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5/19/2011 1:01:59 PM | Materials | 0 comments
Miracle Material
Two-dimensional graphene may lead to faster electronics, stronger spacecraft and much more.
4/21/2011 12:59:12 PM | Materials | 0 comments
Imagine: Material That If Scratched, You Can Quickly and Easily Fix Yourself, With Light Not Heat
Discovery of self-corrective healing process for polymer detailed this week in the journal Nature
4/6/2011 11:19:28 PM | Energy | 0 comments
Future Fuels for Everyone Powered by the Sun
New scheme would use only sunlight, air and water to supply energy for cars, laptops, GPS systems
4/5/2011 10:22:49 AM | Research | 0 comments
Surface Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy (SERS) reveals invisible colors in art masterpieces
Nanotechnology comes to the rescue
3/31/2011 12:29:00 AM | Energy | 0 comments
NSF Announces New Awards That Will Investigate More Efficient Ways to Harvest Sunlight to Make New Biofuels and Biomaterials
Researchers used an "Ideas Lab" to generate potentially transformative projects and stimulate new approaches to a long-standing scientific problem
3/29/2011 2:02:34 PM | Research | 0 comments
Deciphering the Elements of Iconic Pottery
What do cutting edge research into future space travel and the investigation of ancient ceramic pots have in common? More than you'd think.
3/27/2011 4:59:03 PM | Quantum dots | 0 comments
Size Matters: Smaller Particles Could Make Solar Panels More Efficient
Researchers study quantum dots to increase the amount of electricity solar panels produce
2/14/2011 9:50:49 AM | Energy | 0 comments
Spray-on Solar Panels
Have you seen those big, bulky, breakable photovoltaic cells that now collect the sun's rays? Well, what if solar energy could be harnessed using tiny collectors that could be spray painted on a roof, a wall or even a window?
1/16/2011 5:25:23 PM | Materials | 0 comments
NSF-Funded Series Explores Latest Materials Innovation and Research
New and often revolutionary uses for materials are endless, and materials innovations drive civilization and inspire scientific breakthroughs.
1/16/2011 5:24:08 PM | Events | 0 comments
NSF Webcast: Water and Oil Everywhere, and Now it's Safe to Drink
Developer demonstrates oil filtration technology tested in 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill
1/7/2011 12:53:19 PM | Research | 0 comments
NSF Launches an ERC to Develop Smart Lighting
The ERC will develop interdisciplinary research and education programs that address an important societal need and provide the foundation for new industries through innovation.
10/24/2010 7:36:24 PM | Grants | 0 comments
Exploring Sustainability for Energy and Buildings
Engineering awards aim to advance energy storage and invigorate green building design
10/14/2010 2:55:00 PM | Electronics | 0 comments
Electronics Breakthrough Could Revolutionize Memory Chips
Rice University graduate student Jun Yao's research with silicon-oxide circuits could be a game-changer in nanoelectronics
10/13/2010 7:58:07 AM | Grants | 0 comments
NSF Renews Centers for Nanotechnology in Society
National Science Foundation awards more than $12.5M to study societal impacts of emerging technologies
10/12/2010 10:12:36 AM | Grants | 0 comments
NSF Research Dollars Boost Science and Engineering Infrastructure in Regions in Need of Support
Arkansas, Louisiana, Nebraska, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, Tennessee and West Virginia each received investment of $20 million for five years
10/12/2010 10:09:26 AM | Grants | 0 comments
Semiconductor Research Corporation and National Science Foundation Further Fuel Nanoelectronics Research
2010 Grants Fund New Research at NSF Centers
10/8/2010 10:53:20 AM | Grants | 0 comments
Nanoimprint Lithography NSF Grant Awarded to Micro Device Lab at Stevens
Researchers will receive funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF) for the acquisition of a Nanoimprint Lithography System (NIL) for the purpose of nanoscience research and education based on low-dimensional materials at Stevens.
10/8/2010 10:50:30 AM | Bio/Medicine | 0 comments
Cheek Swab May Detect Lung Cancer
In a new clinical study, the analysis technique - called partial wave spectroscopic (PWS) microscopy - was able to differentiate individuals with lung cancer from those without, even if the non-cancerous patients had been lifetime smokers or suffered from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).
10/4/2010 11:01:09 AM | Materials | 0 comments
Man-made, hair-like structures poised to change industry paradigms
Cilia Revolution
8/19/2010 8:51:46 PM | Research | 0 comments
NSF Funds Expedition into Software for Efficient Computing in the Age of Nanoscale Devices
As semiconductor manufacturers build ever smaller components, circuits and chips at the nano scale become less reliable and more expensive to produce.
