A new field of research on semiconductors in the Czech Republic

The Institute of Physics of the Academy of Sciences has received funding of 46 million kronor (about 1.7 million) for the creation of a specialized laboratory in the preparation and characterization of nanostructures nitrides.

Semiconductors based on nitrides have experienced strong growth in the early 1990s. This type of semiconductor is the most used after the semiconductor-type silicon. They can be found in the color screens of smartphones, laptops or other channels, based on LED technology. They are also present in the nuclear and aerospace industries because of their resistance to radiation. Read the rest of this entry »

Bionic plants: MIT creates a new field of research at the interface of nanotechnology and biology of plants

MIT laboratory headed by Professor Michael Strano has published an article in Nature Materials on research relating to the use of nanotechnology in the world of plants. The team of MIT researchers has demonstrated that the ability of solar radiation absorption by plants may be increased by 30% by incorporating carbon nanotubes in chloroplasts, organelles seats photosynthesis. Using different types of carbon nanotubes, they also transformed plants chemical sensors to detect toxic or hazardous substances present in the environment at very low doses. The researchers call this new field of research “nanobionique plants.” Read the rest of this entry »

Scientists from Moscow develop a device for measuring coatings nanodimensionels

Scientists at the Technological Institute of superhard materials carbon (TISNCM) have developed a tool to enable an integrated analysis of coatings. It is available in a variety of thicknesses ranging from a few nanometers to a few micrometers and within a wide range of hardnesses from near zero to several tens of giga-pascals. The institute is located in Troitsk, Moscow region. Read the rest of this entry »

The second principle of thermodynamics temporarily violated at the microscopic scale

The second principle of thermodynamics, as stated by Claudius in 1850, teaches us that “The heat does not spontaneously from a cold body to a hot body.” This universal law in the macroscopic world, loses some of its stiffness in the world of the infinitely small, and the second law of thermodynamics can be temporarily violated in very rare occasions. A team of researchers from the Institute of Photonic Sciences in Barcelona (IFCO), the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich and the University of Vienna in Austria have recently managed to accurately predict the probability of events violating temporarily this second principle of thermodynamics. Read the rest of this entry »

Nanotechnology against ovarian cancer

Researchers at Tel Aviv University are leveraging nanotechnology to attack ovarian tumors, particularly resistant to conventional medical treatments.

Ovarian Cancer

Ovarian cancer affects thousands of women each year in France (4375 to 2005). It represents 3.2% of female cancers. Mortality from this disease is 4.6 / 100,000 women, knowing that the incidence (number of affected women) is 8.1 / 100,000.

With the exception of family history, there is no particular risk factors to explain the appearance of this type of cancer. The symptoms are nonspecific, which explains the delay in number of diagnoses. It is done with histopathological analysis of a suspicious mass in the ovaries. The treatment is a surgical operation to remove the whole genital and chemotherapy to eliminate all cancer cells. Note that the estrogen-progestogen treatment significantly decrease the risk of developing the disease. Read the rest of this entry »

Thus the battery cell is charged in 30 seconds

An Israeli company developed a prototype origin accelerating time using nanotechnology. You could market in late 2016. Look how it works

Scientists at TelAviv University with a company developed have a prototype that is gaining attention. This device allows you to charge a cell phone battery in just 30 seconds. Read the rest of this entry »

About 40 students participate in Jaca in a course on nanotechnology

Participants in this intensive course come from the fields of chemistry, physics, engineering and biology and of the leading regions in nano science as Aragon, Navarre, Catalonia and the Basque Country.

During the course, various nano fabrication techniques allow ever smaller devices by reducing materials to integrate them into the smallest possible space, according to sources at the University of Zaragoza will be examined. Read the rest of this entry »

A Canadian company wants to store wind on the sea floor

The Thin Red Line Aerospace Technologist installed next summer in Scottish seas the first prototype of a system for storing compressed air inside a waterproof bag to 600 meters deep. The project is led by the University of Nottingham and has the support of the German utility. Read the rest of this entry »

Employers emphasize nanotechnology as a tool for the future – Valencia

Valencia is Spain’s fourth in number of institutions involved in nanotechnology and third in number of patents, the best position to go for “the technology of the future,” according to a report on the status of nanotechnology in this community autonomous.

Add this report to the Region “has no basis to bet on which, according to many studies, is defined as the technology of the future, the great revolution of the nineteenth century, besides their technological impact, cause a great socio-economic impact.” Read the rest of this entry »

Nanotechnology – The world from the bottom up – Program networks

The world from the bottom up – Networks Program


Eduard Punset interview with Harold Kroto, a chemist at Florida State University (USA), Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1996. Pamplona, ​​March 10, 2011.

Life is an atom by atom assembly, molecule by molecule,

cells that are organized into a complex organism. Read the rest of this entry »

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