A team led by SLAC Ph.D. candidate Sebastian Schorb found that the x-ray damage process in nanometer-sized clusters of atoms is slower than expected from previous studies of atoms and simple molecules.
An interdisciplinary team of researchers from Drexel University have reported the development of a new technology for grid-scale energy storage which could provide a fast, efficient method for storing energy on the electrical grid. This new technology, dubbed the "electrochemical flow capacitor", stores energy in the same way as a supercapacitor, but is much less costly to scale up for large, industrial applications.
There are serious gaps in our awareness of the potential risks involved in handling nanomaterials at work, and serious shortcomings in the way that those risks are communicated to workplaces, according to a new literature review from the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (EU-OSHA).
Research is urgently needed to evaluate the risks and benefits of nano-pesticides to human and environmental health. Melanie Kah and Thilo Hofmann from the Department of Environmental Geosciences of the University of Vienna recently performed an extensive analysis of this emerging field of research.
Forscher vom Karlsruher Institut für Technologie, der TU Darmstadt, der University of Cambridge und IBM haben optoelektronische Bauteile auf Basis von Graphen entwickelt. Mit ihnen können informationstechnische Systeme langfristig kleiner und leistungsfähiger werden.
A quest to explore new research fields brought Darren Martin to Queensland 12 years ago, little realising his work would go on to impact on areas as diverse as wastewater treatment, high-performance engineering and sporting goods.
Luke Hanley at the University of Illinois at Chicago received a $390,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to test methods of coating solar panel films using nanoparticles from a chemical group called metal chalcogenides. The inexpensive films could be wrapped over everything from vehicles to buildings to gain maximum sunshine exposure and produce electricity.
The Australian Centre for Nanomedicine at the University of New South Wales is at the forefront of this exciting new discipline and will host the third International Nanomedicine Conference from 2-4 July in Sydney.
In an age where nanotechnology and stem cells could greatly extend human life, and where human-to-computer mind upload is discussed as casually as the latest iPad app, the Singularity may not be all it's cracked up to be.