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Nano Products: USA

Vitusa Products Acquires Distribution Rights for NanoFilterCX Cigarette Filter Material

Top-Tier Industry Provider Vitusa Products to Drive Adoption and Distribution of Toxin-Scrubbing NanoFilterCX by Producers of New Reduced-Risk Cigarettes

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ and CARSON CITY, NV -- (MARKET WIRE) -- Vitusa Products, Inc. and US Global Nanospace, Inc. (OTC BB: USGA) have announced that Vitusa has acquired distribution rights for US Global Nanospace's NanoFilterCX Cigarette Filter Material. Vitusa is a leading supplier of additives to the filter and tobacco filter manufacturing industries and provides marketing and distribution for many major domestic and international producers through its offices and warehouses in New Jersey, Illinois and California. Vitusa is ISO 9002 certified and is the number one provider of Glycerine and the number two provider of Triacetin to the tobacco industry. Vitusa's customers include all the major tobacco manufacturers.

David Grande, president of Vitusa Products, Inc., said, "We have been working intimately with the tobacco industry over the past 24 years and over the past three years have worked with our customers to develop and integrate materials designed to reduce smoking risk and toxin transmission. The Institute of Medicine recently reported that
...read the wave

 

 
Nano Research: India

Indian doctor duo make DNA
horoscopes at birth

A doctor duo from Trivandrum have developed a technique to map the DNA sequencing of human beings so as to predict their future tendencies and also help fight diseases.

Ajit Kumar and Arun Kumar, both genetic experts from the city's main state-run hospitals, have developed the "Nano Geneseq Chip", which analyses the entire future genetic proposition of a human at birth itself. In layman terms the computer can, to almost 100 percent accuracy, predict how a child will grow-right from its height, colour and other physical attributes to his eating habits and even romantic tendencies. Named 'NANOGENESEQ', the chip analyses the DNA samples of newborns, taken either from blood, spinal cord or saliva, effectively making a 'genetic horoscope' of the baby....read the wave


 
Tools of the Trade : Germany

SUSS MicroTec Receives Multiple Orders for Wafer Bumping Equipment from SPIL

MUNICH, Germany--(BUSINESS WIRE)--SUSS MicroTec AG (FWB:SMH), a leading supplier of packaging lithography and test equipment for the microelectronics and nano device markets, has recently received orders for lithography systems and coat/bake/develop tracks at Taiwan based Siliconware Precision Industries (SPIL). SPIL is one of the world's largest semiconductor packaging and testing companies. This new business represents additional follow-on 300mm business from this key customer. The order includes SUSS' MA300Plus 1X Full-Field Lithography systems (1XFFL) and ACS300Plus wafer-processing cluster, in support of 300mm production ramping at SPIL's advanced wafer bumping facility in Taiwan. The shipments include key elements of SUSS' recently introduced SupraYield technology. Installations will begin in Q2 2004.
...read the wave

 

 
Nano Biz: Malaysia & Belgium

Silterra and IMEC ontwikkelen samen CMOS procestechnologie

Silterra Malaysia Sdn. Bhd. En IMEC, een Belgisch laboratorium dat een van de grootste voor nanoelectronica en technologie in Europa is, hebben een overeenkomst getekend voor de gezamenlijke ontwikkeling van een gieterij-compatibel 0,13 micron CMOS procestechnologie. Het proces zal gebaseerd zijn op de 0,13 micron platformtechnologie van IMEC en zal gemodificeerd worden om te voldoen aan de eisen van klanten....read the wave

 

 
Nano Biz: Malaysia & Belgium

Silterra and IMEC to Launch Joint Technology Development Project; Project Focuses on 0.13-Micron Foundry Compatible Process

KULIM, Malaysia & LEUVEN, Belgium--(BUSINESS WIRE)--June 29, 2004--Silterra Malaysia Sdn. Bhd. and IMEC, Europe's leading independent nanoelectronics and nanotechnology research center based in Belgium, today announced that they have signed an agreement for a joint development project (JDP) with the intention of creating a foundry-compatible 0.13-micron CMOS process technology. The process will be based on IMEC's 0.13-micron platform technology and modified to meet the requirements of wafer foundry customers.
...read the wave

 

 
Nano Products: USA

Carbon Nanotechnologies Inc. Announces
the Issue of a Key Production Process Patent

Carbon Nanotechnologies Inc. (CNI) have announced the issue of a key production process patent for growing single-wall carbon nanotubes on supported catalyst. This patent (U.S. 6,692,717) provides CNI with a complete package of patent coverage for all process routes that are currently considered to have commercial scale-up potential for production of single-wall carbon nanotubes. This technology is part of the intellectual property developed by Nobel Prize-winning scientist Dr. Richard Smalley and licensed exclusively to CNI by Rice University in 2001.

"This recently-issued patent, in conjunction with the entire patent portfolio, provides CNI with an exceptional intellectual property position in all the process routes currently considered to be practical for commercial production," said Dr. Smalley, Chairman of CNI and University Professor at Rice University...read the wave.

 

 
Nano Event: USA

FEYNMAN PRIZE 2004
NOMINATIONS - DUE TODAY !

The deadline to nominate a colleague to be considered for the prestigious Foresight Institute Feynman Prize in Nanotechnology is Wednesday, June 30, 2004.

Established in honor of Nobel Prize winner Richard Feynman, two prizes, one for theory and one for experimental work, will be awarded. These prizes recognize researchers whose recent work have most advanced the achievement of Feynman's vision for nanotechnology: molecular manufacturing, defined as the construction of atomically-precise products through the use of molecular machine systems.

The Foresight Feynman prizes will be presented at the Feynman Prize Banquet....read the wave

 

 
Nano Research: USA

AMES LAB PHYSICISTS “PERTURB” SUPERCONDUCTOR TO NEW HEIGHTS

Carbon-doped Magnesium Diboride Superconductors
Withstand Higher Magnetic Fields

AMES, Iowa – At the U. S. Department of Energy’s Ames Laboratory, a basic research effort to enhance the properties of magnesium diboride, MgB2, superconductors by doping them with carbon atoms has doubled the magnetic field the material can withstand. The work may one day ease the expense associated with current superconducting materials that generate the intense magnetic fields required for such applications as magnetic resonance imaging for medical diagnostics, high-field magnets for research, and superconducting magnets for particle accelerators. The Basic Energy Sciences Office of the DOE’s Office of Science supports the fundamental research on MgB2 as part of an experimental effort on superconductivity and correlated systems at Ames Laboratory.
...read the wave

 
Future Technology : Australia

VICTORIA BOOSTS SYNCHROTRON
ACCESS FOR BUSINESS

Innovation Minister, John Brumby, today announced Victorian Government support for industry projects that will enable Australian business to experience the benefits of synchrotron science.

"As the Auditor-General confirms, the Australian Synchrotron, Victoria's biggest ever investment in R&D infrastructure, is running to plan, on budget and on time to start working for Australian science and industry in 2007," Mr Brumby said.

"The Victorian Government's new Industry Synchrotron Access (ISA) program will raise private sector awareness of the benefits of synchrotron based techniques in the lead up to the opening of this powerful new facility."

Globally, leading edge synchrotron science is enabling development of new products and processes. Victoria has...read the wave

 

 
Nano Biz: Germany

GE Opens Technology Center in Germany

By 2005, the new European Global Research Center will be home to 150 scientists and engineers, who will develop technology to support GE's future growth. Scientists at the center will conduct advanced research into enabling technologies for future products and services, working closely with the GE businesses to define the future technological needs of the company's European customers.

The center will focus on four main research areas:

-- Alternative energy generation technologies, particularly hydrogen, biomass and fuel cells;

-- Electrical systems for renewable energy sources such as solar, wind and water;

-- Specialized sensors for automotive, biological and harsh environment applications;

-- Advanced medical imaging technologies, such as ultrasound, high field magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and molecular imaging.
...read the wave

 

 
Nano Biz: Duitsland

GE opent technologiecentrum in Duitsland

General Electric (NYSE:GE) heeft officieel een nieuw European Global Research Center in Garching, vlakbij Munchen in Duitsland, geopend. CEO Jeff Immelt van GE opende het nieuwe technologiecentrum persoonlijk. De 'state-of-the-art' faciliteit van 10.000 vierkante meter is de laatste toevoeging aan de 4 miljard wereldwijde technologie-uitbreiding en -ontwikkeling van GE....read the wave

 

Nano Products: USA

Ground Control to Major Tom…

Space Elevators, previously an idea only in the domain of SciFi writers USA investors are now being asked to dig deep to get very high.

For more info check out this short RealPlayer movie about a Space Elevator using a nano-carbon ribbon...read the wave

 

 
Nano Reports:

ESTABLISHED AND EMERGING NANOFILMS WILL REPRESENT 39% OF TOTAL THIN FILMS AND NANOFILMS MARKET BY 2008

Surface modification has earned an important role in the current technological world. Over the past three decades, surfaces and their coatings have improved the performance of, or protected new and existing products. Techniques usually include surface treatments, where the composition of mechanical properties are altered; or the deposition of thin films or coatings, where a different material is deposited to create a new surface. The deposition of thin films has earned an extremely important role in many kinds of industries. Ultra-thin films or nanofilms-materials that are measured in nanometers-are the next level in deposition and coating technology.

According to a soon-to-be-released report from...read the wave

 

 

Future Technology: UK

Soccer-Football Shirt Tells How Tired Players Are On The Pitch

 

Footballers ( Soccer players ) could benefit from a new hi-tech shirt that alerts managers to players’ heart rate and hydration levels.

The shirt, which has in-built pulse and sweat monitors was designed by UK Northumbria University student David Evans.

It uses ECG sensors to record the electrical activity of the heart and send signals to a computer on the team bench, alerting managers, coaches and physios to the player’s heart rate and highlighting any abnormal rhythms.

Silicon gel based strips are connected to the top of the players’ backs and react to sweat loss to monitor hydration levels, indicating when a player is fatigued or dehydrated and could need to be substituted.
...read the wave

Anyone interested in Nano Textiles should have a good think about this idea…. The Editor

 
Future Technology :

DO THE NANO-LOCOMOTION

Like a futuristic submarine, a newly designed nanomachine would thrust itself through fluid using an unusual type of propulsion. In the June Physical Review E a research team proposes a simple, sphere-and-rod device that swims by changing its length along only one dimension. Its simplicity may make it attractive to engineers, who could use the "swimmer" to move nano-cargo through liquid environments, such as water or a bloodstream....read the wave

 

 
Nano Research: USA

RPI to conduct joint research on nanotech lubricant

Researchers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and the University of Florida will use $2.5 million in federal funds to develop a synthetic lubricant for aircraft and spacecraft.

