Scientists at the Advanced Technology Institute of the University of Surrey and at the School of Chemistry in the University of Bristol have been awarded funding of nearly GBP 0.87M from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) to investigate techniques using high-power, short-pulsed lasers for the production of important nanomaterials, including nanoclusters, nanotubes and nanorods of carbon and zinc oxide, with controllable electrical and optical properties.
The First Sino-German Frontiers of Science Symposium (SINOGFOS) was held from March 13-16, in Beijing, bringing together 60 or so young scholars from research institutions and universities of the two countries.
New conference addresses the legal and regulatory world of food and beverage packaging, including food security, the threat of bioterrorism, recalls, nanotechnology, food safety and sustainability issues.
Ohio State University engineers are developing a technology to coat jet engine turbine blades with zirconium dioxide -- commonly called zirconia, the stuff of synthetic diamonds -- to combat high-temperature corrosion.
A South Korean biotechnology professor agreed to retract two papers on anti-aging technology published in international science journals after the institute discovered he fabricated data, officials said.
'Nanoparticles in Biomedical Imaging: Emerging Technologies and Applications (Fundamental Biomedical Technologies)' is the title of a new book co-edited by Jeff W.M. Bulte, professor in the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and affiliated faculty member of the Institute for NanoBioTechnology, and his colleague Mike M.J. Modo, of the Institute of Psychiatry at King?s College in London, UK.
Dr. James R. Baker Jr. has been named the 2008 Distinguished University Innovator at the University of Michigan. Baker, a scientist in the Medical School and a successful entrepreneur, has conducted breakthrough research in nanotechnology materials and launched two startup companies based on the results.
Governor Edward G. Rendell's drive to make Pennsylvania home to groundbreaking technological innovation will continue with $10 million in state investments in six projects that could ensure the commonwealth's place as a global leader in emerging technologies.
Foods produced using emerging nanotechnology are less likely to come up against consumer hurdles than genetically modified foods since they do not involve tinkering with genes, and therefore have a greater perception of naturalness, says a new paper.
Researchers at RIKEN?s Discovery Research Institute in Wako, in collaboration with researchers at Osaka University, have developed a new microscopy method that in principle allows for almost arbitrary enhancements in imaging resolution.
Without their products chemical companies would be praised as ethical leaders. Chemical products are a space for complex and emotional debates where it is hard to register reputation gains. Companies rather manage to do so at the levels of working conditions, impact of production and institutional impact, states a report published today by Geneva-based ethical reputation research firm Covalence - Covalence Chemical Industry Report 2007.