Researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, are continuing their march toward creating a synthetic, gecko-like adhesive, one sticky step at a time. Their latest milestone is the first adhesive that cleans itself after each use without the need for water or chemicals, much like the remarkable hairs found on the gecko lizard's toes.
In a ceremony at Oslo Concert Hall, seven pioneering researchers in the fields of astrophysics, nanoscience and neuroscience were honoured as the first Kavli Prize laureates, receiving a gold medal and scroll.
A groundbreaking renewable energy project directed by Sheila Kennedy, professor of the practice of architecture at MIT and principal of KVA MATx in Boston, has won an international award for technology that benefits humanity.
Des chercheurs de l?Institut de Biologie Structurale Jean-Pierre Ebel et de l'Institut de recherches en technologies et sciences pour le vivant, viennent de mettre au point une nouvelle generation de biocapteurs.
A team of materials scientists and toxicologists announced the formation of a new international research alliance to establish protocols for reproducible toxicological testing of nanomaterials in both cultured cells and animals.
Bernd Winter and colleagues, from BESSY, Max-Born-Institut, Uppsala University, and MPI fuer Dynamik und Selbstorganisation, report how water solvates its intrinsic hydroxide (OH-) anion. Unraveling this behavior is important to advance the understanding of aqueous chemistry and biology.
Widespread use of nanoscale silver will challenge regulatory agencies to balance important potential benefits against the possibility of significant environmental risk, highlighting the need to identify research priorities concerning this emerging technology, according to a new report.
If your experiment doesn?t go the way you expect, take a closer look - something even more interesting may have happened. That strategy has led scientists at the Brookhaven National Laboratory to discover a fundamental shift in an enzyme?s function that could help expand the toolbox for engineering biofuels and other plant-based oil products.