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nano news 29 - 05 - 2004

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Future Technology :

BRAIN DISEASE RESEARCH, PARTICLE PHYSICS MEET IN THE MIDDLE(WARE)

NSF Middleware Initiative proves key for grid-based
collaborations in diverse disciplines

 

ARLINGTON, Va.—Newswise — The study of Alzheimer’s disease and the analysis of particle collisions may not appear to have much in common, but behind the scenes, middleware being developed with support from the National Science Foundation (NSF) is helping groups of researchers in neuroscience, physics and other fields to apply the power of grid-based computational resources.

Spanning 14 universities and 22 research groups, the growing Biomedical Informatics Research Network (BIRN) is establishing the cyberinfrastructure, or integrated information technology configuration, needed to facilitate health care research for large-scale data sharing and analysis. The ability to share and compare massive data sets such as MRI brain scans or high-resolution electron microscopy images is essential to participants’ research into Alzheimer's disease, depression, schizophrenia, multiple sclerosis and other disorders. ...read the wave

 

 
Nano Tsunami : Guest Writer

Why and How to Invest in Entrepreneurial Nanotech vs. Corporate Companies

by Dr. Pearl Chin PhD, MBA

There are some that argue that investing in nanotechnology startups and small companies is riskier because of the higher probability for hype and incidences of scams. However, this past couple of years it seems evident that the larger more established publicly traded companies, like Tyco, WorldCom, Enron, Parmalat, etc. should be no less exempt from this scrutiny. It is expected that wherever there is major money to be made, there will be hype and scams. This does not mean investors should not invest or be more risk adverse. It just means investors need to be more careful about how they decide to invest and be smarter about it. The desire to make money must be balanced by responsibility and accountability....read the wave

 

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Nano Medicine : Ukraine

Stem cell therapy for neurodegenerative diseases with the help of nanorobots

by Nikolay Kovalenko
this study was approved by Kyiv's Neurosurgery Institute

Although neurodegenerative diseases have different causes, the dysfunction and loss of specific groups of neurons is common to all these disorders and may allow the development of similar therapeutic approaches to the treatment of diseases like Alzheimer’s disease (AD) and Parkinson’s disease (PD). The efforts to treat the neurodegenerative diseases by existing methods of cellular therapy are insufficiently effective.

The modern methods do not provide correct restoration of cytoarchitecture and pattern of connections (the rewiring of specifically organized long-distance connections), which are essential to achieve a significant functional recovery. This article discusses existing methods of neural stem cell therapy and provides example of new approach to the treatment of various neurodegenerative diseases….read the wave

 

 
Nano Medicine: USA

Nanoparticles illuminate brain tumors
for days under MRI

OHSU study finds tiny crystals also help brain lesion tissue
to be viewed under microscope


PORTLAND, Ore. - A research team from Oregon Health & Science University and the Portland Veterans Affairs Medical Center is demonstrating some of the world's first clinical applications for nanometer-size particles in the brain.

The OHSU scientists have shown that an iron oxide nanoparticle as small as a virus can outline not only brain tumors under magnetic resonance imaging, but also other lesions in the brain that may otherwise have gone unnoticed, according to a study published in the journal Neuropathology and Applied Neurobiology.

So named because of its billionth-of-a-meter proportions, the iron oxide nanoparticle, ferumoxtran-10, can be viewed as a contrast agent under MR for more than 24 hours, sometimes as long as five days, said the study's lead author, Edward Neuwelt, M.D., professor of neurology and neurological surgery, OHSU School of Medicine, and the Portland VA Medical Center.
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Future Technology : UK

Haptics technology makes the impossible possible

 

How would it feel to pick up a Boeing 777 while standing on an asteroid? Or to play with a yo-yo on Mars? Or even to explore a box that is larger on the inside than on the outside? All these things are now possible as scientists at the University of Reading are developing technology which allows computer users to touch, grip and even manipulate ‘impossible objects’.

The methods are still in their infancy, but the new technology has a variety of potential applications, including training simulations for highly-skilled tasks such as surgery, or aircraft maintenance....read the wave

 

 
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Nano Research : USA

Nanoscale contact optimizes adhesion

Optimal adhesion of geckos and insects based on shape optimization
and contact surface size reduction, report Max Planck researchers in Stuttgart, Germany

 

Fig. 1: The nanoscale fibrillar structures in the hairy attachment pads of beetle, fly, spider and gecko. The density of surface hairs increases with the body weight of animal, and the gecko has the highest density among all animal species.
Image: Max Planck Institute for Metals Research/Gorb

The nanometer size of hairs (spatulae) on the feet of geckos and many insects may have evolved to optimize adhesion strength, according to new research conducted at the Max Planck Institute for Metals Research in Stuttgart. The scientists discovered that there exists an optimal shape of the contact surface of the tip of such hairs which gives rise to optimal adhesion to a substrate via molecular interaction forces. For macroscopic objects, such optimal shape design tends to be unreliable because the adhesion strength is sensitive to small geometrical variations. It is shown that this limitation can be remedied via size reduction. The key finding of this research is...read the wave

 

 
Nano Biz: USA

Loomis Group Adds NanoVance to Growing
List of Nanotechnology Clients


SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 27, 2004--Loomis Group, an independent, integrated marketing agency, today announced that it has been selected as the lead public relations agency for NanoVance, Inc., a company that integrates nanomaterial, biotech, semiconductor and MEMS technologies to deliver nano-devices with multiple industry applications. Initially, NanoVance is focused on the medical/biotech and IT/data storage industries.

"We recognized several years ago that nanotechnology is a fast-growing market that is a perfect fit with our experience and expertise," said Jeff Loomis, president and CEO of Loomis Group....read the wave

Nano Electronics:

Nanomagnets tapped to generate microwave fields

HANCOCK, N.H. — A new form of electromagnetic interaction in which electron spin changes the magnetic direction of cobalt nanomagnets is being explored at Cornell University with an eye toward new types of memory and signal-processing devices.
Experiments have shown that the impact of spin-polarized electrons causes the nanomagnets to precess at high speed so that a direct current can produce microwave-frequency oscillations.

The effect might be useful in creating wireless communications between layers in an integrated circuit.read the wave


Nano Electronics : Belgium + USA

IMEC and Praesagus
Sign Technology Partnership Agreement;


Partnership Will Focus on New Approach to Modeling Interconnect
Manufacturing Variation

 

SAN JOSE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--IMEC, Europe's largest independent nanoelectronics and nanotechnology research center, and Praesagus Inc., a privately held company that provides solutions to model interconnect manufacturing variation, today announced a technology development agreement to extend Praesagus' physics-based modeling approach for pattern-based interconnect manufacturing variation.

The partnership will build on Praesagus' physics-based interconnect thickness variation modeling technology and expand the scope to include copper/low-k and three-dimensional modeling. The partnership will leverage IMEC's copper damascene, ultra low-k dielectric and 65nm expertise and experience....read the wave

 

 
Nano Research : Germany

The Nanoscope

 

Researchers are discerning objects in ever-smaller dimensions through advances in microscope technology. The big leap from micro to nano is being made possible with extreme ultraviolet (EUV) hence the worlds first nanoscope, compliments of the scientists at Fraunhofer.

In the production of high-performance integrated circuits with increasingly finer structures, the days of visible light are gone. The semiconductor industry has meanwhile moved on to processes that entail ultraviolet laser with wavelengths of 193 and 248 nanometers.

The candidate with the brightest prospects for continuing the trend of manufacturing even finer structures is extreme ultraviolet or EUV. This lithography operates at wavelengths close to x-ray, in the 11 to 14-nanometer range. However, this poses various problems. To generate EUV beams, synchrotron radiation facilities are required which are big, costly and complex.

And since EUV is absorbed by the atmosphere, the entire exposure process must take place in a vacuum. Finally, instead of conventional transparent masks and lenses, EUV beams must be reflected using special mirrors...read the wave

 

 
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Nano Medicine: USA


Evidence of nanobacterial-like structures found in human calcified arteries and cardiac valves

Evidence could indicate bacteria-like etiology of vascular calcification

 

May 24, 2004 – Bethesda, MD – Researchers at the Mayo Clinic found they could isolate and culture nanoparticles from filtered homogenates of diseased calcified human cardiovascular tissue. These cultured nano-sized particles were recognized by a DNA-specific dye, incorporated radiolabeled uridine, and after decalcification, appeared via electron microscopy to contain cell walls.

The research paper, entitled "Evidence of Nanobacterial-like Structures in Human Calcified Arteries and Cardiac Valves," has been peer-reviewed and is scheduled for publication in the September 2004 issue of the American Journal of Physiology: Heart and Circulatory Physiology, published by the American Physiological Society...read the wave

 

 
Nano News: In German

Nano-Kontakte optimieren Haftung'

POptimale Haftung von Geckos und Insekten beruht auf Formoptimierung und Größenreduzierung der Haftkontakte, berichten Stuttgarter Max-Planck-Forscher

German language news courtesy of www. innovations-report.de

Die Haftstrukturen an den Füßen von Geckos und vielen Insekten bestehen aus nur wenige hundert Nanometer feinen Härchen. Diese Nanostrukturen haben sich vermutlich im Laufe der Evolution entwickelt haben, um die Haftung der Insekten auf Substraten zu optimieren. Dies zeigen jüngste Forschungen am Max-Planck-Institut für Metallforschung in Stuttgart: Danach hängt eine optimale Haftung davon ab, dass diese Härchen an ihren Kontaktflächen optimal geformt sind. Doch diese starke Formabhängigkeit kann durch eine Minimierung der Haftkontakte ausgeglichen werden. Denn unterhalb von 100 Nanometer haften die Kontakte optimal - unabhängig von Formveränderungen der Kontaktflächen. Eine optimale, fehlertolerante Haftung lässt sich also über eine Kombination aus Größenreduzierung und Formoptimierung erzielen. Dabei gilt: Je kleiner die charakteristische Größe des einzelnen Haftkontakts, desto weniger wichtig ist seine Form. Das macht auch plausibel, warum Haarkontakte von biologischen Haftungssystemen nur zwischen einigen hundert Nanometern und wenigen Mikrometern groß sind. Diese Erkenntnisse sind wichtig für das Design von Haftsystemen in der Technik. (PNAS, Early Edition, 17. Mai 2004). ...read the wave

 

 
10 more nano news headlines
 
Military Key Customer For U.S.Nanotech Startups
Junctions Expand Nano Railroads
Single-electron transistor goes mechanical
The First Nanochips
Nanotech from A to Z: Definitions, markets, investments
How to identify viable opportunities in nanotechnology
If nanotech is so ‘hot,’ where are all the jobs?
A Nanotechnology Turnaround?
Zacks Sell List Highlights: Kopin Corporation,
National nanotech expert to address UW-Madison conference 
 

nano news 26 - 05 - 2004

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Nano Research: Germany

The nanoscope

 

Researchers are discerning objects in ever-smaller dimensions through advances in microscope technology. The big leap from micro to nano is being made possible with extreme ultraviolet (EUV) hence the worlds first nanoscope, compliments of the scientists at Fraunhofer.

In the production of high-performance integrated circuits with increasingly finer structures, the days of visible light are gone. The semiconductor industry has meanwhile moved on to processes that entail ultraviolet laser with wavelengths of 193 and 248 nanometers.

The candidate with the brightest prospects for continuing the trend of manufacturing even finer structures is extreme ultraviolet or EUV. This lithography operates at wavelengths close to x-ray, in the 11 to 14-nanometer range. However, this poses various problems. To generate EUV beams, synchrotron radiation facilities are required which are big, costly and complex.

And since EUV is absorbed by the atmosphere, the entire exposure process must take place in a vacuum. Finally, instead of conventional transparent masks and lenses, EUV beams must be reflected using special mirrors...read the wave

 

 
Nano Tsunami : Guest Writer

Why and How to Invest in Entrepreneurial Nanotech vs. Corporate Companies

by Dr. Pearl Chin PhD, MBA

There are some that argue that investing in nanotechnology startups and small companies is riskier because of the higher probability for hype and incidences of scams. However, this past couple of years it seems evident that the larger more established publicly traded companies, like Tyco, WorldCom, Enron, Parmalat, etc. should be no less exempt from this scrutiny. It is expected that wherever there is major money to be made, there will be hype and scams. This does not mean investors should not invest or be more risk adverse. It just means investors need to be more careful about how they decide to invest and be smarter about it. The desire to make money must be balanced by responsibility and accountability....read the wave

 

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Nano Research: Spain

Mini-batteries for mobile phones

 

CIDETEC has developed and assembled a 1.5W hydrogen mini fuel cell prototype which, combined with supercondensers, has been able to power a mobile phone enabling calls to be made and received.

CIDETEC is working on a project which will carry out a direct assessment of the technology of fuel cells for mini applications which have between 1 and 10 watt power requirements such as for mobile phone or PDA chargers or for remote signalling, etc. A series of technologies are being developed in order to obtain house technology mini fuel cells, including the design and enhancement of EMAs (Electrode-Membrane Assemblies), of structural elements (current collectors, shutting-off devices) and of the electronics for current enhancement (including the use of supercondensers for the supply of current peaks)...read the wave

 

 
Nano Products: USA

NanoInk releases new product: Bias Control Option
for NSCRIPTOR™ nanolithography system.

 

(Chicago, Ill – May 25, 2004) NanoInk, Inc announces the availability of the Bias Control Option for its NSCRIPTOR nanolithography system. This added feature makes the NSCRIPTOR a powerful instrument for the fabrication of nanoscale electronic components. The Bias Control Option offers the functional capability of creating an electric field between the probe tip and the sample substrate. This feature allows the researcher to perform oxidation nanolithography, so that they may selectively oxidize a semiconductor surface with insulating nanoscale patterns, and also enables the deposition of conductive nanoscale structures onto semiconductor surfaces via electrochemical DPN™ methods.

The NSCRIPTOR instrument is a dedicated nanolithography system that patterns nanostructures by leveraging the extreme precision of scanning probe technology. The instrument is optimized for the Dip Pen Nanolithography™ process, in which a molecular “ink” is directly deposited from the probe tip (or “pen”) onto the substrate.
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Nano Products: UK

Innovative ‘self healing’ bandage to help diabetics

 

A revolutionary type of ‘self healing’ bandage that uses the patient’s own cells is being developed. The technique has already been tried successfully on patients with diabetic ulcers and in the long-term could offer a more effective, quicker and cost efficient way of treating many types of slow-healing wounds such as pressure ulcers. The bandages are already available for patients with severe burns.

The bandages have been developed by CellTran Ltd., a spin-out company from the University of Sheffield. CellTran has grown from fundamental research funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC).

Levels of diabetes in the UK are forecast to rise significantly in the years ahead. Chronic ulcers affect many diabetics, with sufferers often attending clinics for months or years to have their wounds dressed. CellTran offers an innovative but simple approach to healing diabetic ulcers and other slow-healing wounds, based on a combination of surface engineering and cell biology...read the wave

 

 
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Nano Research :USA

Scaling friction down to the nano/micro realm

 

Three-dimensional images showing the topography of both round (pictured) and elliptical tips used in making friction measurements

An improved method for correcting nano- and micro-scale friction measurements has been developed by researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). The new technique should help designers produce more durable micro- and nano-devices with moving parts, such as tiny motors, positioning devices or encoders....read the wave

 

 
Nano Medicine: USA


Evidence of nanobacterial-like structures found in human calcified arteries and cardiac valves

Evidence could indicate bacteria-like etiology of vascular calcification

 

May 24, 2004 – Bethesda, MD – Researchers at the Mayo Clinic found they could isolate and culture nanoparticles from filtered homogenates of diseased calcified human cardiovascular tissue. These cultured nano-sized particles were recognized by a DNA-specific dye, incorporated radiolabeled uridine, and after decalcification, appeared via electron microscopy to contain cell walls.

The research paper, entitled "Evidence of Nanobacterial-like Structures in Human Calcified Arteries and Cardiac Valves," has been peer-reviewed and is scheduled for publication in the September 2004 issue of the American Journal of Physiology: Heart and Circulatory Physiology, published by the American Physiological Society...read the wave

 

 

Nano Medicine: Russia & Germany

Probability Controls The Molecule Of Life

 

Thanks to biophysicists, statistics has reached the most intimate aspect of life – regulation of genes’ activity. Investigation on probabilistic aspects of molecular biology has been supported by the Russian Foundation for Basic Research and the INTAS Foundation.

Regulation of genes’ activity is one of the most important biological problems which has not been solved so far. A cell switches on and off its genes through multiple factors, which, if required, interact with certain sections of a chromosome or vice versa, leave them. While molecular biologists search for the mechanisms than ensure precise and uninterrupted control of gnome’s activity, biophysics keep on saying that this is a statistical process, i.e., a probabilistic one, therefore, it cannon be absolutely precise. Specialists of the Engelgardt Institute of Molecular Biology (Russian Academy of Sciences) and the Faculty of Physics, Moscow State University, jointly with the colleagues from the Gumboldt University (Germany) have received equations that allow to assess statistically the regulatory factors/DNA interaction. ...read the wave

 

 
Nano Research: USA

Developing tools for reliable 'gene chip' measurements

 

Microarrays, sometimes called "gene chip" devices, enable researchers to monitor the activities of thousands of genes from a single tissue sample simultaneously, identifying patterns that may be novel indicators of disease status. But generating consistent, verifiable results is difficult because of a lack of standards to validate these analyses, scientists from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and collaborators warn in the May 20 online issue of Clinical Chemistry.

Microarrays are keychain-sized devices with as many as several million tiny spots, each of which examines genes of interest simultaneously using minute sample volumes. This highly sensitive technology is relatively new ...read the wave

 

 
Nano Biz: USA

Investors Seek Nanotech Payday

 

Google's IPO? Oh please, Internet stocks are so 20th century. Real players are jumping on the nanotechnology bandwagon.

Nanotechnology could see up to half a dozen initial public offerings this year as the venture capitalists sense an exit strategy in an area some analysts consider to be over-invested already. Indeed, the U.S. government is currently spending more than $1 billion a year in nanotechnology R&D programs.

First into the fray is expected to be Nanosys, which claims to have computer-modelling techniques that can design inorganic semiconductor nanostructures like nanodots, nanorods and nanowires. The company is working on product plans with a number of large companies including...read the wave

 

 
Nano News: In German

Nano-Kontakte optimieren Haftung'

POptimale Haftung von Geckos und Insekten beruht auf Formoptimierung und Größenreduzierung der Haftkontakte, berichten Stuttgarter Max-Planck-Forscher

German language news courtesy of www. innovations-report.de

Die Haftstrukturen an den Füßen von Geckos und vielen Insekten bestehen aus nur wenige hundert Nanometer feinen Härchen. Diese Nanostrukturen haben sich vermutlich im Laufe der Evolution entwickelt haben, um die Haftung der Insekten auf Substraten zu optimieren. Dies zeigen jüngste Forschungen am Max-Planck-Institut für Metallforschung in Stuttgart: Danach hängt eine optimale Haftung davon ab, dass diese Härchen an ihren Kontaktflächen optimal geformt sind. Doch diese starke Formabhängigkeit kann durch eine Minimierung der Haftkontakte ausgeglichen werden. Denn unterhalb von 100 Nanometer haften die Kontakte optimal - unabhängig von Formveränderungen der Kontaktflächen. Eine optimale, fehlertolerante Haftung lässt sich also über eine Kombination aus Größenreduzierung und Formoptimierung erzielen. Dabei gilt: Je kleiner die charakteristische Größe des einzelnen Haftkontakts, desto weniger wichtig ist seine Form. Das macht auch plausibel, warum Haarkontakte von biologischen Haftungssystemen nur zwischen einigen hundert Nanometern und wenigen Mikrometern groß sind. Diese Erkenntnisse sind wichtig für das Design von Haftsystemen in der Technik. (PNAS, Early Edition, 17. Mai 2004). ...read the wave

 

 
Nano Products: USA

Cascade Engineering Revitalizes Brand, Establishes New Commitment to 'Shaping Ideas in Plastics'

Plastics Leader Charts Course for Sustained Excellence in Multiple Industries

 

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., May 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Cascade Engineering has developed trash bins with tracking devices, researched animal-proof plastic waste containers, and utilized nanotechnology to mold parts for automotive seating and furniture components. This spirit of innovation is at the heart of a new brand revitalization program encompassing all aspects of Cascade Engineering's operations.

The Grand Rapids, Mich.-based company is working to translate its 30 years of industry leadership into a new market identity, including a refreshed logo, new corporate website and updated marketing information. The Company said the brand revitalization program was established to provide a cleaner, more understandable definition of products and services to customers....read the wave

 

 
Future Technology : Russia


Everlasting Fibre-glass Plastic, Nano Magic ?

 

More durable helmets, vests, ski-sticks and various other fibre-glass plastic products are close to becoming a reality. Provided, of course, the manufacturers apply new technology – the one developed by the Chernogolovka scientists supported by the Russian Foundation for Basic Research and the Foundation for Assistance to Small Innovative Enterprises (FASIE).

When fibre-glass plastic products were first introduced to the market, the applicability of the material seemed truly unlimited. Later there appeared quite a number of disadvantages to accompany the numerous benefits. Helmets and ski-sticks got broken and boats got cracked. The reason is quite trivial for a composite material – insufficiently strong cohesion between the base, i.e. glass fiber, and the polymer matrix. Under loads and especially in the presence of moisture, the polymer gets exfoliated from the glass fibers which results in cracking. Besides, in extreme conditions the reinforcing glass fiber itself is split into separate monofibres, thus, causing the product destruction....read the wave

 

 
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10 more nano news headlines
 
Zacks Sell List Highlights: Kopin Corporation,
National nanotech expert to address UW-Madison conference 
Nanotechnology improving energy options
NEW ALLIANCE CHIEF: OPEN TALK OF RISK 'MAKES BUSINESS SENSE'
Nanotube Sparks Could Cool Chips
Solar Crystals get 2-for-1
Ion beams put nanotubes on the straight and narrow
AS NANOTECH GROWS, LEADERS GRAPPLE WITH PUBLIC FEAR AND MISPERCEPTION
Nanotubes roll up for novel structures
Bulls, bears, bonds and a dose of 'Reality'
 
 

nano news 25 - 05 - 2004

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Nano Products: UK

Innovative ‘self healing’ bandage to help diabetics

 

A revolutionary type of ‘self healing’ bandage that uses the patient’s own cells is being developed. The technique has already been tried successfully on patients with diabetic ulcers and in the long-term could offer a more effective, quicker and cost efficient way of treating many types of slow-healing wounds such as pressure ulcers. The bandages are already available for patients with severe burns.

The bandages have been developed by CellTran Ltd., a spin-out company from the University of Sheffield. CellTran has grown from fundamental research funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC).

