Tim Mueller, a Johns Hopkins University assistant professor of materials science and engineering, has been selected by the National Science Foundation to receive its prestigious CAREER Award, which recognizes the highest level of excellence and promise in early-stage scholars. His faculty appointment is within the university’s Whiting School of Engineering. [More]
A British scientist whose work helped form the basis for flat-screen TVs, computers and mobile phone displays has won AkzoNobel's UK Science Award for 2014. [More]
Rubicon Technology, Inc., a leading provider of sapphire substrates and products to the LED, semiconductor, and optical markets, today announced that it will showcase large-diameter patterned sapphire substrates (PSS) as well as its line of 6”polished sapphire wafers for the LED industry at LED Korea 2014 at COEX, Seoul, Korea, February 12-14, 2014. Rubicon will exhibit its line of sapphire products in Booth #4707. [More]
Rice University and the Gulf Coast Consortia will host an all-day symposium titled “International Year of Crystallography: Structure Matters” Feb. 14 at the BioScience Research Collaborative. [More]
Piezoelectrics—materials that can change mechanical stress to electricity and back again—are everywhere in modern life. Computer hard drives. Loud speakers. Medical ultrasound. Sonar. Though piezoelectrics are a widely used technology, there are major gaps in our understanding of how they work. [More]
Liquid crystals are remarkable materials that combine the optical properties of crystalline solids with the flow properties of liquids, characteristics that come together to enable the displays found in most computer monitors, televisions and smartphones. [More]
Tosoh Bioscience LLC is proud to announce the newest addition to the EcoSEC series of gel permeation chromatography/size exclusion chromatography (GPC/SEC) instruments with the launch of the third generation EcoSEC High Temperature GPC System. [More]
New advanced materials like MOFs (metal organic frameworks), advanced high-strength steel, and carbon nanotubes have the potential to enable novel products and disrupt existing businesses - Lux Research.
AXT Pty Ltd are a key supplier of non-destructive testing (NDT) equipment for the Australian, New Zealand and Papua New Guinea region.
They have recently bulked up the product offering with the launch of the new c... [More]
For structural biologists, the first step in determining a protein's precise molecular structure is often the hardest: coaxing the protein to grow into the orderly, three-dimensional crystals that are the starting material for most structural studies. For particularly difficult cases, it can take years to generate usable crystals – and sometimes the protein never crystallizes despite intense effort. Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) scientists have developed a new method that generates a high-resolution protein structure from crystals one-million times smaller than those needed for X-ray crystallography, the most common method for determining protein structure. [More]