Researchers in Greece report design of a new material that almost meets the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) 2010 goals for hydrogen storage and could help eliminate a key roadblock to practical hydrogen-powered vehicles.
The Second International Conference on Space Elevator Climber and Tether Design in Luxembourg on December 6-7, 2008 follows the successful 1st European Workshop on Space Elevator Climber and Tether Design held last year.
The International Symposium on Graphene Devices: Technology, Physics, and Modeling (ISGD 2008) in Japan in November aims to bring together the researchers actively working on the field of 'Graphene Devices: technology, physics and modeling' so as to stimulate discussions on the state of the art.
The European X-ray Laser Project (XFEL) will harness a high energy short-wave laser light that is one billion times more brilliant than most modern x-rays to provide immensely detailed images of molecules and atoms.
The East of England's reputation as a world leader in nanotechnology was boosted when the Japanese government unveiled plans to locate a new research satellite at the University of Cambridge as part of a $150 million global program.
Recent accomplishments by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) highlight the agency's leadership in collaborative research to determine if workers are at risk of job-related illness or injury in the production and industrial use of nanomaterials. The accomplishments include two new peer-reviewed papers, two new international partnerships, and a professional award.
The Safety of Nanoparticles Interdisciplinary Research Centre (SnIRC) is to host a 2 day workshop on October 20th - 21st 2008 at Central Science Laboratories, York, UK to discuss and evaluate EMERGNANO, a major evaluation of emerging evidence from Nanotechnology EHS research worldwide.
Carbon atoms are the building blocks for millions of organic molecules, yet this variety is built on the simple rule that carbon almost always shares a total of four chemical bonds with its neighbors. Now, an international team of chemists has mapped a highly unusual compound containing a carbon atom that hooks up to six atoms at once.