News - 25 Jan 2011
The fresh scent of pine has helped atmospheric scientists find missing sources of organic molecules in the air -- which, it could well turn out, aren't missing after all.
In work appearing in...
News - 30 Jun 2010
The recent eruption of Iceland’s Eyjafjallajokull volcano and the subsequent massive shutdown of air traffic in Europe occupied the attention of travelers and worldwide news agencies for weeks....
News - 12 Apr 2009
Cerium oxide is a ceramic nano-abrasive. Scientists have now examined, under conditions close to reality, what happens when it is breathed in and deposited on the lung surface. Initially, the result...
News - 9 Aug 2008
As the Summer Olympics in Beijing kicks off this week, the event is giving scientists a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to observe how the atmosphere responds when a heavily populated region...
News - 8 Aug 2008
Arizona State University researchers have made a breakthrough in understanding the effect on climate change of a key component of urban pollution. The discovery could lead to more accurate forecasting...
News - 29 Jul 2008
The International Workshop on Documentary Standards for Measurement and Characterisation in Nanotechnologies was held February 26-28, 2008 at the National Institute of Standards and Technology,...
News - 5 Dec 2007
In a world that constantly strives for bigger and bigger, Washington University’s Pratim Biswas, Ph.D., the Stifel and Quinette Jens Professor and chair of the Washington University Department...
Article - 16 Jan 2020
A catalytic converter reduces the toxicity of nanoparticles released by petroleum-based engines. In January 2018, researchers from the University of Technology in Tampere, Finland, took atmospheric...
Article - 20 Apr 2018
According to the European Commission, a ‘nanomaterial’ is defined as any type of particle that exhibits one or more external dimensions in the size range of 1 nanometer (nm) to 100 nm.
Article - 27 Jun 2015
With the rapid development of engineered nanoparticles and nanoscale structure-based products and materials, awareness of the poor understanding of potential toxic effects and environmental impact of...