Training in research management and toxicology, interdisciplinary Masters level programmes and hands-on training experience are some of the recommendations from the Institute of Nanotechnology following a survey identifying the skills gaps and training needs in nanoscience and nanotechnology.
A new technique developed in Spain opens new perspectives in the fabrication of substantial height-base aspect ratio plasmonic nanostructures and may become particularly relevant for nonflat substrates.
Scientists in Singapore say they have devised a mini-lab capable of identifying the H5N1 bird flu virus in less than 30 minutes, in what they believe could be a breakthrough in efforts to shore up defences against any flu pandemic.
Brandeis neuroscientist Gina Turrigiano has been awarded a National Institutes of Health (NIH) Director's Pioneer Award, a five-year grant totaling $2.5 million. She is one of 12 recipients nationwide to win the highly competitive award.
The Center for the Study of Law, Science, and Technology has been awarded a multi-year federal grant to develop models for the international regulation of nanotechnology, a growing science with big implications for health, safety, quality of life and environmental concerns.
Future Medicine Ltd announced that its journal Nanomedicine has won the Highly Commended award in the ALPSP Best New Journal category. This follows on from the news that Nanomedicine has also been selected for coverage in MEDLINE.
Here is our Slow News Friday story. We thought we'd heard it all but now a yoga guru has appropriated nanotechnology in a talk at Assocham's B2B in Biotechnology and Nanotechnology summit in India this week.
The Center for Hierarchical Manufacturing at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, its partner centers, and the National Science Foundation announce the launch of the National Nanomanufacturing Network, a community-driven open access network that facilitates collaboration and disseminates information among the nanomanufacturing research, education and development community.
In a discovery of potentially burning interest to computer and chip manufacturers, physicists at Wuerzburg University have demonstrated a previous unknown quantum effect - and this could be a big step forward in the development of new, cool computer technologies.