8/18/2010 3:03:53 PM | Electronics | 0 comments
Researchers Control Collective Spin States Electrically at Room Temperature
Processing large amounts of information in today's electronics requires large amounts of power, which results in heating. Heat can ruin modern electronics by potentially damaging the stuff that makes them work--the ever smaller and denser structures in a computer's "brain," the microprocessor that incorporates all of its logic functions.
8/5/2010 6:19:42 PM | Grants | 0 comments
NSF Funds Innovative Approach to Biomimetic Nanofiber Bone Regeneration
Dr. Wang's research project, "Biomimetic Creation of Cortical-like Bone with Hierarchical Structure," will develop robust, controllable and effective platforms for the creation of tissues with complex and hierarchical structure for potential applications in reconstructive and transplant surgery.
8/4/2010 7:00:03 PM | Education | 0 comments
NSF Funds Virginia Tech Program to Train Researchers at the Intersection of Engineering and Biology
$3 million, five-year grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to launch a Ph.D. training program aimed at preparing future researchers to solve emerging challenges at the intersection of the engineering and biological sciences.
5/13/2010 7:10:38 PM | Research | 0 comments
Molecular Robots On the Rise
Researchers announce new breakthrough in developing molecules that behave like robots
4/2/2010 7:19:07 PM | Materials | 0 comments
A Tiny Defect That May Create Smaller, Faster Electronics
Researchers at the University of South Florida have developed a technique to turn defects in graphene into tiny metallic wires.
3/19/2010 6:16:15 PM | Materials | 0 comments
Spider Silk Reveals a Paradox of Super-strength
Research finds weakest chemical bonds produce materials stronger than steel
11/16/2009 11:54:06 PM | Research | 0 comments
NSF Awards Cornell Grant to Deploy MATLAB on the TeraGrid
Cornell University announced today that the Cornell Center for Advanced Computing (CAC) in partnership with Purdue University has received a National Science Foundation (NSF) award to deploy The MathWorks MATLAB on the TeraGrid as an experimental computing resource.
11/6/2009 6:59:17 PM | Grants | 0 comments
Nanotech Company Gets Fourth Federal Grant for Cleantech
MemPro Ceramics Corporation received notice that The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded the company a $147,000 grant to continue the development of innovative ceramic nanofiber technology.
10/23/2009 6:15:07 PM | Research | 0 comments
Seeing Previously Invisible Molecules for the First Time
New microscopic technique reveals previously unseen molecules in color
10/5/2009 5:29:11 PM | Research | 0 comments
For Future Superconductors, a Little Bit of Lithium May Do Hydrogen a Lot of Good
Study suggests strategies for converting hydrogen to metal at significantly lower pressures
10/1/2009 4:54:28 PM | Bio/Medicine | 0 comments
University of Central Florida Team Developing Tool Kit to Help Diagnose Dementia
The collaborative research project, funded by the National Science Foundation for up to $600,000 over three years, will use nanoparticles on a chip about the size of a credit card to detect damaging levels of oxygen byproducts in the central nervous system.
9/26/2009 3:25:05 PM | Grants | 0 comments
NSF funds state's first imaging system for UAB microscale research lab
The National Science Foundation has awarded $431,200 to the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) Department of Physics to facilitate the purchase of a new highly-specialized imaging system — the first of its kind in Alabama — that will be a centerpiece of a new interdisciplinary research laboratory on campus.
9/7/2009 6:12:14 PM | Grants | 0 comments
NSF grants funds to develop next-generation nano-CT imaging system
$1.3 million from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to develop the next-generation nano-CT imaging system, which promises to greatly reduce the required dose of radiation
9/1/2009 12:31:30 AM | Grants | 0 comments
Clemson research nets $2 million from NSF to mimic nature’s probes
The research will help develop a new class of fiber-based devices capable of probing and transporting previously impossible-to-reach liquids, such as those drawn from a single cell or tissue.
8/25/2009 2:32:13 PM | Grants | 0 comments
National Science Foundation funds nanoscale research
Northeastern University’s Nanoscale Science and Engineering Research Center for High-rate Nanomanufacturing (CHN) has received a $12.25 million renewal grant from the National Science Foundation to continue its industry-leading research: translating nanoscale scientific processes into commercially viable technologies.