Levels of diabetes in the UK are forecast to rise significantly in the years ahead. Chronic ulcers affect many diabetics, with sufferers often attending clinics for months or years to have their wounds dressed. CellTran offers an innovative but simple approach to healing diabetic ulcers and other slow-healing wounds, based on a combination of surface engineering and cell biology...read the wave

 

 
Nano Research :USA

Scaling friction down to the nano/micro realm

 

Three-dimensional images showing the topography of both round (pictured) and elliptical tips used in making friction measurements

An improved method for correcting nano- and micro-scale friction measurements has been developed by researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). The new technique should help designers produce more durable micro- and nano-devices with moving parts, such as tiny motors, positioning devices or encoders....read the wave

 

 
investing in nanotechnology stocks ?




gives you a truly independent look
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Nano Tsunami : Guest Writer

Why and How to Invest in Entrepreneurial Nanotech vs. Corporate Companies

by Dr. Pearl Chin PhD, MBA

There are some that argue that investing in nanotechnology startups and small companies is riskier because of the higher probability for hype and incidences of scams. However, this past couple of years it seems evident that the larger more established publicly traded companies, like Tyco, WorldCom, Enron, Parmalat, etc. should be no less exempt from this scrutiny. It is expected that wherever there is major money to be made, there will be hype and scams. This does not mean investors should not invest or be more risk adverse. It just means investors need to be more careful about how they decide to invest and be smarter about it. The desire to make money must be balanced by responsibility and accountability....read the wave

 

Nano Medicine: USA


Evidence of nanobacterial-like structures found in human calcified arteries and cardiac valves

Evidence could indicate bacteria-like etiology of vascular calcification

 

May 24, 2004 – Bethesda, MD – Researchers at the Mayo Clinic found they could isolate and culture nanoparticles from filtered homogenates of diseased calcified human cardiovascular tissue. These cultured nano-sized particles were recognized by a DNA-specific dye, incorporated radiolabeled uridine, and after decalcification, appeared via electron microscopy to contain cell walls.

The research paper, entitled "Evidence of Nanobacterial-like Structures in Human Calcified Arteries and Cardiac Valves," has been peer-reviewed and is scheduled for publication in the September 2004 issue of the American Journal of Physiology: Heart and Circulatory Physiology, published by the American Physiological Society...read the wave

 

 

Nano Medicine: Russia & Germany

Probability Controls The Molecule Of Life

 

Thanks to biophysicists, statistics has reached the most intimate aspect of life – regulation of genes’ activity. Investigation on probabilistic aspects of molecular biology has been supported by the Russian Foundation for Basic Research and the INTAS Foundation.

Regulation of genes’ activity is one of the most important biological problems which has not been solved so far. A cell switches on and off its genes through multiple factors, which, if required, interact with certain sections of a chromosome or vice versa, leave them. While molecular biologists search for the mechanisms than ensure precise and uninterrupted control of gnome’s activity, biophysics keep on saying that this is a statistical process, i.e., a probabilistic one, therefore, it cannon be absolutely precise. Specialists of the Engelgardt Institute of Molecular Biology (Russian Academy of Sciences) and the Faculty of Physics, Moscow State University, jointly with the colleagues from the Gumboldt University (Germany) have received equations that allow to assess statistically the regulatory factors/DNA interaction. ...read the wave

 

 
Nano Biz: USA

Investors Seek Nanotech Payday

 

Google's IPO? Oh please, Internet stocks are so 20th century. Real players are jumping on the nanotechnology bandwagon.

Nanotechnology could see up to half a dozen initial public offerings this year as the venture capitalists sense an exit strategy in an area some analysts consider to be over-invested already. Indeed, the U.S. government is currently spending more than $1 billion a year in nanotechnology R&D programs.

First into the fray is expected to be Nanosys, which claims to have computer-modelling techniques that can design inorganic semiconductor nanostructures like nanodots, nanorods and nanowires. The company is working on product plans with a number of large companies including...read the wave

 

 
Nano Biz: USA

GEMZ Corp. Enters Nanotechnology Business

FORMS NANOTECHNOLOGY SUBSIDIARY, ANNOUNCES SIGNED LETTER OF INTENT WITH TERRA SOLAR DEVELOPMENT CORP. AND EFFECTS CONSOLIDATION OF COMMON STOCK

 

Thanks to biophysicists, statistics has reached the most intimate aspect of life – regulation of genes’ activity. Investigation on probabilistic aspects of molecular biology has been supported by the Russian Foundation for Basic Research and the INTAS Foundation.

Regulation of genes’ activity is one of the most important biological problems which has not been solved so far. A cell switches on and off its genes through multiple factors, which, if required, interact with certain sections of a chromosome or vice versa, leave them. While molecular biologists search for the mechanisms than ensure precise and uninterrupted control of gnome’s activity, biophysics keep on saying that this is a statistical process, i.e., a probabilistic one, therefore, it cannon be absolutely precise. Specialists of the Engelgardt Institute of Molecular Biology (Russian Academy of Sciences) and the Faculty of Physics, Moscow State University, jointly with the colleagues from the Gumboldt University (Germany) have received equations that allow to assess statistically the regulatory factors/DNA interaction. ...read the wave

 

 
Future Technology : Russia


Everlasting Fibre-glass Plastic, Nano Magic ?

 

More durable helmets, vests, ski-sticks and various other fibre-glass plastic products are close to becoming a reality. Provided, of course, the manufacturers apply new technology – the one developed by the Chernogolovka scientists supported by the Russian Foundation for Basic Research and the Foundation for Assistance to Small Innovative Enterprises (FASIE).

When fibre-glass plastic products were first introduced to the market, the applicability of the material seemed truly unlimited. Later there appeared quite a number of disadvantages to accompany the numerous benefits. Helmets and ski-sticks got broken and boats got cracked. The reason is quite trivial for a composite material – insufficiently strong cohesion between the base, i.e. glass fiber, and the polymer matrix. Under loads and especially in the presence of moisture, the polymer gets exfoliated from the glass fibers which results in cracking. Besides, in extreme conditions the reinforcing glass fiber itself is split into separate monofibres, thus, causing the product destruction....read the wave

 

 
Nano Research

Nanostructures of zinc oxide

 

Zinc oxide (ZnO) is a unique material that exhibits semiconducting, piezoelectric, and pyroelectric multiple properties. Using a solid-vapor phase thermal sublimation technique, nanocombs, nanorings, nanohelixes/nanosprings, nanobows, nanobelts, nanowires, and nanocages of ZnO have been synthesized under specific growth conditions. These unique nanostructures unambiguously demonstrate that ZnO is probably the richest family of nanostructures among all materials, both in structures and properties. (PDF) …read the wave

 

 
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Nano Optics:

Twisty Tweezers

 

Using only a laser beam, researchers can spin a microscopic bead, but they can't measure or control the twisting force. Now reports in the September 2003 Physical Review A and the 14 May PRL demonstrate that the twisting force, or torque, can be measured by analyzing the light passing through the object. The PRL paper also shows how to control the torque by creating what the authors call an "optical torque wrench." The technique could be useful for exploring cellular machinery such as molecular motors or the proteins that replicate DNA.

Optical tweezers use a focused laser beam to trap a microscopic object, usually one that is immersed in water. If the object starts to wander away, the laser light is deflected, pushing the object back towards the focus. Researchers can tug on small structures, like those in cells, and control the applied forces very precisely. The light also exerts a torque if it pushes differently on different parts of a particle. But because this torque depends on the detailed shape of the beam near the focus, it's hard to know exactly how big the torque is….read the wave

 

 
Nano Research: USA

STRONG MAGNETIC FIELD CONVERTS NANOTUBE FROM METAL TO SEMICONDUCTOR AND BACK

 

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - By threading a magnetic field through a carbon nanotube, scientists have switched the molecule between metallic and semiconducting states, a phenomenon predicted by physicists some years ago, but never before clearly seen in individual molecules.

In the May 21 issue of the journal Science, researchers from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign present experimental evidence that a nanotube's electronic structure can be altered in response to a magnetic field. The research team consisted of physics professors Alexey Bezryadin and Paul Goldbart, postdoctoral research associate Smitha Vishveshwara and graduate students Ulas Coskun and Tzu-Chieh Wei...read the wave

 

 
Nano Research: USA

Magnetic forces may turn some nanotubes into metals

Research documents first instance of band-gap shrinkage in a semiconductor

 

HOUSTON, May 21, 2004 -- A new study, published in today's issue of the journal Science, finds that the basic electrical properties of semiconducting carbon nanotubes change when they are placed inside a magnetic field. The phenomenon is unique among known materials, and it could cause semiconducting nanotubes to transform into metals in even stronger magnetic fields.

Scientists found that the "band gap" of semiconducting nanotubes shrank steadily in the presence of a strong magnetic force, said lead researcher Junichiro Kono, an assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering at Rice University. The research, which involved a multidisciplinary team of electrical engineers, chemists and physicists, helps confirm quantum mechanical theories offered more than four decades ago, and it sheds new light on the unique electrical properties of carbon nanotubes, tiny cylinders of carbon that measure just one-billionth of a meter in diameter....read the wave

 

 
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NEW ALLIANCE CHIEF: OPEN TALK OF RISK 'MAKES BUSINESS SENSE'
Nanotube Sparks Could Cool Chips
Solar Crystals get 2-for-1
Ion beams put nanotubes on the straight and narrow
AS NANOTECH GROWS, LEADERS GRAPPLE WITH PUBLIC FEAR AND MISPERCEPTION
Nanotubes roll up for novel structures
Bulls, bears, bonds and a dose of 'Reality'
Method eases nanowire manipulation
Hydrogen Cars
Emilia-Romagna region to hold workshop on nanotechnology in FP6
 
 

nano news 24 - 05 - 2004

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Why and How to Invest in Entrepreneurial Nanotech vs. Corporate Companies

by Dr. Pearl Chin PhD, MBA

There are some that argue that investing in nanotechnology startups and small companies is riskier because of the higher probability for hype and incidences of scams. However, this past couple of years it seems evident that the larger more established publicly traded companies, like Tyco, WorldCom, Enron, Parmalat, etc. should be no less exempt from this scrutiny. It is expected that wherever there is major money to be made, there will be hype and scams. This does not mean investors should not invest or be more risk adverse. It just means investors need to be more careful about how they decide to invest and be smarter about it. The desire to make money must be balanced by responsibility and accountability....read the wave

 

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Nano Research

Nanostructures of zinc oxide

 

Zinc oxide (ZnO) is a unique material that exhibits semiconducting, piezoelectric, and pyroelectric multiple properties. Using a solid-vapor phase thermal sublimation technique, nanocombs, nanorings, nanohelixes/nanosprings, nanobows, nanobelts, nanowires, and nanocages of ZnO have been synthesized under specific growth conditions. These unique nanostructures unambiguously demonstrate that ZnO is probably the richest family of nanostructures among all materials, both in structures and properties. (PDF) …read the wave

 

 
Nano News : EU

EU plans to become leader in nanotechnology. Here's how...

 

The European Commission has adopted an EU strategy to help Europe to become world leader in the rapidly developing field of nanotechnology the science of the infinitely small.

Nanotech applications include atom-scale "nano-robots" that can be injected in the human body to cure diseases, electronic "nano-chips" that can store and process much more information than today's microchips, "nano-fibres" for better and always-clean clothes, and "nano-materials" for high-performance coatings, for instance in aircraft and spaceships. The Communication, "Towards a European strategy for nanotechnology", provides a series of recommendations and initiatives on how to strengthen European Research and Development (R&D) in the field….read the wave

 

Nano Products :

Samsung serves up nanotechnology

 

Samsung is banking on "cleaner living" to sell more refrigerators, washing machines, and airconditioners.

The South Korean consumer electronics giant yesterday rolled out home appliances coated with nano-silver - a compound that destroys and prevents the spread of bacteria, company officials said.

"We are using nanotechnology to keep our food fresh and pure, our clothes germs-free, and our air clean," said sales specialist Ricky Feng.

"I believe our products will sell very well because today's consumers have become more health-conscious." …read the wave

 

 
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Nano Biz: USA

Blakely positions Nanodynamics for success

 

It took Keith Blakely 10 years to build his last company to 100 employees and another 10 to get to 300. He plans to do it a whole lot quicker this time around at NanoDynamics Inc., a company he founded in 2002.

"The good news is, having spent 20 years growing a business in the materials sector and understanding what customers are looking for and understanding how to transition from discovery to commercial products, now we have the opportunity to apply those lessons," he said. "We have a strong management team and a blank sheet of paper for the technology and materials (markets). I think we're doing it the right way."

A look at Blakely's track record shows…read the wave

 
Nano Event: USA

Nanotechnology: Jobs, Money, Products and the Environment, a SofTECH Event

 

Experts in the emerging business of nanotechnology will gather in San Rafael, CA, on May 26 to participate in a panel, "Jobs, Money, Products and the Environment," organized by SofTECH, the not-for-profit North Bay Software and Information Technology Association. The panelists will focus on job and financial opportunities, new products and the promise of cleaner energy and air.

Nanotechnology is the controlled manipulation of matter at an atomic or molecular scale. It is currently enabling new and promising industries to develop in electronics, life sciences, materials, manufacturing, photonics, tools and software/IT (such as nanoinformatics). These new industries will impact academia and the technical and professional education and training organizations that must create the necessary workforces. The panelists will outline current and future business prospects and discuss the substantial opportunities that lie ahead for the information technology industry...read the wave

 

 
Nano Optics:

Twisty Tweezers

 

Using only a laser beam, researchers can spin a microscopic bead, but they can't measure or control the twisting force. Now reports in the September 2003 Physical Review A and the 14 May PRL demonstrate that the twisting force, or torque, can be measured by analyzing the light passing through the object. The PRL paper also shows how to control the torque by creating what the authors call an "optical torque wrench." The technique could be useful for exploring cellular machinery such as molecular motors or the proteins that replicate DNA.

Optical tweezers use a focused laser beam to trap a microscopic object, usually one that is immersed in water. If the object starts to wander away, the laser light is deflected, pushing the object back towards the focus. Researchers can tug on small structures, like those in cells, and control the applied forces very precisely. The light also exerts a torque if it pushes differently on different parts of a particle. But because this torque depends on the detailed shape of the beam near the focus, it's hard to know exactly how big the torque is….read the wave

 

 
Nano Event: USA

PA Rendell Administration To Hold Major Nanotechnology Conference

 

On behalf of Governor Edward G. Rendell, Community and Economic Development Secretary Dennis Yablonsky will address an audience of more than 300 scientists, researchers, company representatives, students, investors and service providers at "The Business of Nano," Pennsylvania's 2004 Nanotechnology Conference.

The conference will be held May 25-26 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia.

Other major speakers include Josh Wolfe, the renowned national authority on the nanotechnology industry, and Phil Bond, U.S. Undersecretary of Commerce and Technology, Department of Commerce.

Please visit www.pananoconference.org

 
Future Technology : UK & China

Researchers to develop intelligent wheelchair

 

Computer scientists at the UK University of Essex have been awarded a grant to develop an intelligent robotic wheelchair.

Researchers from the Department of Computer Science will work alongside scientists from the Institute of Automation at Beijing in developing the advanced technology needed for a high performance, low cost RoboChair which will enable the elderly and disabled to gain increased mobility and live more independently.
The RoboChair will have a user-friendly man-machine interface and the ability of navigation, avoiding collision and planning a path. It will be equipped with a new vision system and a 3G wireless communication system so that its carer or relative can monitor and communicate remotely when necessary....read the wave

 

 
Nano Research: USA

STRONG MAGNETIC FIELD CONVERTS NANOTUBE FROM METAL TO SEMICONDUCTOR AND BACK

 

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - By threading a magnetic field through a carbon nanotube, scientists have switched the molecule between metallic and semiconducting states, a phenomenon predicted by physicists some years ago, but never before clearly seen in individual molecules.

In the May 21 issue of the journal Science, researchers from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign present experimental evidence that a nanotube's electronic structure can be altered in response to a magnetic field. The research team consisted of physics professors Alexey Bezryadin and Paul Goldbart, postdoctoral research associate Smitha Vishveshwara and graduate students Ulas Coskun and Tzu-Chieh Wei...read the wave

 

 
Nano Research: USA

Magnetic forces may turn some nanotubes into metals

Research documents first instance of band-gap shrinkage in a semiconductor

 

HOUSTON, May 21, 2004 -- A new study, published in today's issue of the journal Science, finds that the basic electrical properties of semiconducting carbon nanotubes change when they are placed inside a magnetic field. The phenomenon is unique among known materials, and it could cause semiconducting nanotubes to transform into metals in even stronger magnetic fields.

Scientists found that the "band gap" of semiconducting nanotubes shrank steadily in the presence of a strong magnetic force, said lead researcher Junichiro Kono, an assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering at Rice University. The research, which involved a multidisciplinary team of electrical engineers, chemists and physicists, helps confirm quantum mechanical theories offered more than four decades ago, and it sheds new light on the unique electrical properties of carbon nanotubes, tiny cylinders of carbon that measure just one-billionth of a meter in diameter....read the wave

 

 
Nano Environment: EU

Green Plus in ``Formula'' Fuels Boosts Lukoil Sales in Cyprus; Combination of Better Fuel Economy and Lower Emissions Wins Customers

 

LEFKOSIA, Cyprus--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Biofriendly Corporation and Lukoil Oil Company announced today that sales of Lukoil's new Formula Fuels have increased over 20% since their launch in late February. The fuel, which includes gasoline as well as diesel, has been treated with Biofriendly's Green Plus liquid fuel combustion catalyst. The catalyst improves combustion, which produces better performance, better fuel economy and lower emissions.

Mr. Boris Parsoutin, Managing Director of Lukoil Oil Company Cyprus, said, "Our success with Formula Fuel is due to a real difference in performance that our customers can see and feel. We are gaining new customers every day, and believe me, if it didn't improve performance, they wouldn't keep coming back and asking for Formula." ...read the wave

 

 
Future Technology : Spain

New technology lets money get under your skin

 

For guests at the Baja Beach Club in Barcelona, paying for admission and drinks has never been easier.

That is because the Spanish club has introduced technology that allows VIPs to use syringe-injected microchips implanted under the skin to pay for their evening’s entertainment. All they have to do is wave their implant over a special ‘reader’, which recognises the individual, consults their credit balance, and deducts the money directly from their account....read the wave


 
Nano Biz: Germany & USA

Air Products and Nanogate Technologies
Announce Agreement and Formation of
Joint Venture Company in Germany

 

LEHIGH VALLEY, Pa., and SAARBRUECKEN, Germany, PRNewswire- FirstCall/ -- Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. (NYSE:APD) and Nanogate Technologies GmbH, one of the leading chemical nanotechnology companies in Europe, today announced an agreement and the formation of a joint venture company named Nanogate Advanced Materials GmbH, to be based in Saarbruecken, Germany. The new company will leverage Nanogate's unique technology development for the formation and dispersion of nanoparticles.

"The new prospects to be realized working jointly with Nanogate Technologies are very exciting for the Advanced Materials area and our company. Nanogate is a respected leader in its field with critical chemical nanotechnology know-how," said Lawrence B. Thomas, business director, Advanced Materials at Air Product...read the wave

 

 
Nano Biz:

DTLL, Inc. Announces Letter of Intent with
Apollo Diamond, Inc. and Apollo Advanced Nano-Diamond Corporation

 

BOSTON, PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- DTLL, Inc. (BULLETIN BOARD: DTLI) , Apollo Diamond, Inc., a privately-held company located in Boston, Massachusetts, and Apollo Advanced Nano-Diamond Corporation, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Apollo Diamond, Inc., today jointly announced their execution of a letter of intent to enter into a Cooperative Technology Agreement (the "Agreement") pursuant to which Apollo will sell to DTLL diamonds and diamond materials produced by Apollo, and DTLL will research and develop, in cooperation with Apollo Advanced Nano-Diamond Corporation, various nano-technology applications of the material provided by Apollo in the field of use of micro and nano electromechanical systems (MEMS and NEMS) and quantum computing (the "Field of Use")....read the wave

 

 
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10 more nano news headlines
 
NEW ALLIANCE CHIEF: OPEN TALK OF RISK 'MAKES BUSINESS SENSE'
Nanotube Sparks Could Cool Chips
Solar Crystals get 2-for-1
Ion beams put nanotubes on the straight and narrow
AS NANOTECH GROWS, LEADERS GRAPPLE WITH PUBLIC FEAR AND MISPERCEPTION
Nanotubes roll up for novel structures
Bulls, bears, bonds and a dose of 'Reality'
Method eases nanowire manipulation
Hydrogen Cars
Emilia-Romagna region to hold workshop on nanotechnology in FP6
 
 

weekend nano news 22-23 - 05 - 2004

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Nano News : EU

EU plans to become leader in nanotechnology. Here's how...

 

The European Commission has adopted an EU strategy to help Europe to become world leader in the rapidly developing field of nanotechnology the science of the infinitely small.

Nanotech applications include atom-scale "nano-robots" that can be injected in the human body to cure diseases, electronic "nano-chips" that can store and process much more information than today's microchips, "nano-fibres" for better and always-clean clothes, and "nano-materials" for high-performance coatings, for instance in aircraft and spaceships. The Communication, "Towards a European strategy for nanotechnology", provides a series of recommendations and initiatives on how to strengthen European Research and Development (R&D) in the field….read the wave

 

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Nano Products :

Samsung serves up nanotechnology

 

Samsung is banking on "cleaner living" to sell more refrigerators, washing machines, and airconditioners.

The South Korean consumer electronics giant yesterday rolled out home appliances coated with nano-silver - a compound that destroys and prevents the spread of bacteria, company officials said.

"We are using nanotechnology to keep our food fresh and pure, our clothes germs-free, and our air clean," said sales specialist Ricky Feng.

"I believe our products will sell very well because today's consumers have become more health-conscious." …read the wave

 

 
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Nano Biz: USA

Blakely positions Nanodynamics for success

 

It took Keith Blakely 10 years to build his last company to 100 employees and another 10 to get to 300. He plans to do it a whole lot quicker this time around at NanoDynamics Inc., a company he founded in 2002.

"The good news is, having spent 20 years growing a business in the materials sector and understanding what customers are looking for and understanding how to transition from discovery to commercial products, now we have the opportunity to apply those lessons," he said. "We have a strong management team and a blank sheet of paper for the technology and materials (markets). I think we're doing it the right way."

A look at Blakely's track record shows…read the wave

 
Nano Event: USA

Nanotechnology: Jobs, Money, Products and the Environment, a SofTECH Event

 

Experts in the emerging business of nanotechnology will gather in San Rafael, CA, on May 26 to participate in a panel, "Jobs, Money, Products and the Environment," organized by SofTECH, the not-for-profit North Bay Software and Information Technology Association. The panelists will focus on job and financial opportunities, new products and the promise of cleaner energy and air.

