The University of Utah today announced a $1.25 million pledge from the Micron Technology Foundation to support the development of a nanofabrication teaching and research laboratory as a core facility in the new Utah Science, Technology and Research (USTAR) building now under development on the university's campus.
Previous efforts at building with DNA in three dimensions have most often yielded amorphous aggregates. Two independent groups have systematically studied the requirements for the DNA strands, and successfully directed gold nanoparticles to form three-dimensional crystals.
A research team from the department of condensed matter physics of the Universidad Autonoma de Madrid working in collaboration with the research group lead by professor Christian Schoenenberger at the University of Basel in Switzerland, have discovered that just an electron sets the conductive properties of a carbon nanotube.
A collaborative team of researchers spearheaded by Dennis Carson M.D., professor of medicine and director of the Rebecca and John Moores UCSD Cancer Center at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) has identified a potent new anti-cancer drug isolated from a toxic blue-green algae found in the South Pacific.
Semiconductor insights gained by engineering physics researchers at McMaster University for the telecommunications industry have led to a research breakthrough in the future development of high-efficiency solar cells.
The Mapping Study of Research and Technology Development (RTD) Centres across Ireland and Northern Ireland, presents for the first time a picture of complementary research systems with highly developed RTD capacity in critical areas.
In December, Rep. Terese Berceau (D-Madison) began calling for a statewide registry to account for what nanoscale materials are being produced and in what amounts. Citing myriad unknowns about the toxicological properties of nanomaterials, Berceau says it’s imperative for regulators to find ways to minimize any risks these suboptical particles might pose.
Technologists at SEMATECH have successfully demonstrated world-class results in low defect density for mask blanks used in extreme ultraviolet lithography (EUVL) - pushing the technology another significant step toward readiness for advanced manufacturing.
This year directly following on from the Nanofair on March 13, 2008 together with two other Fraunhofer Institutes in Dresden (Materials and Beam Technology; Ceramic Technologies and Systems) the Fraunhofer IPMS is inviting guests for a day of seminars combined with laboratory visits.
People walking around Northeastern University campus may notice some new additions to outdoor scenery - husky statues. The statues, sponsored by Northeastern and the visual arts department, aim to bring art and creativity to campus while promoting some of the school's achievements. Nano Dog was created in recognition of Northeastern's efforts in nanomanufacturing research.
The latest breakthroughs in optics and photonics research and expert-led programs examining technology innovation and new-business issues will be presented at the SPIE Europe Photonics Europe symposium in April. The event will be held at the Palais de la Musique et des Congres in Strasbourg, France, April 7-11, 2008, and is the third in a series that began in 2004.