The National Science Foundation's Center for Nanotechnology in Society (CNS), housed at UC Santa Barbara, recently hosted a major conference on health and safety in laboratories and industrial workplaces employing nanotechnology.
There is an interesting article on the CSI (Committee for Sceptical Inquiry) website about a broad range of assessments from CSICOP panelists of pseudoscience and the paranormal in education, the media, and public perception.
Researchers are developing a novel way to collect energy from the sun with a technology that could potentially cost pennies a yard, be imprinted on flexible materials and still draw energy after the sun has set.
Presenting their findings at a recent European Science Foundation (ESF) and European Cooperation in the field of Scientific and Technical Research (COST) conference, scientists show how new food technologies are changing European diets.
A breakthrough in understanding the way atoms move across cell membranes in the human body could pave the way for the development of new treatments for inflammatory diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis.
Theoretical chemists can breathe a tentative sigh of relief after the publication of a 'beautiful' study which shows that a cornerstone of their discipline seems to be intact - despite earlier evidence to the contrary.
For centuries, human beings have been entranced by the captivating glimmer of the diamond. What accounts for the stunning beauty of this most precious gem? As mathematician Toshikazu Sunada explains in an article appearing today in the Notices of the American Mathematical Society, some secrets of the diamond's beauty can be uncovered by a mathematical analysis of its microscopic crystal structure.
A new strategic plan for the work of the National Nanotechnology Initiative has just been released by the interagency Nanoscale Science, Engineering, and Technology Subcommittee of the National Science and Technology Council's Committee on Technology with support from the National Nanotechnology Coordination Office.
Researchers at the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology and The Scripps Research Institute in California are designing an artificial viral shell as a valuable nano-container for pinpoint drug delivery, molecular computing components, and a host of other applications.
Researchers have developed a new modeling technique to study and design miniature biosensors, a tool that could help industry perfect lab-on-a-chip technology for uses ranging from medical diagnostics to environmental monitoring.