To ensure that South Africa remains competitive with the international research community in this fast-developing field, the country's nanoscience and nanotechnology effort is being coordinated at national level by the Department of Science and Technology (DST) through its National Nanotechnology Strategy.
A major feature story in this week's The Economist magazine highlights the enormous promise of nanotechnology but also underscores the lack of research being done to determine how safe nanoscale materials are.
The ability to produce devices with such performance with an organic semiconductor represents another milestone toward practical applications for large area, low-cost electronic circuits on flexible organic substrates.
A Two-Day national conference on 'Emerging Trends in Biotechnology Engineering' was concluded today at the Department of Biotechnology, Shaheed Udham Singh College of Engineering and Technology (SUSCET).
Dr. Sumio Iijima was today awarded with the 2007 Balzan Prize for Nanoscience for his discovery of carbon nanotubes, and in particular the discovery of single walled carbon nanotubes and the study of their properties, by the International Balzan Prize Foundation.
The EU Project 'Emerging Nanopatterning Methods' (NaPa) held a one-day event to share its novel and exciting results on nanometer-scale fabrication with potential beneficiaries in a rich seminar program accompanied by a small technical exhibition.
The Milton and Frimette Snow Chair in Nanotechnology was inaugurated in the presence of the extended Snow family as part of the annual Ben-Gurion Day that marks the passing of Israel's first Prime Minister, David Ben-Gurion.
The Institute of Materials and Reagents of the Universty of Havana, with the contribution of the Technical University of Vienna and the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul in Brazil are carrying out a micro-structural study of two types of magnetic materials: Magnetically hard materials with submicronic micro-structure and nano-particulate systems with supersoft magnetic or superparamagnetic response.