Researchers from the Delft University of Technology Kavli Institute of Nanoscience have discovered how to use the motors of biological cells in extremely small channels on a chip. Based on this, they built a transport system that uses electrical charges to direct the molecules individually.
The European Space Agency (ESA) is seeking a Commercial Agent Network to market and sell the use of ESA s facilities on the International Space Station (ISS) and related resources and services within the Materials and Processes industrial community.
Scientists have found a way to cork nanoscale test tubes. The goal is a better way to deliver drugs, for example, for cancer treatment. Scientists want to fill the teeny tubes with drugs and inject them into the body, where they will seek diseased or cancerous cells, uncork and spill their therapeutic contents in the right place.
A new tactic in the battle against cardiovascular disease ? employing nanoengineered molecules called nanolipoblockers as frontline infantry against harmful cholesterol ? is showing promise in early laboratory studies at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey.
Eikos Inc. and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) have achieved competitive efficiency in two types of solar cells using carbon nanotube conductive coatings, in a significant step toward developing fully printable solar cells.
By melding magnetic and luminescent properties with an easily modified surface, a team of investigators at the National Research Council of Canada have created what could prove to be a highly versatile nanoparticle system for imaging and delivering drugs to tumors.
A new environmental chamber constructed by the Materials Science Division at Argonne allows researchers to watch materials as they grow step-by-step while interacting in elevated-temperature, reactive-gas environments.
University of Wisconsin-Madison mechanical engineers have developed a method for fabricating packages of tiny sensors that measure temperature more accurately than bulk thermocouples. Inserted unobtrusively in critical locations, these metal-embedded micro-thin film thermocouples could more effectively monitor conditions and diagnose problems during manufacturing processes such as injection-molding or die-casting.