The United States may lose its leadership role in space to other countries unless it makes research and development funding and processes - especially in nanotechnology - a renewed and urgent priority, according to a new paper from Rice University's Baker Institute for Public Policy.
When it comes to physics, glass lacks transparency. No one has been able to see what's happening at the molecular level as a super-cooled liquid approaches the glass state - until now. Emory University physicists have made a movie of particle motion during this mysterious transition.
Using clusters of magnetic nanoparticles researchers from the UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science have shown that they can manipulate how thousands of cells divide, morph and develop finger-like extensions.
In partnership with researchers from four Midwestern universities and a national laboratory, Robert Hamers hopes to scale the outer walls of living things - their cell membranes - and watch nanoparticles of various compositions, sizes and shapes knock on the door.
This short course covers the most important transistor fundamentals presented in a semester-long course that has attracted 10,000+ viewers since it was posted on nanoHUB.org, a nanoscience and nanotechnology resource created by the Network for Computational Nanotechnology.
A collaboration with key European Nanomedicine players which is funded by the European Commission aims at identifying key areas for nanomedicine research and at establishing novel concepts for translation of nanomedical innovations into clinical practice.
Researchers from Johns Hopkins and Northwestern universities have discovered how to control the shape of nanoparticles that move DNA through the body and have shown that the shapes of these carriers may make a big difference in how well they work in treating cancer and other diseases.
Theoretical physicist Ali Naji from the Institute for Research in Fundamental Sciences (IPM) in Tehran and the University of Cambridge, UK, and his colleagues showed in a research how small random patches of disordered and frozen electric charges can make a difference when they are scattered on surfaces that are overall neutral.
Using the world's fastest laser pulses, which can freeze the ultrafast motion of electrons and atoms, UA physicists have caught the action of molecules breaking apart and electrons getting knocked out of atoms. Their research helps us better understand molecular processes and ultimately be able to control them in many possible applications.
Penn State will receive $4.2 million over the next three years from the National Science Foundation to continue the work of the National Nanotechnology Applications and Career Knowledge Network (NACK Network), founded at the University with a four-year grant from the NSF in 2008.
A team of researchers at the University of Pennsylvania has found a way to generate the kind of 'structural color' that has the added benefit of another trait of butterfly wings: super-hydrophobicity, or the ability to strongly repel water.
The Molecular and Industrial Biotechnology Group of the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya · BarcelonaTech (UPC) has improved the antimicrobial properties of medical textiles using an enzymatic pre-treatment combined with simultaneous deposition of nanoparticles and biopolymers under ultrasonic irradiation.
Researchers from North Carolina State University have developed new techniques for stretching carbon nanotubes (CNT) and using them to create carbon composites that can be used as stronger, lighter materials in everything from airplanes to bicycles.
An EU-funded project to improve and strengthen Europe's competitiveness in micro and nano devices has resulted in the successful development of a customer-oriented engineering methodology that will ultimately benefit a wide range of European industries that depend on these technologies.