RPI's portion of the five-year-award comes to $1 million. Researchers at the school's Nanotechnology Center will use the funds to develop a lubricant that remains effective on Earth and in outer space
...read the wave

 

 
Nano Products: USA

Production upped from 'beakers to barrels' at Applied NanoWorks

Applied NanoWorks Inc. has created nanoparticles of five materials and is setting its sights on potential clients in the semiconductor industry.

Four of those products, unveiled this week, are nano-abrasives made of aluminum oxide, silicon dioxide, cerium dioxide and zirconium dioxide.

"These four materials are our major entry," said Eric Burnett, president and CEO of year-old Applied NanoWorks in Watervliet.
Nano-abrasives are used in super-fine polishing processes in the semiconductor industry...read the wave

 

 

Nano Research: USA

Spire to Develop Terahertz Laser Technology

 

BEDFORD, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Terahertz laser structure to be achieved using nano-engineered gallium arsenide-based layers.

Spire Corporation (Nasdaq: SPIR) is developing nano-engineered gallium arsenide layers for fabrication of miniature terahertz lasers under an AFOSR-funded, $99,000 Phase I Small Business Technology Transfer Research (STTR) project. Spire's compact terahertz radiation source has broad application to instruments for defense against terrorism, and biological agent detection, as well as DNA structure identification and a number of medical diagnostics. Demonstrated success on this Phase I program can lead to a Phase II program of as much as $500,000.

Spire's quantum cascade laser device consists of hundreds of nanometer-thick gallium arsenide-based layers. The laser itself is to be the...read the wave

 

nano news 28 - 06 - 2004
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Nano Products: USA

Ground Control to Major Tom…

Space Elevators, previously an idea only in the domain of SciFi writers USA investors are now being asked to dig deep to get very high.

For more info check out this short RealPlayer movie about a Space Elevator using a nano-carbon ribbon...read the wave

 

 

Future Technology: UK

Soccer-Football Shirt Tells How Tired Players Are On The Pitch

 

Footballers ( Soccer players ) could benefit from a new hi-tech shirt that alerts managers to players’ heart rate and hydration levels.

The shirt, which has in-built pulse and sweat monitors was designed by UK Northumbria University student David Evans.

It uses ECG sensors to record the electrical activity of the heart and send signals to a computer on the team bench, alerting managers, coaches and physios to the player’s heart rate and highlighting any abnormal rhythms.

Silicon gel based strips are connected to the top of the players’ backs and react to sweat loss to monitor hydration levels, indicating when a player is fatigued or dehydrated and could need to be substituted.
...read the wave

Anyone interested in Nano Textiles should have a good think about this idea…. The Editor

 
Future Technology :

DO THE NANO-LOCOMOTION

Like a futuristic submarine, a newly designed nanomachine would thrust itself through fluid using an unusual type of propulsion. In the June Physical Review E a research team proposes a simple, sphere-and-rod device that swims by changing its length along only one dimension. Its simplicity may make it attractive to engineers, who could use the "swimmer" to move nano-cargo through liquid environments, such as water or a bloodstream....read the wave

 

 
Nano Research: USA

RPI to conduct joint research on nanotech lubricant

Researchers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and the University of Florida will use $2.5 million in federal funds to develop a synthetic lubricant for aircraft and spacecraft.

RPI's portion of the five-year-award comes to $1 million. Researchers at the school's Nanotechnology Center will use the funds to develop a lubricant that remains effective on Earth and in outer space
...read the wave

 

 
Nano Products: USA

Production upped from 'beakers to barrels' at Applied NanoWorks

Applied NanoWorks Inc. has created nanoparticles of five materials and is setting its sights on potential clients in the semiconductor industry.

Four of those products, unveiled this week, are nano-abrasives made of aluminum oxide, silicon dioxide, cerium dioxide and zirconium dioxide.

"These four materials are our major entry," said Eric Burnett, president and CEO of year-old Applied NanoWorks in Watervliet.
Nano-abrasives are used in super-fine polishing processes in the semiconductor industry...read the wave

 

 

Nano Coatings: Germany

First Nano Additives of BYK-Chemie

On the Occasion of the Asia Pacific Coatings Show Held in Bangkok From June 3 - 4, 2004 BYK-Chemie Introduced the First Two Products Based on Nanotechnology to the Market

 

WESEL, Germany,PRNewswire/ -- The products named NANOBYK-3600 and NANOBYK-3601 have been developed to improve the scratch and wear resistance of (UV) coatings. NANOBYK-3600 is a water-based dispersion of nano- Alumina particles. At levels of 0.5% to 5% being applied to water-based (UV) coatings NANOBYK-3600 improves significantly the scratch resistance of those coatings. NANOBYK-3601 is a dispersion of nano-Alumina in Tripropylene Glycol Diacrylate (TPGDA) developed for 100% UV curable coatings. Again by adding 0.5% to 5% to the coating formulation mechanical properties of the coatings are improved significantly.


These products have been developed jointly by BYK-Chemie and Nanophase Technology Corporation (NTC). Following the equity investment of ALTANA Chemie end of March 2004 this is the first product launch based on the worldwide strategic alliance of the two companies. "We are pleased to announce the availability of the first nanotechnology products based on the knowledge and the capabilities of BYK-Chemie and NTC. Since there is more...read the wave

 

 

Tools of the Trade:

KLA-Tencor Introduces Atomic Force Line Monitoring Solution for 90-/65-nm
IC Production and Beyond


AF-LM 300 Enables Chipmakers to Support up to 100 Percent Lot Sampling In Production

 

SAN JOSE, Calif./PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- KLA-Tencor (NASDAQ: KLAC) have unveiled the AF-LM 300-the first true line monitoring solution for trench depth and surface planarity process control based on atomic force microscopy (AFM). Until now, traditional AFMs have lacked the throughput and reliability needed for many inline process monitoring applications. Delivering high reliability, unmatched ease of use and significantly increased throughput compared to traditional AFMs, the AF-LM 300 enables chipmakers to support up to 100 percent lot sampling on the production floor at the 90-nm and 65-nm nodes-providing tighter process monitoring, which in turn helps chipmakers produce better performing and higher yielding devices. Leading IC manufacturers like Infineon Technologies have installed the AF-LM 300 in their advanced fabs for evaluation, and KLA-Tencor has received multiple orders for the new system. ...read the wave

 

 
Nano Event: USA

First International Nanotechnology Business Idea Competition Accepting Submissions

$75,000 Up for Grabs in “NANO Week” Event

Submissions are now being accepted for the mainly ( USA Based ) First International Nanotechnology Business Idea Competition in which the top 25 entries will compete in October for a total of USD 75,000 in prizes.

The competition which is being sponsored by InTICE ( Institute for Technology Innovation, Commercialization and Entrepreneurship) based at the Case Western Reserve University and the Nano-Network, a consortium of nanotechnology-scientists, entrepreneurs and financiers in Ohio USA.

For lots more info …read the wave

 

 
Nano Defense: USA

Vanderbilt Engineering to lead new
defense nanotechnology program

 

Nashville, Tenn. -- The Vanderbilt School of Engineering will lead a new $2.4 million multi-institutional nanotechnology program funded by the U.S. Army Research Laboratory to develop radically improved electronics, sensors, energy-conversion devices and other critical defense systems.

"The goal of this cutting-edge research is to gain control of structures and devices at atomic and molecular levels and to learn to efficiently manufacture and use these devices," said Jimmy L. Davidson, principal investigator of the new program.

Davidson, professor of electrical engineering and professor of materials science and engineering, will coordinate the research efforts. In addition to Vanderbilt, the University of Kentucky, North Carolina State University, the University of Florida and the International Technology Center will participate in the program. ...read the wave

 

 

Nano Research: USA

Spire to Develop Terahertz Laser Technology

 

BEDFORD, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Terahertz laser structure to be achieved using nano-engineered gallium arsenide-based layers.

Spire Corporation (Nasdaq: SPIR) is developing nano-engineered gallium arsenide layers for fabrication of miniature terahertz lasers under an AFOSR-funded, $99,000 Phase I Small Business Technology Transfer Research (STTR) project. Spire's compact terahertz radiation source has broad application to instruments for defense against terrorism, and biological agent detection, as well as DNA structure identification and a number of medical diagnostics. Demonstrated success on this Phase I program can lead to a Phase II program of as much as $500,000.

Spire's quantum cascade laser device consists of hundreds of nanometer-thick gallium arsenide-based layers. The laser itself is to be the...read the wave

 

 
Nano Products:

Applied NanoWorks Announces Pinnacle Nano-Oxides, high performance CMP abrasives

New alumina, silica, ceria and zirconia nano-oxides deliver
sub-10nm real particle sizes for CMP performance applications

 

WATERVLIET, N.Y.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Applied NanoWorks Announces Pinnacle Nano-Oxides, high performance CMP abrasives. New alumina, silica, ceria and zirconia nano-oxides deliver sub-10nm real particle sizes for CMP performance applications

Applied NanoWorks, Inc. have announced the immediate availability of PinnacleAF Nano-Oxides, a family of four oxide abrasives that deliver tight size distributions below 10nm in a water suspension.

Nano-abrasives are used in Chemical Mechanical Polishing (CMP) processes for semiconductor integrated circuit manufacture. Smaller abrasive particle sizes enable the semiconductor industry to maintain quality control while shrinking the size of their chip designs in the drive to lower cost per computer chip.

"PinnacleAF Nano-Oxides establishes a new benchmark for slurry and pad production in the CMP market and is an important development for the newer chip fab technologies." said Eric Burnett, president & CEO of Applied NanoWorks. "These production results are actual particle sizes, not the primary particle sizes commonly quoted in the industry." ...read the wave

 

 
Nano Products :

AuGRID Moves Forward With Nanomaterial Patent Implementation

 

HOUSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--AuGRID Corporation (OTCBB:AGRD) continues to position itself in the trillion dollar nanomaterials market, as Byron Ziegler, Director of Research and Development, is scheduled to speak at the Institute for Defense and Government Advancement's conference in Washington, DC on July 27-28, 2004. The main topic of the conference will be "Lightweight Materials for Defense Engineering: Lighter, Stronger, and Faster Equipment for the Warfighter."

At the conference, Mr. Ziegler will be hosting a workshop explaining AuGRID's capabilities and expertise in manufacturing processes for lightweight materials. AuGRID's advanced technology creates numerous possibilities in the design of more effective protective gear. The new processes will allow for lighter-weight gear, in addition to increased performance in the areas of multi-hit durability, greater ballistic resistance, and the optimized use of structural materials....read the wave

 

 
Nano Research: USA

Tiny iron supplement has chilling effect

 

A pinch of iron dramatically boosts the cooling performance of a material considered key to the development of magnetic refrigerators. The accomplishment, reported by National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) researchers in the June 24 issue of Nature, might move the promising technology closer to market and open the way to substantial energy and cost savings for homes and businesses.

