Sensors made from custom DNA molecules could be used to personalize cancer treatments and monitor the quality of stem cells, according to an international team of researchers led by scientists at UC Santa Barbara and the University of Rome Tor Vergata.
Scientists from the University of Picardie Jules Verne and the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology are reporting development of a new genre of an electrolyte system for solar cells that breaks the double-digit barrier in the efficiency with which the devices convert sunlight into electricity.
The University of Minnesota's Consortium on Law and Values in Health, Environment and the Life Sciences will host a groundbreaking conference on "Nanodiagnostics and Nanotherapeutics: Building Research Ethics and Oversight" from 8:30 a.m. to 4:45 p.m., on Monday, Sept. 26, 2011 in Minneapolis, MN.
The enigmatic quantum dot is the basic building block for quantum computers. EPFL physicists have developed a new theory which shows that dot symmetry is enough to account for most of their intriguing optical properties.
A constant stabilization experiment of a quantum state has been successfully carried out for the first time by a team in France. The researchers succeeded in maintaining a constant number of photons in a high-quality microwave cavity.
A group of scientists from the University of Gothenburg and the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Sweden, have become the first group in the world to demonstrate that theories about nanoscale spin waves agree with observations. This opens the way to replacing microwave technology in many applications, such as mobile phones and wireless networks, by components that are much smaller, cheaper, and that require less resources.
Researchers are making progress in creating digital transistors using called graphene, potentially sidestepping an obstacle thought to dramatically limit the material's use in computers and consumer electronics.
A team of Penn State University scientists has invented a new system that uses magnetism to purify hybrid nanoparticles -- structures that are composed of two or more kinds of materials in an extremely small particle that is visible only with an electron microscope.
Neutron scattering studies of 'cobalt blue', a compound prized by artists for its lustrous blue hue, are revealing unique magnetic characteristics that could answer questions about mysterious properties in other materials.
Researchers with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)'s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) have unveiled a semiconductor nanocrystal coating material capable of controlling heat from the sun while remaining transparent.