8/20/2009 10:10:26 AM | Research | 0 comments
"Wedding Cake" Images Display Transitions between Exotic Quantum States
From superfluid to Mott insulator, density profiles of ultracold atomic gases reveal secrets of quantum phase transitions
8/5/2009 12:46:12 AM | Industry | 0 comments
A code without restrictions for the fragile realm of quantum
National Science Foundation three-year, single-investigator award to study quantum error-correction.
8/1/2009 12:11:51 PM | Research | 0 comments
Membrane Breaks Through Performance Barrier
Rapid, low-energy process creates crystalline films free of debilitating defects
7/30/2009 4:19:10 PM | Research | 0 comments
Chemist Aims to Turn Molecules Into Motors
The goal is to understand how atoms and molecules interact with surfaces, and to build novel nanoscale structures by controlling these interactions.
7/21/2009 9:11:37 AM | Grants | 0 comments
NSF Awards Parabon NanoLabs Research Grant to Develop Novel Cancer Therapeutics "by Design" versus "by Discovery"
New Anticancer Molecules Engineered to Self-Assemble Using Synthetic DNA
6/1/2009 7:14:38 AM | Industry | 0 comments
National Science Foundation Releases Science Nation, a Video Series on Breakthroughs and Discoveries That Impact Our Lives
The National Science Foundation (NSF) today released the first in a series of video programs called Science Nation, which examine breakthroughs and the possibilities for new discoveries about our planet, our universe and ourselves.
5/13/2009 12:47:59 AM | Grants | 0 comments
NSF Announces $200 Million Funding for Research Instrumentation
The National Science Foundation today announced a special opportunity for funding projects that strengthen the research infrastructure in the nation's science and engineering research and education institutions.
5/4/2009 10:19:10 PM | Research | 0 comments
In Industrial Manufacturing, Efficiency Falls as Technology Advances
A comprehensive study of old and new manufacturing processes, from machining metal to making carbon nanofibers, shows that the more advanced technologies are less efficient in their use of energy and materials per kilogram of output.
5/4/2009 1:37:15 AM | Research | 0 comments
Shift in Simulation Superiority
New report highlights strengths and weaknesses in U.S. high-end computer simulations relative to international counterparts
5/2/2009 9:49:57 AM | Bio/Medicine | 0 comments
Safer Nano Cancer Detector
Nanoparticle test in mice could pave the way for human uses
4/18/2009 9:04:28 AM | Materials | 0 comments
Materials researchers say rebooting soon may be a thing of the past
"Instant On" Computing
4/16/2009 6:16:10 PM | Research | 0 comments
"Two-handed" Marine Microbes Point to New Method for Isolating Harmful Forms of Chemicals
Scientists studying how marine bacteria move have discovered that a sharp variation in water current segregates right-handed bacteria from their left-handed brethren, impelling the microbes in opposite directions.
4/2/2009 6:29:22 PM | Education | 0 comments
MOSI & USF partner for 'NanoDays: Nanoscale Informal Science Education'
MOSI & USF Join Science Centers Nationwide in ‘NanoDays,' The Nation's Largest Public Outreach Effort in Nanoscale Informal Science Education
3/30/2009 7:06:48 AM | Research | 0 comments
Squeezing Noise Below Quantum Limits
Exquisitely sensitive microwave amplifier increases nano-scale measurement accuracy; could lead to quantum computing breakthroughs
3/26/2009 8:46:27 AM | Events | 0 comments
Experience the Nano World - More than 200 public events planned for this year's Nano Days
From Puerto Rico to Montana, museums, universities and research centers are gearing up for one of the largest outreach efforts ever attempted for educating the public about science and engineering at the nanoscale, a barely conceivable environment where one can manipulate objects as small as a single atom.
3/11/2009 6:59:40 PM | Research | 0 comments
New Record for World's Smallest Letters
A novel technique that enables researchers to push individual molecules into specifically arranged patterns recently allowed researchers at Stanford University to shatter the long held belief that one bit per atom is the limit for encoding information and reclaim the title of producers of the world's smallest letters.
2/27/2009 5:13:27 PM | Research | 0 comments
How to Teleport Quantum Information from One Atom to Another
Researchers have shown for the first time how to use a process called teleportation to transfer a quantum state over a significant distance from one atom to another
2/12/2009 7:03:14 PM | Nanotubes | 0 comments
Measuring Excitement for Carbon Nanotubes
Studying light pulses in nanoscale molecules brings scientists closer to understanding properties that may lead to a multitude of applications
2/2/2009 7:15:54 PM | Electronics | 0 comments
Did You Say Flexible Electronics?
