Scientists at The University of Manchester have developed a new and fast method for making biological chips - technology that could lead to quick testing for serious diseases, fast detection of MRSA infections and rapid discovery of new drugs.
Researchers have developed a technique for directly visualizing the distribution of charge within certain manganese oxides, which is a valuable tool for learning more about charge ordering in these and other materials.
A rare class of materials, known as multiferroics, holds great promise for future applications, for example as data storage devices or sensors. Researchers in Japan have now synthesized a multiferroic material in which electric polarization can be easily controlled by small magnetic fields.
Federal funding of academic science and engineering research and development failed to outpace inflation for the second year in a row, according to recently released fiscal year 2007 data from the National Science Foundation (NSF).
When bacillus anthracis spores are weaponized, the spores are coated with silica nanoparticles that look almost like lint under the microscope. The 'lint' makes the particles 'bouncier' and less likely to clump and fall to the ground.
Das 'Kompetenzzentrum Analytik, Nano- und Materialtechnik' der Georg-Simon-Ohm-Hochschule Nuernberg mit einem Projektvolumen von 1,2 Millionen Euro hat fuer die Jahre 2009 bis 2014 629.000 Euro aus dem Europaeischen Fonds fuer regionale Entwicklung (EFRE) bewilligt bekommen.
A study by researchers at the University of Arizona reports that the U.S. Navy ranks third, behind IBM and the University of California system, in the number of nanotechnology patents granted by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) in 1976-2006.