The New Straits Times in Malaysia carries a funny editorial that makes for a perfect Slow News Friday article. Nanotechnology is now being used for facial and hair care. But Shannon Teoh will have none of it. Because, he rails, beauty is being sacrificed for health in the process.
Joint Technology Initiatives (public-private partnerships, involving industry, the research community and public authorities) are proposed as a means to implement the Strategic Research Agendas of a limited number of European Technology Platforms.
Researchers from the Institute for Nuclear Research and the Baikov Institute of Metallurgy and Material Science, both in Moscow, Russia, are proposing that that nanocomposites of phonon resonant cavities (NPRC) will possess an interesting electrodynamic properties.
The design of the human body is an excellent example of bioengineering, and this means engineers and chemists are able to apply their technical knowledge to the body. Suwan Jayasinghe, at University College London, is collaborating with other experts to apply the principles of ink-jet technology to create a viable method of 'printing' living cells.
Washington University in St. Louis is partnering with Chrysler LLC and a major Midwest utility company in a project to determine if paint solid residues from automobile manufacturing can reduce emissions of mercury from electric power plants.
In a development that brings superdense memory devices and molecule-sized machines a step closer to reality, scientists at Japan's Institute of Physical and Chemical Research (RIKEN) have succeeded in creating 1-nanometer-thick electric wires with a layer of insulation.
UCLA professor and CNSI Member, Dr. Robin Garrell, has been selected by an independent panel of scientists to receive an international award and special recognition for her pioneering research work in nanotechnology.
Technology that improves on the output of Eli Whitney's cotton gin, and a system that better preserves organs during transplants, are among the winning ideas of the finalists that Piedmont Triad Entrepreneurial has named in its 2007-2008 Growth Accelerator Program competition.
A recent discovery by a multinational team including a University of Minnesota scientist, professor Michael Sadowsky in the department of soil, water and climate, could lead to more environmentally friendly manufacturing of electronic devices.
Energy now lost as heat during the production of electricity could be harnessed through the use of silicon nanowires synthesized via a technique developed by researchers with the Berkeley Lab and the University of California at Berkeley. The far-ranging potential applications of this technology include DOE's hydrogen fuel cell-powered 'Freedom CAR,' and personal power-jackets that could use heat from the human body to recharge cell-phones and other electronic devices.
Scientists at Arizona State University's Biodesign Institute have developed the world’s first gene detection platform made up entirely from self-assembled DNA nanostructures. The results could have broad implications for gene chip technology and may also revolutionize the way in which gene expression is analyzed in a single cell.
Students participating students in the Future City Competition this year will have to write an essay on the subject 'Keeping Our City Infrastructure Healthy: Using Nanotechnology to Monitor City Structures and Systems.'