The IEEE has named Meyya Meyyappan as the recipient of its 2008 Judith A. Resnik Award, recognizing his contributions and leadership in the emerging field of nanotechnology, particularly carbon nanotubes and their applications in sensors, instrumentation and nanodevices in both aerospace and industrial applications.
In a major coup, University of Queensland's Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology (AIBN) will host the first ever National Science Foundation (NSF) strategic workshop to be held in Australia.
MIT researchers and colleagues have created a waterproof adhesive bandage inspired by gecko lizards that may soon join sutures and staples as a basic operating room tool for patching up surgical wounds or internal injuries.
The Indian government has approved an additional five companies to take part in projects in Fab City, a proposed semiconductor manufacturing location near Hyderabad. This would take the total investment in Fab City to $7 billion, Minister of State for Commerce, Jairam Ramesh said on Monday (Feb. 18), speaking at the two-day India Semiconductor Association summit.
Addictlab and IMEC are launching a new call for ideas and visions on future applications of emerging technologies in the field of art, design , architecture, fashion, communication, environments, health and well-being. After a first successful collaboration researching visual, conceptual and more practical ways of communicating about nanotechnology, a new call will take it one step further into the world of emerging technologies and their applications, with a focus on the emerging invisible (a-material) production, where benefits are perceptions centred.
Plants trees and algae do it. Even some bacteria and moss do it, but scientists have had a difficult time developing methods to turn sunlight into useful fuel. Now, Penn State researchers have a proof-of-concept device that can split water and produce recoverable hydrogen.
On Feb. 15 Reporters met with four of America's foremost nanotechnology experts in Boston, Mass.for a wide-ranging discussion about using the technology to more effectively treat patients and to better produce and secure energy.
The strange world of quantum mechanics can provide a way to surpass limits in speed, efficiency and accuracy of computing, communications and measurement, according to research by MIT scientist Seth Lloyd.
India-Japan trade is set to treble in three years, according to Indian Ambassador to US Ronen Sen. India and Japan have set a trade turnover target of $20 billion by 2010, up from last year's figure of about $7.5 billion, in which Japan enjoyed a trade surplus of $1.7 billion, Sen said in his address to the Japan Society here Friday.
The U.S. National Academy of Engineering today announced the grand challenges for engineering in the 21st century. A diverse committee of experts from around the world, convened at the request of the U.S. National Science Foundation, revealed 14 challenges that, if met, would improve how we live.
Early detection of tumors is one of the Holy Grails of cancer research, an achievement that would greatly improve cancer therapy and prognosis. Two new reports describe different but promising approaches to solving this problem.