Scientists have acquired more clues in the mystery of how the spin, or intrinsic angular momentum of a nucleon (proton or neutron), results from its constituent parts, quarks and gluons. Marco Stratmann at RIKEN?s Nishina Center for Accelerator-Based Science in Wako and co-workers have used new scattering data to determine that the contribution from gluons is likely to be small.
A nontoxic nanoparticle developed by researchers at Penn State University is proving to be an all-around effective delivery system for both therapeutic drugs and the fluorescent dyes that can track their delivery.
UT Southwestern Medical Center has received $1.2 million in appropriations from the Department of Defense for 2009. The funding adds to $2 million secured in 2007 and 2008 and will continue collaborative studies with UT Dallas into groundbreaking research projects with the goal of combining nanotechnology and molecular medicine to treat diseases such as cancer and autoimmune-related ailments.
The name has been around for four decades, but only now is a recognisable photonics community emerging in Europe. A European study has documented a fast-growing sector of more than 2100 companies and 700 research laboratories.
A University of Maryland professor and doctoral student team who invented a new material that halts wound bleeding won the attention of a group of venture capitalists and the title of 'Best Inventor Pitch for Bioscience Day 2008,' held on Nov. 12.
To celebrate the launch of its Upgrades and Accessories online catalogue, FEI Company has announced a new initiative to award a series of accessory kits designed to stimulate new scientific investigation, covering three major themes in nanotechnology.
Advanced Electron Beams, which enables the green factory of the future by making sustainability possible and profitable for manufacturers, and the University of Reims Champagne-Ardenne today announced a collaboration in which the University will use AEB?s electron beam technology for fundamental research on electron beam-induced chemistry and materials transformation.
Russian engineers developed a new fully automated scanning probe microscope - SmartSPM, which allows the following automatic manipulations: adjustment of detection system, taking the probe closer to a sample and setting scanning parameters.
Engineers from the University of Zaragoza have developed an algorithm that can optimise hybrid electricity generation systems through combined use of renewable energies, such as photovoltaic and wind power, and non-renewables, such as diesel. Their study, published online in the magazine Renewable Energy, envisions storing the energy in batteries or hydrogen tanks.