Open menu

Nanotechnology General News

The latest news from academia, regulators
research labs and other things of interest

Carbon nanofibers cut flammability of upholstered furniture

Carbon, the active ingredient in charcoal, is normally not considered a fire retardant, but researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have determined that adding a small amount of carbon nanofibers to the polyurethane foams used in some upholstered furniture can reduce flammability by about 35 percent when compared to foam infused with conventional fire retardants.

Posted: Dec 9th, 2008

Read more

NSF early career award for nanotechnology projects

Southern Methodist University chemist Brent Sumerlin has earned a National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development Award, given to junior faculty members who exemplify the role of teacher-scholars in American colleges and universities.

Posted: Dec 9th, 2008

Read more

Nanoplasmonic biosensors compatible with artificial cell membranes

Chalmers researcher Andreas Dahlin has developed a biosensor with an artificial membrane, which means that membrane-bound proteins can retain their natural structure and function. The method facilitates the study of the function of the proteins, which could be of major significance in the search for new drugs.

Posted: Dec 9th, 2008

Read more

Russia gets tough on nano 'thieves'

In a sign the government might be taking nanomania a bit too seriously, Nanotechnology Corporation chief Anatoly Chubais rolled out plans last week for a war on nanothieves - companies who inaccurately use the 'nano' prefix to hawk wares ranging from breast implants to concrete.

Posted: Dec 9th, 2008

Read more

Law experts ponder keeping up with technology

Scholars from around the world participated in an ASU conference on Dec. 4-5, debating whether law and ethics are capable of keeping pace with science and technology and seeking potential solutions for the challenges created by the growing gap.

Posted: Dec 8th, 2008

Read more

Successful conlcusion of first Russian nanotechnology conference

Summing up the results of the First International Contest of scientific papers in the sphere of nanotechnologies between young scientists became the central event of the last day of the First International Forum on Nanotechnologies that took place in Moscow from December 3-5, 2008.

Posted: Dec 8th, 2008

Read more

Advanced Electron Microscopy School

This course is aimed at those already in possession of a sound knowledge of S/TEM requiring a deeper understanding of advanced electron optics, and is especially suited to those using, or expecting to use, any type of aberration-corrected and/or monochromated S/TEM instrument.

Posted: Dec 8th, 2008

Read more

RSS Subscribe to our Nanotechnology Research News feed

Nanowerk on Facebook Engage with our Nanotechnology News on Facebook