Nanotechnology is the controlled manipulation of matter at an atomic or molecular scale. It is currently enabling new and promising industries to develop in electronics, life sciences, materials, manufacturing, photonics, tools and software/IT (such as nanoinformatics). These new industries will impact academia and the technical and professional education and training organizations that must create the necessary workforces. The panelists will outline current and future business prospects and discuss the substantial opportunities that lie ahead for the information technology industry...read the wave

 

 
Nano Optics:

Twisty Tweezers

 

Using only a laser beam, researchers can spin a microscopic bead, but they can't measure or control the twisting force. Now reports in the September 2003 Physical Review A and the 14 May PRL demonstrate that the twisting force, or torque, can be measured by analyzing the light passing through the object. The PRL paper also shows how to control the torque by creating what the authors call an "optical torque wrench." The technique could be useful for exploring cellular machinery such as molecular motors or the proteins that replicate DNA.

Optical tweezers use a focused laser beam to trap a microscopic object, usually one that is immersed in water. If the object starts to wander away, the laser light is deflected, pushing the object back towards the focus. Researchers can tug on small structures, like those in cells, and control the applied forces very precisely. The light also exerts a torque if it pushes differently on different parts of a particle. But because this torque depends on the detailed shape of the beam near the focus, it's hard to know exactly how big the torque is….read the wave

 

 
Nano Event: USA

PA Rendell Administration To Hold Major Nanotechnology Conference

 

On behalf of Governor Edward G. Rendell, Community and Economic Development Secretary Dennis Yablonsky will address an audience of more than 300 scientists, researchers, company representatives, students, investors and service providers at "The Business of Nano," Pennsylvania's 2004 Nanotechnology Conference.

The conference will be held May 25-26 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia.

Other major speakers include Josh Wolfe, the renowned national authority on the nanotechnology industry, and Phil Bond, U.S. Undersecretary of Commerce and Technology, Department of Commerce.

Please visit www.pananoconference.org

 
Future Technology : UK & China

Researchers to develop intelligent wheelchair

 

Computer scientists at the UK University of Essex have been awarded a grant to develop an intelligent robotic wheelchair.

Researchers from the Department of Computer Science will work alongside scientists from the Institute of Automation at Beijing in developing the advanced technology needed for a high performance, low cost RoboChair which will enable the elderly and disabled to gain increased mobility and live more independently.
The RoboChair will have a user-friendly man-machine interface and the ability of navigation, avoiding collision and planning a path. It will be equipped with a new vision system and a 3G wireless communication system so that its carer or relative can monitor and communicate remotely when necessary....read the wave

 

 
Nano Research: USA

STRONG MAGNETIC FIELD CONVERTS NANOTUBE FROM METAL TO SEMICONDUCTOR AND BACK

 

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - By threading a magnetic field through a carbon nanotube, scientists have switched the molecule between metallic and semiconducting states, a phenomenon predicted by physicists some years ago, but never before clearly seen in individual molecules.

In the May 21 issue of the journal Science, researchers from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign present experimental evidence that a nanotube's electronic structure can be altered in response to a magnetic field. The research team consisted of physics professors Alexey Bezryadin and Paul Goldbart, postdoctoral research associate Smitha Vishveshwara and graduate students Ulas Coskun and Tzu-Chieh Wei...read the wave

 

 
Nano Research: USA

Magnetic forces may turn some nanotubes into metals

Research documents first instance of band-gap shrinkage in a semiconductor

 

HOUSTON, May 21, 2004 -- A new study, published in today's issue of the journal Science, finds that the basic electrical properties of semiconducting carbon nanotubes change when they are placed inside a magnetic field. The phenomenon is unique among known materials, and it could cause semiconducting nanotubes to transform into metals in even stronger magnetic fields.

Scientists found that the "band gap" of semiconducting nanotubes shrank steadily in the presence of a strong magnetic force, said lead researcher Junichiro Kono, an assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering at Rice University. The research, which involved a multidisciplinary team of electrical engineers, chemists and physicists, helps confirm quantum mechanical theories offered more than four decades ago, and it sheds new light on the unique electrical properties of carbon nanotubes, tiny cylinders of carbon that measure just one-billionth of a meter in diameter....read the wave

 

 
Nano Environment: EU

Green Plus in ``Formula'' Fuels Boosts Lukoil Sales in Cyprus; Combination of Better Fuel Economy and Lower Emissions Wins Customers

 

LEFKOSIA, Cyprus--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Biofriendly Corporation and Lukoil Oil Company announced today that sales of Lukoil's new Formula Fuels have increased over 20% since their launch in late February. The fuel, which includes gasoline as well as diesel, has been treated with Biofriendly's Green Plus liquid fuel combustion catalyst. The catalyst improves combustion, which produces better performance, better fuel economy and lower emissions.

Mr. Boris Parsoutin, Managing Director of Lukoil Oil Company Cyprus, said, "Our success with Formula Fuel is due to a real difference in performance that our customers can see and feel. We are gaining new customers every day, and believe me, if it didn't improve performance, they wouldn't keep coming back and asking for Formula." ...read the wave

 

 
Future Technology : Spain

New technology lets money get under your skin

 

For guests at the Baja Beach Club in Barcelona, paying for admission and drinks has never been easier.

That is because the Spanish club has introduced technology that allows VIPs to use syringe-injected microchips implanted under the skin to pay for their evening’s entertainment. All they have to do is wave their implant over a special ‘reader’, which recognises the individual, consults their credit balance, and deducts the money directly from their account....read the wave


 
Nano Biz: Germany & USA

Air Products and Nanogate Technologies
Announce Agreement and Formation of
Joint Venture Company in Germany

 

LEHIGH VALLEY, Pa., and SAARBRUECKEN, Germany, PRNewswire- FirstCall/ -- Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. (NYSE:APD) and Nanogate Technologies GmbH, one of the leading chemical nanotechnology companies in Europe, today announced an agreement and the formation of a joint venture company named Nanogate Advanced Materials GmbH, to be based in Saarbruecken, Germany. The new company will leverage Nanogate's unique technology development for the formation and dispersion of nanoparticles.

"The new prospects to be realized working jointly with Nanogate Technologies are very exciting for the Advanced Materials area and our company. Nanogate is a respected leader in its field with critical chemical nanotechnology know-how," said Lawrence B. Thomas, business director, Advanced Materials at Air Product...read the wave

 

 
Nano Biz:

DTLL, Inc. Announces Letter of Intent with
Apollo Diamond, Inc. and Apollo Advanced Nano-Diamond Corporation

 

BOSTON, PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- DTLL, Inc. (BULLETIN BOARD: DTLI) , Apollo Diamond, Inc., a privately-held company located in Boston, Massachusetts, and Apollo Advanced Nano-Diamond Corporation, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Apollo Diamond, Inc., today jointly announced their execution of a letter of intent to enter into a Cooperative Technology Agreement (the "Agreement") pursuant to which Apollo will sell to DTLL diamonds and diamond materials produced by Apollo, and DTLL will research and develop, in cooperation with Apollo Advanced Nano-Diamond Corporation, various nano-technology applications of the material provided by Apollo in the field of use of micro and nano electromechanical systems (MEMS and NEMS) and quantum computing (the "Field of Use")....read the wave

 

 
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10 more nano news headlines
 
NEW ALLIANCE CHIEF: OPEN TALK OF RISK 'MAKES BUSINESS SENSE'
Nanotube Sparks Could Cool Chips
Solar Crystals get 2-for-1
Ion beams put nanotubes on the straight and narrow
AS NANOTECH GROWS, LEADERS GRAPPLE WITH PUBLIC FEAR AND MISPERCEPTION
Nanotubes roll up for novel structures
Bulls, bears, bonds and a dose of 'Reality'
Method eases nanowire manipulation
Hydrogen Cars
Emilia-Romagna region to hold workshop on nanotechnology in FP6
 
 

nano news 21 - 05 - 2004

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Nano Research: USA

STRONG MAGNETIC FIELD CONVERTS NANOTUBE FROM METAL TO SEMICONDUCTOR AND BACK

 

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - By threading a magnetic field through a carbon nanotube, scientists have switched the molecule between metallic and semiconducting states, a phenomenon predicted by physicists some years ago, but never before clearly seen in individual molecules.

In the May 21 issue of the journal Science, researchers from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign present experimental evidence that a nanotube's electronic structure can be altered in response to a magnetic field. The research team consisted of physics professors Alexey Bezryadin and Paul Goldbart, postdoctoral research associate Smitha Vishveshwara and graduate students Ulas Coskun and Tzu-Chieh Wei...read the wave

 

 
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Nano Research: USA

Magnetic forces may turn some nanotubes into metals

Research documents first instance of band-gap shrinkage in a semiconductor

 

HOUSTON, May 21, 2004 -- A new study, published in today's issue of the journal Science, finds that the basic electrical properties of semiconducting carbon nanotubes change when they are placed inside a magnetic field. The phenomenon is unique among known materials, and it could cause semiconducting nanotubes to transform into metals in even stronger magnetic fields.

Scientists found that the "band gap" of semiconducting nanotubes shrank steadily in the presence of a strong magnetic force, said lead researcher Junichiro Kono, an assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering at Rice University. The research, which involved a multidisciplinary team of electrical engineers, chemists and physicists, helps confirm quantum mechanical theories offered more than four decades ago, and it sheds new light on the unique electrical properties of carbon nanotubes, tiny cylinders of carbon that measure just one-billionth of a meter in diameter....read the wave

 

 
Nano Environment: EU

Green Plus in ``Formula'' Fuels Boosts Lukoil Sales in Cyprus; Combination of Better Fuel Economy and Lower Emissions Wins Customers

 

LEFKOSIA, Cyprus--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Biofriendly Corporation and Lukoil Oil Company announced today that sales of Lukoil's new Formula Fuels have increased over 20% since their launch in late February. The fuel, which includes gasoline as well as diesel, has been treated with Biofriendly's Green Plus liquid fuel combustion catalyst. The catalyst improves combustion, which produces better performance, better fuel economy and lower emissions.

Mr. Boris Parsoutin, Managing Director of Lukoil Oil Company Cyprus, said, "Our success with Formula Fuel is due to a real difference in performance that our customers can see and feel. We are gaining new customers every day, and believe me, if it didn't improve performance, they wouldn't keep coming back and asking for Formula." ...read the wave

 

 
Future Technology : Spain

New technology lets money get under your skin

 

For guests at the Baja Beach Club in Barcelona, paying for admission and drinks has never been easier.

That is because the Spanish club has introduced technology that allows VIPs to use syringe-injected microchips implanted under the skin to pay for their evening’s entertainment. All they have to do is wave their implant over a special ‘reader’, which recognises the individual, consults their credit balance, and deducts the money directly from their account....read the wave


 
Nano Biz: Germany & USA

Air Products and Nanogate Technologies
Announce Agreement and Formation of
Joint Venture Company in Germany

 

LEHIGH VALLEY, Pa., and SAARBRUECKEN, Germany, PRNewswire- FirstCall/ -- Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. (NYSE:APD) and Nanogate Technologies GmbH, one of the leading chemical nanotechnology companies in Europe, today announced an agreement and the formation of a joint venture company named Nanogate Advanced Materials GmbH, to be based in Saarbruecken, Germany. The new company will leverage Nanogate's unique technology development for the formation and dispersion of nanoparticles.

"The new prospects to be realized working jointly with Nanogate Technologies are very exciting for the Advanced Materials area and our company. Nanogate is a respected leader in its field with critical chemical nanotechnology know-how," said Lawrence B. Thomas, business director, Advanced Materials at Air Product...read the wave

 

 
Nano News: EU

Brussels played host to two initiatives aimed at bringing some of the newest and most promising technology to the public.....

 

Brussels played host to two initiatives aimed at bringing some of the newest and most promising technology to the public on 18 May, and EU Research Commissioner Philippe Busquin paid a visit to both.

Two travelling exhibitions were in town. The first, the German 'nanoTruck', has an interactive display illustrating how nanotechnology is already used, as well as its potential uses in the future. The second, the Open Fuel Cell Marathon, comprises two vehicles - a fuel cell car which, for the first time ever, is being driven 10,000 km across Europe, and an accompanying mobile exhibition.

The fuel cell marathon began in Hammerfest in Norway on 3 May. The aim is to drive a fuel cell car a distance of around 10,000 km, through 14 countries, finishing at the most westerly point of mainland Europe, Cabo da Roca in Portugal. GM Motors developed the fuel cell technology for the car, and it has been installed in an Opel (Vauxhall). Lars-Peter Thiesen, Opel's Commuications Manager, explained that the marathon really is an experiment, and that no-one is certain that the challenge can be completed. However, the car has already travelled 4,000 kilometres, so far there have been no problems, and everyone involved is confident. ...read the wave

 

 
Nano Research: EU

Integrated project to develop programmable artificial cells

 

A consortium of 13 partners from eight European countries is to investigate the implications of pursuing living technology in the 'programmable artificial cell evolution' (PACE) project.

The Integrated Project, to be coordinated by guest professor at the University of Bochum in Germany, John McCaskill, will seek to create the foundations for a new generation of embedded information technology using programmable, self-assembling artificial cells. It is funded under the future emerging technologies section of the Sixth Framework Programme's information society technologies (IST) thematic priority.

'The project lies at the heart of the transition to a nanoscale information economy, in which the solution of technical problems happens foremost and most efficiently through information stored, optimised and applied at the nanoscale,' .
..read the wave

 

 
Nano Biz:

DTLL, Inc. Announces Letter of Intent with
Apollo Diamond, Inc. and Apollo Advanced Nano-Diamond Corporation

 

BOSTON, PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- DTLL, Inc. (BULLETIN BOARD: DTLI) , Apollo Diamond, Inc., a privately-held company located in Boston, Massachusetts, and Apollo Advanced Nano-Diamond Corporation, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Apollo Diamond, Inc., today jointly announced their execution of a letter of intent to enter into a Cooperative Technology Agreement (the "Agreement") pursuant to which Apollo will sell to DTLL diamonds and diamond materials produced by Apollo, and DTLL will research and develop, in cooperation with Apollo Advanced Nano-Diamond Corporation, various nano-technology applications of the material provided by Apollo in the field of use of micro and nano electromechanical systems (MEMS and NEMS) and quantum computing (the "Field of Use")....read the wave

 

 
Nano Research: USA & Ireland

IRISH-AMERICAN TEAM TO ADVANCE INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

 

EVANSTON, Ill. --- The Materials Research Institute (MRI) at Northwestern University and the National Microelectronic Research Center (NMRC) at the University College in Cork, Ireland, have embarked on the first U.S.-European research collaboration in fundamental photonics (the study of light properties).

The joint research will leverage the world-class facilities and basic and applied research experience of both institutions to develop a new generation of ultra-high-speed optical devices for information technology applications, offering the promise of improving the global economy as well as global security.

Developments will include innovative new materials such as integrated nanophotonic circuits ...read the wave

 

 
Nano Electronics : USA

Waste not, want not
Converting waste heat into electricity

 

"Waste heat" might not be such a waste after all. The excess heat produced in everything from microelectronics to large ship engines is generally thought of as a problem for engineers to solve. But a new leap in semiconductor technology funded by the Office of Naval Research could put that troublesome heat to good use.
Dr. Mihal Gross of ONR's physical sciences division explains, "With this class of semiconductors, when you have a temperature gradient you can generate electrical current. Or if you pass an electrical current through the material, you can get a temperature gradient for cooling."...read the wave

 

 
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Nano Defence: USA

New Nanotechnology-Based Power Cell Will Reduce Weight and Lengthen Shelf Life to Enhance Military, Security and Rescue Services Applications

 

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--mPhase Technologies in a press briefing at NanoBusiness 2004 said that their power cell product under development will significantly enhance extensive military, security and emergency services applications and subsequently consumer applications. The company said they expect to reduce the weight of batteries and increase shelf life greatly over conventional power cells.

"This technology will be invaluable in homeland and other security applications in which continuous readiness and long shelf-life are critical," said Ron Durando, CEO, mPhase Technologies. "The weight and transient shelf-life of conventional batteries limits their usefulness in many applications. Our planned product will make order of magnitude improvements in portability and durability. Further, we are planning to make it very friendly to the environment."...read the wave


 
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nano news 20 - 05 - 2004

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Future Technology: UK

First stem cell lines deposited in UK Stem Cell Bank

 

The UK’s first human embryonic stem (hES) cell line, grown by researchers at King’s College London, is to be deposited in the UK Stem Cell Bank. The deposit coincides with the official opening of the Bank by Health Minister, Lord Warner, on Wednesday 19 May 2004).

The Bank, the world’s first of its type, is funded by the Medical Research Council (MRC) and the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC). Managed by the National Institute for Biological Standards and Control (NIBSC), it is responsible for managing and supplying ethically approved, quality controlled stem cell lines for research. The cell lines are derived from stem cells which continue to multiply and reproduce themselves indefinitely. The Bank will hold embryonic, fetal and adult stem cell lines....read the wave


 
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Nano News: EU

Brussels played host to two initiatives aimed at bringing some of the newest and most promising technology to the public.....

 

Brussels played host to two initiatives aimed at bringing some of the newest and most promising technology to the public on 18 May, and EU Research Commissioner Philippe Busquin paid a visit to both.

Two travelling exhibitions were in town. The first, the German 'nanoTruck', has an interactive display illustrating how nanotechnology is already used, as well as its potential uses in the future. The second, the Open Fuel Cell Marathon, comprises two vehicles - a fuel cell car which, for the first time ever, is being driven 10,000 km across Europe, and an accompanying mobile exhibition.

The fuel cell marathon began in Hammerfest in Norway on 3 May. The aim is to drive a fuel cell car a distance of around 10,000 km, through 14 countries, finishing at the most westerly point of mainland Europe, Cabo da Roca in Portugal. GM Motors developed the fuel cell technology for the car, and it has been installed in an Opel (Vauxhall). Lars-Peter Thiesen, Opel's Commuications Manager, explained that the marathon really is an experiment, and that no-one is certain that the challenge can be completed. However, the car has already travelled 4,000 kilometres, so far there have been no problems, and everyone involved is confident. ...read the wave

 

 
Nano Research: EU

Integrated project to develop programmable artificial cells

 

A consortium of 13 partners from eight European countries is to investigate the implications of pursuing living technology in the 'programmable artificial cell evolution' (PACE) project.

The Integrated Project, to be coordinated by guest professor at the University of Bochum in Germany, John McCaskill, will seek to create the foundations for a new generation of embedded information technology using programmable, self-assembling artificial cells. It is funded under the future emerging technologies section of the Sixth Framework Programme's information society technologies (IST) thematic priority.

'The project lies at the heart of the transition to a nanoscale information economy, in which the solution of technical problems happens foremost and most efficiently through information stored, optimised and applied at the nanoscale,' .
..read the wave

 

 
Nano Biz: USA

NanoHorizons Receives 2004 Frost & Sullivan Award for Excellence in Technology

 

STATE COLLEGE, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--NanoHorizons, an emerging leader in nanoscale material and device technologies, is a recipient of the 2004 Frost & Sullivan Award for Excellence in Technology. This award has been presented to NanoHorizons in recognition of its innovativeness in applying the science of nanotechnology to drug discovery. The company has developed novel nanotechnology-based QuickMass(TM) targets for mass spectrometry. QuickMass targets are designed for use in applications that require the identification of small molecules, and are particularly effective in analyzing drug candidates produced by combinatorial chemistry. ...read the wave

 

 
Nano Electronics:

AMD Adds Opterons, Spansion Begins Volume Production

Advanced Micro Devices Inc. added three processors to its Opteron product family today; the new MPUs are geared for servers and workstations with high-performance demands.

Models 850, 250 and 150 are two-way and four-way x86 processors with 32bit performance and the power of 64bit computing, AMD said.

The new Opteron processors feature Direct Connect Architecture for benefits and system advantages beyond extension of the instruction set, said Marty Seyer, AMD's VP and GM of the microprocessor business unit. Furthermore, the product line will be enhanced by AMD's transition to 90nm manufacturing, which will provide flexibility to boost processor performance, lower power or both, he said
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Nano Funding: USA

454 Life Sciences Receives $2.4 million NIH Grant for Next Generation Whole Genome Picoliter-Scale Sequencing Technology

Validates 454 Life Sciences as Leader in Whole Genome
Sequencing Technology

 

BRANFORD, Conn., PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- 454 Life Sciences, a majority-owned subsidiary of CuraGen Corporation (NASDAQ:CRGN) , today announced that the Company has received a two-year, $2.4 million grant from the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI), one of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The grant will help fund the scale up of 454 Life Sciences' technology toward sequencing of larger genomes, such as fungi, as an important step towards the goal of developing measurement systems that routinely and cost-effectively sequence an individual's personal human genome on a newly developed proprietary PicoTiter(TM) plate the size of a credit card. ...read the wave


 
Nano Products : USA

Cabot Corp. and Westcrowns Announce
New Pilkington Profilit ™
Translucent Structural Glazing System
With Nanogel®

 

(Boston, MA and Ocean Isle Beach, NC) - Westcrowns, Inc., an innovative leader in structural glass glazing systems and a member of the Westcrowns Group, has developed a new Pilkington Profilit(TM) translucent linear structural glazing system filled with Nanogel(R) translucent aerogel, a lightweight highly insulative material made exclusively by Cabot Corporation (NYSE: CBT).

With the introduction of Nanogel to the Pilkington Profilit system, Westcrowns has created an advanced insulated glass glazing system that maximizes insulation performance, light transmittance and resistance to condensation. The Profilit with Nanogel system will be showcased at the American Institute of Architects (AIA) show in Chicago, IL, June 10 - 12, 2004, Booth 1565 and 1185.

Pilkington Profilit is a translucent linear structural glazing system that permits exciting architectural effects. It is a simple concept of self supporting glass channels within an extruded metal perimeter frame permitting a cost-effective cladding system adaptable to almost any building design including curved constructions....read the wave


 
Nano Electronics : USA

Waste not, want not
Converting waste heat into electricity

 

"Waste heat" might not be such a waste after all. The excess heat produced in everything from microelectronics to large ship engines is generally thought of as a problem for engineers to solve. But a new leap in semiconductor technology funded by the Office of Naval Research could put that troublesome heat to good use.
Dr. Mihal Gross of ONR's physical sciences division explains, "With this class of semiconductors, when you have a temperature gradient you can generate electrical current. Or if you pass an electrical current through the material, you can get a temperature gradient for cooling."...read the wave

 

 
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Nano Defence: USA

New Nanotechnology-Based Power Cell Will Reduce Weight and Lengthen Shelf Life to Enhance Military, Security and Rescue Services Applications

 

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--mPhase Technologies in a press briefing at NanoBusiness 2004 said that their power cell product under development will significantly enhance extensive military, security and emergency services applications and subsequently consumer applications. The company said they expect to reduce the weight of batteries and increase shelf life greatly over conventional power cells.

