From January 1, 2012 ThyssenKrupp Steel Europe AG will be funding a group of young researchers from Ruhr University Bochum. The computer scientists and mathematicians will carry out research jointly with the Interdisciplinary Centre for Advanced Materials Simulation (ICAMS) over a period of six years.
The 2012 Symposia on VLSI Technology and Circuits, to be held at the Hilton Hawaiian Village in Honolulu, HI, June 12-14, 2012 (Technology) and June 13-15, 2012 (Circuits), announce their respective Calls for Papers.
Researchers from North Carolina State University and Purdue University have shown that the semiconductor material gallium nitride (GaN) is non-toxic and is compatible with human cells - opening the door to the material's use in a variety of biomedical implant technologies.
Imagine having skin so supple you could stretch it out to more than twice its normal length in any direction - repeatedly - yet it would always snap back completely wrinkle-free when you let go of it. You would certainly never need Botox.
The mechanisms and the timescale of charge separation in photovoltaics have been the subject of controversial scientific debate for many years. Scientists ave now been able to dissect the process in detail.
Empa-Forschende entwickelten ein Herstellungsverfahren fuer Nano-Cellulosepulver, aus dem sich Polymerverbundwerkstoffe herstellen lassen, die beispielsweise als Leichtbauwerkstoff im Automobilbau oder als Membran- oder Filtermaterial in der Biomedizin Verwendung finden koennten.
Many illnesses are now being linked to particular patterns of mutations in an individual's DNA. However, the search for these patterns, known as haplotypes, is generally a slow and painstaking process. Yongyong Shi and colleagues from Shanghai Jiao Tong University in China have now shown how gold nanoparticles can be used to turn haplotyping into a high-throughput process.