Molecular transport across cellular membranes is essential to many of life's processes, for example electrical signaling in nerves, muscles and synapses. Researchers are now mimicking that process with manmade carbon nanotube membranes.
Companies selling carbon and graphite will be required to submit full health and safety data for the substances under the European Union's stringent new chemical safety laws, amid concerns that their nanotechnology forms may be dangerous to people, E.U. officials said Monday.
In work that could at the same time impact the delivery of drugs and explain a biological mystery, MIT engineers have created the first synthetic nanoparticles that can penetrate a cell without poking a hole in its protective membrane and killing it.
Researchers at the Department of Energy's Advanced Light Source, from DOE's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and the University of California at San Diego, have measured the extraordinary properties of graphene with an accuracy never before achieved.
Pacific Northwest National Lab reports on the performance of Isotron Corporation's radionuclide fixative coating for its long-term effectiveness in preventing the spread of radiation as a result of a dirty bomb attack.
All over Europe, innovations are seen as key sources of competitiveness and social wellbeing. This has created the need to evaluate and develop the management of innovation policies, conclude new study commissioned by the VISION Era-Net consortium.
Technology-development studies at Cornell University and Jefferson Laboratory are showing how to use the brightest X-ray light ever generated for the scientific examination of everything from human proteins to forged art.
An international team of physicists has entangled three diamond nuclei for the first time. The development promotes solid-state systems to a rank of quantum systems including ions and photons that have achieved entanglement for more than two particles.
The June issue of The Bulletin, the monthly magazine of The American Ceramic Society, carries the first news of a never-before-seen class of materials and technology developed by scientists at the Savannah River National Laboratory.
Magnetic sensors are made of thin layers with different magnetic properties. With the help of ion technology, scientists from Dresden were now able to shrink these multilayer systems down to one layer, retaining their magnetic properties.
Yesterday, June 5th, H.R. 5940, the National Nanotechnology Initiative Amendments Act of 2008 passed the House of Representatives by a vote of 407 to 6. H.R. 5940 reauthorizes and refines the National Nanotechnology Initiative (NNI), notably strengthening the commitment to environmental and safety research.