By adding a small amount of iron (about 1 percent by volume), the NIST team enhanced the effective cooling capacity of the so-called "giant magnetocaloric effect" material by 15 to 30 percent. The result, writes materials scientist Virgil Provenzano and his NIST colleagues, "is a much-improved magnetic refrigerant for near-room-temperature applications."...read the wave

 

 
Nano Biz: The Netherlands

FEI inaugura su NanoPort en Europa


El nuevo producto y el nuevo centro de aplicaciones de FEI está diseñado para avanzar en el desarrollo e investigación de la nanoescala ...read the wave

 

 
Nano Products: USA

Nanotech starch may be cardboard's new glue

 

LANSING, Mich., - John Van Leeuwen, chief executive of EcoSynthetix Inc., was worried that his company's technology was too boring to interest attendees at last month's NanoBusiness conference in New York.

While the Lansing, Mich.-firm's product, EcoSphere cardboard adhesive, based on nanoparticles of starch, isn't exactly sexy; it is an intriguing illustration of how small tech can improve production of a low-tech cardboard box.

As Van Leeuwen explained, cardboard manufacturers currently use about four billion pounds of cornstarch adhesives a year to glue together the paper layers that make up corrugated containers. (Cardboard is actually composed of multiple sheets of thick, stiff paper). …read the wave

 

 
Nano Debate:

Pinheads: Bursting the nanotech bubble
by Munge.

Bored To Death by Technology

The nanotech in Diamond Age made for a ripping yarn, and it played a crucial role in the plot of Virtual Light. Now lately, nanotech's gone mainstream. USA Today and Newsweek write about it. Venture capital companies invest in it. Pundits mouth off about the wonderful future that's in store. It's the Next Big Thing.

Or not.

For those who came late to the show, let me summarize it for you. At some point some person with lots of degrees got it in his head that molecule size robots were going to clean out the cholesterol from your USDA Choice-ridden innards, lower your taxes by reducing the cost of space exploration, and restore the polluted environment so we could pollute it with impunity. A bunch of people got interested, they held conferences, the military funded some stuff, and the thing went basically nowhere...read the wave


 
Nano Debate:

Intelligent ink: the world of Tiny-big

by John Shirley

 

...."The tiny becomes the gigantic; the vast is ultimately a function of the microscopic. One single-celled protozoan in the sea becomes two, then four, eventually billions -- and becomes a red tide, transforming large parts of the Gulf of Mexico to a morass of scarlet poison. A hurricane front, hundreds of miles across, sweeps mightily over that same sea elsewhere, carrying vast clouds of flood-rain in its juggernaut walls of wind -- but a hurricane is ultimately made up of individual molecules, sub-microscopically minute atmospheric particles interacting in gargantuan complexity, the sum of the parts becoming …Hurricane Andrew. And of course a simple spring-shower rain cloud -- a good thing, usually -- is made up of many individual raindrops." ...read the wave

 

weekend nano news 26 / 27- 06 - 2004
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Future Technology: UK

Soccer-Football Shirt Tells How Tired Players Are On The Pitch

 

Footballers ( Soccer players ) could benefit from a new hi-tech shirt that alerts managers to players’ heart rate and hydration levels.

The shirt, which has in-built pulse and sweat monitors was designed by UK Northumbria University student David Evans.

It uses ECG sensors to record the electrical activity of the heart and send signals to a computer on the team bench, alerting managers, coaches and physios to the player’s heart rate and highlighting any abnormal rhythms.

Silicon gel based strips are connected to the top of the players’ backs and react to sweat loss to monitor hydration levels, indicating when a player is fatigued or dehydrated and could need to be substituted.
...read the wave

Anyone interested in Nano Textiles should have a good think about this idea…. The Editor

 

Nano Coatings: Germany

First Nano Additives of BYK-Chemie

On the Occasion of the Asia Pacific Coatings Show Held in Bangkok From June 3 - 4, 2004 BYK-Chemie Introduced the First Two Products Based on Nanotechnology to the Market

 

WESEL, Germany,PRNewswire/ -- The products named NANOBYK-3600 and NANOBYK-3601 have been developed to improve the scratch and wear resistance of (UV) coatings. NANOBYK-3600 is a water-based dispersion of nano- Alumina particles. At levels of 0.5% to 5% being applied to water-based (UV) coatings NANOBYK-3600 improves significantly the scratch resistance of those coatings. NANOBYK-3601 is a dispersion of nano-Alumina in Tripropylene Glycol Diacrylate (TPGDA) developed for 100% UV curable coatings. Again by adding 0.5% to 5% to the coating formulation mechanical properties of the coatings are improved significantly.


These products have been developed jointly by BYK-Chemie and Nanophase Technology Corporation (NTC). Following the equity investment of ALTANA Chemie end of March 2004 this is the first product launch based on the worldwide strategic alliance of the two companies. "We are pleased to announce the availability of the first nanotechnology products based on the knowledge and the capabilities of BYK-Chemie and NTC. Since there is more...read the wave

 

 

Tools of the Trade:

KLA-Tencor Introduces Atomic Force Line Monitoring Solution for 90-/65-nm
IC Production and Beyond


AF-LM 300 Enables Chipmakers to Support up to 100 Percent Lot Sampling In Production

 

SAN JOSE, Calif./PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- KLA-Tencor (NASDAQ: KLAC) have unveiled the AF-LM 300-the first true line monitoring solution for trench depth and surface planarity process control based on atomic force microscopy (AFM). Until now, traditional AFMs have lacked the throughput and reliability needed for many inline process monitoring applications. Delivering high reliability, unmatched ease of use and significantly increased throughput compared to traditional AFMs, the AF-LM 300 enables chipmakers to support up to 100 percent lot sampling on the production floor at the 90-nm and 65-nm nodes-providing tighter process monitoring, which in turn helps chipmakers produce better performing and higher yielding devices. Leading IC manufacturers like Infineon Technologies have installed the AF-LM 300 in their advanced fabs for evaluation, and KLA-Tencor has received multiple orders for the new system. ...read the wave

 

 
Nano Event: USA

First International Nanotechnology Business Idea Competition Accepting Submissions

$75,000 Up for Grabs in “NANO Week” Event

Submissions are now being accepted for the mainly ( USA Based ) First International Nanotechnology Business Idea Competition in which the top 25 entries will compete in October for a total of USD 75,000 in prizes.

The competition which is being sponsored by InTICE ( Institute for Technology Innovation, Commercialization and Entrepreneurship) based at the Case Western Reserve University and the Nano-Network, a consortium of nanotechnology-scientists, entrepreneurs and financiers in Ohio USA.

For lots more info …read the wave

 

 
Nano Defense: USA

Vanderbilt Engineering to lead new
defense nanotechnology program

 

Nashville, Tenn. -- The Vanderbilt School of Engineering will lead a new $2.4 million multi-institutional nanotechnology program funded by the U.S. Army Research Laboratory to develop radically improved electronics, sensors, energy-conversion devices and other critical defense systems.

"The goal of this cutting-edge research is to gain control of structures and devices at atomic and molecular levels and to learn to efficiently manufacture and use these devices," said Jimmy L. Davidson, principal investigator of the new program.

Davidson, professor of electrical engineering and professor of materials science and engineering, will coordinate the research efforts. In addition to Vanderbilt, the University of Kentucky, North Carolina State University, the University of Florida and the International Technology Center will participate in the program. ...read the wave

 

 

Nano Research: USA

Spire to Develop Terahertz Laser Technology

 

BEDFORD, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Terahertz laser structure to be achieved using nano-engineered gallium arsenide-based layers.

Spire Corporation (Nasdaq: SPIR) is developing nano-engineered gallium arsenide layers for fabrication of miniature terahertz lasers under an AFOSR-funded, $99,000 Phase I Small Business Technology Transfer Research (STTR) project. Spire's compact terahertz radiation source has broad application to instruments for defense against terrorism, and biological agent detection, as well as DNA structure identification and a number of medical diagnostics. Demonstrated success on this Phase I program can lead to a Phase II program of as much as $500,000.

Spire's quantum cascade laser device consists of hundreds of nanometer-thick gallium arsenide-based layers. The laser itself is to be the...read the wave

 

 
Nano Products:

Applied NanoWorks Announces Pinnacle Nano-Oxides, high performance CMP abrasives

New alumina, silica, ceria and zirconia nano-oxides deliver
sub-10nm real particle sizes for CMP performance applications

 

WATERVLIET, N.Y.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Applied NanoWorks Announces Pinnacle Nano-Oxides, high performance CMP abrasives. New alumina, silica, ceria and zirconia nano-oxides deliver sub-10nm real particle sizes for CMP performance applications

Applied NanoWorks, Inc. have announced the immediate availability of PinnacleAF Nano-Oxides, a family of four oxide abrasives that deliver tight size distributions below 10nm in a water suspension.

Nano-abrasives are used in Chemical Mechanical Polishing (CMP) processes for semiconductor integrated circuit manufacture. Smaller abrasive particle sizes enable the semiconductor industry to maintain quality control while shrinking the size of their chip designs in the drive to lower cost per computer chip.

"PinnacleAF Nano-Oxides establishes a new benchmark for slurry and pad production in the CMP market and is an important development for the newer chip fab technologies." said Eric Burnett, president & CEO of Applied NanoWorks. "These production results are actual particle sizes, not the primary particle sizes commonly quoted in the industry." ...read the wave

 

 
Nano Products :

AuGRID Moves Forward With Nanomaterial Patent Implementation

 

HOUSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--AuGRID Corporation (OTCBB:AGRD) continues to position itself in the trillion dollar nanomaterials market, as Byron Ziegler, Director of Research and Development, is scheduled to speak at the Institute for Defense and Government Advancement's conference in Washington, DC on July 27-28, 2004. The main topic of the conference will be "Lightweight Materials for Defense Engineering: Lighter, Stronger, and Faster Equipment for the Warfighter."

At the conference, Mr. Ziegler will be hosting a workshop explaining AuGRID's capabilities and expertise in manufacturing processes for lightweight materials. AuGRID's advanced technology creates numerous possibilities in the design of more effective protective gear. The new processes will allow for lighter-weight gear, in addition to increased performance in the areas of multi-hit durability, greater ballistic resistance, and the optimized use of structural materials....read the wave

 

 
Nano Research: USA

Tiny iron supplement has chilling effect

 

A pinch of iron dramatically boosts the cooling performance of a material considered key to the development of magnetic refrigerators. The accomplishment, reported by National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) researchers in the June 24 issue of Nature, might move the promising technology closer to market and open the way to substantial energy and cost savings for homes and businesses.

