Nano in the News
- January 5, 2008Research by Case Western Reserve University earns cover of prestigious science publicationAn interdisciplinary team from the department of macromolecular science and engineering at Case Western Reserve University, the Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center and the NASA Glenn Research Center earned the December 2007 cover of Nature Nanotechnology, one of the world’s most prestigious scholarly journals covering research in nanoscience and nanotechnology.
- January 4, 2008Nanotechnology treatment for most common cause of blindness becomes feasibleIn a preliminary study, scientists, at the University of Texas at Arlington and the University of Ulster, demonstrate that passive diffusion of fluorescent nanoparticles (quantum dots) may be used to study the basic structure and biochemistry of cortical lens fibers of the eye.
- January 3, 2008National Nanotechnology Initiative releases new strategic planA new strategic plan for the work of the National Nanotechnology Initiative has just been released by the interagency Nanoscale Science, Engineering, and Technology (NSET) Subcommittee of the National Science and Technology Council’s Committee on Technology with support from the National Nanotechnology Coordination Office (NNCO). The 2007 NNI Strategic Plan describes the vision, goals, and priorities of the NNI to ensure that the United States derives growing economic benefits and improved quality of life for its citizens and remains a global leader in nanotechnology R&D in the years to come.
- January 3, 2008Porphyrin and carbon nanotube assemblies in polar solventsRecent experiments investigating CNTs in amide solvents have led to the debatable conclusion that dispersion and partial debundling can be achieved at low nanotube concentrations with a variety of highly polar solvents possessing high surface tension.