On November 15, the MIT Alumni Association, in conjunction with regional Clubs, is planning a webcast and reception for alumni in Cambridge and around the world. The broadcast, tentatively entitled 'It's a Small World', will include a panel of three MIT faculty members, from a variety of disciplines and research areas, discussing the various aspects of nanotechnology and the ways in which MIT is paving the way in the field of nanotechnology.
A transdisciplinary team of faculty members and students at Arizona State University (ASU) has begun a research project to address the growing lag between emerging technologies, and the policies and ethics that govern them, and to recommend solutions for improving the timeliness and flexibility of these regulatory processes.
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md. proudly announces that its method for manufacturing high-quality carbon nanotubes has been named a winner in the third annual Nanotech Briefs Nano 50 awards in the Technology category.
Researchers in Colorado are reporting the first successful 'wiring up' of hydrogenase enzymes. Those much-heralded proteins are envisioned as stars in a future hydrogen economy where they may serve as catalysts for hydrogen production and oxidation in fuel cells.
Using an innovative device with microscopic chambers, researchers from four institutions, including Johns Hopkins, have gleaned important new information about how bacteria survive in hostile environments by forming antibiotic-resistant communities called biofilms.
In the first-ever report of its kind, futurists and analysts at the DC-based research and consulting firm Social Technologies released a series of 12 briefs this month that shed light on the top areas for technology innovation through 2025.
Principally new weapons based on nanotechnology will be designed in Russia within 15 years for combating radiation, chemical and biological terrorism, the chief of the Russian Radiation, Chemical and Biological Defence Troops, Colonel-General Vladimir Fillipov said.