Organic electronic devices possible with supercritical carbon dioxide process
2/1/2009 5:39:30 PM | Research | 0 comments
Pore-free Ceramics Shine New Light on Lasers, Electronics and Biomedical Implants
Novel process for developing transparent ceramics from powder eliminates pores
1/2/2009 2:05:05 PM | Research | 0 comments
Nano "Tractor Beam" Traps DNA
Using a beam of light shunted through a tiny silicon channel, researchers have created a nanoscale trap that can stop free floating DNA molecules and nanoparticles in their tracks.
12/29/2008 6:46:27 PM | Research | 0 comments
Researchers find what drives one of nature's powerful, nanoscale motors
Viruses, Start Your Engines!
12/15/2008 10:09:54 PM | Nanotubes | 0 comments
Researchers Make Breakthrough in the Production of Double-Walled Carbon Nanotubes
Northwestern University team develops new method to reliably produce and sort out double-walled carbon nanotubes; discovery could lower the cost of this dynamic material
11/12/2008 3:31:32 PM | Nanoparticles | 0 comments
When A Good Nanoparticle Goes Bad
Understanding how nanoparticles change form may help solve energy needs
10/8/2008 8:19:20 PM | Research | 0 comments
UNM Partner in NSF Engineering Research Center to Advance “Smart Lighting”
The National Science Foundation is establishing a new Engineering Research Center whose goal will be to supplant the common light bulb with next-generation lighting devices that are smarter, greener and ripe for innovation.
9/21/2008 10:17:19 PM | Industry | 0 comments
NSF and EPA Establish Two Centers for Environmental Implications of Nanotechnology
Centers will focus on environmental effects of nanotechnology and its applications
9/14/2008 1:37:55 AM | Grants | 0 comments
NSF awards two grants to Stevens for nano/micro device fabrication and nano sensor development
Grants will support research and training in fabrication of micro/nanoscale sensors, actuators and devices, and the development of nano acoustic emission sensors
9/6/2008 1:58:23 AM | Grants | 0 comments
Biodegradable Implantable Medical Devices Might Be Possible Thanks to $18 Million NSF Grant to Multi-University Consortium
UC joins with North Carolina A&T and the University of Pittsburgh to create medical devices that can adapt to a patient’s anatomy and dissolve when no longer needed.
9/6/2008 1:57:04 AM | Education | 0 comments
National Science Foundation Funds DCC Nanotechnology Program
Danville Community College and Luna Innovations Incorporated have entered into a partnership to provide nanotechnology technician training to Southside Virginia residents. The partnership is being funded through a three-year, $638,000 grant from the National Science Foundation, which the NSF announced award of recently to DCC.
9/5/2008 12:10:41 AM | Research | 0 comments
NSF-funded Rice study will trace path of nanomaterials
Working to ensure the safe use of nanomaterials is the basis of a new Rice study funded by the National Science Foundation.
9/2/2008 11:55:32 PM | Electronics | 0 comments
Multi-Core Chip Research to Lead to Performance Gains, Power Reduction for High- and Low-End Computing with $6M Support From SRC, NSF
Joint Research by Semiconductor Research Corporation and National Science Foundation Aims at Ground-breaking Solutions for Problems Challenging the Electronics Industry
8/29/2008 1:34:21 AM | Energy | 0 comments
Understanding the Science of Solar-Based Energy: More Researchers Are Better Than One
NSF-funded Chemical Bonding Center project provides a new approach for harnessing the sun's energy
8/26/2008 8:06:44 AM | Research | 0 comments
DNA Barcodes: Are They Always Accurate?
Study questions reliability of some results
8/9/2008 12:41:59 PM | Electronics | 0 comments
The Shape of Things to Come
Flexible web of micro-sensors enables eye-shaped camera, heralds new class of electronics technology that can conform to almost any shape
7/17/2008 12:39:55 AM | Grants | 0 comments
National Science Foundation Increases SBIR Grant to Selah Technologies
An additional $50,000 SBIR Phase IB grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to fund continued development activities for the company's Selah Tubes™ nanotechnology.
7/11/2008 6:56:38 PM | Energy | 0 comments
A Colorful Approach to Solar Energy
Revisiting a once-abandoned technique, engineers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have successfully created a sophisticated, yet affordable, method to turn ordinary glass into a high-tech solar concentrator.
