Open menu

Nanotechnology General News

The latest news from academia, regulators
research labs and other things of interest

Novel nanomaterial could act as nanofridge for microchips

In this project, researchers of the UAB Department of Physics and the Barcelona Institute of Materials Science (ICMAB-CSIC) have worked together to develop a new material based on supernets formed with two alternative layers, one made of silicon and the other of germanium nanocrystals.

Posted: Oct 8th, 2008

Read more

European Commission sees no regulatory void on nanotechnology

While knowledge gaps remain regarding the potential risks of nanotechnologies, the European Commission again expressed confidence that existing EU regulation can be applied to this emerging sector, stressing that the challenge ahead lies in their implementation.

Posted: Oct 7th, 2008

Read more

Special nanodiamond films improve mechanical pump seals

The surfaces of these Ultrananocrystalline-Diamond (UNCD) Mechanical Seals are specially treated with a continuous film of tiny diamonds. This diamond coating improves the pumps' reliability, durability and ability to prevent fluids from escaping into the environment.

Posted: Oct 7th, 2008

Read more

New NSF research center aims to develop next-generation 'smart' lighting

The National Science Foundation is establishing a new Engineering Research Center whose goal will be to supplant the common light bulb with next-generation lighting devices that are smarter, greener and ripe for innovation. The core institutions in this prestigious award are Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, the lead university, the University of New Mexico and Boston University.

Posted: Oct 6th, 2008

Read more

Who is funding high tech university spin-outs and why

The EntreTech Forum's October 21st panel focuses on the Forum's core theme: Given the wealth of research and technology generated by our nation's leading universities, how does this academic strength translate into commercial strength?

Posted: Oct 6th, 2008

Read more

RSS Subscribe to our Nanotechnology Research News feed

Nanowerk on Facebook Engage with our Nanotechnology News on Facebook