The Flexible Electronics and Display Center at Arizona State University (formerly the Flexible Display Center) and PARC, a Xerox company, announced that they successfully manufactured the world's largest flexible X-ray detector prototype using advanced thin film transistors.
On April 17-18, the Printed Electronics Europe conference and exhibition in Berlin, Germany, will feature "Manufacturing Street" - a live, multi-technology, printed electronics demonstration. Being part of the exhibition, this years' Manufacturing Street brings together seven organisations in the supply chain who will demonstrate a number of printing and process steps in interactive sessions throughout the event, printing functional inks and assembling printed and conventional electronics devices.
Carbon nanotubes can be used as quantum bits for quantum computers. A study by physicists at the Technische Universitaet Muenchen has shown how nanotubes can store information in the form of vibrations. Up to now, researchers have experimented primarily with electrically charged particles. Because nanomechanical devices are not charged, they are much less sensitive to electrical interference.
Agreement between the College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering and the Israeli Lead Innovation and Commercialization Agency will enable billions of dollars in new investments and thousands of new high-tech jobs in New York and Israel.
Nature's designs are giving researchers funded by the National Institutes of Health ideas for new technologies that could help wounds heal, make injections less painful and provide new materials for a variety of purposes.
The promise of repairing damaged hearts through regenerative medicine - infusing stem cells into the heart in the hope that these cells will replace worn out or damaged tissue - has yet to meet with clinical success. But a highly sensitive visualization technique developed by Stanford University School of Medicine scientists may help speed that promise's realization.
Scientists have cracked a 35-year-old mystery about the workings of the natural motors that are serving as models for development of a futuristic genre of synthetic nanomotors that pump therapeutic DNA, RNA or drugs into individual diseased cells.
European researchers in the Nanodevice project are investigating the safety aspects of nanomaterial production. Their plan laid down in 2009 was to develop new concepts, reliable methods and portable devices for detecting, analysing and monitoring airborne ENMs in the workplace. The latest feedback from the team suggests the project has delivered on its promise.