7/2/2008 5:49:56 PM | Research | 0 comments
Metals Shape Up with a Little Help from Friends
New method 'self-assembles' metal atoms into porous nanostructures
6/7/2008 3:22:29 PM | Research | 0 comments
Brightest X-ray Vision at the Nano-scale
Superconducting 'universal toolkit' for scientists, engineers will conserve energy, too
5/31/2008 11:33:01 AM | Research | 0 comments
New Programs to Drive Industry Search for Next Logic Device by Semiconductor Research Corporation (SRC) and National Science Foundation (NSF)
Projects Underway at 12 NSF University Centers to Further the Nation’s Lead in Nanoelectronics Innovation
4/13/2008 12:15:57 PM | Materials | 0 comments
Attraction at the atomic level
"By showing that a fundamentally different electron pairing mechanism exists in high-temperature superconductors, this work will move the field in new directions, and will help find new materials to investigate."
1/8/2008 12:58:04 PM | Events | 0 comments
CNS-UCSB Hosts Major Conference on Nanotechnologies OH&S
The National Science Foundation's Center for Nanotechnology in Society (CNS), housed at UC Santa Barbara, recently hosted a major conference on health and safety in laboratories and industrial workplaces employing nanotechnology.
12/23/2007 12:36:09 PM | Research | 0 comments
Metal Foam Has a Good Memory
Poking holes in magnetic alloy improves its shape-morphing capability
11/5/2007 7:04:30 AM | Research | 0 comments
World's Smallest Radio Fits in the Palm of the Hand . . . of an Ant
Single carbon nanotube is fully functional radio, receiving music over standard radio bandwidth
11/5/2007 6:59:57 AM | Grants | 0 comments
NSF awards Stevens team $1 million for smart, bacteria-repellent nanohydrogels
Project holds implications for reducing infection by staphylococcal “superbugs”
11/5/2007 6:55:38 AM | Grants | 0 comments
$1.1 million NSF grant to fund research in advanced light microscopy at UCLA
The award will facilitate the acquisition of the first commercially available super-resolution stimulated emission depletion (STED) confocal laser scanning microscope for nanoscopic resolution of biological samples
10/22/2007 7:04:33 AM | Research | 0 comments
Photonic Gel Films Hold Promise
By alternating layers of two different polymers - one rigid and glassy, the other soft and easily swollen with liquid or vapor - researchers funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) report they've created photonic gel crystals that can be tuned to reflect light of many different colors across the visible and near-infrared spectrum.
10/18/2007 9:30:57 PM | Research | 0 comments
Getting Light to Bend Backwards
Uniquely sandwiched materials coax light to defy nature and skirt the laws of refraction
9/23/2007 3:15:05 PM | Grants | 0 comments
Purdue-led network awarded $18.25 million NSF grant to grow users, translate nanoscience into nanotechnology
The national network was launched in 2002 with $10.5 million from NSF to develop sophisticated, high-powered computational tools that allow scientists from Boston to Beijing to advance nano-related research simply by using their desktop computers.
9/17/2007 9:35:38 PM | Grants | 0 comments
New NSF program will foster interdisciplinary CU graduate student research training in nanoscale science
A new $2.9 million graduate student training program at Cornell, funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF).
9/15/2007 2:19:31 PM | Events | 0 comments
NSF Expert to Discuss "New Frontiers in Nanotechnology" at University at Buffalo on September 20th
A major contributor to the development of nanotechnology in the United States will discuss its evolution and future initiatives in a lecture at the University at Buffalo.
9/13/2007 5:31:52 PM | Materials | 0 comments
Nanomaterials With a Bright Future
New, inexpensive fabrication technique can increase production
9/2/2007 2:17:18 AM | Grants | 0 comments
The Next Generation: Nanomagnets Could Replace Semiconductors
Computer Engineering Professor at UH Receives NSF Grant to Partner with UC-Riverside, Seagate Technology
7/14/2007 5:17:56 PM | Nanotubes | 0 comments
Xidex Wins New NSF Contract for Carbon Nanotube Device Manufacturing
Xidex Corporation, an Austin-based nanotechnology company, has been awarded a new contract from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to develop Selective Nanotube Etching, a process designed for manufacturing carbon nanotube (CNT) devices.
5/15/2007 9:21:46 AM | Industry | 0 comments
Berkeley nanotechnology pioneer to receive $500,000 Waterman Award
A nanotechnology expert, Yang has pioneered research on nanowires, strings of atoms that show promise for a range of high-technology devices, from tiny lasers and computer circuits to inexpensive solar panels and biological sensors
5/12/2007 4:49:41 PM | Nanotubes | 0 comments
The longest carbon nanotubes you've ever seen
Using techniques that could revolutionize manufacturing for certain materials, researchers have grown carbon nanotubes that are the longest in the world. While still slightly less than 2 centimeters long, each nanotube is 900,000 times longer than its diameter.
