Just as artists at Disney and Pixar Animation Studios bring Mickey Mouse, Shrek and Nemo to life, life science artists are using animation to bring viruses, bacteria and even nanowires to life and demystify scientific concepts.
An EU-funded study by physicists in Germany, France and Hungary has demonstrated conclusively that the Standard Model of particle physics, a theory describing the fundamental interactions of the elementary particles that make up all visible matter in the universe, accurately accounts for the mass of protons and neutrons.
A team at Rice University has determined that a strip of graphite only 10 atoms thick can serve as the basic element in a new type of memory, making massive amounts of storage available for computers, handheld media players, cell phones and cameras.
A memorandum of understanding for cooperation on renewable energy sources was signed between the CAS Institute of Electrical Engineering (IEE) and the US National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) on 11 November in Beijing.
The next generation of solar panels promises to be less conspicuous and expensive, but the technology still needs to be made more efficient, said Prof. Alan Heeger, winner of the 2000 Nobel Prize in Chemistry, during a lecture Thursday.
Developing countries need to pool resources to ensure access to scientific and technical knowledge about nanotechnology in order to narrow the 'nano-divide' - similar to the digital and genomics divides - resulting from the implications of nanotechnology-related intellectual property rights on monopoly practices, technology transfer and trade, according to experts.
For some, nanotechnology is known by its applications in nanoelectronics, from PDAs to computers. But College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering (CNSE) professor Dr. Nathaniel Cady is using nanotechnology to address human diseases.
With Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's signature on September 29, California became the first U.S. state to approve two laws that will move its regulatory scheme toward a comprehensive chemicals policy. The legislation is intended to improve public and environmental health protection and encourage green chemistry-the design of chemical products and processes that reduce or eliminate the use or generation of hazardous substances.
A team led by Thomas Schulthess of the U.S. Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory received the prestigious 2008 Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) Gordon Bell Prize Thursday after attaining the fastest performance ever in a scientific supercomputing application.