"This technology will be invaluable in homeland and other security applications in which continuous readiness and long shelf-life are critical," said Ron Durando, CEO, mPhase Technologies. "The weight and transient shelf-life of conventional batteries limits their usefulness in many applications. Our planned product will make order of magnitude improvements in portability and durability. Further, we are planning to make it very friendly to the environment."...read the wave


 
Nano Biz: UK

iCurie
Receives Certification From Computer Giant LG

 

LONDON, May PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX/ -- iCurie Lab Holdings,Ltd. announced today that its patented iCurie Cooled(TM) nano-technology coolingsystem, which may become the new standard in cooling for the electronicsindustry, has passed performance testing and received certification from LG Electronics, Inc. (KOREA: 066570), one of the top five manufacturers in the
world of OEM PCs.

The successful completion of the certification process has paved the way for
commercialization of iCurie's patented micro coolers. iCurie's patented self
circulating cooling module is scheduled to replace bulky, noisy and battery
draining cooling systems in today's notebook and tablet computers with thinner,
smaller, quieter and less power consuming coolers....read the wave


 
 
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Ireland must work to attract hi-tech nanotechnology investment
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nano news 19- 05 - 2004

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Nano Products : USA

Cabot Corp. and Westcrowns Announce
New Pilkington Profilit ™
Translucent Structural Glazing System
With Nanogel®

 

(Boston, MA and Ocean Isle Beach, NC) - Westcrowns, Inc., an innovative leader in structural glass glazing systems and a member of the Westcrowns Group, has developed a new Pilkington Profilit(TM) translucent linear structural glazing system filled with Nanogel(R) translucent aerogel, a lightweight highly insulative material made exclusively by Cabot Corporation (NYSE: CBT).

With the introduction of Nanogel to the Pilkington Profilit system, Westcrowns has created an advanced insulated glass glazing system that maximizes insulation performance, light transmittance and resistance to condensation. The Profilit with Nanogel system will be showcased at the American Institute of Architects (AIA) show in Chicago, IL, June 10 - 12, 2004, Booth 1565 and 1185.

Pilkington Profilit is a translucent linear structural glazing system that permits exciting architectural effects. It is a simple concept of self supporting glass channels within an extruded metal perimeter frame permitting a cost-effective cladding system adaptable to almost any building design including curved constructions....read the wave


 
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Nano Electronics : USA

Waste not, want not
Converting waste heat into electricity

 

"Waste heat" might not be such a waste after all. The excess heat produced in everything from microelectronics to large ship engines is generally thought of as a problem for engineers to solve. But a new leap in semiconductor technology funded by the Office of Naval Research could put that troublesome heat to good use.
Dr. Mihal Gross of ONR's physical sciences division explains, "With this class of semiconductors, when you have a temperature gradient you can generate electrical current. Or if you pass an electrical current through the material, you can get a temperature gradient for cooling."...read the wave

 

 
MEMS

Microfabrica Opens Up a New Realm of Possibilities for RF and Microwave Applications

U S Air Force Research Labs validates a wide variety of RF building blocks

 

Burbank, CA - Microfabrica Inc., a leader in microdevice and microsystem fabrication, has successfully delivered to the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) a series of RF and microwave devices based on Microfabrica's EFAB(r) technology and enabled by its 4" wafer processing facility.

AFRL engineers at the Antenna Technology Unit conceived and designed the devices that included filters, couplers, inductors and variable capacitors. These demonstrated the suitability of EFAB technology for numerous RF applications for military use at the 10GHz - 100GHz frequency range.

The microwave and RF devices were built under the supervision of research physicists for AFRL's Antenna Technology Unit. The Antenna Technology Unit research physicists are responsible for investigating emerging technologies that could potentially improve the front-end of antenna systems, and they chose to test the EFAB process based on its flexibility for microdevice manufacturing. To date, the results have matched the initial simulations in every case...read the wave

 


 
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Nano Electronics:

Entegris Signs JDA with Carbon Nanotube Supplier

 

It may be a decade or more before carbon nanotubes replace metal interconnects. But they may find a way into the fab much sooner.
Materials management company Entegris Inc. and Carbon Nanotechnologies Inc.(CNI) today announced a joint agreement to develop and commercialize new and improved polymer products.

CNI's single-wall carbon nanotubes will be incorporated into Entegris' materials protection and transport products, which it supplies to the semiconductor, data storage, biopharmaceutical, medical device and fuel cell. In the chip industry, its products range from wafer carriers and transport products to fluid handling products....read the wave

 

 
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Future Technology

BIOCDS COULD HIT NO. 1 ON DOCTORS' CHARTS

 

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - While-you-wait medical tests that screen patients for thousands of disease markers could be possible with compact-disk technology patented by Purdue University scientists.

A team led by physicist David D. Nolte has pioneered a method of creating analog CDs that can function as inexpensive diagnostic tools for protein detection. Because the concentration of certain proteins in the bloodstream can indicate the onset of many diseases, a cheap and fast method of detecting these biological molecules would be a welcome addition to any doctor's office. But with current technology, blood samples are sent to laboratories for analysis - a procedure that only screens for a few of the thousands of proteins in the blood and also is costly and time-consuming....read the wave


 
Nano Defence: USA

New Nanotechnology-Based Power Cell Will Reduce Weight and Lengthen Shelf Life to Enhance Military, Security and Rescue Services Applications

 

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--mPhase Technologies in a press briefing at NanoBusiness 2004 said that their power cell product under development will significantly enhance extensive military, security and emergency services applications and subsequently consumer applications. The company said they expect to reduce the weight of batteries and increase shelf life greatly over conventional power cells.

"This technology will be invaluable in homeland and other security applications in which continuous readiness and long shelf-life are critical," said Ron Durando, CEO, mPhase Technologies. "The weight and transient shelf-life of conventional batteries limits their usefulness in many applications. Our planned product will make order of magnitude improvements in portability and durability. Further, we are planning to make it very friendly to the environment."...read the wave


 
Nano Products:

Donaldson Company Leads Industry in Applying Patented Nanotechnology to Filtration Applications

 

MINNEAPOLIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 18, 2004--Donaldson Company Inc. (NYSE:DCI), a leading worldwide provider of filtration systems and replacement parts, has recently been issued two patents by the U.S. Patent office related to its proprietary Ultra-Web(R) nanofiber filtration products.


"The nanotechnology in these patents represents major breakthroughs made by Donaldson's Research & Development team," said Tim Grafe, Director of Nanofiber Media Products for Donaldson. "Our 'new and improved' Ultra-Web(R) media increases the durability and useful filter life of Donaldson's previous generations of filters and has improved performance in high temperature and high humidity environments, thus extending our product application range and the filtration protection we can offer our customers."

The new Ultra-Web(R) nanofibers are the smallest polymer fibers in the filtration market ...read the wave


 
Nano Biz: UK

iCurie
Receives Certification From Computer Giant LG

 

LONDON, May PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX/ -- iCurie Lab Holdings,Ltd. announced today that its patented iCurie Cooled(TM) nano-technology coolingsystem, which may become the new standard in cooling for the electronicsindustry, has passed performance testing and received certification from LG Electronics, Inc. (KOREA: 066570), one of the top five manufacturers in the
world of OEM PCs.

The successful completion of the certification process has paved the way for
commercialization of iCurie's patented micro coolers. iCurie's patented self
circulating cooling module is scheduled to replace bulky, noisy and battery
draining cooling systems in today's notebook and tablet computers with thinner,
smaller, quieter and less power consuming coolers....read the wave


 
Nano Biz: USA

Nanotechnology Industry Leaders Join Forces to Form Lux Research

Nanotech Thought Leaders, Investors and Visionaries Launch Strategic Advisory Powerhouse

 

NEW YORK, PRNewswire/ - Industry leaders, including Mark Modzelewski of the NanoBusiness Alliance and Peter Hebert of Lux Capital, today announced the launch of Lux Research, the world's premier research and advisory firm focusing on the business and economic impact of nanotechnology and related emerging technologies. Lux Research provides continuous advisory services, customized studies, and consulting to large corporations, start-ups, the government and financial institutions. Its founders and research staff are the most widely recognized nanotechnology visionaries throughout the world.
...read the wave


 
Nano Biz: USA

NanoBusiness Alliance Names Sean Murdock as New Executive Director; Mark Modzelewski to Remain on Board of Directors and Continue to Serve Alliance

 

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The NanoBusiness Alliance, the world's leading nanotechnology trade association (www.nanobusiness.org) today announced that co-founder Mark Modzelewski is stepping down from his position as Executive Director, to co-found Lux Research where he will assume the position of Managing Director. The NanoBusiness Alliance has named Sean Murdock as his successor.


Sean Murdock joins the Alliance having built the leading regional Nanotechnology...read the wave


 
Nano Funding: USA

Pacific Fuel Cell Corp. Announces $1 Million in Financing; Renewal of Research Contract with the University of California, Riverside --UCR-- and Grant of Matching Funds

 

TUSTIN, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Pacific Fuel Cell Corp. (OTCBB:PFCE) is pleased to announce that it has obtained a total of $1 million in financing from a private investment fund. The financing was raised through the assumption of redeemable convertible debentures. After expenses, the proceeds from this financing will be used to establish a state-of-the-art laboratory in the University Research Park at UC Riverside and complete the development of the commercial version of its carbon nanotube fuel cell. PFCE's technology uses a unique CVD process to grow carbon nanotubes on carbon cloth and carbon paper using an electro-deposited CVD catalyst....read the wave


 
Nano Biz: USA

Carbon Nanotechnologies and Entegris Sign Joint Development Agreement; Companies to Develop Advanced Polymer Products Using Single-Wall Carbon Nanotubes

 

CHASKA, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 17, 2004--Entegris, Inc., (Nasdaq:ENTG) a materials integrity management company, and Carbon Nanotechnologies, Incorporated (CNI) announced today a joint agreement to develop and commercialize new and improved polymer products. CNI's breakthrough (single-wall) carbon nanotubes will be incorporated into Entegris' products, which protect and transport the critical materials that enable the world's leading technologies in diverse industries such as semiconductor, data storage, biopharmaceutical, medical device and fuel cell.

Single-wall carbon nanotubes (SWNTs), also known as Buckytubes, are the ultimate engineering polymer, 100 times the strength of steel at less than one-sixth the weight. This cylindrical polymer of pure carbon, said to be the strongest, toughest, stiffest material known, conducts electricity like metals and conducts heat better than diamonds...read the wave


 
Future Technology

Philips demonstrates feasibility of PolyLED
for TV applications

Full colour polymer OLED display technology on track to larger screen sizes.

 

Philips will demonstrate its first 13-inch PolyLED TV prototype based on polymer OLED (organic light-emitting diode) technology at the Society for Information Display’s International Symposium in Seattle, USA from May 23 to 28.

Taking as its reference application the wide-screen 30-inch diagonal display with WXGA (1365?768) resolution, Philips has produced a prototype 13-inch carve-out of this display (resolution 576?324) to demonstrate the feasibility of manufacturing large-screen polymer OLED displays using high-accuracy multi-nozzle, multi-head inkjet printers. The excellent and sparkling image quality of Philips’ PolyLED TV prototype illustrates the great potential of this new display technology for TV applications. According to current predictions, a polymer OLED-based TV could be a reality in the next five years. ...read the wave


 
Nano Products :

Nanostellar Advanced Nano Technology Enables
Nano Catalysts To Address Platinum Group
Metal Catalyst Markets of $10-12 Billion/Year

World Class Team Develops Breakthrough Technology Reducing Catalyst Costs in Automobile Catalytic Converters by 50%-70%

 

Nanostellar, Inc. is developing highly efficient Nano Catalysts to significantly reduce Platinum Group Metals required in conventional catalytic processes. This patent-pending Clean Energy technology uses proprietary quantum chemistry simulation and synthesis processes that replace Platinum Group Metals with other, less costly materials to create nanoparticles that deliver a 30% to 70% catalyst cost reduction.

Nanostellar's Nano Catalysts will increase the efficiency of automobile catalytic converters and dramatically reduce their cost. Other products will address the hydrogen fuel cell, solar power, and battery markets. ...read the wave

 

 
Nano Medicine

Biophan Announces Development of Breakthrough Long-Life Biothermal Battery

Company Acquires Majority Interest in Biothermal Battery Nanotechnology Venture Targeting Approximately $500 Million Global Market

 

Biophan Technologies, Inc. (OTCBB: BIPH), a leading developer of next generation biomedical technology, announced today that it has acquired a majority interest in TE-Bio, LLC, a company developing a breakthrough, long-life power source for use in implanted medical devices, such as pacemakers, defibrillators, neurostimulators, and drug pumps.

The technology is based on a patented innovation in the utilization of thermoelectric materials, using nanoscale-based, thin-film materials to convert thermal energy produced naturally by the human body into electrical energy. The resulting power can be used to "trickle charge" batteries for medium-power devices such as defibrillators, or directly power low-energy devices like pacemakers. The Company will be displaying the technology to over 6,000 healthcare professionals at the NASPE--Heart Rhythm Society's Heart Rhythm 2004 Conference, May 19-22, 2004 in San Francisco, CA.

TE-Bio is developing an implantable power system that has the potential to provide as much as a 30-year life--a five-fold increase in service life compared to existing technology. The technology is anticipated to dramatically...read the wave


 

Nano Reports:

Nanotechnology in Fire Protection can save
Life and secure Health. New Applications and Developments. Strong growth.

The Markets for Fire Protection Worldwide increase up to more than 30 Billion Euro 2004 and will grow to 54 Billion Euro in 2015. Beijing Olympics 2008 set new standards.

 

Fire Protection have gained importance the last years because of increasing fire problems, damage and death. The loss of assets is about 70 billion Euro in 2004 with increasing tendency. Since many years there is a strong controversy among passive and active fire protection and the building design and construction. Now the trend goes to more passive fire protection that means to more prevention of fire, damage and death.

Nanotechnology today is playing a imported role. Many applications to secure life and health would not be possible without nanotechnology and molecular science. New sensors, glass, electronics, optics, absorbents, concrete additives, coatings, fire retardancy materials, smart fire resistant clothes and new building materials are only some of todays applications. ...read the wave


 
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Hydrogen Cars
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Ireland must work to attract hi-tech nanotechnology investment
Nanosensor could help Alzheimer’s diagnosis
Micro MRI Tracks Breast Cancer, in Mice
Nanotechnology sector looks set for decade of growth
Playing snooker with atoms
 
 
 

nano news 18- 05 - 2004

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Nano Biz: UK

iCurie
Receives Certification From Computer Giant LG

 

LONDON, May PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX/ -- iCurie Lab Holdings,Ltd. announced today that its patented iCurie Cooled(TM) nano-technology coolingsystem, which may become the new standard in cooling for the electronicsindustry, has passed performance testing and received certification from LG Electronics, Inc. (KOREA: 066570), one of the top five manufacturers in the
world of OEM PCs.

The successful completion of the certification process has paved the way for
commercialization of iCurie's patented micro coolers. iCurie's patented self
circulating cooling module is scheduled to replace bulky, noisy and battery
draining cooling systems in today's notebook and tablet computers with thinner,
smaller, quieter and less power consuming coolers....read the wave


 
Guest Writer: Dr. Pearl Chin PhD, MBA
Materials is Nanoscience too ...read the wave
 
Nano Biz: USA

Nanotechnology Industry Leaders Join Forces to Form Lux Research

Nanotech Thought Leaders, Investors and Visionaries Launch Strategic Advisory Powerhouse

 

NEW YORK, PRNewswire/ - Industry leaders, including Mark Modzelewski of the NanoBusiness Alliance and Peter Hebert of Lux Capital, today announced the launch of Lux Research, the world's premier research and advisory firm focusing on the business and economic impact of nanotechnology and related emerging technologies. Lux Research provides continuous advisory services, customized studies, and consulting to large corporations, start-ups, the government and financial institutions. Its founders and research staff are the most widely recognized nanotechnology visionaries throughout the world.
...read the wave


 
Nano Funding: USA

Pacific Fuel Cell Corp. Announces $1 Million in Financing; Renewal of Research Contract with the University of California, Riverside --UCR-- and Grant of Matching Funds

 

TUSTIN, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Pacific Fuel Cell Corp. (OTCBB:PFCE) is pleased to announce that it has obtained a total of $1 million in financing from a private investment fund. The financing was raised through the assumption of redeemable convertible debentures. After expenses, the proceeds from this financing will be used to establish a state-of-the-art laboratory in the University Research Park at UC Riverside and complete the development of the commercial version of its carbon nanotube fuel cell. PFCE's technology uses a unique CVD process to grow carbon nanotubes on carbon cloth and carbon paper using an electro-deposited CVD catalyst....read the wave


 
Nano Biz: USA

Carbon Nanotechnologies and Entegris Sign Joint Development Agreement; Companies to Develop Advanced Polymer Products Using Single-Wall Carbon Nanotubes

 

CHASKA, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 17, 2004--Entegris, Inc., (Nasdaq:ENTG) a materials integrity management company, and Carbon Nanotechnologies, Incorporated (CNI) announced today a joint agreement to develop and commercialize new and improved polymer products. CNI's breakthrough (single-wall) carbon nanotubes will be incorporated into Entegris' products, which protect and transport the critical materials that enable the world's leading technologies in diverse industries such as semiconductor, data storage, biopharmaceutical, medical device and fuel cell.

Single-wall carbon nanotubes (SWNTs), also known as Buckytubes, are the ultimate engineering polymer, 100 times the strength of steel at less than one-sixth the weight. This cylindrical polymer of pure carbon, said to be the strongest, toughest, stiffest material known, conducts electricity like metals and conducts heat better than diamonds...read the wave


 
Nano Biz: USA

Sono-Tek Announces Its Annual Earnings - Eleventh Consecutive Profitable Quarter

 

According to Dr. Christopher L. Coccio, Sono-Tek's CEO and President, "We have noted a resurgence in new business prospects during the last two quarters, particularly in the electronics markets with new orders for the Company's latest solder flux application system, the SonoFlux 2000F. We have sold many systems specifically designed for applying anti-restenosis drug coatings to arterial stents.

Customers in the nanotechnology field continue to use our ultrasonic nozzle systems to apply nanophase liquids to their products and we are optimistic about additional opportunities in this growing business area. We are continuing to develop coating systems for medical device customers and other customers in a diverse range of industries from food processing to plate glass manufacturing."
...read the wave


 
Future Technology

Philips demonstrates feasibility of PolyLED
for TV applications

Full colour polymer OLED display technology on track to larger screen sizes.

 

Philips will demonstrate its first 13-inch PolyLED TV prototype based on polymer OLED (organic light-emitting diode) technology at the Society for Information Display’s International Symposium in Seattle, USA from May 23 to 28.

Taking as its reference application the wide-screen 30-inch diagonal display with WXGA (1365?768) resolution, Philips has produced a prototype 13-inch carve-out of this display (resolution 576?324) to demonstrate the feasibility of manufacturing large-screen polymer OLED displays using high-accuracy multi-nozzle, multi-head inkjet printers. The excellent and sparkling image quality of Philips’ PolyLED TV prototype illustrates the great potential of this new display technology for TV applications. According to current predictions, a polymer OLED-based TV could be a reality in the next five years. ...read the wave


 
Nano Products :

Nanostellar Advanced Nano Technology Enables
Nano Catalysts To Address Platinum Group
Metal Catalyst Markets of $10-12 Billion/Year

World Class Team Develops Breakthrough Technology Reducing Catalyst Costs in Automobile Catalytic Converters by 50%-70%

 

Nanostellar, Inc. is developing highly efficient Nano Catalysts to significantly reduce Platinum Group Metals required in conventional catalytic processes. This patent-pending Clean Energy technology uses proprietary quantum chemistry simulation and synthesis processes that replace Platinum Group Metals with other, less costly materials to create nanoparticles that deliver a 30% to 70% catalyst cost reduction.

Nanostellar's Nano Catalysts will increase the efficiency of automobile catalytic converters and dramatically reduce their cost. Other products will address the hydrogen fuel cell, solar power, and battery markets. ...read the wave

 

 
Nano Medicine

Biophan Announces Development of Breakthrough Long-Life Biothermal Battery

Company Acquires Majority Interest in Biothermal Battery Nanotechnology Venture Targeting Approximately $500 Million Global Market

 

Biophan Technologies, Inc. (OTCBB: BIPH), a leading developer of next generation biomedical technology, announced today that it has acquired a majority interest in TE-Bio, LLC, a company developing a breakthrough, long-life power source for use in implanted medical devices, such as pacemakers, defibrillators, neurostimulators, and drug pumps.

The technology is based on a patented innovation in the utilization of thermoelectric materials, using nanoscale-based, thin-film materials to convert thermal energy produced naturally by the human body into electrical energy. The resulting power can be used to "trickle charge" batteries for medium-power devices such as defibrillators, or directly power low-energy devices like pacemakers. The Company will be displaying the technology to over 6,000 healthcare professionals at the NASPE--Heart Rhythm Society's Heart Rhythm 2004 Conference, May 19-22, 2004 in San Francisco, CA.

TE-Bio is developing an implantable power system that has the potential to provide as much as a 30-year life--a five-fold increase in service life compared to existing technology. The technology is anticipated to dramatically...read the wave


 

Nano News : Iran

Iranian NanoTechnology Newsletter ( # 60 )

 

( Please note not in English ) Every time we get an updated link to this Iranian Nano Tech News site we are more than happy to pass it on.

As the link is not in English we have been unable to view the site completely. This link is supplied as a service to our readers.

Nano Tsunami has direct link to this site and supports no views ( for or against Nanotechnology ) which may be held by this site or any other news site.
The Editor....read the wave


 
Nano Biz: USA

BioSante Pharmaceuticals Completes $17.7 Million Private Placement of Common Stock

 

LINCOLNSHIRE, Ill.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 14, 2004--BioSante Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Amex:BPA) today announced that it has completed its previously announced $17.7 million private placement of shares of its common stock and warrants to institutional and other accredited investors. A total of 2,949,000 shares of common stock were sold at a purchase price of $6.00 per share. Investors also received warrants to purchase 442,350 shares of common stock at an exercise price of $7.00 per share. Leerink Swann & Company served as placement agent for the transaction. ...read the wave


 
Future Technology

Don't Let Them Know You're Watching

 

Quantum mechanics says that two distant particles can be intimately connected, so that they affect each other even when they're far apart.

In the 7 May PRL, researchers report measuring a similar effect for a single particle that was in two places at once. The trick is to measure the particle's properties in each place without knowing whether it's there.

The results may suggest new ways to make quantum computers…read the wave


 
Nano Product

Nano-Hive Nanospace Simulator 1.0.1 Released

 

The Nano-Sim Team have announced that Nano-Hive version 1.0.1 is now available for download.

The main features of this release are:

The availability of a Unix/Linux distribution (with Autoconf configuration.) Running Nano-Hive for the first time creates a .Nano-Hive directory in the user's home directory and sets up a properly configured configs.txt file there.