5/8/2007 6:28:44 PM | Industry | 0 comments
On the Nano Horizon: Emerging Technologies
On May 15, three of the nation's leading experts on nanoscale science and engineering will participate in a call-in program to highlight the latest nanotechnology developments
4/4/2007 12:02:26 AM | Grants | 0 comments
Carnegie Mellon researcher wins prestigious career award for NSF
Grant to find out how abrasive nanoparticles cause friction, and surface wear, and what kind of detailed experiments and computational models are effective at predicting these tribological phenomena.
3/27/2007 5:28:49 PM | Industry | 0 comments
Getting a Feel for the Nano World
New models help introduce the blind to careers in nanoscale science and engineering
2/8/2007 8:30:56 PM | Grants | 0 comments
Advance Nanotech Subsidiary Awarded SBIR Grant from National Science Foundation
Owlstone Nanotech Receives Phase I Funding to Develop Detection System for Hazardous Compounds
10/30/2006 1:34:23 AM | Grants | 0 comments
Yale receives $1-million grant to develop "smart nanoparticles" for the delivery of vaccines
The researchers propose to construct the "smart nanoparticle" vaccine delivery system using a simple, modular approach that can be easily modified to meet the requirements of any particular vaccine.
10/17/2006 7:34:09 PM | Grants | 0 comments
Creating Nanodevices for Delivery of Vaccines
A team of Yale biomedical engineers and cell biologists received a $1-million award from the National Science Foundation to develop “smart nanoparticles” for the delivery of vaccines.
10/16/2006 7:49:58 PM | Energy | 0 comments
Arizona State University Scientists Embark On NSF Grant For Nanotechnology Solar Energy Initiative
ASU scientists Rudy Diaz and Stuart Lindsay will lead a research group on a three-year, $1.1 million grant from the National Science Foundation for an innovative project designed to break through the current technological hurdles of solar energy.
10/5/2006 11:44:45 PM | Grants | 0 comments
Louisiana Tech's Institute for Micromanufacturing receives $400,000 grant to purchase state-of-the-art system for nanotechnology research
The grant comes from the National Science Foundation's Major Research Instrumentation Program
9/28/2006 12:58:04 AM | Grants | 0 comments
Nanoethics Researchers Awarded $250,000 from U.S. National Science Foundation
Three-year project to study ethics of human enhancement and nanotechnology
9/26/2006 6:36:50 PM | Research | 0 comments
LANL/NIST Team Sends Quantum Encryption ‘Keys’ Over Record Distances
Using an innovative sensor for detecting single photons, the smallest particles of light, scientists have set two significant distance records for distributing “keys” (or codes) for quantum encryption, the most secure method known for protecting the privacy of information
8/13/2006 1:58:18 AM | Grants | 0 comments
UCSB announces $2.75 million NSF grant
The five-year grant is designed to develop and apply new materials research in organic semiconductors and optical nanosystems
8/11/2006 6:41:00 PM | Grants | 0 comments
NSF Announces Six New Partnerships for Research and Education in Materials
In an ongoing effort to enhance diversity in the materials research field, the National Science Foundation (NSF) has announced awards for six new Partnerships for Research and Education in Materials (PREMs).
8/11/2006 6:40:59 PM | Grants | 0 comments
NSF Announces Six New Partnerships for Research and Education in Materials
In an ongoing effort to enhance diversity in the materials research field, the National Science Foundation (NSF) has announced awards for six new Partnerships for Research and Education in Materials (PREMs).
7/27/2006 6:01:06 PM | Research | 0 comments
Case Western Reserve University awarded multimillion-dollar Science and Technology Center by National Science Foundation
Center focusing on polymers research by the Case School of Engineering to receive nearly $20 million over five years
7/14/2006 12:24:00 AM | Industry | 0 comments
NCMS Releases Benchmark Report on the U.S. Nanotechnology Industry
Surveyed Organizations Are Transitioning Resolutely to the Nano-Future
7/11/2006 4:53:45 PM | Research | 0 comments
Researchers work to shrink technology that harnesses sun's energy to both heat and cool
Self-Cooling Soda Bottles?
