Researchers have shown how tiny 'nanorods' of gold can be triggered by a laser beam to blast holes in the membranes of tumor cells, setting in motion a complex biochemical mechanism that leads to a tumor cell's self-destruction.
For the first time theoretical modeling has provided a glimpse into how promising dielectric materials are able to trap charges, something which may affect the performance of advanced electronic devices.
At the Institut Curie, Simon Scheuring has for the first time observed a diseased tissue at very high resolution using atomic force microscopy (AFM). By studying the membranes of cells in a patient's eye cataract, Scheuring has discovered the molecular cause of this disease.
On October 22, Fred Kavli, a Norwegian-born philanthropist, will introduce three new science prizes worth $1 million each at a science conference in Washington, DC. The Kavli Prizes are currently accepting nominations for their first ever awards in 2008 in astrophysics, nanoscience and neuroscience.
R. Stanley Williams, a senior fellow at Hewlett-Packard Laboratories and founding director of HP's Quantum Science Research group, will discuss nanoscale computing in a free public lecture on Thursday, October 25, hosted by UC Santa Cruz.
A research team has created an easy-to-produce material from the stuff of computer chips that has the rare ability to bend light in the opposite direction from all naturally occurring materials. This startling property may contribute to significant advances in many areas, including high-speed communications, medical diagnostics and detection of terrorist threats.
The Russian nanotechnology supervision council should give consideration to proposals from Russian scientists for diverse uses of nanotechnology in the economy and healthcare, First Deputy Prime Minister Sergei Ivanov has said.
Researchers have shown that nanodiamonds - much like the carbon structure as that of a sparkling 14 karat diamond but on a much smaller scale - are very effective at delivering chemotherapy drugs to cells without the negative effects associated with current drug delivery agents.
The Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) has developed a new initiative to identify technologies that are making an impact across the industry. Technologies that Could Change the Way You Manufacture is a member-driven program to discover and showcase new and emerging technologies that are making a difference in manufacturing.
The LA Auto Show, which will take place from November 16-25, 2007 in Los Angeles, CA, will include a Design Challenge a part of the Design Los Angeles automobile designers' conference. The topic this year is RoboCar of 2057.
Some 3500 visitors attended the NanoEurope event in St.Gallen in mid-September to familiarize themselves with promising future applications of nanotechnology. Nanomedicine was one of the focal subjects discussed at the NanoEurope 2007.