By adding a small amount of iron (about 1 percent by volume), the NIST team enhanced the effective cooling capacity of the so-called "giant magnetocaloric effect" material by 15 to 30 percent. The result, writes materials scientist Virgil Provenzano and his NIST colleagues, "is a much-improved magnetic refrigerant for near-room-temperature applications."...read the wave

 

 
Nano Biz: The Netherlands

FEI Opens European NanoPort


FEI's New Product and Applications Center Is Designed to Advance Nanoscale Research and Development

EINDHOVEN, Netherlands, PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- FEI Company (Nasdaq: FEIC) today opened its enhanced Eindhoven campus and NanoPort(TM), a new, state-of-the-art product and applications center. In addition to being a product center where users can develop applications and assess technology prior to purchase, the NanoPort will provide a unique environment for bringing together the expertise of outside scientists and FEI developers for joint research and development projects such as the European Union's recently-announced Interaction Proteome project.

FEI, the leader in delivering tools for nanotech, focuses on delivering market-driven tools that enable progress in NanoResearch, NanoElectronics and NanoBiology where information on structures and devices ranging from less than 100 nm down to sub-Angstrom scale is now critical. The NanoPort will serve as a portal to nanoscale advancement and provide ...read the wave

 

 
Nano Biz: The Netherlands

FEI inaugura su NanoPort en Europa


El nuevo producto y el nuevo centro de aplicaciones de FEI está diseñado para avanzar en el desarrollo e investigación de la nanoescala ...read the wave

 

 
Nano Products: USA

AuGRID's Director of R&D Unveils New Technology at Nanotubes & Nanofibres Convention

 

HOUSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--AuGRID Corporation (OTCBB:AGRD) announces that Byron Ziegler, Director of R&D, will represent the company at the Nanotubes and Nanofibres Expo at the Brussels Marriott Hotel in Belgium on June 22-23, 2004. This annual conference has been held since 1991, and is sponsored by European Plastic News. The world's leaders in Nanoparticles gather at this forum to review and examine current state-of-the-art activities in nanotechnology. (www.nanotubesandfibres.com)

AuGRID is preparing to unveil a patent pending Nanoparticle Product which has a variety of practical applications. These could apply to many fields...read the wave

 

 
Nano Events: Switzerland

Successful Commercial Applications at the Nano Coating Days

 

Nanotechnology is already being successfully commercialized in numerous applications. These practical applications are the core topic of the Nano Coating Days, which will take place concurrently with the Nanofair, the international trade show for nanotechnology to be held in St.Gallen, Switzerland, from September 14-16, 2004.

The Swiss Association of Graduated Chemists FH (SVC) is organizing the first Nano Coating Days as part of the Nanofair 2004. Pedro Kaiser, member of the executive committee of the SVC and sales manager for Switzerland and Austria at Degussa (Schweiz) AG, expects much of this specialist event in the context of the Nanofair. "Renowned speakers from inside and outside Switzerland will impart impetus to the commercialization of nanotechnology," says Kaiser....read the wave

 

 
Nano Products: USA

Nanotech starch may be cardboard's new glue

 

LANSING, Mich., - John Van Leeuwen, chief executive of EcoSynthetix Inc., was worried that his company's technology was too boring to interest attendees at last month's NanoBusiness conference in New York.

While the Lansing, Mich.-firm's product, EcoSphere cardboard adhesive, based on nanoparticles of starch, isn't exactly sexy; it is an intriguing illustration of how small tech can improve production of a low-tech cardboard box.

As Van Leeuwen explained, cardboard manufacturers currently use about four billion pounds of cornstarch adhesives a year to glue together the paper layers that make up corrugated containers. (Cardboard is actually composed of multiple sheets of thick, stiff paper). …read the wave

 

 
Tools of the Trade:

JMAR Initiates Table Top
X-Ray Microscope Development

 

SAN DIEGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)-JMAR Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: JMAR) is developing an innovative X-ray microscope (XRM) product line based on the Company's existing Collimated Plasma Lithography (CPL(TM)) X-ray source technology. This new product will enable 3D visualization of single cells and polymers at sub-50 nanometer resolution using X-ray tomography. JMAR has initiated this product development project as part of its drive to expand and diversify its customer base.


The X-ray microscope is an important complement to the transmission electron microscope, a market estimated at over $200 million per year. Currently, X-ray microscopy is carried out at several of the world's synchrotron facilities. The availability of an in-lab XRM, immediately accessible to researchers for cell, polymer and drug tomography, will greatly increase the use of this valuable imaging technique. ...read the wave

 

 
Nano Biz: USA

Nanostellar Secures $3 Million Funding; 3i Joins Seed Investors to Lead First Round of Financing

Startup's Products Will Enable Clean Energy and Clean Air with Cost-Reduced Nanocatalysts

 

Nanostellar Inc., an emerging developer of highly efficient platinum nano-composite catalyst solutions, announced today that it has raised $3 million in a first financing round to commercialize the company's proprietary nano-composite materials, created by Rational Design & Rapid Fabrication Technology, and used in clean energy applications. The company's products will replace platinum group materials with efficient, lower-cost nanocatalysts, initially for the vehicle catalytic converter market.

Founded in 2003, Nanostellar addresses a critical need in the catalytic marketplace: conventional technologies utilize platinum as the main catalyst to control automobile emissions and to generate clean energy power. Nanostellar's patent-pending platinum nano-composite material design technology dramatically reduces the
...read the wave

 

 
Nano Research: USA

Wireless nanocrystals efficiently radiate visible light

Marriage of quantum well, quantum dots could produce white light

 

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — A wireless nanodevice that functions like a fluorescent light — but potentially far more efficiently — has been developed in a joint project between the National Nuclear Security Administration’s Los Alamos and Sandia national laboratories.

The experimental success, reported in the June 10 issue of Nature, efficiently causes nanocrystals to emit light when placed on top of a nearby energy source, eliminating the need to put wires directly on the nanocrystals.

The energy source is a so-called quantum well that emits energy at wavelengths most easily absorbable by the nanocrystals.

The efficiency of the energy transfer from the quantum well to the nanocrystals was...read the wave

 

 
Future Technology :

Constants stay put for now

New Scientist /--- CONTROVERSY over whether the fundamental constants of nature change with time has reignited. A new study is casting doubt on an earlier claim that a key constant varied as the universe evolved. The study looks at alpha, the fine-structure constant.

Alpha is crucial to the debate because it dictates the strength of the interaction between an electron and a photon, and governs a host of physical processes, from how the sun burns to the "inflation" of the universe immediately after the big bang. A changing alpha has implications for the constancy of the speed of light, and would revolutionise traditional physics. So it was headline news in 2001 when astronomer John Webb of the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia, reported that alpha's value - based on observations of how gas clouds absorbed light from quasars- was different 12 billion years ago from what it is today...read the wave

 

 
Nano Debate:

Pinheads: Bursting the nanotech bubble
by Munge.

Bored To Death by Technology

The nanotech in Diamond Age made for a ripping yarn, and it played a crucial role in the plot of Virtual Light. Now lately, nanotech's gone mainstream. USA Today and Newsweek write about it. Venture capital companies invest in it. Pundits mouth off about the wonderful future that's in store. It's the Next Big Thing.

Or not.

For those who came late to the show, let me summarize it for you. At some point some person with lots of degrees got it in his head that molecule size robots were going to clean out the cholesterol from your USDA Choice-ridden innards, lower your taxes by reducing the cost of space exploration, and restore the polluted environment so we could pollute it with impunity. A bunch of people got interested, they held conferences, the military funded some stuff, and the thing went basically nowhere...read the wave


 
Nano Debate:

Intelligent ink: the world of Tiny-big

by John Shirley

 

...."The tiny becomes the gigantic; the vast is ultimately a function of the microscopic. One single-celled protozoan in the sea becomes two, then four, eventually billions -- and becomes a red tide, transforming large parts of the Gulf of Mexico to a morass of scarlet poison. A hurricane front, hundreds of miles across, sweeps mightily over that same sea elsewhere, carrying vast clouds of flood-rain in its juggernaut walls of wind -- but a hurricane is ultimately made up of individual molecules, sub-microscopically minute atmospheric particles interacting in gargantuan complexity, the sum of the parts becoming …Hurricane Andrew. And of course a simple spring-shower rain cloud -- a good thing, usually -- is made up of many individual raindrops." ...read the wave

 

nano news 25 - 06 - 2004
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Euro 2004 : PORTUGAL: 6 ENGLAND: 5 AET
(Portugal win 6-5 on penalties)
well done Portugal you played better on the day...
Nano Research: USA

Tiny iron supplement has chilling effect

 

A pinch of iron dramatically boosts the cooling performance of a material considered key to the development of magnetic refrigerators. The accomplishment, reported by National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) researchers in the June 24 issue of Nature, might move the promising technology closer to market and open the way to substantial energy and cost savings for homes and businesses.

By adding a small amount of iron (about 1 percent by volume), the NIST team enhanced the effective cooling capacity of the so-called "giant magnetocaloric effect" material by 15 to 30 percent. The result, writes materials scientist Virgil Provenzano and his NIST colleagues, "is a much-improved magnetic refrigerant for near-room-temperature applications."...read the wave

 

 
Nano Biz: The Netherlands

FEI Opens European NanoPort


FEI's New Product and Applications Center Is Designed to Advance Nanoscale Research and Development

EINDHOVEN, Netherlands, PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- FEI Company (Nasdaq: FEIC) today opened its enhanced Eindhoven campus and NanoPort(TM), a new, state-of-the-art product and applications center. In addition to being a product center where users can develop applications and assess technology prior to purchase, the NanoPort will provide a unique environment for bringing together the expertise of outside scientists and FEI developers for joint research and development projects such as the European Union's recently-announced Interaction Proteome project.

