Researchers at the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology and The Scripps Research Institute in California are designing an artificial viral shell as a valuable nano-container for pinpoint drug delivery, molecular computing components, and a host of other applications.
Researchers have developed a new modeling technique to study and design miniature biosensors, a tool that could help industry perfect lab-on-a-chip technology for uses ranging from medical diagnostics to environmental monitoring.
The risks of nanotechnology are real, but running a lopsided story titled 'Alert over the march of the 'grey goo' in nanotechnology Frankenfoods' - quoting such nanotechnology experts as Price Charles - does not contribute to a fact-based discussion.
The 95th Indian Science Congress (ISC), to be inaugurated by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Thursday, will focus on creating a knowledge-based society to transform India into a developed country in the coming decades.
One year into the Seventh Framework Programme (FP7) and action is well underway, with the third call for proposals currently active. Information on the first projects accepted for funding under FP7 has now also been published on CORDIS, the EU's official information service for research and development.
Although nano-materials are currently high on research agenda, efforts should be made to promote nano-information technology in China because nanoelectronics is the nanotechnology with most market potentials, says Prof. HU Weiwu from the CAS Institute of Computing Technology.
Panasonic has introduced a new electrical shaver - the ES8228S Vortex Nano Shaver with Nanotech Blades - which it claims 'delivers the sharpest blades for precise and accurate shaving, now with nanotechnology.'
The DC-based research and consulting firm Social Technologies recently released a series of 12 briefs that shed light on the top areas for technology innovation through 2025. The brief on 'nanomaterials,' by futurist Peter von Stackelberg, is the fourth trend in the series.