5/16/2006 1:42:10 PM | Grants | 0 comments
Lehigh professor garners NSF grant to study macro-ionic 'blackberries'
Work is expected to provide insight into catalytic, electronic, magnetic and biomedical materials.
4/13/2006 7:54:46 PM | Research | 0 comments
Nanogenerators May Spark Miniature Machines
Devices convert simple motion into electricity
3/15/2006 11:30:14 PM | Research | 0 comments
Understanding heat flow at the nanoscale is the goal of Virginia Tech/NSF CAREER project
Understanding heat flow at this level could help engender the design of nanostructured composite materials capable of controlling thermal conductivity.
2/14/2006 2:20:01 PM | Grants | 0 comments
Nanomagnetics help detect biological agents, land mines
NSF Grant establishes nanomagnetics research program in collaboration with Naval Research Labs
1/6/2006 7:04:25 PM | Grants | 0 comments
Nanocopoeia, Inc. Awarded Federal Research Funding to Accelerate Development of Innovative Stent Coating Process
The grant from NIH, awarded under its Bioengineering Nanotechnology program, funds evaluation of coating performance in terms of controlled drug release and coating integrity.
12/29/2005 3:06:13 PM | Research | 0 comments
Modified Microscope Proves Critical to Uncovering Cell-growth Secret
Researchers using a customized atomic force microscope (AFM) have discovered new evidence for how the fibrous scaffolding within our cells, which is made of the protein actin, responds to obstacles in its environment.
12/22/2005 12:12:05 PM | Research | 0 comments
Einstein was right (again): NIST and MIT confirm that E= mc2
Albert Einstein was correct in his prediction that E=mc2, according to scientists at the Commerce Department's National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) who conducted the most precise direct test ever of what is perhaps the most famous formula in science.
12/2/2005 3:04:09 PM | Grants | 0 comments
National Science Foundation Awards Research Grant to Konarka
The grant, a second awarded to Konarka this year, will fund research to gain higher performance from novel nano-engineered and polymer materials that conduct electricity.
11/11/2005 3:14:21 PM | Nanotubes | 0 comments
Carbon nanotubes only 7 billionths of a meter in diameter can channel many fluids nearly friction free
Within the cells of our bodies, fluids flow rapidly through miniscule, nearly frictionless, protein channels. Until now, human-made nanoscale structures have not been able to mimic those same speeds because the fluids flow slowly along the walls of the tiny structures.
11/6/2005 11:45:16 AM | Bio/Medicine | 0 comments
New Sensor Based on Human Organ Is No Tin Ear
Researchers are developing a mechanical cochlea, a device that functions much like its human counterpart in the ear. Yet, because it is composed of micromachined parts and integrated circuits, the apparatus should be inexpensive to manufacture and could potentially capture a range of frequencies well beyond those of human hearing.
10/11/2005 11:36:21 PM | Research | 0 comments
New ASU center will assess societal implications of nanotechnology
Center researchers will work side by side with scientists who are making nanotechnology a reality to anticipate and understand the societal consequences of this new area of innovation.
10/6/2005 9:46:03 PM | Industry | 0 comments
National Science Foundation Selects Museum of Science, Boston to Head $20 Million Network for Public Engagement with Nanotechnology
Museum of Science to partner with the Exploratorium in San Francisco and the Science Museum of Minnesota to lead the efforts of multiple science museums and research institutions nationally
9/30/2005 9:41:28 PM | Grants | 0 comments
UW-Madison nanoscale research receives $14.8 million over the next six years
To continue its leading-edge research on the interfaces of materials at the nanoscale.
9/28/2005 1:14:22 PM | Research | 0 comments
NSF Centers Will Use Nano-Interface Control and Bioengineering for Materials by Design
The National Science Foundation (NSF) has established two new Materials Research Science and Engineering Centers (MRSECs) at Yale University and the University of Washington, with a combined NSF investment of up to $14 million over the next six years.
9/25/2005 12:26:03 AM | Partnership | 0 comments
National Cancer Institute and National Science Foundation Launch Collaboration; Training Grants Awarded for Nanobiotechnology
The National Cancer Institute (NCI), part of the National Institutes of Health, and the National Science Foundation (NSF) today announced a collaboration that will establish integrative training environments for U.S. science and engineering doctoral students to focus on interdisciplinary nanoscience and technology research with applications to cancer.
8/19/2005 2:03:05 AM | Research | 0 comments
$150 Million TeraGrid Award Heralds New Era for Scientific Computing
An initial set of 10 gateways will address new scientific opportunities in fields from bioinformatics to nanotechnology as well as interoperation between TeraGrid and other grid infrastructures.
