Nanotechnology

BGN Technologies, the technology transfer company of Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU), EMC Corporation and Jerusalem Venture Partners recently announced the CyberSpark Industry Initiative, which will serve as a coordinating body for joint cyber industry activities with government agencies, the Israel Defense Force (IDF) and academia. The innovative public/private cyber center established in Beersheva, Israel,...

The results of a new study published in the science journal Journal of Biological Chemistry, says the most effective way of tackling debilitating diseases is by punching them at the beginning and preventing them from growing. According to the study printed in a science article in Science Daily, small molecular tweezers can be used to...

Source:  http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-25004942 Imagine coming inside from the torrential rains of a thunderstorm, your face and hair dripping wet, but your clothes are bone dry.  And you didn’t need to shake your umbrella off at the door: it also hasn’t a drop of rain on it either! Those are two of the applications being dreamt-up by a team...

Over time, advancements in technology have allowed for smaller and smaller electronic devices. A new discovery has led to the production of the smallest FM radio transmitter in the world. Researchers at Columbia, led by James Hone, a mechanical engineering professor, and Kenneth Shepard, an electrical engineering professor, used graphene to develop a nano-mechanical system...

The search for a safer and more effective synthetic vaccine has gained ground through the efforts of immunologist Yung Chang of the Biodesign Institute at Arizona State University. Through the use of DNA nanotechnology, the introduction of a new class of synthetic vaccines may be on the horizon. A science article reporting the findings of...

There is a potential new treatment technique in the works using nanoparticles to reprogram immune cells that can recognize and attack cancer cells. Most cancer cells are able to bypass detection by the immune system because they are so similar to normal cells. This allows the cancer cells to multiply and grow freely. Researchers at...

Scientists at the University of Maryland’s NanoCenter are working on a tiny new eco-friendly battery made from a sliver of wood. With countless everyday and clinical applications, the environmentally-minded battery discovery has the potential to revolutionize the way we look at itty bitty power sources - for good. Most of the batteries in use today are...