Scientists have have developed nanowires capable of storing computer data for 100,000 years and retrieving that data a thousand times faster than existing portable memory devices such as Flash memory and micro-drives, all using less power and space than current memory technologies.
For orthopaedic implants to be successful, bone must meld to the metal that these artificial hips, knees and shoulders are made of. A team of engineers has discovered a new material that could significantly increase this success rate.
A new $2.9 million graduate student training program at Cornell, funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF), will help bridge the problematic gap among various scientific disciplines, in an effort to solve common problems a range of scientists face.
Scuola Interpolitecnica di Dottorato is a special project whereby the three Italian Technical Universities, the Polytechnic of Torino, the Polytechnic of Bari and the Polytechnic of Milano, aim to offering a joint PhD program of high qualification in the areas that the three Polytechnics consider strategic.
Greek Transport Institute IMET at the National Center for Research and Technology Development in Thessaloniki is working on a smart system that will be able to monitor alertness levels in drivers, recognize symptoms of sleepiness and give drivers a wake-up call.
Researchers have used radio waves to dampen the motion of a miniature mechanical oscillator containing more than a quadrillion atoms, a cooling technique that may open a new window into the quantum world using smaller and simpler equipment.
Scientists have found a flaw in the most common model for DNA elasticity, a discovery that will improve the accuracy of single-molecule research and perhaps pave the way for DNA to become an official standard for measuring picoscale forces, a notoriously difficult challenge.