Scientists at the University of California, Berkeley, have for the first time engineered 3-D materials that can reverse the natural direction of visible and near-infrared light, a development that could help form the basis for higher resolution optical imaging, nanocircuits for high-powered computers, and, to the delight of science-fiction and fantasy buffs, cloaking devices that could render objects invisible to the human eye.
The Krakow Interdisciplinary PhD-Project in Nanoscience and Advanced Nanostructures, financed by European Union Innovative Economy Programme with Foundation for Polish Science, has been selected for support as one of three projects in the first call for the International PhD Studies Programme.
The European Research Council (ERC) has released details of the first round of recipients of its Advanced Grants in the physical sciences and engineering fields. Some 105 of the almost 1,000 applicants from these disciplines have been allocated funding.
Twenty-five undergraduate students who spent the summer doing real-world research at the College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering displayed their findings at a Poster Presentation on August 8 that marked the capstone of CNSE's 2008 Summer Internship Program.
The First International Competition of Scientific Papers in Nanotechnology for Young Researchers is to be held within the framework of the Nanotechnology International Forum RusNanoTech 2008, lead by the Russian Corporation of Nanotechnologies on December 3-5, 2008 at the International Exhibition Center of Moscow.
Researchers from the Hitachi Central Research Laboratory, Japan, and the Advanced Technology Institute of the University of Surrey report that nano-designed transistors for the large area display and sensor application field benefit hugely from quantum size effects.
Detached from its biological origin, artificial DNA double helices were modified in such a way that the evolutionarily optimized biomolecule can also be used as a key structural element for the arrangement of metal ions.
To kickoff the 'Infrastructure, Sustainability and Testing Management ' Conference, Sept 23-25, that the American Filtration and Separations Society is holding in Charlotte, there will be seven short courses on September 22, 2008. Two of these courses are 'Microfiltration Membrane' and 'Ultrafiltration Membrane' training.