Brain Activity Map Project
KNI Co-Director, Michael Roukes to join other scientists in the Brain Activity Map project being rolled out by the Obama administration. This project hopes to develop the technology essential to understanding diseases like Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s. [Read the NY Times article]
Work Developed at the KNI On the Cover of Nature Materials
Read about the science behind the cover [pdf]
KNI-MDL Seminar Series
Join us for out of this world topics this month at the next seminar in the series on Monday, May 6, 2013, at 4 pm in 125 Steele Lab. KNI member Rassul Karabalin from the Roukes Group at Caltech will give a talk on "Piezoelectric Nanoelectromechanical Systems," and Stewart Sherrit from the Advanced Technologies Group at JPL will speak on "Novel Ultrasonic Horn Designs for Extraterrestrial Applications." Refreshments to follow. This monthly seminar series features current research at the Kavli Nanoscience Institute (Caltech) and the Microdevices Laboratory (JPL).
Is It Time for the Big Push?
Recently, four experts discuss how to move solar technology from the lab to commercial reality. Roundtable discussion led by Harry Atwater. Read more...
Nano Insights Could Lead to Improved Nuclear Reactors
In order to build the next generation of nuclear reactors, KNI Board member Julia Greer, along with fellow materials scientists, are trying to unlock the secrets of certain materials that are radiation-damage tolerant. [Caltech release]
Science prizes for the 21st century, the Kavli Prizes recognize scientists for their seminal advances in three research areas: astrophysics, nanoscience and neuroscience. Find out more...
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