FEI, the leader in delivering tools for nanotech, focuses on delivering market-driven tools that enable progress in NanoResearch, NanoElectronics and NanoBiology where information on structures and devices ranging from less than 100 nm down to sub-Angstrom scale is now critical. The NanoPort will serve as a portal to nanoscale advancement and provide ...read the wave

 

 
Nano Biz: The Netherlands

FEI inaugura su NanoPort en Europa


El nuevo producto y el nuevo centro de aplicaciones de FEI está diseñado para avanzar en el desarrollo e investigación de la nanoescala ...read the wave

 

 
Nano Products: USA

AuGRID's Director of R&D Unveils New Technology at Nanotubes & Nanofibres Convention

 

HOUSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--AuGRID Corporation (OTCBB:AGRD) announces that Byron Ziegler, Director of R&D, will represent the company at the Nanotubes and Nanofibres Expo at the Brussels Marriott Hotel in Belgium on June 22-23, 2004. This annual conference has been held since 1991, and is sponsored by European Plastic News. The world's leaders in Nanoparticles gather at this forum to review and examine current state-of-the-art activities in nanotechnology. (www.nanotubesandfibres.com)

AuGRID is preparing to unveil a patent pending Nanoparticle Product which has a variety of practical applications. These could apply to many fields...read the wave

 

 
Nano Events: Switzerland

Successful Commercial Applications at the Nano Coating Days

 

Nanotechnology is already being successfully commercialized in numerous applications. These practical applications are the core topic of the Nano Coating Days, which will take place concurrently with the Nanofair, the international trade show for nanotechnology to be held in St.Gallen, Switzerland, from September 14-16, 2004.

The Swiss Association of Graduated Chemists FH (SVC) is organizing the first Nano Coating Days as part of the Nanofair 2004. Pedro Kaiser, member of the executive committee of the SVC and sales manager for Switzerland and Austria at Degussa (Schweiz) AG, expects much of this specialist event in the context of the Nanofair. "Renowned speakers from inside and outside Switzerland will impart impetus to the commercialization of nanotechnology," says Kaiser....read the wave

 

 
Nano Products: USA

Nanotech starch may be cardboard's new glue

 

LANSING, Mich., - John Van Leeuwen, chief executive of EcoSynthetix Inc., was worried that his company's technology was too boring to interest attendees at last month's NanoBusiness conference in New York.

While the Lansing, Mich.-firm's product, EcoSphere cardboard adhesive, based on nanoparticles of starch, isn't exactly sexy; it is an intriguing illustration of how small tech can improve production of a low-tech cardboard box.

As Van Leeuwen explained, cardboard manufacturers currently use about four billion pounds of cornstarch adhesives a year to glue together the paper layers that make up corrugated containers. (Cardboard is actually composed of multiple sheets of thick, stiff paper). …read the wave

 

 
Tools of the Trade:

JMAR Initiates Table Top
X-Ray Microscope Development

 

SAN DIEGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)-JMAR Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: JMAR) is developing an innovative X-ray microscope (XRM) product line based on the Company's existing Collimated Plasma Lithography (CPL(TM)) X-ray source technology. This new product will enable 3D visualization of single cells and polymers at sub-50 nanometer resolution using X-ray tomography. JMAR has initiated this product development project as part of its drive to expand and diversify its customer base.


The X-ray microscope is an important complement to the transmission electron microscope, a market estimated at over $200 million per year. Currently, X-ray microscopy is carried out at several of the world's synchrotron facilities. The availability of an in-lab XRM, immediately accessible to researchers for cell, polymer and drug tomography, will greatly increase the use of this valuable imaging technique. ...read the wave

 

 
Nano Biz: USA

Nanostellar Secures $3 Million Funding; 3i Joins Seed Investors to Lead First Round of Financing

Startup's Products Will Enable Clean Energy and Clean Air with Cost-Reduced Nanocatalysts

 

Nanostellar Inc., an emerging developer of highly efficient platinum nano-composite catalyst solutions, announced today that it has raised $3 million in a first financing round to commercialize the company's proprietary nano-composite materials, created by Rational Design & Rapid Fabrication Technology, and used in clean energy applications. The company's products will replace platinum group materials with efficient, lower-cost nanocatalysts, initially for the vehicle catalytic converter market.

Founded in 2003, Nanostellar addresses a critical need in the catalytic marketplace: conventional technologies utilize platinum as the main catalyst to control automobile emissions and to generate clean energy power. Nanostellar's patent-pending platinum nano-composite material design technology dramatically reduces the
...read the wave

 

 
Nano Research: USA

Wireless nanocrystals efficiently radiate visible light

Marriage of quantum well, quantum dots could produce white light

 

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — A wireless nanodevice that functions like a fluorescent light — but potentially far more efficiently — has been developed in a joint project between the National Nuclear Security Administration’s Los Alamos and Sandia national laboratories.

The experimental success, reported in the June 10 issue of Nature, efficiently causes nanocrystals to emit light when placed on top of a nearby energy source, eliminating the need to put wires directly on the nanocrystals.

The energy source is a so-called quantum well that emits energy at wavelengths most easily absorbable by the nanocrystals.

The efficiency of the energy transfer from the quantum well to the nanocrystals was...read the wave

 

 
Future Technology :

Constants stay put for now

New Scientist /--- CONTROVERSY over whether the fundamental constants of nature change with time has reignited. A new study is casting doubt on an earlier claim that a key constant varied as the universe evolved. The study looks at alpha, the fine-structure constant.

Alpha is crucial to the debate because it dictates the strength of the interaction between an electron and a photon, and governs a host of physical processes, from how the sun burns to the "inflation" of the universe immediately after the big bang. A changing alpha has implications for the constancy of the speed of light, and would revolutionise traditional physics. So it was headline news in 2001 when astronomer John Webb of the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia, reported that alpha's value - based on observations of how gas clouds absorbed light from quasars- was different 12 billion years ago from what it is today...read the wave

 

 
Nano Debate:

Pinheads: Bursting the nanotech bubble
by Munge.

Bored To Death by Technology

The nanotech in Diamond Age made for a ripping yarn, and it played a crucial role in the plot of Virtual Light. Now lately, nanotech's gone mainstream. USA Today and Newsweek write about it. Venture capital companies invest in it. Pundits mouth off about the wonderful future that's in store. It's the Next Big Thing.

Or not.

For those who came late to the show, let me summarize it for you. At some point some person with lots of degrees got it in his head that molecule size robots were going to clean out the cholesterol from your USDA Choice-ridden innards, lower your taxes by reducing the cost of space exploration, and restore the polluted environment so we could pollute it with impunity. A bunch of people got interested, they held conferences, the military funded some stuff, and the thing went basically nowhere...read the wave


 
Nano Research: Japan

DNA as a Template for Minerals
Copying DNA structures with silicates- a step toward ordered synthetic inorganic materials?

DNA carries the blueprint for all living things-and now it could also serve as the model for "dead" inorganic materials. However, the mechanism will be completely different from the usual "transcription" of the code by base pairs; instead, it is DNA's spatial structure that counts in this case. Japanese researchers have used the genetic molecule as a "scaffold" for the construction of tiny silicate rods and rings.

Looking at diatoms under a microscope is like looking into a bizarre microcosm: the skeletons of the tiny creatures consist of surprisingly precise silicate structures. Interest in such highly ordered inorganic nanostructures, which are considered to be potential catalysts or nanotech components, is strong; yet replication of these fossil structures has thus far seemed impossible. ...read the wave

 

 
Nano Debate:

Intelligent ink: the world of Tiny-big

by John Shirley

 

...."The tiny becomes the gigantic; the vast is ultimately a function of the microscopic. One single-celled protozoan in the sea becomes two, then four, eventually billions -- and becomes a red tide, transforming large parts of the Gulf of Mexico to a morass of scarlet poison. A hurricane front, hundreds of miles across, sweeps mightily over that same sea elsewhere, carrying vast clouds of flood-rain in its juggernaut walls of wind -- but a hurricane is ultimately made up of individual molecules, sub-microscopically minute atmospheric particles interacting in gargantuan complexity, the sum of the parts becoming …Hurricane Andrew. And of course a simple spring-shower rain cloud -- a good thing, usually -- is made up of many individual raindrops." ...read the wave

 

 
Nano Biz: USA

EnerTeck Corporation
Signs Non-Exclusive Distributor Agreement
with C & R Distributing, Inc.

 

STAFFORD, Texas, June 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- EnerTeck Corporation (OTC Bulletin Board: ETCK) (the "Company") announced today that its wholly owned subsidiary, EnerTeck Chemical Corp. ("ECC") has entered into a distributor agreement with C & R Distributing, Inc. ("C&R") of El Paso, Texas.C&R has agreed to act as a non-exclusive marketing and distribution agent throughout the United States for ECC's EnerBurn(TM) diesel fuel specific combustion catalyst products.

Jim Singleton, C&R's vice president and chief operating officer says, "we have been using EnerBurn in our fleet for 24 months and have consistently achieved fuel savings in excess of 10%. Our first hand experience of the fuel savings derived from EnerBurn use in our fleet has compelled us to enter into this agreement to represent EnerBurn to other trucking companies." Singleton further commented, "with the price of diesel fuel at, or near record highs, the ability to save 10% on fuel consumption represents a significant value proposition to our industry."...read the wave

 

 
Nano Research: USA

PHYSICISTS BUILD NEW MICROSCOPE
TO STUDY ELECTRON SPIN

 

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Newswise — Current electronic technologies can’t create smaller computers and other devices because they are reaching physical limitations, so University of Arkansas scientists seek to harness an electron’s spin to create tiny machines with large memories. To do this, they have built a microscope that may allow them to be the first researchers to measure the properties of electron spin injection in conducting materials.

Paul Thibado, associate professor of physics, won a $370,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to measure the properties of a spin-based transistor using a customized, two-tip Scanning Tunneling Microscope (STM) system. This work builds on a previous NSF grant of $760,000, which was used to create the customized STM.

Electrons have spin in addition to charge, but in the past this property has been ...read the wave

 

 
Nano Biz: USA

NASA, LOCKHEED MARTIN FORM
NANOTECHNOLOGY PARTNERSHIP

 

The goal of the NASA/Lockheed Martin team is to conduct joint research and development projects to enhance scientific and commercial utilization of nanotechnology. Collaborative projects will include planning and designing information, electronic, biomedical and material technologies based on nanoscience.

"Nanotechnology will enable the building of lightweight, high-strength composites for future-generation spacecraft," said Meyya Meyyappan, director of the NASA Ames Center for Nanotechnology.

"Nanoscience can be the key for designing new system capabilities.
Therefore, it is important for us to understand and leverage nanotechnology research to ensure that we continue to provide our customers with the best solutions to their needs," said Steve Winzer, Lockheed Martin nanotechnology engineer....read the wave

 

 
Nano Electronics : UK

iCurie To Team UP with World's Largest CPU Cooler Supplier, AVC, To Manufacture its Patented Nano-Technology Cooling System

 

LONDON, PRNewswire/ -- iCurie Lab Holdings, Ltd. have announced a manufacturing partnership agreement with Taiwan-based AVC (Asia Vital Components Co., Ltd.) the world's largest supplier of CPU (Computer Processing Units) cooling systems.

