News From the Field
UCR Physicist Demonstrates How Light Can be Used to Remotely Operate Micromachines
May 31, 2007
A research team led by physicist Umar Mohideen at the University of California, Riverside has demonstrated in the laboratory that the Casimir force--the small attractive force that acts between two close parallel uncharged conducting plates--can be changed using a beam of light, making the remote operation of micromachines a possibility.
University of California, Riverside
The National Science Foundation (NSF) is an independent federal agency that supports fundamental research and education across all fields of science and engineering. In fiscal year (FY) 2016, its budget is $7.5 billion. NSF funds reach all 50 states through grants to nearly 2,000 colleges, universities and other institutions. Each year, NSF receives more than 48,000 competitive proposals for funding and makes about 12,000 new funding awards. NSF also awards about $626 million in professional and service contracts yearly.
Get News Updates by Email
Useful NSF Web Sites:
NSF Home Page: http://www.nsf.gov
NSF News: http://www.nsf.gov/news/
For the News Media: http://www.nsf.gov/news/newsroom.jsp
Science and Engineering Statistics: http://www.nsf.gov/statistics/
Awards Searches: http://www.nsf.gov/awardsearch/