Nanoscience News


Names of the 2010 Kavli Prize Winners Announced

Eight scientists whose discoveries have dramatically expanded human understanding in the fields of astrophysics, nanoscience and neuroscience have been recognised with the award of the million-dollar Kavli Prizes.


Molecule-Sized Bait Used by UCLA Research Team to Fish for New Drug Targets

UCLA researchers and collaborators have developed a technique that could lead to a new generation of psychiatric medications


New Optical Material Can Bend Light in Unexpected Directions; Solar Panels Among Possible Applications

Handling light with any polarization and over broad range of angles, the new metamaterial could be particularly well suited for solar cells.


Cornell’s Institute Directors on KIC’s New “High-Risk, High-Payoff” Mission

Directors of the Kavli Institute at Cornell for Nanoscale Science, Paul McEuen and David A. Muller, discuss the Institute's mission to push the technology of observation, measurement and control to ever-smaller dimensions.


Cornell's Kavli Institute Announces New Directors with a New Mission

The Kavli Institute at Cornell for Nanoscale Science has announced the appointment of a new director and co-director -- appointments that will also bring a change in focus for the institute.


Study Suggests Simple Mathematical Rules May Be Responsible for Complicated Biological Adaptations

From how massive humpbacks glide through the sea with ease to the efficient way fungal spores fly,
applied mathematicians have excavated the equations behind a variety of complex phenomena.


Kavli Prize Science Forum Announced; Inaugural Forum on International Cooperation in Science
John P. Holdren and Ernst-Ludwig Winnacker, will join leaders of international science societies and academies to discuss international cooperation in science.


Caltech Researchers Create Highly Absorbing, Flexible Solar Cells using Silicon Wire Arrays

Scientists created a new type of flexible solar cell, enhancing the absorption and efficiency, while bringing costs down.


Caltech researchers develop nanoscale structures with superior mechanical properties
Researchers at the California Institute of Technology have developed a way to make some notoriously brittle materials ductile—yet stronger than ever—simply by reducing their size.


Using Magnetic Toys, Researchers Tease Out Structures of Self-Assembled Moleculer Clusters

In the January 29th issue of Science, a team from Harvard led by Vinothan Manoharan and Michael Brenner, presents additional clues to how and why groups of atoms and molecules may favor less symmetrical and more complex, flexible geometric patterns.