8/19/2005 1:59:55 AM | Research | 0 comments
Researchers Carve with Electricity at the Nanometer Scale
Process may yield miniscule molecular detection devices, semiconducting connectors and molecular sieves
8/19/2005 1:44:08 AM | Research | 0 comments
NSF and SIA Join Forces to Initiate Long-Term National Nanoelectronic Research Exploration
Program to Tap National Network of U.S. Research Universities
7/12/2005 5:17:56 PM | Research | 0 comments
Wiring the Brain at the Nanoscale
Nanowires in blood vessels may help monitor, stimulate neurons in the brain
7/12/2005 5:00:19 PM | Grants | 0 comments
Rice Laboratory for Nanophotonics gets $3M training grant
NSF-sponsored program prepares students for careers in nano-optics
5/7/2005 3:14:51 PM | Research | 0 comments
Nanotechnology combined with superconductivity could pave the way for "spintronics"
A Super Job of Spin Control
2/2/2005 9:15:37 PM | Bio/Medicine, Research | 0 comments
Nanoscale Diagnostic Sets Sights on Alzheimer’s
Using their novel bio-bar-code amplification technology, researchers analyzing fluid from around the brain and spinal cord have detected a protein linked in recent studies to Alzheimer’s disease.
1/20/2005 11:51:38 AM | Grants | 0 comments
Evident Technologies awarded NSF grant to develop advanced quantum-dot based anti-counterfeiting materials
Evident Technologies, Inc. is a nanotechnology manufacturing and application company that draws upon semiconductor nanocrystal expertise to develop sophisticated, cost effective, innovative devices and products.
1/20/2005 11:47:26 AM | Nanotubes | 0 comments
Carbon Nanotube "Shock Absorbers" Excel at Dampening Vibration
Researchers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute have developed a novel carbon-nanotube-based material that chokes vibration and may have applications for both large and small devices.
10/20/2004 1:32:34 PM | Investment | 0 comments
National Science Foundation Funds SRI International to Help High School Students Learn Nanoscience
The relatively new field of nanotechnology offers new markets, products, and applications in areas such as medicine, materials, and environmental management. Preparing a skilled workforce requires a commensurate response in the educational community to increase students' understanding of core nanoscience concepts.
10/4/2004 2:45:01 PM | Research, Investment | 0 comments
NSF Funds First Nanoscale Center for Learning and Teaching
With a five-year, $15,000,000 grant to Northwestern University, the National Science Foundation is funding the nation’s first Center for Learning and Teaching in Nanoscale Science and Engineering (NCLT).
9/26/2004 3:27:35 PM | Research | 0 comments
NSF Announces Six New Centers for Nanoscale Research
The new centers will be located at the University of California-Berkeley, Stanford University in California, the University of Wisconsin, Ohio State University, the University of Pennsylvania, and Northeastern University in Massachusetts.
9/3/2004 2:03:19 PM | Materials | 0 comments
Researchers master self-assembly of novel nanodots
Not-So-Spotty Material Breakthrough
8/24/2004 1:14:36 AM | Research | 0 comments
University of Oregon wins foundation nanotechnology grant
The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded the UO $402,000 for a new electron beam lithography system and a nanoimprint lithography system
8/18/2004 11:08:13 AM | Bio/Medicine | 0 comments
Nanomix awarded a $500,000 National Science Foundation grant
Nanomix commercializing a line of nanoelectronic sensors for industrial and biomedical applications
2/2/2004 5:58:52 PM | Materials | 0 comments
Researchers Develop Nanoscale Fibers That are Thinner Than the Wavelengths of Light They Carry
Researchers have developed a process to create wires only 50 nanometers (billionths of a meter) thick
11/18/2003 7:13:43 PM | Bio/Medicine | 0 comments
NanoInk Awarded SBIR Grant to Develop Next-Generation DNA Screening and Diagnostic Technologies
The NIH currently funds more than 200 grants with some connection to nanotechnology, many for creating tools – probes and sensors – for working at the nanoscale, areas that will have a tremendous potential impact particularly on biomedicine.
9/25/2002 5:35:00 PM | Research | 0 comments
NSF grant to UC Berkeley will fund exploration of new types of quantum computers, steps toward quantum logic and nanoprocessors
A team of chemists, physicists and engineers at the University of California, Berkeley, has received $4.5 million from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to test whether several cutting-edge technologies are suitable for building the first practical quantum computer.

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