A GUI-based installer for Windows users

A switch to the TCL scripting language for simulation workflow scripting

Several bug-fixes and refinements

Visit http://www.nano-hive.org/ to learn more.

Nano-Hive's open source development and distributions are hosted at http://sourceforge.net/projects/nano-hive/

 

 

Nano Reports:

Nanotechnology in Fire Protection can save
Life and secure Health. New Applications and Developments. Strong growth.

The Markets for Fire Protection Worldwide increase up to more than 30 Billion Euro 2004 and will grow to 54 Billion Euro in 2015. Beijing Olympics 2008 set new standards.

 

Fire Protection have gained importance the last years because of increasing fire problems, damage and death. The loss of assets is about 70 billion Euro in 2004 with increasing tendency. Since many years there is a strong controversy among passive and active fire protection and the building design and construction. Now the trend goes to more passive fire protection that means to more prevention of fire, damage and death.

Nanotechnology today is playing a imported role. Many applications to secure life and health would not be possible without nanotechnology and molecular science. New sensors, glass, electronics, optics, absorbents, concrete additives, coatings, fire retardancy materials, smart fire resistant clothes and new building materials are only some of todays applications. ...read the wave


 

Nano Debate: EU

Towards a European strategy for nanotechnology

 

The European Commission have now adopted an EU strategy to help Europe to becomeworld leader in the rapidly developing field of nanotechnology – the science of theinfinitely small. Nanotech applications include atom-scale “nano-robots” that can be injected in the human body to cure diseases, electronic “nano-chips” that can store and process much more information than today’s microchips, “nano-fibres” for better and always-clean clothes, and “nano-materials” for high-performance coatings, for instance in aircraft and spaceships.

The Communication, “Towards a European strategy for nanotechnology”, provides a series of recommendations and initiatives on how to strengthen European Research and Development (R&D) in the field. It proposes an integrated approach to strengthen Europe’s R&D in nanosciences and ...read the wave

 
the latest European NanoTech Funds news here
 
Nano Debate: UK

UK Nanotechnology Debate - Register Now

 

Whether you’re pro, anti, or agnostic, one thing you can be sure of is that the debate about nanotechnology is not going to go away.

It's mounting public profile is reflected in this year's programme at MICROSCIENCE 2004, which will open with a Keynote Debate on Nanotechnology.

David Shukman, the BBC’s Science and Environment Correspondent, will chair this special session holding the ring between Doug Parr from Greenpeace, David Vaux from the University of Oxford, Dr. Vyvyan Howard, toxico-pathologist at the University of Liverpool, and Prof. Peter Dobson, from the University of Oxford.

In this issue of MICROFOCUS we highlight the opposing views of Professor Dobson and Dr. Howard, and invite you to join them.

You can register for this important session on-line or by phoning the organisers on +44 (0) 1865 248 768.

MICROSCIENCE 2004 will take place between July 6th - 8th at London's ExCeL conference and exhibition centre.


Royal Microscopical Society, UK

 

 
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Ireland must work to attract hi-tech nanotechnology investment
Nanosensor could help Alzheimer’s diagnosis
Micro MRI Tracks Breast Cancer, in Mice
Nanotechnology sector looks set for decade of growth
Playing snooker with atoms
Liver cancer treatment ready for trials
 
 

nano news 17- 05 - 2004

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Nano Medicine

Biophan Announces Development of Breakthrough Long-Life Biothermal Battery

Company Acquires Majority Interest in Biothermal Battery Nanotechnology Venture Targeting Approximately $500 Million Global Market

 

Biophan Technologies, Inc. (OTCBB: BIPH), a leading developer of next generation biomedical technology, announced today that it has acquired a majority interest in TE-Bio, LLC, a company developing a breakthrough, long-life power source for use in implanted medical devices, such as pacemakers, defibrillators, neurostimulators, and drug pumps.

The technology is based on a patented innovation in the utilization of thermoelectric materials, using nanoscale-based, thin-film materials to convert thermal energy produced naturally by the human body into electrical energy. The resulting power can be used to "trickle charge" batteries for medium-power devices such as defibrillators, or directly power low-energy devices like pacemakers. The Company will be displaying the technology to over 6,000 healthcare professionals at the NASPE--Heart Rhythm Society's Heart Rhythm 2004 Conference, May 19-22, 2004 in San Francisco, CA.

TE-Bio is developing an implantable power system that has the potential to provide as much as a 30-year life--a five-fold increase in service life compared to existing technology. The technology is anticipated to dramatically...read the wave


 
Guest Writer: Dr. Pearl Chin PhD, MBA
Materials is Nanoscience too ...read the wave
 

Nano News : Iran

Iranian NanoTechnology Newsletter ( # 60 )

 

( Please note not in English ) Every time we get an updated link to this Iranian Nano Tech News site we are more than happy to pass it on.

As the link is not in English we have been unable to view the site completely. This link is supplied as a service to our readers.

Nano Tsunami has direct link to this site and supports no views ( for or against Nanotechnology ) which may be held by this site or any other news site.
The Editor....read the wave


 
Nano Biz: USA

BioSante Pharmaceuticals Completes $17.7 Million Private Placement of Common Stock

 

LINCOLNSHIRE, Ill.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 14, 2004--BioSante Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Amex:BPA) today announced that it has completed its previously announced $17.7 million private placement of shares of its common stock and warrants to institutional and other accredited investors. A total of 2,949,000 shares of common stock were sold at a purchase price of $6.00 per share. Investors also received warrants to purchase 442,350 shares of common stock at an exercise price of $7.00 per share. Leerink Swann & Company served as placement agent for the transaction. ...read the wave


 
Future Technology

Don't Let Them Know You're Watching

 

Quantum mechanics says that two distant particles can be intimately connected, so that they affect each other even when they're far apart.

In the 7 May PRL, researchers report measuring a similar effect for a single particle that was in two places at once. The trick is to measure the particle's properties in each place without knowing whether it's there.

The results may suggest new ways to make quantum computers…read the wave


 
Future Technology

Zipping into the future
NextFest in S.F. zeroes in on inventions that are almost ready to take off

 

In one vision of the future, the world will have flying cars, coats that make people "transparent,'' digital cameras that translate foreign signs and robots that can attend classes for sick children.
Of course, it remains to be seen whether this vision of the future remains a science fiction dream. For now, the prototypes for these and about a hundred other inventions will be on display this weekend at the first-ever NextFest, a high-tech exposition at San Francisco's Fort Mason Center.

Organized by the San Francisco technology publication Wired magazine, the three-day NextFest is designed to give the general public a close-up, hands-on view of innovations that may someday become as commonplace as cell phones and the Web are today….read the wave

 

 
Nano Product

Nano-Hive Nanospace Simulator 1.0.1 Released

 

The Nano-Sim Team have announced that Nano-Hive version 1.0.1 is now available for download.

The main features of this release are:

The availability of a Unix/Linux distribution (with Autoconf configuration.) Running Nano-Hive for the first time creates a .Nano-Hive directory in the user's home directory and sets up a properly configured configs.txt file there.

A GUI-based installer for Windows users

A switch to the TCL scripting language for simulation workflow scripting

Several bug-fixes and refinements

Visit http://www.nano-hive.org/ to learn more.

Nano-Hive's open source development and distributions are hosted at http://sourceforge.net/projects/nano-hive/

 

 

Nano Reports:

Nanotechnology in Fire Protection can save
Life and secure Health. New Applications and Developments. Strong growth.

The Markets for Fire Protection Worldwide increase up to more than 30 Billion Euro 2004 and will grow to 54 Billion Euro in 2015. Beijing Olympics 2008 set new standards.

 

Fire Protection have gained importance the last years because of increasing fire problems, damage and death. The loss of assets is about 70 billion Euro in 2004 with increasing tendency. Since many years there is a strong controversy among passive and active fire protection and the building design and construction. Now the trend goes to more passive fire protection that means to more prevention of fire, damage and death.

Nanotechnology today is playing a imported role. Many applications to secure life and health would not be possible without nanotechnology and molecular science. New sensors, glass, electronics, optics, absorbents, concrete additives, coatings, fire retardancy materials, smart fire resistant clothes and new building materials are only some of todays applications. ...read the wave


 

Future Technology: USA

Labs-on-a-chip to Detect Milk Contamination

 

ARLINGTON, Va., The Department of Homeland Security is backing research on lab-on-a-chip sensors that might guard the nation's food supply better than the current system of tamper-resistant lids and freshness dates.

Whitaker investigator David Beebe, Ph.D., of the University of Wisconsin-Madison has developed a process to make on-demand, miniature sensors for a wide variety of poisons, including naturally occurring contaminants and intentionally introduced toxins.

The sensors can be constructed to test for a particular toxin in as little as an hour with test results available in minutes.

The Wisconsin group, with Homeland Security funding, is focusing on the nation's milk supply, which comes from a widely dispersed system in which large amounts of the highly perishable product are quickly collected and distributed. ...read the wave

 

 

Nano Electronics: Canada

Micromem is Moving to Integration Phase for the Memory Technology

 

TORONTO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Micromem (OTCBB:MMTIF) is pleased to report that it continues to make progress towards the company's goal of developing a commercially viable memory device. Micromem's target memory, for the initial stage of it's marketing objective, is a memory capable of being utilized in the Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) sector.

Summary of Status Prior to the Current Period:

Micromem's last press release dated February 2, 2004 reported that the company was able to successfully fabricate, an array of micro magnets that were suitable for the company's target memory application. Using a Superconducting Quantum Interference Device (SQUID) magnetometry, the company was able to verify the functionality of the magnets. In other words we can target and address a specific magnet in the array. The following graph and photo have been added to show the array and the results of the testing....read the wave

 

 

Nano Debate: Global

Swiss Re Warns on Nanotechnology Cover After Fish Brain Study

 

(Bloomberg) -- Swiss Reinsurance Co., the world's No.2 reinsurer, said insurers may need to reconsider covering some products that use so-called nanotechnology, weeks after a study on fish raised health concerns about new developments in the field.

Minute particles created with nanotechnology and used in certain sun-screens, computer-chips, drugs and coatings in the aerospace industry, can be easily absorbed by the body, said Annabelle Hett, Swiss Re risk specialist, at a conference in London about potential risks of the technology. They accumulate in organs and may have chronic effects, she added....read the wave


 

Nano Debate: EU

Towards a European strategy for nanotechnology

 

The European Commission have now adopted an EU strategy to help Europe to becomeworld leader in the rapidly developing field of nanotechnology – the science of theinfinitely small. Nanotech applications include atom-scale “nano-robots” that can be injected in the human body to cure diseases, electronic “nano-chips” that can store and process much more information than today’s microchips, “nano-fibres” for better and always-clean clothes, and “nano-materials” for high-performance coatings, for instance in aircraft and spaceships.

The Communication, “Towards a European strategy for nanotechnology”, provides a series of recommendations and initiatives on how to strengthen European Research and Development (R&D) in the field. It proposes an integrated approach to strengthen Europe’s R&D in nanosciences and ...read the wave

 
the latest European NanoTech Funds news here
 
Nano Debate: UK

UK Nanotechnology Debate - Register Now

 

Whether you’re pro, anti, or agnostic, one thing you can be sure of is that the debate about nanotechnology is not going to go away.

It's mounting public profile is reflected in this year's programme at MICROSCIENCE 2004, which will open with a Keynote Debate on Nanotechnology.

David Shukman, the BBC’s Science and Environment Correspondent, will chair this special session holding the ring between Doug Parr from Greenpeace, David Vaux from the University of Oxford, Dr. Vyvyan Howard, toxico-pathologist at the University of Liverpool, and Prof. Peter Dobson, from the University of Oxford.

In this issue of MICROFOCUS we highlight the opposing views of Professor Dobson and Dr. Howard, and invite you to join them.

You can register for this important session on-line or by phoning the organisers on +44 (0) 1865 248 768.

MICROSCIENCE 2004 will take place between July 6th - 8th at London's ExCeL conference and exhibition centre.


Royal Microscopical Society, UK

 

 
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10 more nano news headlines
 
 Emilia-Romagna region to hold workshop on nanotechnology in FP6
US Medical institutions form nanohealth alliance
NanoSonic's Metal Rubber might someday serve "morphing" aircraft with shape-shifting wings
Ireland must work to attract hi-tech nanotechnology investment
 Nanosensor could help Alzheimer’s diagnosis
Micro MRI Tracks Breast Cancer, in Mice
Nanotechnology sector looks set for decade of growth
Playing snooker with atoms
Liver cancer treatment ready for trials
Korea to Develop Next-Generation Display
 
 
 
 

weekend nano news 15-16- 05 - 2004

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Future Technology: USA

Labs-on-a-chip to Detect Milk Contamination

 

ARLINGTON, Va., The Department of Homeland Security is backing research on lab-on-a-chip sensors that might guard the nation's food supply better than the current system of tamper-resistant lids and freshness dates.

Whitaker investigator David Beebe, Ph.D., of the University of Wisconsin-Madison has developed a process to make on-demand, miniature sensors for a wide variety of poisons, including naturally occurring contaminants and intentionally introduced toxins.

The sensors can be constructed to test for a particular toxin in as little as an hour with test results available in minutes.

The Wisconsin group, with Homeland Security funding, is focusing on the nation's milk supply, which comes from a widely dispersed system in which large amounts of the highly perishable product are quickly collected and distributed. ...read the wave

 

 

Nano Electronics: Canada

Micromem is Moving to Integration Phase for the Memory Technology

 

TORONTO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Micromem (OTCBB:MMTIF) is pleased to report that it continues to make progress towards the company's goal of developing a commercially viable memory device. Micromem's target memory, for the initial stage of it's marketing objective, is a memory capable of being utilized in the Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) sector.

Summary of Status Prior to the Current Period:

Micromem's last press release dated February 2, 2004 reported that the company was able to successfully fabricate, an array of micro magnets that were suitable for the company's target memory application. Using a Superconducting Quantum Interference Device (SQUID) magnetometry, the company was able to verify the functionality of the magnets. In other words we can target and address a specific magnet in the array. The following graph and photo have been added to show the array and the results of the testing....read the wave

 

 
Guest Writer: Dr. Pearl Chin PhD, MBA
Materials is Nanoscience too ...read the wave
 

Nano Debate: Global

Swiss Re Warns on Nanotechnology Cover After Fish Brain Study

 

(Bloomberg) -- Swiss Reinsurance Co., the world's No.2 reinsurer, said insurers may need to reconsider covering some products that use so-called nanotechnology, weeks after a study on fish raised health concerns about new developments in the field.

Minute particles created with nanotechnology and used in certain sun-screens, computer-chips, drugs and coatings in the aerospace industry, can be easily absorbed by the body, said Annabelle Hett, Swiss Re risk specialist, at a conference in London about potential risks of the technology. They accumulate in organs and may have chronic effects, she added....read the wave


 

Nano Debate: EU

Towards a European strategy for nanotechnology

 

The European Commission have now adopted an EU strategy to help Europe to becomeworld leader in the rapidly developing field of nanotechnology – the science of theinfinitely small. Nanotech applications include atom-scale “nano-robots” that can be injected in the human body to cure diseases, electronic “nano-chips” that can store and process much more information than today’s microchips, “nano-fibres” for better and always-clean clothes, and “nano-materials” for high-performance coatings, for instance in aircraft and spaceships.

The Communication, “Towards a European strategy for nanotechnology”, provides a series of recommendations and initiatives on how to strengthen European Research and Development (R&D) in the field. It proposes an integrated approach to strengthen Europe’s R&D in nanosciences and ...read the wave

 
Nano Products: USA

Enabling Clean Energy and Clean Air with
Nano Catalysts

 

MENLO PARK, CA (PRWEB) -- Nanostellar will join the international nanotechnology business community when the company’s President and CEO, Michael Pak, meets with investors, press, and businessmen in New York City next week to present Nanostellar’s proprietary approach to design & synthesize nano catalysts for a wide range of clean energy applications. Pak will be available to meet one-on-one with the assembled leaders in nanotechnology financing, commercialization and media at the Nano Business Conference.

Nanostellar is currently developing highly efficient Platinum Nano-Composite Catalyst solutions to increase the efficiency of automobile catalytic converters and dramatically reduce their cost. This is the first in a series of Nano-Composite Catalyst products to address the energy catalyst, hydrogen fuel cell, solar power, and battery markets. ...read the wave

 

 

 
Nano Research: Singapore

Important NanoTech News from Singapore

 

The Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology has moved to The Nanos, Biopolis. Our new contact details are below:

Mailing & Delivery Address:
INSTITUTE OF BIOENGINEERING AND NANOTECHNOLOGY
31 Biopolis Way

The Nanos #04-01
Singapore 138669

Contact Numbers:
Tel: (65) 6824-7000
Fax: (65) 6478-9080

Website: www.ibn.a-star.edu.sg

Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology http://www.ibn.a-star.edu.sg


 
Nano Products: USA

Nano Paints on Display at the 2004 National Hardware Show

 

LAS VEGAS, PRNewswire/ -- The 2004 National Hardware Show, underway at the Sands Convention Center here, has joined forces this year with the Paint and Decorating Retailers Association (PDRA) to feature hundreds of exhibitors devoted to household paints, stains and wallpaper, many on the leading edge of trends in the category.

A new prototype paint uses nanotechnology to mix microscopic sensors
into paint that would allow walls to react to changes in temperature
or moisture by changing colors.
...read the wave

 

 
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Nano Debate: UK

UK Nanotechnology Debate - Register Now

 

Whether you’re pro, anti, or agnostic, one thing you can be sure of is that the debate about nanotechnology is not going to go away.

It's mounting public profile is reflected in this year's programme at MICROSCIENCE 2004, which will open with a Keynote Debate on Nanotechnology.

David Shukman, the BBC’s Science and Environment Correspondent, will chair this special session holding the ring between Doug Parr from Greenpeace, David Vaux from the University of Oxford, Dr. Vyvyan Howard, toxico-pathologist at the University of Liverpool, and Prof. Peter Dobson, from the University of Oxford.

In this issue of MICROFOCUS we highlight the opposing views of Professor Dobson and Dr. Howard, and invite you to join them.

You can register for this important session on-line or by phoning the organisers on +44 (0) 1865 248 768.

MICROSCIENCE 2004 will take place between July 6th - 8th at London's ExCeL conference and exhibition centre.


Royal Microscopical Society, UK

 

 

Nano Event : USA

Noted Inventor Dean Kamen and Innovative Film & Stage Director Julie Taymor to Join Thirty Other Next-Edge Thinkers at Boston Globe's IDEAS Boston 2004

 

The Boston Globe today announced significant additions to it's roster of presenters at "IDEAS Boston 2004" - including inventor and entrepreneur Dean Kamen of Segway Human Transporter (HT) renown, and theater, film and opera director Julie Taymor, creative energy behind the Broadway hit musical "The Lion King." Mr. Kamen and Ms. Taymor join an already impressive lineup of thirty presenters in this two-day conference designed to showcase the amazing quality of ideas, innovation and creativity coming from the New England region.

"IDEAS Boston 2004" will take place June 7-8 at the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston and will be moderated by WBUR-FM radio host of "On Point" Tom Ashbrook. The inaugural conference will feature 32 speakers from varying disciplines including medicine, sports technology, Internet privacy, architecture, nanotechnology and the performing arts....read the wave

 

 
 
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10 more nano news headlines
 
 Emilia-Romagna region to hold workshop on nanotechnology in FP6
US Medical institutions form nanohealth alliance
NanoSonic's Metal Rubber might someday serve "morphing" aircraft with shape-shifting wings
Ireland must work to attract hi-tech nanotechnology investment
 Nanosensor could help Alzheimer’s diagnosis
Micro MRI Tracks Breast Cancer, in Mice
Nanotechnology sector looks set for decade of growth
Playing snooker with atoms
Liver cancer treatment ready for trials
Korea to Develop Next-Generation Display
 
 

nano news 13 - 05 - 2004

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Nano Research

PHYSICISTS 'ENTANGLE' LIGHT, PAVE WAY TO ATOMIC-SCALE MEASUREMENTS

 

U of T physicists have developed a way to entangle photons which could ultimately lead to an extremely precise new measurement system.

Their study appears in the May 13 issue of the journal Nature. The findings could ultimately prove useful in developing ways to measure gravitational waves or the energy structure of atoms, and could also help in the development of "quantum computers." (Quantum computers work according to the principles of quantum mechanics, which describes atoms, photons, and other microscopic objects.)

Previous studies have theorized that quantum computers using entangled photons could perform calculations far more quickly than current computers. "We know that today's computers are approaching limits of size and speed," says lead author and post-doctoral fellow Morgan Mitchell. "Quantum computing offers a possible way to move beyond that. Our research borrows some tricks from quantum computing and applies them to precision measurement." ...read the wave

 

 

Nano Medicine: Canada

Lorus announces discovery of novel low molecular weight compounds with anticancer and antibacterial activity
-Discovery to be announced at BioFinance conference in Toronto-

 

TORONTO, May 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Lorus Therapeutics Inc. ("Lorus") today announced the discovery of novel low molecular weight compounds with anticancer and antibacterial activity. The finding comes after three years of research by Lorus scientists through a small molecule discovery program. Lorus subsequently signed a collaboration agreement with the University of Toronto to provide a further development and delivery strategy for the compounds.

"Given the need for effective anticancer therapeutics and the growing concern over the development of multi-drug resistant bacteria, we are very pleased with the results obtained in this discovery program. There is great potential value in compounds that have these dual properties, so we intend to aggressively move this program forward," said Dr. Jim Wright chief executive officer of Lorus....read the wave

 

 

Guest Writer: Dr. Pearl Chin PhD, MBA

Materials is Nanoscience too ...read the wave
 
Nano Medicine: Belgium

'Nanobodies' herald a new era in cancer therapy

 

The vast majority of the current medicines for treating tumors - the so-called chemotherapeutics - are seldom specific. Indeed, because a chemotherapy treatment is not only toxic to cancer cells but to the body's normal cells as well, patients often experience severe side effects. The VIB research team under the direction of Hilde Revets and Patrick De Baetselier (Department of Molecular and Cellular Interactions, Free University of Brussels) is searching - successfully - for new, specific, effective cancer therapies.

For several years now, the leading strategy in the treatment of cancer has been based on the production of antibodies, which are protective substances produced in the organism to defend against intruding foreign bodies - protecting us against infections arising from bacteria and viruses. Antibodies can also react with tumor-specific substances that appear only on the cancer cell membrane. These ingenious antibodies seek out and bind very specifically to the cancer cells...read the wave

 

 
Nano Debate: UK

UK Nanotechnology Debate - Register Now

 

Whether you’re pro, anti, or agnostic, one thing you can be sure of is that the debate about nanotechnology is not going to go away.

It's mounting public profile is reflected in this year's programme at MICROSCIENCE 2004, which will open with a Keynote Debate on Nanotechnology.

