Young scientists in fields related to solar photovoltaics - systems technology, nanotechnology, general energy technology, crystallography and engineering subjects - have about a month left to submit their research in this year's sixth annual staging of the competition for a chance to win the award trophy, 5,000 euros and professional recognition.
Is someone sitting in the passenger seat of the car? Did someone enter the safety zone in front of an industrial machine? Stretch and pressure sensors have a wide range of applications. Researchers have now developed sensors capable of expanding, in extreme cases, to twice their original length and so supple as to go virtually unnoticed when sewn into clothing.
The World Technology Network has announced its official Call for Nominations for the 2011 World Technology Awards, honoring those individuals and corporations deemed to be doing "the innovative work of the greatest likely long-term significance" in 20 different categories in science, technology and related fields.
Nowadays, everyday life would be inconceivable without nanotechnology. It is also ever-present in medical technology - both in therapy and diagnostics. Researchers from ETH Zurich have now prepared silver nanoparticles in an interdisciplinary study in such a way that they offer further potential in this field.
Das Forschungsprojekt "Femtoliter-Arrays fuer die Analyse von Einzel-Molekuel-Mechanismen von Enzymen" wird durch die Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) ueber einen Zeitraum von drei Jahren mit mehr als 350.000 Euro gefoerdert.
The tiny porous frameworks of zinc-antimony (ZnSb) nanoflakes are set to have a big impact on future hybrid vehicles and pocket-sized electronic devices. Researchers have now deposited ZnSb nanostructures directly onto copper foil using a template-free electrochemical technique to produce a material that could enhance the charge-storage capacity and safety of lithium-ion batteries.
Organic solutions dispersed with charged nanoparticles offer exciting opportunities for applications ranging from drug delivery to the optical displays. Researchers have now prepared an organic solution of 'Janus' nanoparticles having both negatively and positively charged regions.
The application of graphene in a liquid environment has so far received little attention. Fong Yew Leong from the A*STAR Institute of High Performance Computing has now shed some light on the effects of fluid dynamics on graphene in such applications through a combination of molecular dynamics simulations and scaling arguments.
The Connaught Summer Institute in Nanofabrication will bring together Canadian and international experts in a variety of areas related to nanofabrication techniques for the production of nano devices. Open to members of both academia and industry, the institute will be of interest to faculty members, research associates, graduate students, post-docs, industry representatives, and technical representatives.
Nanoparticles of silver are being found increasingly in the environment - and in environmental science laboratories. Because they have a variety of useful properties, especially as antibacterial and antifungal agents, silver nanoparticles increasingly are being used in a wide variety of industrial and consumer products. This, in turn, has raised concerns about what happens to them once released into the environment. Now a new research paper adds an additional wrinkle: Nature may be making silver nanoparticles on its own.
The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has today published a guidance document for the risk assessment of engineered nanomaterial applications in food and feed. The guidance is the first of its kind to give practical guidance for addressing potential risks arising from applications of nanoscience and nanotechnologies in the food and feed chain.