Pursuant to the confidential terms of the agreement, AVC, which has an equity stake in iCurie, will develop and install the production lines to manufacture iCurie's patented iCurie Cooled(TM) nano-technology cooling system on exclusive manufacturing rights for Taiwanese and Chinese markets and non-exclusive rights for other markets in coming months. The manufacturing lines will significantly expand iCurie's distribution capabilities, and enhance its ability to deliver its revolutionary cooling system into real market in a timely manner.

Last month, iCurie Lab Holdings, Ltd. announced that its patented iCurie Cooled(TM) nano-technology cooling system, had passed performance testing and ...read the wave

 

 
nano news 24 - 06 - 2004
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Euro 2004 : Holland 3 Latvia 0
well done Holland, perhaps we will meet you soon...
Nano Research: USA

Wireless nanocrystals efficiently radiate visible light

Marriage of quantum well, quantum dots could produce white light

 

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — A wireless nanodevice that functions like a fluorescent light — but potentially far more efficiently — has been developed in a joint project between the National Nuclear Security Administration’s Los Alamos and Sandia national laboratories.

The experimental success, reported in the June 10 issue of Nature, efficiently causes nanocrystals to emit light when placed on top of a nearby energy source, eliminating the need to put wires directly on the nanocrystals.

The energy source is a so-called quantum well that emits energy at wavelengths most easily absorbable by the nanocrystals.

The efficiency of the energy transfer from the quantum well to the nanocrystals was...read the wave

 

 
Future Technology :

Constants stay put for now

New Scientist /--- CONTROVERSY over whether the fundamental constants of nature change with time has reignited. A new study is casting doubt on an earlier claim that a key constant varied as the universe evolved. The study looks at alpha, the fine-structure constant.

Alpha is crucial to the debate because it dictates the strength of the interaction between an electron and a photon, and governs a host of physical processes, from how the sun burns to the "inflation" of the universe immediately after the big bang. A changing alpha has implications for the constancy of the speed of light, and would revolutionise traditional physics. So it was headline news in 2001 when astronomer John Webb of the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia, reported that alpha's value - based on observations of how gas clouds absorbed light from quasars- was different 12 billion years ago from what it is today...read the wave

 

 
Nano Debate:

Pinheads: Bursting the nanotech bubble
by Munge.

Bored To Death by Technology

The nanotech in Diamond Age made for a ripping yarn, and it played a crucial role in the plot of Virtual Light. Now lately, nanotech's gone mainstream. USA Today and Newsweek write about it. Venture capital companies invest in it. Pundits mouth off about the wonderful future that's in store. It's the Next Big Thing.

Or not.

For those who came late to the show, let me summarize it for you. At some point some person with lots of degrees got it in his head that molecule size robots were going to clean out the cholesterol from your USDA Choice-ridden innards, lower your taxes by reducing the cost of space exploration, and restore the polluted environment so we could pollute it with impunity. A bunch of people got interested, they held conferences, the military funded some stuff, and the thing went basically nowhere...read the wave


 
Nano Research: Japan

DNA as a Template for Minerals
Copying DNA structures with silicates- a step toward ordered synthetic inorganic materials?

DNA carries the blueprint for all living things-and now it could also serve as the model for "dead" inorganic materials. However, the mechanism will be completely different from the usual "transcription" of the code by base pairs; instead, it is DNA's spatial structure that counts in this case. Japanese researchers have used the genetic molecule as a "scaffold" for the construction of tiny silicate rods and rings.

Looking at diatoms under a microscope is like looking into a bizarre microcosm: the skeletons of the tiny creatures consist of surprisingly precise silicate structures. Interest in such highly ordered inorganic nanostructures, which are considered to be potential catalysts or nanotech components, is strong; yet replication of these fossil structures has thus far seemed impossible. ...read the wave

 

 
Nano Debate:

Intelligent ink: the world of Tiny-big

by John Shirley

 

...."The tiny becomes the gigantic; the vast is ultimately a function of the microscopic. One single-celled protozoan in the sea becomes two, then four, eventually billions -- and becomes a red tide, transforming large parts of the Gulf of Mexico to a morass of scarlet poison. A hurricane front, hundreds of miles across, sweeps mightily over that same sea elsewhere, carrying vast clouds of flood-rain in its juggernaut walls of wind -- but a hurricane is ultimately made up of individual molecules, sub-microscopically minute atmospheric particles interacting in gargantuan complexity, the sum of the parts becoming …Hurricane Andrew. And of course a simple spring-shower rain cloud -- a good thing, usually -- is made up of many individual raindrops." ...read the wave

 

 
Nano Biz: USA

Lux Research Announces Key
Strategic Hire

Leading nanotech research and advisory firm hires
Matthew Nordan as Vice President of Research

 

NEW YORK, June 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Lux Research, Inc., the world's premier research and advisory firm focusing on the business and economic impact of nanotechnology, have announced it hired Matthew Nordan as its Vice President of Research.

Matthew brings experience in building world-class research operations at Forrester Research, where he most recently ran the firm's North American project consulting business. Earlier, Matthew grew Forrester's operations in Europe from its headquarters in the Netherlands, where he launched and led research practices in three vertical industries and built Forrester's European consulting business. Matthew has been an invited guest on CNN and CNBC to
comment on emerging technology markets and has been widely cited in publications including The Wall Street Journal and the Financial Times. In addition, he has participated in developing public-sector technology strategy with organizations including the World Economic Forum and the European IT Observatory. Matthew is a summa cum laude graduate of Yale University, where he conducted cognitive neuroscience research....read the wave

 

 
Nano Biz: USA

EnerTeck Corporation
Signs Non-Exclusive Distributor Agreement
with C & R Distributing, Inc.

 

STAFFORD, Texas, June 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- EnerTeck Corporation (OTC Bulletin Board: ETCK) (the "Company") announced today that its wholly owned subsidiary, EnerTeck Chemical Corp. ("ECC") has entered into a distributor agreement with C & R Distributing, Inc. ("C&R") of El Paso, Texas.C&R has agreed to act as a non-exclusive marketing and distribution agent throughout the United States for ECC's EnerBurn(TM) diesel fuel specific combustion catalyst products.

Jim Singleton, C&R's vice president and chief operating officer says, "we have been using EnerBurn in our fleet for 24 months and have consistently achieved fuel savings in excess of 10%. Our first hand experience of the fuel savings derived from EnerBurn use in our fleet has compelled us to enter into this agreement to represent EnerBurn to other trucking companies." Singleton further commented, "with the price of diesel fuel at, or near record highs, the ability to save 10% on fuel consumption represents a significant value proposition to our industry."...read the wave

 

 
Nano Research: USA

PHYSICISTS BUILD NEW MICROSCOPE
TO STUDY ELECTRON SPIN

 

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Newswise — Current electronic technologies can’t create smaller computers and other devices because they are reaching physical limitations, so University of Arkansas scientists seek to harness an electron’s spin to create tiny machines with large memories. To do this, they have built a microscope that may allow them to be the first researchers to measure the properties of electron spin injection in conducting materials.

Paul Thibado, associate professor of physics, won a $370,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to measure the properties of a spin-based transistor using a customized, two-tip Scanning Tunneling Microscope (STM) system. This work builds on a previous NSF grant of $760,000, which was used to create the customized STM.

Electrons have spin in addition to charge, but in the past this property has been ...read the wave

 

 
Nano Biz: USA

NASA, LOCKHEED MARTIN FORM
NANOTECHNOLOGY PARTNERSHIP

 

The goal of the NASA/Lockheed Martin team is to conduct joint research and development projects to enhance scientific and commercial utilization of nanotechnology. Collaborative projects will include planning and designing information, electronic, biomedical and material technologies based on nanoscience.

"Nanotechnology will enable the building of lightweight, high-strength composites for future-generation spacecraft," said Meyya Meyyappan, director of the NASA Ames Center for Nanotechnology.

"Nanoscience can be the key for designing new system capabilities.
Therefore, it is important for us to understand and leverage nanotechnology research to ensure that we continue to provide our customers with the best solutions to their needs," said Steve Winzer, Lockheed Martin nanotechnology engineer....read the wave

 

 
Nano Electronics : UK

iCurie To Team UP with World's Largest CPU Cooler Supplier, AVC, To Manufacture its Patented Nano-Technology Cooling System

 

LONDON, PRNewswire/ -- iCurie Lab Holdings, Ltd. have announced a manufacturing partnership agreement with Taiwan-based AVC (Asia Vital Components Co., Ltd.) the world's largest supplier of CPU (Computer Processing Units) cooling systems.

Pursuant to the confidential terms of the agreement, AVC, which has an equity stake in iCurie, will develop and install the production lines to manufacture iCurie's patented iCurie Cooled(TM) nano-technology cooling system on exclusive manufacturing rights for Taiwanese and Chinese markets and non-exclusive rights for other markets in coming months. The manufacturing lines will significantly expand iCurie's distribution capabilities, and enhance its ability to deliver its revolutionary cooling system into real market in a timely manner.

Last month, iCurie Lab Holdings, Ltd. announced that its patented iCurie Cooled(TM) nano-technology cooling system, had passed performance testing and ...read the wave

 

 
Nano Medicine: USA

Nano Killers Aim at Mini Tumors

 

A company called Kereos is developing a pair of nanotechnologies to identify tumors that measure just 1 mm in diameter, then kill them with a tiny but precise amount of a chemotherapy drug.

The technologies, if approved by the Food and Drug Administration, would not only find cancers in their earliest stages before they can do damage or spread, but also deliver a small amount of a drug targeted directly at tumors, which would cause little or no side effects....read the wave

 
Nano Biz: USA

Altair Nanotechnologies, Inc.
Receives Grant From the
U.S. National Science Foundation

Company to Develop Nano-Structured Electrodes
for Next Generation Super Capacitors

 

RENO, NV -- (MARKET WIRE) -- Altair Nanotechnologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: ALTI), a company engaged in developing high performance materials and life sciences products using its pigment and nanomaterials technology platforms, have announced that it was awarded a grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF), effective July 1, 2004. Under terms of the grant award, Altair will initially receive $100,000 for work to be completed within six months of the July 1, 2004, effective date. The grant is in support of a project entitled "SBIR Phase I: Carbon-Coated Nano-Structured Electrodes for Next-Generation Lithium-Ion Ultra Capacitors." ...read the wave

 

 
Nano Biz: USA

Applied NanoTech and SouthWest NanoTechnologies Partner to Optimize
Single Wall Carbon Nanotubes
for Flat Panel Display Screens

 

AUSTIN, TX & NORMAN, OK – Austin, Texas based Applied Nanotech, Inc.(“ANI”), a subsidiary of Nano-Proprietary (OTC BB: NNPP), and SouthWest NanoTechnologies, Inc.(“SWeNT”) a technology spin-off of from the University of Oklahoma and ConocoPhillips based in Norman, Oklahoma, today announced that they have entered into a strategic partnership. Through the
partnership, ANI is authorized to use the high quality single wall carbon nanotubes (CNT) produced bySWeNT and is also authorized to represent SWeNT on a non-exclusive basis in Asia.