David Shukman, the BBC’s Science and Environment Correspondent, will chair this special session holding the ring between Doug Parr from Greenpeace, David Vaux from the University of Oxford, Dr. Vyvyan Howard, toxico-pathologist at the University of Liverpool, and Prof. Peter Dobson, from the University of Oxford.

In this issue of MICROFOCUS we highlight the opposing views of Professor Dobson and Dr. Howard, and invite you to join them.

You can register for this important session on-line or by phoning the organisers on +44 (0) 1865 248 768.

MICROSCIENCE 2004 will take place between July 6th - 8th at London's ExCeL conference and exhibition centre.


Royal Microscopical Society, UK

 

 
Nano Products: USA

Health Sciences Group to Acquire Exclusive Rights for Patented Nanotechnology Product;

Proprietary Nutraceutical Product Expected to Boost Sales

 

LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Health Sciences Group, Inc. (OTCBB:HESG), an integrated provider of innovative, science-based products and bulk ingredients to customers in the nutrition, skin care, and food and beverage industries, today announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire exclusive rights to market and sell a CoQ10 supplement which utilizes a patented nanotechnology to improve delivery and absorption. The Company expects to market its product under the name NanoFlow(TM) CoQ10.


CoQ10 is a lipid-soluble compound found in the mitochondria of all living cells. It is a powerful antioxidant that is essential in the production of cellular energy and has been clinically shown to support healthy heart function, regulate blood pressure, increase energy and vitality, fight off free radicals and enhance the immune system.

While it is endogenously produced in the liver, there are conditions in which adequate production of CoQ10 in the body is impaired. In such situations, supplementation of CoQ10 has been shown to be very beneficial. However, many currently available dosage forms of CoQ10 exhibit negligible dissolution properties indicating potentially poor bioavailability thereby limiting the therapeutic effect....read the wave

 

 

Nano Products:USA

NanoInk releases product upgrade for NSCRIPTOR™ DPNWriter™ System:
Passive probe arrays and Inkwells

 

(Chicago, Ill -NanoInk, Inc. announces two enhancements to its NSCRIPTOR DPNWriter system: passive multi-probe arrays, and Inkwell arrays for coating the probes with molecular ink. Both product upgrades serve to expand the utility of Dip Pen Nanolithography™ by allowing the user to write multiple patterns simultaneously.

The new probe arrays are “passive” in that all probes in the array move in unison in X, Y, and Z directions, while scanning and writing. Multi-probe technology represents a powerful scaling-up of the DPN™ process, and takes the NSCRIPTOR product line from that of a single-pen DPNWriter to a higher-throughput system.

“Scalable throughput means that the NSCRIPTOR system can function as a rapid prototyping tool for nanomaterials discovery,” explains Dr. Ray Eby, Vice President of Product Development...read the wave

 

 
Nano Electronics:

AMR Technologies Reports First Quarter Results
Stronger demand and firmer pricing signal market improvements

 

TORONTO, May 11 /CNW/ - AMR Technologies Inc. (TSX:AMR - News) today reported its results for the first quarter ending March 31, 2004. Unless otherwise specified, all currency amounts are expressed as U.S. dollars.

For the three-month period ending March 31, 2004, the Company reported sales of $11.5 million unchanged from the same period last year. Net loss for the first quarter of 2004 was $142,000 versus net income of $72,000 for the same period last year. Operating income for the first quarter of 2004 was $179,000, compared to an operating income of $505,000 in the first quarter of 2003.

Operating income in the first quarter of 2003 included a $606,000 reimbursement of Chinese value added tax paid by the Company from 2000 through 2002. Adjusting for the impact of the 2003 VAT reimbursement, operating income improved quarter over quarter driven by the improvement in performance of the Magnetics business….read the wave


 

Nano Electronics: Switzerland

BIG BLUE SAYS BREAKTHROUGH MEANS MILLIPEDE MAY CRAWL OUT OF LAB

 

RUSCHLIKON, Switzerland, May 11, 2004 – IBM says its MEMS/nanotech combo storage effort, Millipede, is creeping toward reality – this time with its first working quantum storage prototype.

But while the company claims the breakthrough memory technology will make it to market in 2006 or 2007, at least one nanotechnology analyst does not recommend that you toss out your existing magnetic or optical devices anytime soon….read the wave

 

 
Nano Meet: USA

NEMI Schedules June Workshop to Review 2004 Roadmap; Workshop Will Reflect More International Input as Well as Other Structural Changes to This Year's Edition

 

HERNDON, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 11, 2004--The National Electronics Manufacturing Initiative (NEMI) is hosting an open workshop to review year-to-date progress on the 2004 NEMI Roadmap. The meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, June 23, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at NEMI headquarters in Herndon, VA (near Dulles Airport).

"This workshop serves as an important reality check for the teams writing the various roadmap chapters and helps us enhance the quality of the final product. It also gives industry a 'sneak peak' at what will be featured in the final roadmap," said Jim Arnold, director of roadmapping for NEMI and a fellow of the Motorola technical staff. "The June workshop is a critical part of the roadmapping process, as it gives us the opportunity to broaden our reach in soliciting input from industry. And, this year, we are expanding our scope even further by actively soliciting global participation in this review as we begin the first steps toward internationalizing the NEMI roadmap. For example, we have already secured commitments from IEEE/CPMT and IMAPS Europe to participate. In addition, we have had positive interactions with JEITA, and representatives from Japan will be involved in the 2004 roadmap."...read the wave

 

 
Nano Event: USA

mPhase Technologies is a Silver Sponsor for NanoBusiness 2004 Conference

NORWALK, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 11, 2004--mPhase Technologies, Inc. (OTCBB:XDSL)

-- mPhase Technologies executive Steve Simon to speak at NanoBusiness 2004 regarding future products based on nanotechnology
-- NanoBusiness will showcase advances in nanotechnology and bring together investors, engineers, and business leaders to discuss imminent product developments and long range plans

To help advance the understanding of nanotechnology and its potential products, mPhase Technologies, Inc. (OTCBB:XDSL) will join other industry leaders as a sponsor of the NanoBusiness 2004 Conference. The Company's Executive Vice President of Engineering, Research and Development, Steve Simon, will present background on the technology that mPhase is using to create breakthrough products.

mPhase Technologies will hold a press briefing on Tuesday, May 18 at 1 p.m. The company will provide background on the nanotechnology that underlies its product development efforts. NanoBusiness 2004, an annual conference for the nanotechnology industry, will be held from May 17-19, 2004 at the Marriot Financial Center in New York, New York. Top industry CEOs, CTOs, analysts, and press are expected to attend. For more info, http://www.nanobusiness2004.com.

Steve Simon will be part of a four-person panel titled, "Energy Solutions and Nanotechnology". Simon will discuss: 1) the impact of nanotechnology on the global energy marketplace; and 2) how nanotechnology can be used as a solution for some current global problems. Conference attendees can see Steve Simon's presentation on Tuesday, May 18th at 3.15 pm.


More information is available at the mPhase Web site at http://www.mphasetech.com.

 

 
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Nano Event : Canada

Edmonton to host first NanoForum Canada

 

Canada’s leading researchers, funders and students of nanoscience and nanotechnology will be in Edmonton from June 16 to 18, 2004, for the first-ever Canada Nanoscience and Nanotechnology Forum. Designed as a venue to present the latest achievements and activities in nanoscience and nanotechnology in Canada, the event will also address the topics of funding, commercialization strategies, and ethical and environmental issues related to nanotechnology.

All the presenters will be from Canada and the focus is the domestic nano scene. Program Committee member Janusz Lusztyk said “everyone agreed that what was needed was an event that brought all the nano players in Canada together to talk about what’s happening now and what we need to keep moving forward.” The agenda will be dominated by short talks on science and engineering-related topics and will include poster sessions and a keynote address from National Science Advisor Dr. Arthur Carty.

Those interested in giving a talk or presenting a poster need to submit an abstract by May 14.

More information available at NanoForum Canada

 

 
Nano Debate:

Nanotech: Beyond the Hype -- and Fear

Kristen Kulinowski's job at the Center for Biological & Environmental Nanotechnology is "to draw attention to proactive, responsible development"

In recent years, an eclectic band of scientists has mapped out a new frontier known broadly as nanotechnology. Though they're from different traditions and methods, these explorers, who include biologists, chemists, physicists, chipmakers, and computational experts, have tackled the same basic question: how to control the building blocks of matter from the bottom up.

They're learning how to guide individual atoms as they combine to form molecules and, in turn, how to make materials -- molecule-by-molecule -- that don't exist in nature. Their work cuts across some of the hottest areas of science, including innovative drug-delivery systems, cancer treatments, ultrastrong lightweight metals, and mass-produced superconducting wires -- to name a few....read the wave


 
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Nano Products:USA

NanoInk releases product upgrade for NSCRIPTOR™ DPNWriter™ System:
Passive probe arrays and Inkwells

 

(Chicago, Ill -NanoInk, Inc. announces two enhancements to its NSCRIPTOR DPNWriter system: passive multi-probe arrays, and Inkwell arrays for coating the probes with molecular ink. Both product upgrades serve to expand the utility of Dip Pen Nanolithography™ by allowing the user to write multiple patterns simultaneously.

The new probe arrays are “passive” in that all probes in the array move in unison in X, Y, and Z directions, while scanning and writing. Multi-probe technology represents a powerful scaling-up of the DPN™ process, and takes the NSCRIPTOR product line from that of a single-pen DPNWriter to a higher-throughput system.

“Scalable throughput means that the NSCRIPTOR system can function as a rapid prototyping tool for nanomaterials discovery,” explains Dr. Ray Eby, Vice President of Product Development...read the wave

 

 
Nano News: Canada

Nanotechnology Mission to Japan

 

A recent network-building trip to Japan is being called a success by participants from the National Institute for Nanotechnology. The meetings provided a forum to showcase Canadian expertise in nanotechnology and established key contacts in Japan that will accelerate academic and business relationships.

The delegation from Alberta included three people from NINT: Acting Director General Janusz Lusztyk, Business Development Officer Rick Brommeland and Research Officer Andriy Kovalenko. Other participants were from Alberta Innovation and Science, the University of Alberta, the Alberta Government’s Japan Office, and the Canadian Embassy in Japan. From March 15-19, 2004, they participated in a series of meetings with Japanese nanotechnology professionals from industry, academia and government.

“There’s a global race to develop and apply nanotechnologies to new products,” says Brommeland. “It’s vitally important that Canada asserts its capabilities and interests in this field. NINT has a key role to play as an advocate for Canada’s strength within our universities and federal laboratories to undertake nanoscience and nanotechnology development. The Japan mission presented an ideal opportunity to do just that.”

A series of meetings at the Canadian Embassy focused on information sharing and explored collaborative opportunities between Japan and Canada on nanotechnology research projects. The Canadian delegation also visited Japan’s National Institute of Materials Science and the National Institute for Advanced Science & Technology.

The final event was the Nikkei Nano-business Forum, an invitation-only forum limited to top-tier Japanese nanotechnology ventures and foreign nano-ventures. All mission members attended the sessions and the Dr. Lusztyk was one of the presenters, giving an overview of NINT and Canadian nanotechnology capabilities.

Overall, the networking and awareness-building went very well, says Brommeland. “Despite Japan’s comparatively huge investments in nanotechnologies, they are willing to explore collaborations. We identified numerous areas where collaborations would be mutually beneficial. We will be following these up over the next few months.”


 

Nano Medicine:

Functional Genomics Enables Easy Target Identification and Drives Drug Discover

PALO ALTO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Functional genomics and proteomics have been quite successful in identifying functions of potential therapeutic targets such as encoded proteins. In fact, the possibilities of identifying more than 10,000 novel target antigens in the human genome may accelerate the discovery of new drugs and therapeutic molecules.

"As opposed to conventional sequence homology, functional genomics adds structure-based predictions to locate gene sequences with assigned and confirmed functions," explains Frost & Sullivan Industry Analyst Rajaram Sankaran. "It simultaneously sifts through well established targets to detect critical therapeutic targets."

Such structural information results in enriched annotations that improve the identification process and also provide a clear understanding of interactions between specific molecules and target proteins....read the wave

 

 
Nano Research: USA

“DOPING” HELPS CONTROL SIZE CHANGES IN NANOSCALE MATERIALS

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Newswise — Researchers want to build nanoscale materials because they promise to be five to 10 times stronger than conventional materials, which could lead to longer-lasting computers and other electronic devices. But these materials lose their attractive properties at high temperatures. When it comes to making nanoscale materials retain their size and shape at high temperatures, a little “doping” appears to be in order, according to University of Arkansas scientists.

Panneer Selvam, professor of civil engineering, graduate students Paul Millett and Shubhra Bansal and Ashok Saxena, dean of the College of Engineering reported their findings at the Arkansas Academy of Sciences meeting. The paper won first prize at the meeting for a poster presentation and has been submitted to the Journal of the Arkansas Academy of Science....read the wave

 

 
Nano Research: USA

NanoDynamics Partners with the University of Southern California's Biomimetic Research Center

BUFFALO, N.Y.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 11, 2004-- In an effort to revolutionize biomedical devices through the design and integration of superior nanomaterials, NanoDynamics today announced that it has joined as a Senior Member of the Biomimetic MicroElectronic Systems Engineering Research Center (BMES ERC) headquartered at University of Southern California's (USC). Through an initial $17 million grant awarded by the National Science Foundation, the BMES ERC was established last fall to advance the education, research and commercialization of biomedical devices that can dramatically improve the quality of life for patients with debilitating diseases.

As part of this partnership, NanoDynamics will provide novel, high performance nanomaterials to the BMES ERC for the development of...read the wave

 

 
Nano Research: USA

Chemist's technique enables creation of novel carbon nanoparticles

Wolley technique 'linchpin' to success


Using a technique pioneered by Washington University in St. Louis chemist Karen Wooley, Ph.D., scientists have developed a novel way to make discrete carbon nanoparticles for electrical components used in industry and research.

The method uses polyacrylonitrile (PAN) as a nanoparticle precursor and is relatively low cost, simple and potentially scalable to commercial production levels. It provides significant advantages over existing technologies to make well-defined nanostructured carbons. Using the method, PAN copolymers serving as carbon precursors can be deposited as thin films on surfaces (for example, silicon wafers), where they can be patterned and further processed using techniques currently employed to fabricate microelectronic devices
…read the wave

 

 

Nano Medicine:

Elastic Virus Shells Could Inspire Nanosized Vessels

 

The protein shells protecting some viruses rival plexiglass for strength but are surprisingly flexible, a new study suggests. Understanding ways in which viruses protect themselves could help scientists better understand--and fight--viral infections.
Gijs J. L. Wuite of Vrije University in Amsterdam and his colleagues used an atomic force microscope to investigate the shell of a virus known as phi29. A bacteriophage, phi29 infects bacteria and has an outer protein shell that protects its DNA as it is transferred from host to host...read the wave

 

 
Nano Event : Canada

Edmonton to host first NanoForum Canada

 

Canada’s leading researchers, funders and students of nanoscience and nanotechnology will be in Edmonton from June 16 to 18, 2004, for the first-ever Canada Nanoscience and Nanotechnology Forum. Designed as a venue to present the latest achievements and activities in nanoscience and nanotechnology in Canada, the event will also address the topics of funding, commercialization strategies, and ethical and environmental issues related to nanotechnology.

All the presenters will be from Canada and the focus is the domestic nano scene. Program Committee member Janusz Lusztyk said “everyone agreed that what was needed was an event that brought all the nano players in Canada together to talk about what’s happening now and what we need to keep moving forward.” The agenda will be dominated by short talks on science and engineering-related topics and will include poster sessions and a keynote address from National Science Advisor Dr. Arthur Carty.

Those interested in giving a talk or presenting a poster need to submit an abstract by May 14.

More information available at NanoForum Canada

 

 
Nano Products:

US Nanocomposites Demand to Approach 11 Billion Pounds by 2020

CLEVELAND--(BUSINESS WIRE)--After considerable research and development, and several pilot programs, nanocomposites are beginning to establish themselves in a number of key end-use markets. While conductive polymers with nanoscale carbon black fillers have been commercialized for some time, a wider variety of nanocomposites are now finding use in packaging applications and motor vehicle parts such as mirror housings, van step assists and exterior trim. These fairly limited uses are harbingers of widespread commercialization in electronics, construction, packaging, consumer goods and other applications. These and other trends are presented in Nanocomposites, a new study from The Freedonia Group, Inc., a Cleveland-based industrial market research firm....read the wave
 
Nano Debate:

Nanotech: Beyond the Hype -- and Fear

Kristen Kulinowski's job at the Center for Biological & Environmental Nanotechnology is "to draw attention to proactive, responsible development"

In recent years, an eclectic band of scientists has mapped out a new frontier known broadly as nanotechnology. Though they're from different traditions and methods, these explorers, who include biologists, chemists, physicists, chipmakers, and computational experts, have tackled the same basic question: how to control the building blocks of matter from the bottom up.

They're learning how to guide individual atoms as they combine to form molecules and, in turn, how to make materials -- molecule-by-molecule -- that don't exist in nature. Their work cuts across some of the hottest areas of science, including innovative drug-delivery systems, cancer treatments, ultrastrong lightweight metals, and mass-produced superconducting wires -- to name a few....read the wave


 
Nano Electronics:

Philips Proves 90nm CMOS

 

Dutch chipmaker Philips has proven the first silicon from its low-leakage 90nm CMOS process at the Crolles2 wafer fab near Grenoble, France, and at TSMC's fab in Taiwan.

The process, which has been developed with Motorola and STMicroelectronics, gives designers the option of using thicker gate oxide to control leakage currents, the company said. It enables OEMs to take advantage of the smaller chip size associated with a 90nm process, while still meeting critical power consumption requirements, Philips claimed....read the wave

 

 
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Nano Biz: USA

William Blair & Company Initiates Coverage of Harris & Harris Group, Inc. With Market Perform Rating

CHICAGO, PRNewswire/ -- With the release of a comprehensive report on the nanotechnology industry titled, "A 'TINY' Overview of Nanotechnology: Big Ideas Come In Small Packages," William Blair & Company today announced that it initiated research coverage of Harris & Harris Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:TINY) ($16.06) with a Market Perform rating and company profile of Aggressive Growth.

Harris & Harris is a publicly traded venture capital firm that makes noncontrolling investments in companies specializing in nanotechnology and other micro-scale technologies, or "tiny technologies."

Analyst William Benton said he believes that Harris & Harris, whose portfolio contains 18 investments, 13 of which are tiny-technology investments, "offers investors the unique opportunity to participate in a venture capital fund with a diverse portfolio of emerging technology companies, led by a management team with excellent experience in the nanotechnology field, and possessing the liquidity of a publicly traded stock."...read the wave

 
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Micro MRI Tracks Breast Cancer, in Mice
Nanotechnology sector looks set for decade of growth
Playing snooker with atoms
Liver cancer treatment ready for trials
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Carbon-50 makes its debut
Viruses go from strength to strength
European Commission reports on nanotechnology risks
Consortium to push biotech, nanotech collaboration
Nanotech plan afoot
 
 
 

weekend nano news 11 - 05 - 2004

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Nano Medicine

Functional Genomics Enables Easy Target Identification and Drives Drug Discover

PALO ALTO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Functional genomics and proteomics have been quite successful in identifying functions of potential therapeutic targets such as encoded proteins. In fact, the possibilities of identifying more than 10,000 novel target antigens in the human genome may accelerate the discovery of new drugs and therapeutic molecules.

"As opposed to conventional sequence homology, functional genomics adds structure-based predictions to locate gene sequences with assigned and confirmed functions," explains Frost & Sullivan Industry Analyst Rajaram Sankaran. "It simultaneously sifts through well established targets to detect critical therapeutic targets."

Such structural information results in enriched annotations that improve the identification process and also provide a clear understanding of interactions between specific molecules and target proteins....read the wave

 

 
Nano Research: USA

“DOPING” HELPS CONTROL SIZE CHANGES IN NANOSCALE MATERIALS

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Newswise — Researchers want to build nanoscale materials because they promise to be five to 10 times stronger than conventional materials, which could lead to longer-lasting computers and other electronic devices. But these materials lose their attractive properties at high temperatures. When it comes to making nanoscale materials retain their size and shape at high temperatures, a little “doping” appears to be in order, according to University of Arkansas scientists.

Panneer Selvam, professor of civil engineering, graduate students Paul Millett and Shubhra Bansal and Ashok Saxena, dean of the College of Engineering reported their findings at the Arkansas Academy of Sciences meeting. The paper won first prize at the meeting for a poster presentation and has been submitted to the Journal of the Arkansas Academy of Science....read the wave

 

 
Nano Electronics: USA

TI Joins IMEC Sub-45nm Program

Texas Instruments Inc. expanded its involvement with independent semiconductor research center IMEC by becoming a core member of the organization’s sub-45nm CMOS research program, the two said today. The move also gives TI access to IMEC’s new 300mm research facility, also commissioned today.

TI became an industrial affiliate member of IMEC in 1992 to share in wafer cleaning and surface preparation research and has since participated in a number of programs to expand its knowledge in critical areas of semiconductor manufacturing. The IMEC sub-45nm group focuses on advanced…read the wave

 

 
Nano Research: USA

Chemist's technique enables creation of novel carbon nanoparticles

Wolley technique 'linchpin' to success


Using a technique pioneered by Washington University in St. Louis chemist Karen Wooley, Ph.D., scientists have developed a novel way to make discrete carbon nanoparticles for electrical components used in industry and research.

The method uses polyacrylonitrile (PAN) as a nanoparticle precursor and is relatively low cost, simple and potentially scalable to commercial production levels. It provides significant advantages over existing technologies to make well-defined nanostructured carbons. Using the method, PAN copolymers serving as carbon precursors can be deposited as thin films on surfaces (for example, silicon wafers), where they can be patterned and further processed using techniques currently employed to fabricate microelectronic devices
…read the wave

 

 
Future Technology: Australia

Australian scientists claim breakthrough in teleportation

 

CANBERRA, AFP) - Teleportation always used to seem so simple. All it took was a quick call to Mr Scott, and Star Trek's Captain Kirk would be beamed up from the cheap-looking scenery of some alien planet and materialise on the Starship Enterprise.

These days it's all about lasers, subatomic particles and very hard sums, but one Australian research team's world-beating discoveries in the field seem almost as far-fetched as the science fiction version.
The multinational group from Canberra's Australian National University (ANU) have become the first on this particular planet to demonstrate the sharing of secrets via teleportation using quantum physics.

