Memristors: they are older than you think

I got an email this morning (May 22, 2012) informing me that an article, Two centuries of memristors by Themistoklis Prodromakis, Christofer Toumazou and Leon Chua, had just been published in the journal Nature Materials. The article situates memristors in an historical context stretching back to the 19th century. Sadly, the article is behind a […]

Voting opens today for online science video (and poster) competition

The US National Science Foundation (NSF) has a special program to encourage both interdisciplinary work and communication with the public, the Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship (IGERT) program which is holding an online video (and poster) competition. From the May 22, 2012 news item on Nanowerk, The 2012 IGERT Online Video and Poster Competition […]

More on quantum dots: a toxicity study; Merck action in Israel

I have two items on quantum dots today. The first concerns a toxicity study performed on primates at the University of Buffalo (NY, USA). From the May 22, 2012 news item by Will Soutter for Azonano, A multi-institute toxicity study on quantum dots in primates has discovered that these nanocrystals are safe for a period […]

Sequence it … and they will come

Rapid DNA sequencing may soon become a routine part of each individual’s medical record, providing enormous information previously sequestered in the human genome’s 3 billion nucleotide bases. This week’s NEWSFOCUS section of the journal…