The Convergence08 Unconference on Nano-Bio-Info-Cogno (NBIC) technologies and their interactions will be held November 15-16, 2008, at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, California. The event will use an innovative 'unconference' format to enable participants to customize the event in a highly interactive way.
In conjunction with the opening of its new museum and conference center, the Chemical Heritage Foundation (CHF) announces the launch of the Molecules That Matter Lecture Series. The series complements the museum's first changing exhibition, Molecules That Matter, which showcases scientific objects and artistic reactions to ten organic molecules that transformed the twentieth century.
The goal of the course is to provide international students - graduated in chemistry, physics, materials science or engineering - with scientific and managerial skills, in order to pursue a career in the nanotechnology sector and to establish a network between nanotech professionals and hi-tech companies.
The technique uses an ultra short pulse of infra-red laser light to cause a vibration in one part of the protein molecule. The researchers then track the movement of energy from this vibration as it moves through the protein, building up an energy flow map of the protein which enables them to identify what kind of protein it is.
A new report published by the Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI) on nanotechnology and its potential future applications in relation to food and food packaging makes a series of recommendations to ensure that consumers? safety is protected in relation to developments in this area.
Edith Cowan University's (ECU) School of Engineering is gearing up for the first intake of Mechanical Engineering students next year with the installation of a high-tech new nanoindenter at the state-of-the-art Materials Research Laboratory.
A technology which provides high quality images of the crystallisation process marks the next step towards a 'right first time' approach to drug manufacture, according to engineers at the University of Leeds.
The National Institutes of Health announced today that it has increased its support of high-impact research with 2008 NIH Director?s Pioneer and New Innovator Awards to 47 scientists, many of whom are in the early stages of their careers. The grants, estimated to be up to $138 million over five years, enable recipients to pursue exceptionally innovative approaches that could transform biomedical and behavioral science.
Istikbal, a subsidiary of leading Turkish conglomerate the Boydak Group, has developed a new fabric that blocks 98.5 percent of electromagnetic waves and heralds it as an innovative product with potential applications in both homes and industry.