Who cares? Well, a lot of big businesses, because their discovery has moved unbreakable codes, superfast computers and communications inaccessible to cybercriminals a step closer….read the wave

 

 

Nano Event: USA

Maser's Birthday, the Breath of Disease, and Measuring Mercury; New Research Findings to Be Presented at 2004 CLEO/IQEC Conference

 

WASHINGTON, D.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The 2004 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/International Quantum Electronics Conference (CLEO/IQEC) -- a leading conference showcasing new results in laser science, quantum optics, and related fields -- will take place May 16-21 at the Moscone Center West, San Francisco, CA. This year's meeting will feature breakthroughs in NASA technologies, medical imaging, homeland security technology and many other areas. With a prestigious history as the conference where the laser itself was launched, the meeting is jointly sponsored by the Optical Society of America (OSA), the American Physical Society (APS), and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers/Lasers and Electro-Optics Society (IEEE/LEOS).

This year, the co-sponsors have introduced a new meeting to be collocated with the conference, PhAST -- Photonic Applications Systems and Technologies. PhAST is a new event presenting the latest breakthroughs in photonic applications, systems and technologies. This inaugural conference includes sessions on lasers in manufacturing and photonics in national security, and special symposia in the areas of biophotonics instrumentation, photonics in nanotechnology and semiconductor photonics commercialization...read the wave

 

 
Nano Electronics:

UMC, AMIC team up in 90nm SRAM production

 

UMC and AMIC Technology Corp. announced that they have produced AMIC's high-speed Zero Bus Latency (ZeBL) SRAM using UMC's 90nm process.
AMIC says the 90nm process enabled the ZeBL SRAM to deliver high performance while maintaining a low operational current.

The AMIC ZeBL SRAM family uses a high-speed design methodology developed for high bandwidth network switching/routing and real-time DSP applications, according to AMIC. It is scheduled for engineering samples next month and full-volume production during the third quarter of this year….read the wave

 

 
Nano Products:

US Nanocomposites Demand to Approach 11 Billion Pounds by 2020

CLEVELAND--(BUSINESS WIRE)--After considerable research and development, and several pilot programs, nanocomposites are beginning to establish themselves in a number of key end-use markets. While conductive polymers with nanoscale carbon black fillers have been commercialized for some time, a wider variety of nanocomposites are now finding use in packaging applications and motor vehicle parts such as mirror housings, van step assists and exterior trim. These fairly limited uses are harbingers of widespread commercialization in electronics, construction, packaging, consumer goods and other applications. These and other trends are presented in Nanocomposites, a new study from The Freedonia Group, Inc., a Cleveland-based industrial market research firm....read the wave
 
Nano Electronics: Belgium

IMEC Opens Nanotech Lab

The Belgian R&D lab has officially opened an $99.8 million (84 million euro) nanoelectronic lab at its Leuven, Belgium, headquarters.

The center has a three-level fab structure totalling over 16,000 square meeters, with 3,200 square meters of cleanroom, and office for up to 400 staff members. The cleanroom is suitable for 300mm wafer processing as well, IMEC said.

"Our facility will strengthen the competitiveness of Flanders, Belgium and Europe by further developing ...read the wave


 
Nano Electronics:

Philips Proves 90nm CMOS

 

Dutch chipmaker Philips has proven the first silicon from its low-leakage 90nm CMOS process at the Crolles2 wafer fab near Grenoble, France, and at TSMC's fab in Taiwan.

The process, which has been developed with Motorola and STMicroelectronics, gives designers the option of using thicker gate oxide to control leakage currents, the company said. It enables OEMs to take advantage of the smaller chip size associated with a 90nm process, while still meeting critical power consumption requirements, Philips claimed....read the wave

 

 
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Nano Biz: USA

William Blair & Company Initiates Coverage of Harris & Harris Group, Inc. With Market Perform Rating

CHICAGO, PRNewswire/ -- With the release of a comprehensive report on the nanotechnology industry titled, "A 'TINY' Overview of Nanotechnology: Big Ideas Come In Small Packages," William Blair & Company today announced that it initiated research coverage of Harris & Harris Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:TINY) ($16.06) with a Market Perform rating and company profile of Aggressive Growth.

Harris & Harris is a publicly traded venture capital firm that makes noncontrolling investments in companies specializing in nanotechnology and other micro-scale technologies, or "tiny technologies."

Analyst William Benton said he believes that Harris & Harris, whose portfolio contains 18 investments, 13 of which are tiny-technology investments, "offers investors the unique opportunity to participate in a venture capital fund with a diverse portfolio of emerging technology companies, led by a management team with excellent experience in the nanotechnology field, and possessing the liquidity of a publicly traded stock."...read the wave

 

weekend nano news 10 - 05 - 2004

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Future Technology: USA

Patients happy with robo-doc

Study suggests patients comfortable, satisfied with robotic doctor

 

A new study at Johns Hopkins finds that many hospitalized patients prefer visits from their own physician to those of the physicians on duty, even when those "visits" are virtual "telerounds."

Last year, researchers in Hopkins' Department of Urology introduced a robot electronically linked to a physician to augment the rounds physicians make routinely to check on their patients. Vaguely resembling a human torso, in a Star Wars "R2D2" sort of way, the robot sports a computer screen for a head, a video camera for eyes and a speaker for a mouth. It "walks," in a manner of speaking, on three roller balls, talks, and most importantly, "listens." "We were somewhat surprised to see the extent to which patients appreciated the potential for the robot...read the wave

 

 
Nano Electronics: USA

TI Joins IMEC Sub-45nm Program

 

Texas Instruments Inc. expanded its involvement with independent semiconductor research center IMEC by becoming a core member of the organization’s sub-45nm CMOS research program, the two said today. The move also gives TI access to IMEC’s new 300mm research facility, also commissioned today.

TI became an industrial affiliate member of IMEC in 1992 to share in wafer cleaning and surface preparation research and has since participated in a number of programs to expand its knowledge in critical areas of semiconductor manufacturing. The IMEC sub-45nm group focuses on advanced…read the wave

 

 
Nano Electronics: USA

Spintronics is a really neat phrase
- an instant buzz-word.


Electrons' electro magnetic properties cause an interesting effect that you depend on. Absolutely.

It's called electricity and electric current is measured by the abundance, or lack, of electrons in the ferroelectric nucleus, better known as voltage or static charge.
Ferroelectric spintronics is, in turn, the method by which electric fields and photons change the properties of ferroelectric molecules.

IBM and Stanford University say they're going to jointly research "spintronics" and that their efforts could "one day end the irritating delay people experience when they turn on their computers".

Then you'd have figure out what to do with all those seconds you'd saved.
In the meanwhile, six years ago atomic holographic DVR disc drive inventor Michael Thomas filed for patents that were granted in 2000, setting a starting point for new plasmonic physics in motion - the first in the world....read the wave

 

 
Nano Electronics: USA

Software corrects chip errors early

 

Microchip miniaturization is making quality control-related measurement of features during the production process increasingly difficult. New National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) software and research results* should help manufacturers reduce errors in measuring microchip features which today measure less than 37 nanometers (about 1.5 millionths of an inch) in width and are expected to shrink to 25 nanometers (about 1 millionth of an inch) by 2007.

Currently, most semiconductor manufacturers use scanning electron microscopes (SEMs) to measure circuitry lines when the chip is first being patterned. Circuit dimensions are formed when ultraviolet light is shined on a thin film of polymer laid over silicon....read the wave

 

 
Nano Electronics:

UMC, AMIC team up in 90nm SRAM production

 

UMC and AMIC Technology Corp. announced that they have produced AMIC's high-speed Zero Bus Latency (ZeBL) SRAM using UMC's 90nm process.
AMIC says the 90nm process enabled the ZeBL SRAM to deliver high performance while maintaining a low operational current.

The AMIC ZeBL SRAM family uses a high-speed design methodology developed for high bandwidth network switching/routing and real-time DSP applications, according to AMIC. It is scheduled for engineering samples next month and full-volume production during the third quarter of this year….read the wave

 

 
Future Technology : China

Largest Online "Sci-tech Databank" Completed in China

 

With over 300 specialized databases and a data volume of 82 billion bytes, the largest sci-tech databank in China after nearly 20 years' construction, was completed the other day in the Chinese Academy of Sciences.

This is learned from the Computer Network Information Center, Chinese Academy of Sciences (CNIC, CAS) on the occasion of the 10th anniversary of the online operation of China Science and Technology Network....read the wave

 

 

Nano News : Europe

Aptanomics and Nanosyn collaborate to discover new cancer drugs

 

Aptanomics SA, a specialist in the application of innovative protein technologies for drug discovery, and Nanosyn Inc, a chemistry-based company applying its proprietary technology for the design, synthesis and analysis of small organic compounds for the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries, have announced their collaboration to discover new drugs in the field of oncology.

Under the agreement, Aptanomics will use its proprietary peptide aptamer technology to screen Nanosyn's highly-reputed small organic compound libraries. Peptide aptamers are a new class of combinatorial protein reagents that guide the drug discovery effort towards druggable sites on therapeutic targets. Once initial hits are identified, Nanosyn will use its proprietary "Chemistry on Demand" platform to rapidly provide Aptanomics with highly focused arrays of small molecules and further medicinal chemistry services. ...read the wave


 
Nano News: Germany

Germany to create more apprenticeships in nanotechnology and biotechnology

 

German Minister for Education and Research, Edelgard Bulmahn, has launched her country's 'apprenticeship offensive 2004', saying that she sees particular potential for apprenticeships in the growth areas of microsystems technology, nanotechnology and biotechnology.

The government intends to target regions where the difference between the number of apprenticeships available and local demand is the highest, as well as those regions which have cut their number of apprenticeships by a higher than average number.

Ms Bulmahn underlined the urgency of the situation, referring to the growing demand for skilled workers and technicians: 'The experts have all agreed that, without effective efforts in the area of training, by the year 2015, in the age group 35 to 45, we will have a shortage of 3.5 million skilled workers.'

Initiatives aimed at those who are not yet ready to take up an apprenticeship, such as disadvantaged young people and immigrants, will also be implemented. In view of the ageing population, all talent reserves in the younger generation must be used carefully, said Ms Bulmahn.

For further information on the 'apprenticeship offensive', ...read the wave

 

 
Nano Patents: Environment

UO patent opens way for green nano
Diborane and benzene can be replaced with safer, faster,
cheaper non-toxic process

 

A patent issued on May 4 to the University of Oregon provides an environmentally benign solution to an important challenge in nanotechnology.

A process developed by chemistry professor Jim Hutchison eliminates the need to use two highly toxic chemicals in the production of functionalized gold nanoparticles. His innovation is part of the university's effort to develop safer manufacturing processes for nanoscale materials, those measuring less than 100 billionths of a meter.

Nanoscience researchers create new materials through chemical assembly of molecular building blocks. Researchers traditionally use diborane, a highly toxic, odorless and colorless gas that auto-ignites near room temperature, and the toxic solvent benzene to synthesize an important class of metal nanoparticles..
..read the wave

 

 
Nano Research: USA

Laser technique used to build micro-polymeric structure on a human hair, without harming it

First demonstration that 'MAP' laser technique can be used non destructively on biomaterials; potential applications range from medical research to fiber optics

 

CHESTNUT HILL, MA -- Researchers in the laboratory of Boston College Chemistry Professor John T. Fourkas have demonstrated the fabrication of microscopic polymeric structures on top of a human hair.

Fourkas, in collaboration with Boston College Physics Professor Michael J. Naughton and Professors Malvin C. Teich and Bahaa E. A. Saleh of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Boston University, used a technique called multiphoton-absorption photopolymerization (MAP), in which a polymer can be deposited at the focal point of a laser beam; scanning of the laser beam in a desired pattern then allows for the formation of intricate, three-dimensional patterns. This technique, also being explored by a handful of other groups worldwide, makes it possible to create features that are 1000 times smaller than the diameter of a human hair....read the wave

 

 
Nano Reports: Global

Global Automotive Industry can grow only with Nanotechnology and converging technologies.

 

The worldwide automotive industries turnover in nanotechnologies is $.8.6 billion US.

In 2004 and will be 54.2 billion US$ in 2010 and 137.4 billion US$ in 2015.

The “Must” for the automotive industry is nanotechnology and converging markets.All leading car manufacturers are in research projects involved but the supplyer mostly don’t see the changes and risks. Only through molecular technologies this industry has new and huge growth potential in the next ten years.

Nanotechnology has arrived with 65 applications in the car of tomorrow and will be realized in the next 5 years or designed for the car model after 5 years. Leading car manufacturers arround the world research on new materials, energy systems, nano- electronics and intelligent systems which are more intelligent than the driver.
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Nano Research: France

New report urges French government to focus on nanotechnologies

 

A report published recently by the French Academies of Science and Technology has urged the French government to set up a 'national research programme', if it wants to avoid being 'a metro too late' for the small tech revolution.

The report, called 'Nanoscience, Nanotechnology', advocates the creation of a National Agency for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology'(A3N), which would centralise research initiatives and provide leadership structure to French nanotechnology research.

'The revolution of the nanosciences is characterised by an extreme pluridisciplinarity and an extremely rapid evolution,' underlined Philippe Nozières, a physician and one of the authors of the report. 'The present structures are completely incapable of answering those constraints.' ...read the wave

 

 
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Korea to Develop Next-Generation Display
Carbon-50 makes its debut
Viruses go from strength to strength
European Commission reports on nanotechnology risks
Consortium to push biotech, nanotech collaboration
Nanotech plan afoot
Intel Begins $2 Billion Conversion Of Arizona Factory
Samsung to make its new nano-tech products here
Skin Science
UO Makes Nanotech Breakthrough
 
 
 

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Nano Electronics: USA

Spintronics is a really neat phrase
- an instant buzz-word.


Electrons' electro magnetic properties cause an interesting effect that you depend on. Absolutely.

It's called electricity and electric current is measured by the abundance, or lack, of electrons in the ferroelectric nucleus, better known as voltage or static charge.
Ferroelectric spintronics is, in turn, the method by which electric fields and photons change the properties of ferroelectric molecules.

IBM and Stanford University say they're going to jointly research "spintronics" and that their efforts could "one day end the irritating delay people experience when they turn on their computers".

Then you'd have figure out what to do with all those seconds you'd saved.
In the meanwhile, six years ago atomic holographic DVR disc drive inventor Michael Thomas filed for patents that were granted in 2000, setting a starting point for new plasmonic physics in motion - the first in the world....read the wave

 

 

Guest Writer: Dr. Pearl Chin PhD, MBA


Materials is Nanoscience too
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Nano Electronics: USA

Software corrects chip errors early

 

Microchip miniaturization is making quality control-related measurement of features during the production process increasingly difficult. New National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) software and research results* should help manufacturers reduce errors in measuring microchip features which today measure less than 37 nanometers (about 1.5 millionths of an inch) in width and are expected to shrink to 25 nanometers (about 1 millionth of an inch) by 2007.

Currently, most semiconductor manufacturers use scanning electron microscopes (SEMs) to measure circuitry lines when the chip is first being patterned. Circuit dimensions are formed when ultraviolet light is shined on a thin film of polymer laid over silicon....read the wave

 

 

Nano News : Europe

Aptanomics and Nanosyn collaborate to discover new cancer drugs

 

Aptanomics SA, a specialist in the application of innovative protein technologies for drug discovery, and Nanosyn Inc, a chemistry-based company applying its proprietary technology for the design, synthesis and analysis of small organic compounds for the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries, have announced their collaboration to discover new drugs in the field of oncology.

Under the agreement, Aptanomics will use its proprietary peptide aptamer technology to screen Nanosyn's highly-reputed small organic compound libraries. Peptide aptamers are a new class of combinatorial protein reagents that guide the drug discovery effort towards druggable sites on therapeutic targets. Once initial hits are identified, Nanosyn will use its proprietary "Chemistry on Demand" platform to rapidly provide Aptanomics with highly focused arrays of small molecules and further medicinal chemistry services. ...read the wave


 

Nano Research: USA

New Brookhaven Laser Facility Captures Molecules in Action

 

UPTON, NY -- Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory have released results from the first experiment at Brookhaven's Deep Ultraviolet Free Electron Laser (DUV-FEL), a facility that produces powerful ultraviolet laser light for research applications. The researchers investigated how gas molecules break apart when they are highly energized by the laser light -- research that may offer insight into many fundamental chemical and physical processes that are based on molecule-light interactions, such as photosynthesis, radiation damage, and ozone formation.

"This experiment has helped us to understand the specifics of what happens when we excite molecules with energetic ultraviolet light," said Brookhaven chemist Arthur Suits, the experiment's lead scientist....read the wave

 

 
Nano Electronics: Sweden

Nano-scale trees created at Lund Institute of Technology


For the last few years scientists at the Nanometer Consortium at Lund University have been able to make nanowires, tiny wires just a few millionths of a millimeter "thick" and made of semiconducting material of great potential in the electronics industry. Now they have managed to produce "nanotrees," in fact tiny forests on the same scale.

This is described in an article ("Synthesis of branched 'nanotrees' by controlled seeding of multiple branching events") in the journal Nature Materials, whose Web edition was published on 02 May. The paper edition should be published in June.
"This opens the possibility of producing ever more complex structures on the nano scale, structures that may offer tremendous potential for applications like solar cells, low-energy lighting, sensors, etc. It is also an example of interdisciplinary collaboration between physics and chemistry, that is, between my research team at Fysicum and the one at Kemicentrum headed by Professor Reine Wallenberg," says Professor Lars Samuelson, solid state physicist at Lund Institute of Technology. ...read the wave

 

 
Nano News: Germany

Germany to create more apprenticeships in nanotechnology and biotechnology

 

German Minister for Education and Research, Edelgard Bulmahn, has launched her country's 'apprenticeship offensive 2004', saying that she sees particular potential for apprenticeships in the growth areas of microsystems technology, nanotechnology and biotechnology.

The government intends to target regions where the difference between the number of apprenticeships available and local demand is the highest, as well as those regions which have cut their number of apprenticeships by a higher than average number.

Ms Bulmahn underlined the urgency of the situation, referring to the growing demand for skilled workers and technicians: 'The experts have all agreed that, without effective efforts in the area of training, by the year 2015, in the age group 35 to 45, we will have a shortage of 3.5 million skilled workers.'

Initiatives aimed at those who are not yet ready to take up an apprenticeship, such as disadvantaged young people and immigrants, will also be implemented. In view of the ageing population, all talent reserves in the younger generation must be used carefully, said Ms Bulmahn.

For further information on the 'apprenticeship offensive', ...read the wave

 

 
Nano Patents: Environment

UO patent opens way for green nano
Diborane and benzene can be replaced with safer, faster,
cheaper non-toxic process

 

A patent issued on May 4 to the University of Oregon provides an environmentally benign solution to an important challenge in nanotechnology.

A process developed by chemistry professor Jim Hutchison eliminates the need to use two highly toxic chemicals in the production of functionalized gold nanoparticles. His innovation is part of the university's effort to develop safer manufacturing processes for nanoscale materials, those measuring less than 100 billionths of a meter.

Nanoscience researchers create new materials through chemical assembly of molecular building blocks. Researchers traditionally use diborane, a highly toxic, odorless and colorless gas that auto-ignites near room temperature, and the toxic solvent benzene to synthesize an important class of metal nanoparticles..
..read the wave

 

 
Nano Research: USA

Laser technique used to build micro-polymeric structure on a human hair, without harming it

First demonstration that 'MAP' laser technique can be used non destructively on biomaterials; potential applications range from medical research to fiber optics

 

CHESTNUT HILL, MA -- Researchers in the laboratory of Boston College Chemistry Professor John T. Fourkas have demonstrated the fabrication of microscopic polymeric structures on top of a human hair.

Fourkas, in collaboration with Boston College Physics Professor Michael J. Naughton and Professors Malvin C. Teich and Bahaa E. A. Saleh of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Boston University, used a technique called multiphoton-absorption photopolymerization (MAP), in which a polymer can be deposited at the focal point of a laser beam; scanning of the laser beam in a desired pattern then allows for the formation of intricate, three-dimensional patterns. This technique, also being explored by a handful of other groups worldwide, makes it possible to create features that are 1000 times smaller than the diameter of a human hair....read the wave

 

 
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Nano Education: USA

Coventor and MANCEF Offer MEMS Design
Scholarship at COMS2004


Winner to Receive 1-Year CoventorWare(TM) MEMS
Design Software License and Publication of Research

 

CARY, NC and ALBUQUERQUE, NM -- (MARKET WIRE) -- 05/05/2004 -- Coventor, the leading supplier of MEMS design software tools, and the Micro and Nanotechnology Commercialization Education Foundation (MANCEF) have partnered to offer MEMS design research scholarships to current graduate students. Four 1-year CoventorWare software licenses will be awarded at the COMS2004 conference held in Alberta, Canada, August 29-September 2, 2004, to enable research in MEMS development.

Students may apply for the scholarship in four categories: Bio MEMS, RF MEMS, Sensors/Actuators and Other Novel Designs. Winners will receive a full year's license of Coventor's Designer™ and Analyzer™ CoventorWare software package to further MEMS design projects. Winners will submit a summary of their work to MANCEF's Education committee for possible publication at the completion of their scholarship year ...read the wave

 

 
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Nano Research: France

New report urges French government to focus on nanotechnologies

 

A report published recently by the French Academies of Science and Technology has urged the French government to set up a 'national research programme', if it wants to avoid being 'a metro too late' for the small tech revolution.

The report, called 'Nanoscience, Nanotechnology', advocates the creation of a National Agency for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology'(A3N), which would centralise research initiatives and provide leadership structure to French nanotechnology research.

'The revolution of the nanosciences is characterised by an extreme pluridisciplinarity and an extremely rapid evolution,' underlined Philippe Nozières, a physician and one of the authors of the report. 'The present structures are completely incapable of answering those constraints.' ...read the wave

 

 
10 more nano news headlines
 
European Commission reports on nanotechnology risks
Consortium to push biotech, nanotech collaboration
Nanotech plan afoot
Intel Begins $2 Billion Conversion Of Arizona Factory
Samsung to make its new nano-tech products here
Skin Science
UO Makes Nanotech Breakthrough
Nanotech: Beyond the Hype -- and Fear
Kurzweil proposes research programs to replace DNA, block bioterror viruses
Magnets Align Nanotubes in Resin
 
 
 

nano news 7- 05 - 2004

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Nano Electronics: Sweden

Nano-scale trees created at Lund Institute of Technology


For the last few years scientists at the Nanometer Consortium at Lund University have been able to make nanowires, tiny wires just a few millionths of a millimeter "thick" and made of semiconducting material of great potential in the electronics industry. Now they have managed to produce "nanotrees," in fact tiny forests on the same scale.