This representation comes as a natural extension of the relationships that ANI has established with majormanufacturers in Japan.
...read the wave

 

 
Nano Medicine: USA

Nanoshells cancer treatment proves
effective in first animal test

Laser treatments eradicate all tumors from mice in trial

HOUSTON, -- A revolutionary new form of cancer therapy in development at Rice University and its licensee, Nanospectra Biosciences Inc., has proven effective at eradicating tumors in laboratory animals during the first phase of animal testing.

The noninvasive cancer treatment uses a combination of harmless, near-infrared light and benign, gold nanoshells to destroy tumors with heat. The treatment does not affect healthy tissue.

"We are extremely encouraged by the results of these first animal tests," said Jennifer West, professor of bioengineering and chemical engineering. "These results confirm that nanoshells are effective agents for the photothermal treatment of in vivo tumors."
...read the wave

 

 
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Nano

NASA, LOCKHEED MARTIN FORM
NANOTECHNOLOGY PARTNERSHIP

 

The goal of the NASA/Lockheed Martin team is to conduct joint research and development projects to enhance scientific and commercial utilization of nanotechnology. Collaborative projects will include planning and designing information, electronic, biomedical and material technologies based on nanoscience.

"Nanotechnology will enable the building of lightweight, high-strength composites for future-generation spacecraft," said Meyya Meyyappan, director of the NASA Ames Center for Nanotechnology.

"Nanoscience can be the key for designing new system capabilities.
Therefore, it is important for us to understand and leverage nanotechnology research to ensure that we continue to provide our customers with the best solutions to their needs," said Steve Winzer, Lockheed Martin nanotechnology engineer....read the wave

 

 
Nano Electronics : UK

iCurie To Team UP with World's Largest CPU Cooler Supplier, AVC, To Manufacture its Patented Nano-Technology Cooling System

 

LONDON, PRNewswire/ -- iCurie Lab Holdings, Ltd. have announced a manufacturing partnership agreement with Taiwan-based AVC (Asia Vital Components Co., Ltd.) the world's largest supplier of CPU (Computer Processing Units) cooling systems.

Pursuant to the confidential terms of the agreement, AVC, which has an equity stake in iCurie, will develop and install the production lines to manufacture iCurie's patented iCurie Cooled(TM) nano-technology cooling system on exclusive manufacturing rights for Taiwanese and Chinese markets and non-exclusive rights for other markets in coming months. The manufacturing lines will significantly expand iCurie's distribution capabilities, and enhance its ability to deliver its revolutionary cooling system into real market in a timely manner.

Last month, iCurie Lab Holdings, Ltd. announced that its patented iCurie Cooled(TM) nano-technology cooling system, had passed performance testing and ...read the wave

 

 
Nano Medicine: USA

Nano Killers Aim at Mini Tumors

 

A company called Kereos is developing a pair of nanotechnologies to identify tumors that measure just 1 mm in diameter, then kill them with a tiny but precise amount of a chemotherapy drug.

The technologies, if approved by the Food and Drug Administration, would not only find cancers in their earliest stages before they can do damage or spread, but also deliver a small amount of a drug targeted directly at tumors, which would cause little or no side effects....read the wave

 
Nano Biz: USA

Altair Nanotechnologies, Inc.
Receives Grant From the
U.S. National Science Foundation

Company to Develop Nano-Structured Electrodes
for Next Generation Super Capacitors

 

RENO, NV -- (MARKET WIRE) -- Altair Nanotechnologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: ALTI), a company engaged in developing high performance materials and life sciences products using its pigment and nanomaterials technology platforms, have announced that it was awarded a grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF), effective July 1, 2004. Under terms of the grant award, Altair will initially receive $100,000 for work to be completed within six months of the July 1, 2004, effective date. The grant is in support of a project entitled "SBIR Phase I: Carbon-Coated Nano-Structured Electrodes for Next-Generation Lithium-Ion Ultra Capacitors." ...read the wave

 

 
Nano Education: USA

CRN and Students Team Up
to Tackle Nanotechnology Issues

 

NEW YORK - The Center for Responsible Nanotechnology (CRN) has announced a program of research projects in a joint collaboration between CRN, instructors, and students. The program is targeted at undergraduate and graduate students, though advanced secondary school students also may be able to participate.

Mike Treder, Executive Director of CRN, says, “We need to study the numerous urgent issues raised by advanced nanotechnology, but to cover the full spectrum of topics is much more than one organization can do without assistance.”

Under supervision of an instructor, students will...read the wave

 

 
Nano Biz: USA

Applied NanoTech and SouthWest NanoTechnologies Partner to Optimize
Single Wall Carbon Nanotubes
for Flat Panel Display Screens

 

AUSTIN, TX & NORMAN, OK – Austin, Texas based Applied Nanotech, Inc.(“ANI”), a subsidiary of Nano-Proprietary (OTC BB: NNPP), and SouthWest NanoTechnologies, Inc.(“SWeNT”) a technology spin-off of from the University of Oklahoma and ConocoPhillips based in Norman, Oklahoma, today announced that they have entered into a strategic partnership. Through the
partnership, ANI is authorized to use the high quality single wall carbon nanotubes (CNT) produced bySWeNT and is also authorized to represent SWeNT on a non-exclusive basis in Asia.

This representation comes as a natural extension of the relationships that ANI has established with majormanufacturers in Japan.
...read the wave

 

 
Nano Interview: USA

Kerry Remarks in Denver, Colorado

 

.... we need to invest in science and new technologies that may help cure diseases, start great new industries and deepen our understanding of the world in which we live. That's why I will increase our funding to the National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation, the Department of Energy, and other important agencies and initiatives that promote crucial research. These advances have the opportunity to do so much good in the world and new technologies like nanotechnology and clean energy have the potential to transform the American economy. Nationally, Colorado ranks 8th in the total number of nanotech firms....read the wave

 

 
Nano Medicine: USA

Nanoshells cancer treatment proves
effective in first animal test

Laser treatments eradicate all tumors from mice in trial

HOUSTON, -- A revolutionary new form of cancer therapy in development at Rice University and its licensee, Nanospectra Biosciences Inc., has proven effective at eradicating tumors in laboratory animals during the first phase of animal testing.

The noninvasive cancer treatment uses a combination of harmless, near-infrared light and benign, gold nanoshells to destroy tumors with heat. The treatment does not affect healthy tissue.

"We are extremely encouraged by the results of these first animal tests," said Jennifer West, professor of bioengineering and chemical engineering. "These results confirm that nanoshells are effective agents for the photothermal treatment of in vivo tumors."
...read the wave

 

 
Nano Electronics : USA

NVE Granted Patent on MRAM Innovation;
Spin Momentum Memory Cells
Could Allow Ultra-Dense MRAM

 

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--June 21, 2004--NVE Corporation (Nasdaq:NVEC) announced that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office issued the company a patent for an innovative type of MRAM. Patent number 6,744,086, entitled "Current Switched Magnetoresistive Memory Cell," was granted in June and concerns spin-momentum magnetic memory cells. The patent also relates to thermally-assisted spin-momentum writing.


A recent paper by researchers from both the Center for Nanoscale Systems (CNS) at Cornell University and NVE reported that spin momentum produces spin orientation using less current than present methods. The invention therefore has the potential to
...read the wave

 

 
Nano Electronics : USA

American Superconductor Announces DARPA Contract to Develop Ultra-High Performance Second Generation HTS Wire
for Military Applications

Company's nanotechnology-enabled 2G wire to be optimized
for advanced warfare and weapons systems

 

WESTBOROUGH, Mass./PRNewswire/ -- American Superconductor Corporation (NASDAQ:AMSC) , a leading electricity solutions company, today announced that it has received a contract from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to develop ultra-high performance second generation (2G) high temperature superconductor (HTS) wire for advanced military applications including electronic warfare and electric weapons systems. The ultra-high performance wire will be based on the application of novel materials science technologies using AMSC nanotechnology-enabled 2G HTS wire as a platform (see http://www.amsuper.com/html/products/library/2g_white_paper_-_march_2004.pdf). AMSC expects the contract will yield a total of $3.1 million of revenue over the next three years....read the wave

 

 
Nano Biz: USA- UK

AMETEK Acquires Taylor Hobson Holdings Limited; Acquisition Expands AMETEK's High-End Analytical Instrument Platform

 

PAOLI, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)---AMETEK, Inc. (NYSE:AME) have announced the acquisition of Taylor Hobson Holdings Limited ('Taylor Hobson'), a leading manufacturer of ultra-precision measurement instrumentation for a variety of markets, including optics, semiconductors, hard disk drives and nanotechnology research. Taylor Hobson was acquired from funds advised by Permira for a purchase price of approximately GBP 51 million. With its headquarters in Leicester, England, Taylor Hobson has expected 2004 sales of approximately GBP 38 million.


"We are very excited about our acquisition of Taylor Hobson," comments AMETEK Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Frank S. Hermance. "This is a highly differentiated business, focusing on the most complex and critical measurements for its customers.
...read the wave

 

 
Nano Electronics : China

INTEL and NANOTECH Sign Agreement for 200MM Manufacturing Process and Equipment

Nanotech Corporation and Intel Corporation today announced an agreement whereby Intel will provide manufacturing process technology and equipment for first phase of Nanotech’s proposed wafer fabrication facility in Changzhou National Hi-Tech District, Changzhou, Jiangsu Province, China.

 

Hong Kong (PRWEB) June 19, 2004 -- Nanotech Corporation and Intel Corporation today announced an agreement whereby Intel will provide manufacturing process technology and equipment for first phase of Nanotech’s proposed wafer fabrication facility in Changzhou National Hi-Tech District, Changzhou, Jiangsu Province, China. The agreement includes a license and technology transfer of Intel’s 0.35 micron and 0.25 micron CMOS process technology. It also includes the transfer of a line of matching 200 mm equipment to run the process and appropriate training for Nanotech’s manufacturing staff. Under terms of the agreement Intel will provide equipment to run up to 15 thousand wafer starts per month. ...read the wave

 

 
Nano Biz: Belgium

Nanocyl S.A. Receives 2004 Frost & Sullivan Entrepreneurial Company of the Year Award

PALO ALTO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--June 21, 2004--In a recent study, World Carbon Nanotubes Market, Frost & Sullivan highlighted Nanocyl S.A. as an emerging company with a great vision. Nanocyl has been enabling an emerging technology while making sure that it grows with the technology, overcoming numerous hurdles that confront a small company.


