Physicists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have built a quantum simulator that can engineer interactions among hundreds of quantum bits (qubits) - 10 times more than previous devices.
Protein design is technique that is increasingly valuable to a variety of fields, from biochemistry to therapeutics to materials engineering. University of Pennsylvania chemists have taken this kind of design a step further; using computational methods, they have created the first custom-designed protein crystal.
Following the principles of green chemistry, researchers at Amirkabir University of Technology managed to concurrently synthesize silver nanoparticles and the coating over woolen fibers, achieving a relatively high durability.
By employing powerful X-rays that can see down to the molecular level of organic materials used in printable electronics, researchers are now able to determine why some materials perform better than others.
Scientists are reporting development and successful testing of a fabric coating that would give new meaning to the phrase "stain-resistant" - a coating that would take an active role in sloughing off grease, dirt, strong acids and other gunk.
A research team at the University of Central Florida NanoScience Technology Center has found a more accurate test that not only determines whether a patient has prostate cancer, but also how aggressive it is.
Am 1. Dezember 2011 fand in Stuttgart ein Kongress "Kleine Teilchen, grosse Fragen! Verbraucheraspekte im Umgang mit Nanotechnologien" statt. Die Dokumentationsbroschuere zum Kongress ist nun als PDF erhaeltlich.
You wouldn't know it from appearances, but a metal cube the size of a toaster, created at the University of Alberta, is capable of performing the same genetic tests as most fully equipped modern laboratories - and in a fraction of the time.
Am 19. April 2012 fand in der Bundesanstalt fuer Arbeitsschutz und Arbeitsmedizin in Dresden die Nano-Tagung der Saechsischen Arbeitsschutz-Konferenz unter dem Thema "Nanotechnologie - traditioneller Arbeitsschutz fuer innovative Materialien?" statt.