This is described in an article ("Synthesis of branched 'nanotrees' by controlled seeding of multiple branching events") in the journal Nature Materials, whose Web edition was published on 02 May. The paper edition should be published in June.
"This opens the possibility of producing ever more complex structures on the nano scale, structures that may offer tremendous potential for applications like solar cells, low-energy lighting, sensors, etc. It is also an example of interdisciplinary collaboration between physics and chemistry, that is, between my research team at Fysicum and the one at Kemicentrum headed by Professor Reine Wallenberg," says Professor Lars Samuelson, solid state physicist at Lund Institute of Technology. ...read the wave

 

 
Nano Patents: Environment

UO patent opens way for green nano
Diborane and benzene can be replaced with safer, faster,
cheaper non-toxic process

 

A patent issued on May 4 to the University of Oregon provides an environmentally benign solution to an important challenge in nanotechnology.

A process developed by chemistry professor Jim Hutchison eliminates the need to use two highly toxic chemicals in the production of functionalized gold nanoparticles. His innovation is part of the university's effort to develop safer manufacturing processes for nanoscale materials, those measuring less than 100 billionths of a meter.

Nanoscience researchers create new materials through chemical assembly of molecular building blocks. Researchers traditionally use diborane, a highly toxic, odorless and colorless gas that auto-ignites near room temperature, and the toxic solvent benzene to synthesize an important class of metal nanoparticles..
..read the wave

 

 
Nano Research: USA

Laser technique used to build micro-polymeric structure on a human hair, without harming it

First demonstration that 'MAP' laser technique can be used non destructively on biomaterials; potential applications range from medical research to fiber optics

 

CHESTNUT HILL, MA -- Researchers in the laboratory of Boston College Chemistry Professor John T. Fourkas have demonstrated the fabrication of microscopic polymeric structures on top of a human hair.

Fourkas, in collaboration with Boston College Physics Professor Michael J. Naughton and Professors Malvin C. Teich and Bahaa E. A. Saleh of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Boston University, used a technique called multiphoton-absorption photopolymerization (MAP), in which a polymer can be deposited at the focal point of a laser beam; scanning of the laser beam in a desired pattern then allows for the formation of intricate, three-dimensional patterns. This technique, also being explored by a handful of other groups worldwide, makes it possible to create features that are 1000 times smaller than the diameter of a human hair....read the wave

 

 
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Nano Biz: USA / Nanoscience Education

Silicon Valley Entrepreneur's Donation to Create Center for Nanostructures at Santa Clara University

Gift of $1.3 Million From SCU Alumnus John Ocampo, Chairman of Sirenza Microdevices, and His Wife, Will Help Prepare Students for New Era

 

Santa Clara University today announced that John Ocampo, an alumnus who is co-founder and chairman of Sirenza Microdevices, a telecommunications firm, and his wife, Susan, will donate $1.3 million to create a new Center for Nanostructures at the University.

In making the announcement at the opening of the annual Senior Design Conference at SCU's School of Engineering, engineering dean Daniel Pitt called the donation "a gift with vision, from a true Silicon Valley visionary, which will make possible significant advances in research and in the preparation of a new generation of engineers and scientists for the emerging nano industry."

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Nano Meet: USA

Nobel Laureate and a 'Founding Father' of Nanotechnology to Speak at Sigma-Aldrich

 

ST. LOUIS, PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- One of Rice University's most distinguished and well-respected faculty members, Professor Robert F. Curl, Jr., will be speaking at Sigma-Aldrich (NASDAQ:SIAL) May 14 on "The Discovery of Fullerenes and Emerging Nanotechnology in Medicine." Professor Curl is best known for his co-discovery of fullerenes, which won him the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1996. The discovery of fullerenes -- a third form of carbon, in addition to graphite and diamonds -- paved the way for the emergence of nanotechnology, one of the fastest growing industries today. Sigma-Aldrich is a St. Louis-based, global leader in Life Science and High Technology.

According to Professor Curl, the discovery of fullerenes was a " ... happy accident
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Nano Products: USA

NanoMaterial Leader Zyvex Introduces Carbon Nanotube-Based Additives for Polyurethanes

 

RICHARDSON, Texas, /PRNewswire/ -- Zyvex Corporation today introduced the first two products in its NanoSolve(TM) line of composite additives at the Polyurethane Manufacturers Association Annual Meeting and Supplier Showcase in Atlanta, Georgia. One product is based on single walled carbon nanotubes (SWNTs), the other is based on multiwalled carbon nanotubes (MWNTs). Both products are specially designed for dispersion in polyurethanes. The additives also attach well to the polyurethane matrix, boosting the host material's thermal transport and mechanical properties.

"We are now offering additives that can create composite materials which exploit the intrinsic properties of carbon nanotubes," said Zyvex President, Thomas A. Cellucci, PhD, MBA. "We believe that these products are another example of how quickly Zyvex can move nanotechnology out of the lab and into the commercial world."
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Samsung to make its new nano-tech products here
Skin Science
UO Makes Nanotech Breakthrough
Nanotech: Beyond the Hype -- and Fear
Kurzweil proposes research programs to replace DNA, block bioterror viruses
Magnets Align Nanotubes in Resin
Nanotube Forms Drive Shaft
Nanotechnology speaker attracts dreamers, doers
FRENCH ACADEMY URGES GOVERNMENT TO INVEST IN SMALL TECH
Nano Wires Make Tiny Compasses
 
 
 

Nano Medicine: USA

DNA robot takes its first steps

 

A MICROSCOPIC biped with legs just 10 nanometres long and fashioned from fragments of DNA has taken its first steps. The nanowalker is being hailed as a major breakthrough by nanotechnologists. The biped's inventors, chemists Nadrian Seeman and William Sherman of New York University, say that while many scientists have been trying to build nanoscale devices capable of bipedal motion, theirs is the first to succeed. "It's an advance on everything that has gone before," says Bernard Yurke of Bell Labs in New Jersey, part of the team that made one of the best-known molecular machines to date: a pair of "tweezers" also constructed from DNA strands...read the wave

 

 
Nano Patents: USA

Nanogen Issued Patent for Electronic Devices
for Active Biological Operations


SAN DIEGO, May 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Nanogen, Inc. (Nasdaq: NGEN),
developer of molecular and point-of-care diagnostic products, announced today
that it was issued U.S. Patent No. 6,726,880, "Electronic Devices for
Performing Active Biological Operations and Method of Using Same," by the U.S.
Patent and Trademark Office. The '880 patent relates to new devices that
enable increased sensitivity of active, programmable electronic matrix (APEX)
devices and perform actions such as concentration and assembly of biological
materials on a substrate....read the wave

 

 

Nano News : Iran

Iranian NanoTechnology Newsletter (NO. 59)

 

( Please note not in English ) Every time we get an updated link to this Iranian Nano Tech News site we are more than happy to pass it on.

As the link is not in English we have been unable to view the site completely. This link is supplied as a service to our readers.

Nano Tsunami has direct link to this site and supports no views ( for or against Nanotechnology ) which may be held by this site or any other news site.
The Editor....read the wave

Iran-Germany Nano-Technology Seminar
to Be Held in Tehran

 
 

nano news 3- 05 - 2004

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Future Technology

NIST quantum keys system sets speed record for 'unbreakable' encryption

 

The fastest known cryptographic system based on transmission of single photons---the smallest pulses of light---has been demonstrated by a team at the Commerce Department's National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). The transmissions cannot be intercepted without detection, so that messages encrypted with the system can be kept secret.

The NIST "quantum key distribution" (QKD) system transmits a stream of individual photons to generate a verifiably secret key--a random series of digital bits, each representing 0 or 1, used to encrypt messages--at a rate of 1 million bits per second (bps). This rate is about 100 times faster than previously reported systems of this type.

The demonstration, described in the May 3 issue of Optics Express,* is the first major reported result from a new NIST testbed built to demonstrate quantum communications technologies and cryptographic key distribution. The testbed provides a measurement and...read the wave

 

 

Guest Writer: Dr. Pearl Chin PhD, MBA


Materials is Nanoscience too
...read the wave

 
Nano Medicine: Israel

Israeli team programs DNA nano-computer to identify and fight cancer cells

 

In the 1960s science fiction film Fantastic Voyage, a vessel is shrunk by military researchers and dispatched to destroy a blood clot threatening the life of a key scientist.

It sounded unbelievable then. But now, proving that science fact is quickly resembling science fiction, the world's smallest computer - which was developed last year by Israeli scientists - has been successfully programmed to fight cancer.

The computer identifies changes in molecules that indicate the presence of certain cancers, diagnoses the type of cancer, and then produces a drug molecule to fight the cancer. Researchers from Israel's Weizmann Institute have developed the prototype biological computer that identifies and diagnoses cancerous cells and then releases medication to destroy them…read the wave

 

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Magnets Align Nanotubes in Resin
Nanotube Forms Drive Shaft
Nanotechnology speaker attracts dreamers, doers
FRENCH ACADEMY URGES GOVERNMENT TO INVEST IN SMALL TECH
Nano Wires Make Tiny Compasses
Nanotube transistors speed up
Beijing developed advanced nano-fuel technology reducing tail gas by half
Nanotech finds fans in industry
Nano-Tech Researcher Seeks Electronic Eraser
Soldering iron added to nano-toolkit
 
 
Nano Medicine

NANOMEDICINE, VOL. IIA: BIOCOMPATIBILITY by Robert A. Freitas Jr. is now available online

 

The second volume in the Nanomedicine book series by Robert A. Freitas Jr., Nanomedicine, Vol. IIA: Biocompatibility, is now freely available online in its entirety at ...read the wave

First published in hardcover by Landes Bioscience in 2003, this comprehensive technical book describes the many possible mechanical, physiological, immunological, cytological, and biochemical responses of the human body to the in vivo introduction of medical nanodevices, especially medical nanorobots.

 

 
Nano Research:

Baby buckyballs hold unusual promise

Miniature "buckyballs" have been created for the first time, and hold the promise of new and unusual physical properties for nano-engineers to explore.

Buckminsterfullerenes - buckyballs - are molecular spheres in which carbon atoms form interlinked pentagons and hexagons that resemble the panels on a soccer ball. Buckyballs, and the related carbon nanotubes, are extremely strong and very good conductors of electricity. This had led then to be common components of nanodevices such as tiny soldering irons and thermometers.

Normally it takes 60 carbon atoms to construct a stable buckyball. But Su-Yuan Xie, from Xiamen University in south-east China, and colleagues made buckyballs from just 50 carbon atoms, by using a ring of 10 chlorine atoms as a belt to support the smaller structure....read the wave

 

 
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Future Technology

MERGING HEARING TECHNOLOGIES SOUNDS GOOD TO RESEARCHER

 

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - A Purdue University researcher is combining two
technologies - hearing aids and cochlear implants - to help improve speech understanding and sound quality for cochlear implant users.

Research by King Chung, an assistant professor in audiology, and colleagues shows that by applying advanced hearing aid technologies, such as preprocessors, to cochlear implants, background noise can be reduced, speech understanding enhanced and sound quality improved for cochlear implant users. Chung collaborated with Fan-Gang Zeng, a professor at the University of California, and Susan Waltzman, a professor at New York University School of Medicine.

 

"The common goals of hearing aids and cochlear implants are to enhance users' speech understanding and listening comfort, as well as improve the convenience of device use," says Chung, who studies issues related to hearing amplification and communication. "To achieve these goals, hearing aid and cochlear implant manufacturers have gone through different research and development paths."
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Nano Interview: s

Science vs. engineering vs. theoretical applied nanotechnology

by Chris Phoenix,
CRN Director of Research


When scientists want an issue to go away, they are as political as anyone else. They attack the credentials of the observer. They change the subject. They build strawman attacks, and frequently even appear to convince themselves. They form cliques. They tell their students not to even read the claims, and certainly not to investigate them. Each of these tactics is being used against molecular manufacturing.

When facing a scientific theory they disagree with, scientists are supposed to try to disprove it by scientific methods. Molecular manufacturing includes a substantial, well-grounded, carefully argued, conservative body of work. So why do scientists treat it as though it were pseudoscience, deserving only political attack? And how should they be approaching it instead? To answer this, we have to
...read the wave


 

Nano Products: USA

Allasso and US Global Nanospace Form Strategic Alliance to Define Future of Nanofiber Production

 

RALEIGH, NC and CARSON CITY, NV -- (MARKET WIRE) -- US Global Nanospace, Inc. (OTC BB: USGA) and Allasso Industries, Inc. today announced a joint agreement under which US Global Nanospace (USGN) has received sole and exclusive worldwide rights to all nanofiber output from Allasso's state-of-the-art spun-melt nanofiber production facility for commercial and defense applications. In addition, the companies have formed a strategic alliance for continued nanofiber development, production and commercialization. Allasso has improved on current low-volume, high-cost production methods such as electro-spinning by an order of magnitude of 10 to 100 without the hazardous waste by-products associated with other nanofiber production technologies....read the wave
 
Nano Defence:

Toxin Guard™ comes to the army's defense

TORONTO, PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The U.S. Army Tank-Automotive and Armament Command, Armament Research, Development & Engineering Center (ARDEC) and Toxin Alert Inc. (TOX-V and TOXAF-OTC) announced today the execution of a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) for Diagnostic Packaging Materials which will evaluate and further develop Toxin Alert's patented Toxin Guard(TM) technology for purposes of military packaging and homeland security applications....read the wave

 

 

Nano News : Iran

Iranian NanoTechnology Newsletter (NO. 59)

 

( Please note not in English ) Every time we get an updated link to this Iranian Nano Tech News site we are more than happy to pass it on.

As the link is not in English we have been unable to view the site completely. This link is supplied as a service to our readers.

Nano Tsunami has direct link to this site and supports no views ( for or against Nanotechnology ) which may be held by this site or any other news site.
The Editor....read the wave

Iran-Germany Nano-Technology Seminar
to Be Held in Tehran

 

Nano Medicine: USA

Triton's nanotechnology designed to take on tumors

 

CHELMSFORD -- Samuel Straface is betting that nanotechnology originally designed to repair military vehicles can be successfully used for something far different: to kill cancer tumors.

Straface is president and CEO of Triton BioSystems Inc. in Chelmsford, a 3-year-old biotechnology/medical device company hybrid. And he believes the company's system will essentially fry a tumor without significant side effects, ultimately helping to treat patients in lieu of toxic chemotherapy or radiation.

He's launched an ambitious goal to help bring Triton's technology to clinical trials by raising up to $18 million in second-round venture financing by this May. The U.S. Army, meanwhile, has already taken notice, recently granting the company and research partner University of Massachusetts Lowell a $1 million grant to conduct further research…read the wave

 

 
Nano Biz: USA

High or low for NVE byDave Beal

 

On any given day in the stock market this year, you can get good odds on at least one bet: The stock of NVE Corp. will wind up as either one of Minnesota's bigger winners or losers.

That's because of the buzz about the company's "magnetic random access memory" or "MRAM" chip, which has led to a huge run-up and constant volatility in NVE's stock.

But can NVE push past the speculation that lifts its stock one day and the short-selling that hammers it the next to become, as securities analyst Ed Cabrera puts it, "the Microsoft of the nanotechnology industry?"
Or will the company flame out, like so many of the failed tech stocks of the late 1990s?...read the wave

 

 
Nano Biz: USA

The hot nanotech stocks of 2015, on sale now
By Jim Jubak

 

The prospects for nanotechnology -- designer drugs, shape-shifting materials -- are so dazzling they seem to defy rational investing. Here's how to cut through the hype.

Let’s get one thing straight from the start: I think nanotechnology will indeed be a revolutionary technology, ushering in another age of head-spinning, breathless change in everything from computers to medicine to clothing to housing.I agree 100% with the Rand Corp.’s 2001 report that predicts that “multidisciplinary technology” will revolutionize “social, economic, political and personal” life by the year 2015.

So I’m certainly no nanotechnology-basher. (Hey, I’ve even read all of Neal Stephenson’s “The Diamond Age.” All 512 pages.) No, I’m a fan of the technology as well as the science fiction visions of Stephenson and John Robert Marlow’s “NANO.”

As an investor putting money to work in the here and now, however, I’ve got just one little problem: I can’t find much actually to invest in. Worse, most of what is touted and hyped as nanotechnology stocks is rubbish. …read the wave


 

nano weekend news 1 & 2 - 05 - 2004

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Future Technology

MERGING HEARING TECHNOLOGIES SOUNDS GOOD TO RESEARCHER

 

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - A Purdue University researcher is combining two
technologies - hearing aids and cochlear implants - to help improve speech understanding and sound quality for cochlear implant users.

Research by King Chung, an assistant professor in audiology, and colleagues shows that by applying advanced hearing aid technologies, such as preprocessors, to cochlear implants, background noise can be reduced, speech understanding enhanced and sound quality improved for cochlear implant users. Chung collaborated with Fan-Gang Zeng, a professor at the University of California, and Susan Waltzman, a professor at New York University School of Medicine.

 

"The common goals of hearing aids and cochlear implants are to enhance users' speech understanding and listening comfort, as well as improve the convenience of device use," says Chung, who studies issues related to hearing amplification and communication. "To achieve these goals, hearing aid and cochlear implant manufacturers have gone through different research and development paths."
...read the wave

 

 

Guest Writer: Dr. Pearl Chin PhD, MBA


Materials is Nanoscience too
...read the wave

 
Future Technology : USA

QUANTUM COMPUTERS ARE A QUANTUM LEAP CLOSER, SAY PURDUE PHYSICISTS

 

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - A new breed of faster, more powerful computers based on quantum mechanics may be a step closer to reality, report scientists from Purdue and Duke universities.

By linking a pair of tiny "puddles" of a few dozen electrons sandwiched inside a semiconductor, researchers have enabled these two so-called "quantum dots" to become parts of a transistor - the vital switching component in computer chips. Future computers that use quantum dots to store and process digital information might outperform conventional computer circuits because of both the new transistors' smaller size and their potential to solve problems that would take centuries on today's machines.

 

"This is a very promising candidate for quantum computation," said Albert M. Chang, who is an adjunct professor of physics in Purdue's School of Science. "We believe this research will allow large numbers of quantum-dot switches to work together as a group, which will be necessary if they are ever to function as a computer's brain, or memory....read the wave


 
Nano Biz: USA

Wall Street Reporter Issues a New Interview With
MFIC CEO, Irwin Gruverman; Full Interview
Available at WSR Website

 

NEWTON, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE) -At the request of the Wall Street Reporter Magazine, Irwin Gruverman, CEO and Chairman of MFIC Corporation (OTCBB: MFIC) was interviewed by Scott Banks on the subject of MFIC's recent completion of its successful financial restructuring and its ongoing contribution to American manufacturing excellence in a range of products. MFIC provides the leading edge high performance mixing and formulation equipment available to the biotech, pharmaceuticals, coatings, paint, chemical and food industries.

The interview can be heard online at www.wallstreetreporter.com and serves to familiarize investors with MFIC, giving them insight into the background, performance, products and management team of the Company. The in-depth interviews conducted by WSR are geared toward sophisticated investors who require unbiased, unscripted first-hand perspective to assist them in making informed investment decisions. The interview can be retrieved on the site by scrolling down the right-hand column of companies covered until you locate MFIC which is listed under the OTCBB section.

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Nano Event: Italy

Intelligent Manufacturing Systems International to Convene Global Forum of World's Leading Manufacturers and Researchers to Discuss Future Trends in Global Manufacturing and Collaboration

 

WASHINGTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)-One of the world's most important manufacturing research and development meetings, sponsored by Intelligent Manufacturing Systems (IMS) International, Inc., will be taking place in Milan, Italy, in May.

Global manufacturing companies, government R&D agencies and funding sources, leading university researchers and small- and medium-sized companies from around the world will be gathering to discuss the future prospects for collaboration and the next phase of the global Intelligent Manufacturing Systems (IMS) program.

The International IMS Forum 2004 will be held in the Villa Erba - Cernobbio, Lake Como in Italy, on May 17 - 19. It is the culminating event of the first 10-year phase of the IMS program, a large-scale, cost-sharing R&D initiative that involves industry, academia, research organizations and governments from Europe, Asia, North America and Australia. ...read the wave

 

 
Nano Interview: s

Science vs. engineering vs.
theoretical applied nanotechnology

by Chris Phoenix,
CRN Director of Research


When scientists want an issue to go away, they are as political as anyone else. They attack the credentials of the observer. They change the subject. They build strawman attacks, and frequently even appear to convince themselves. They form cliques. They tell their students not to even read the claims, and certainly not to investigate them. Each of these tactics is being used against molecular manufacturing.

When facing a scientific theory they disagree with, scientists are supposed to try to disprove it by scientific methods. Molecular manufacturing includes a substantial, well-grounded, carefully argued, conservative body of work. So why do scientists treat it as though it were pseudoscience, deserving only political attack? And how should they be approaching it instead? To answer this, we have to
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Nano Products: USA

Allasso and US Global Nanospace Form Strategic Alliance to Define Future of Nanofiber Production

 

RALEIGH, NC and CARSON CITY, NV -- (MARKET WIRE) -- US Global Nanospace, Inc. (OTC BB: USGA) and Allasso Industries, Inc. today announced a joint agreement under which US Global Nanospace (USGN) has received sole and exclusive worldwide rights to all nanofiber output from Allasso's state-of-the-art spun-melt nanofiber production facility for commercial and defense applications. In addition, the companies have formed a strategic alliance for continued nanofiber development, production and commercialization. Allasso has improved on current low-volume, high-cost production methods such as electro-spinning by an order of magnitude of 10 to 100 without the hazardous waste by-products associated with other nanofiber production technologies....read the wave
 
Nano Defence:

Toxin Guard™ comes to the army's defense

TORONTO, PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The U.S. Army Tank-Automotive and Armament Command, Armament Research, Development & Engineering Center (ARDEC) and Toxin Alert Inc. (TOX-V and TOXAF-OTC) announced today the execution of a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) for Diagnostic Packaging Materials which will evaluate and further develop Toxin Alert's patented Toxin Guard(TM) technology for purposes of military packaging and homeland security applications....read the wave

 

 

Nano News : Iran

Iranian NanoTechnology Newsletter (NO. 59)

 

( Please note not in English ) Every time we get an updated link to this Iranian Nano Tech News site we are more than happy to pass it on.

As the link is not in English we have been unable to view the site completely. This link is supplied as a service to our readers.

Nano Tsunami has direct link to this site and supports no views ( for or against Nanotechnology ) which may be held by this site or any other news site.
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Future Technology

Tiny Computer Could Fight Cancer


LONDON -- Scientists have come a step closer to creating a minuscule DNA computer that may one day be able to spot diseases like cancer from inside the body and release a drug to treat it.

Professor Ehud Shapiro and researchers at Israel's Weizmann Institute constructed the world's smallest biomolecular computer a few years ago.
Now they have programmed it to analyze biological information to detect and treat prostate cancer and a form of lung cancer in laboratory experiments.

"We've taken our earlier molecular computer and augmented it with an input and output module. Together the computer can diagnose a disease and in response produce a drug for the disease in a test tube," Shapiro told Reuters.
The microscopic computer is so minuscule a trillion could fit in a drop of water. Its input, output and software are made up of DNA molecules -- which store and process encoded information about living organisms.
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