The National Nanotechnology Initiative (NNI) will hold its 2013 Stakeholder Perspectives on the Perception, Assessment, and Management of the Potential Risks of Nanotechnology on September 10-11, 2013 in Washington DC.
The world's most famous painting has now been created on the world's smallest canvas. Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology have 'painted' the Mona Lisa on a substrate surface approximately 30 microns in width - or one-third the width of a human hair.
Researchers have achieved dynamic, atomic-scale views of a protein needed to maintain the transparency of the lens in the human eye. The work could lead to new insights and drugs for treating cataract and a variety of other health conditions.
Nanowerk has compiled the most extensive nanotechnology market database to date with more than 4200 entries. In a new Global Nanotechnology Markets section, users can now easily get comprehensive overviews of nanotechnology organizations in the 40 leading countries. For further convenience, the U.S. market can be accessed state by state.
Researchers from North Carolina State University and the University of Texas have revealed more about graphene's mechanical properties and demonstrated a technique to improve the stretchability of graphene - developments that should help engineers and designers come up with new technologies that make use of the material.
For quantum physicists, entangling quantum systems is one of their every day tools. Entanglement is a key resource for upcoming quantum computers and simulators. Now, physicists in Innsbruck/Austria and Geneva/Switzerland realized a new, reliable method to verify entanglement in the laboratory using a minimal number of assumptions about the system and measuring devices. Hence, this method witnesses the presence of useful entanglement.
Instead of mimicking rigid solar cells made of silicon crystals, materials scientists should embrace the inherently disordered nature of plastic polymers, say Stanford University scientists. Their findings could speed up the development of low-cost, commercially available plastic solar cells and other electronic devices.