Nanocyl specializes in the production and functionalization of nanotubes, enabling it to integrate carbon nanotubes (CNTs) into polymers, metals, and biomaterials. Intellectual property (IP) is a valuable asset in a promising technology area such as CNT and Nanocyl is fully aware of this. With 2004 being declared primarily an IP year, Nanocyl is set to significantly increase its already impressive IP portfolio.

Based in Belgium, Nanocyl is a young spin-off company formed from Prof. Janos.B. Nagy's laboratory at the University of Namur in February 2002. Nanocyl's product portfolio offers a complete range of CNTs ranging from single-walled nanotubes (SWNTs) to double-walled (DWNTs) and multi-walled nanotubes (MWNTs) and functionalized nanotubes to its research clients...read the wave


 

Nano Education: USA

DARPA FUNDS NEW PHOTONIC
RESEARCH CENTER AT ILLINOIS

 

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has received a grant from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency to create a photonic research center to develop ultra-fast light sources for high-speed signal processing and optical communications systems. The grant will provide $6.2 million in funding over four years.

The Hyper-Uniform Nanophotonic Technology Center is directed by Norman K.Y. Cheng, a professor of electrical and computer engineering and a researcher at the university's micro and nanoelectronics laboratory. Illinois is the lead university for the center. Partner institutions are Columbia University, the Georgia Institute of Technology and Harvard University.

"The HUNT Center's mission is to develop critical technologies - including hyper-uniform nanophotonic fabrication methods, high-performance quantum dot arrays and ultra-fast lasers - for optoelectronic interconnects," Cheng said....read the wave


 
Nano Research: Russia
Russian News & Russian Language News courtesy of InformNauka

"RATIONAL" MECCANO

G.G. Kuvshinov, D.G. Kuvshinov, A.M. Glushenkov, Boreskov

Institute of Catalysis, Northern Branch of Russian Academy of Sciences

 

It seems, everything is known about carbon. However, there also exists nanofibrous carbon. This particular carbon has recently been often used as a catalyst and electrode material, and also as a splendid adsorbent. Therefore, it can also be used for detrimental impurities refinement, and it can be added to diverse polymers to improve their characteristics.

Nanofibrous carbon is interesting by itself: it consists of carbon fibres of 3 to 500 nm in diameter. These fibres can form " cylinders" (which make almost finished polymeric nanotubes), or a system of cones stowed one into the other at a certain angle to the fibre axis, or simply "wrapping package" – this is driven by the type of applied catalyst and conditions for getting this promising material....read the wave


 
Nano Research: Russia
Russian News & Russian Language News courtesy of InformNauka

THE NANOPOWDER CONSISTING
OF IDENTICAL PARTICLES


Yu. A. Birukov, Director
Research Educational Center for Innovation Techniques

 

High-quality nanopowders made of refractory ceramics are a rare and very expensive material. All known methods of their manufacturing face the same problems - scanty quantities, extensive variety of particle sizes and expensive production. Researchers from the town of Tomsk have invented and manufactured a device to produce a choice selection of particles – all particles are equal to the required size and inexpensive. The project has been funded by two foundations – the Russian Foundation for Basic Research and the Foundation for Promotion of Small-Scale Enterprises Development in Scientific and Technological Area.

Researchers of the Tomsk State University jointly with their colleagues from the MIPOR research-and-production association have designed a device and ...read the wave


nano news 22 - 06 - 2004
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Euro 2004
Croatia : 2 England : 4
Come on England !!!!
Nano Medicine: USA

Nanoshells cancer treatment proves
effective in first animal test

Laser treatments eradicate all tumors from mice in trial

HOUSTON, -- A revolutionary new form of cancer therapy in development at Rice University and its licensee, Nanospectra Biosciences Inc., has proven effective at eradicating tumors in laboratory animals during the first phase of animal testing.

The noninvasive cancer treatment uses a combination of harmless, near-infrared light and benign, gold nanoshells to destroy tumors with heat. The treatment does not affect healthy tissue.

"We are extremely encouraged by the results of these first animal tests," said Jennifer West, professor of bioengineering and chemical engineering. "These results confirm that nanoshells are effective agents for the photothermal treatment of in vivo tumors."
...read the wave

 

 
Nano Electronics : USA

NVE Granted Patent on MRAM Innovation;
Spin Momentum Memory Cells
Could Allow Ultra-Dense MRAM

 

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--June 21, 2004--NVE Corporation (Nasdaq:NVEC) announced that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office issued the company a patent for an innovative type of MRAM. Patent number 6,744,086, entitled "Current Switched Magnetoresistive Memory Cell," was granted in June and concerns spin-momentum magnetic memory cells. The patent also relates to thermally-assisted spin-momentum writing.


A recent paper by researchers from both the Center for Nanoscale Systems (CNS) at Cornell University and NVE reported that spin momentum produces spin orientation using less current than present methods. The invention therefore has the potential to
...read the wave

 

 
Nano Electronics : USA

American Superconductor Announces DARPA Contract to Develop Ultra-High Performance Second Generation HTS Wire
for Military Applications

Company's nanotechnology-enabled 2G wire to be optimized
for advanced warfare and weapons systems

WESTBOROUGH, Mass./PRNewswire/ -- American Superconductor Corporation (NASDAQ:AMSC) , a leading electricity solutions company, today announced that it has received a contract from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to develop ultra-high performance second generation (2G) high temperature superconductor (HTS) wire for advanced military applications including electronic warfare and electric weapons systems. The ultra-high performance wire will be based on the application of novel materials science technologies using AMSC nanotechnology-enabled 2G HTS wire as a platform (see http://www.amsuper.com/html/products/library/2g_white_paper_-_march_2004.pdf). AMSC expects the contract will yield a total of $3.1 million of revenue over the next three years....read the wave

 

 
Nano Biz: USA- UK

AMETEK Acquires Taylor Hobson Holdings Limited; Acquisition Expands AMETEK's High-End Analytical Instrument Platform

 

PAOLI, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)---AMETEK, Inc. (NYSE:AME) have announced the acquisition of Taylor Hobson Holdings Limited ('Taylor Hobson'), a leading manufacturer of ultra-precision measurement instrumentation for a variety of markets, including optics, semiconductors, hard disk drives and nanotechnology research. Taylor Hobson was acquired from funds advised by Permira for a purchase price of approximately GBP 51 million. With its headquarters in Leicester, England, Taylor Hobson has expected 2004 sales of approximately GBP 38 million.


"We are very excited about our acquisition of Taylor Hobson," comments AMETEK Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Frank S. Hermance. "This is a highly differentiated business, focusing on the most complex and critical measurements for its customers.
...read the wave

 

 
Nano Electronics : China

INTEL and NANOTECH Sign Agreement for 200MM Manufacturing Process and Equipment

Nanotech Corporation and Intel Corporation today announced an agreement whereby Intel will provide manufacturing process technology and equipment for first phase of Nanotech’s proposed wafer fabrication facility in Changzhou National Hi-Tech District, Changzhou, Jiangsu Province, China.

 

Hong Kong (PRWEB) June 19, 2004 -- Nanotech Corporation and Intel Corporation today announced an agreement whereby Intel will provide manufacturing process technology and equipment for first phase of Nanotech’s proposed wafer fabrication facility in Changzhou National Hi-Tech District, Changzhou, Jiangsu Province, China. The agreement includes a license and technology transfer of Intel’s 0.35 micron and 0.25 micron CMOS process technology. It also includes the transfer of a line of matching 200 mm equipment to run the process and appropriate training for Nanotech’s manufacturing staff. Under terms of the agreement Intel will provide equipment to run up to 15 thousand wafer starts per month. ...read the wave

 

 
Nano Biz: Belgium

Nanocyl S.A. Receives 2004 Frost & Sullivan Entrepreneurial Company of the Year Award

PALO ALTO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--June 21, 2004--In a recent study, World Carbon Nanotubes Market, Frost & Sullivan highlighted Nanocyl S.A. as an emerging company with a great vision. Nanocyl has been enabling an emerging technology while making sure that it grows with the technology, overcoming numerous hurdles that confront a small company.


Nanocyl specializes in the production and functionalization of nanotubes, enabling it to integrate carbon nanotubes (CNTs) into polymers, metals, and biomaterials. Intellectual property (IP) is a valuable asset in a promising technology area such as CNT and Nanocyl is fully aware of this. With 2004 being declared primarily an IP year, Nanocyl is set to significantly increase its already impressive IP portfolio.

Based in Belgium, Nanocyl is a young spin-off company formed from Prof. Janos.B. Nagy's laboratory at the University of Namur in February 2002. Nanocyl's product portfolio offers a complete range of CNTs ranging from single-walled nanotubes (SWNTs) to double-walled (DWNTs) and multi-walled nanotubes (MWNTs) and functionalized nanotubes to its research clients...read the wave


 

Nano Education: USA

DARPA FUNDS NEW PHOTONIC
RESEARCH CENTER AT ILLINOIS

 

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has received a grant from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency to create a photonic research center to develop ultra-fast light sources for high-speed signal processing and optical communications systems. The grant will provide $6.2 million in funding over four years.

The Hyper-Uniform Nanophotonic Technology Center is directed by Norman K.Y. Cheng, a professor of electrical and computer engineering and a researcher at the university's micro and nanoelectronics laboratory. Illinois is the lead university for the center. Partner institutions are Columbia University, the Georgia Institute of Technology and Harvard University.

"The HUNT Center's mission is to develop critical technologies - including hyper-uniform nanophotonic fabrication methods, high-performance quantum dot arrays and ultra-fast lasers - for optoelectronic interconnects," Cheng said....read the wave


 
Nano Research: Russia
Russian News & Russian Language News courtesy of InformNauka

"RATIONAL" MECCANO

G.G. Kuvshinov, D.G. Kuvshinov, A.M. Glushenkov, Boreskov

Institute of Catalysis, Northern Branch of Russian Academy of Sciences

It seems, everything is known about carbon. However, there also exists nanofibrous carbon. This particular carbon has recently been often used as a catalyst and electrode material, and also as a splendid adsorbent. Therefore, it can also be used for detrimental impurities refinement, and it can be added to diverse polymers to improve their characteristics.

Nanofibrous carbon is interesting by itself: it consists of carbon fibres of 3 to 500 nm in diameter. These fibres can form " cylinders" (which make almost finished polymeric nanotubes), or a system of cones stowed one into the other at a certain angle to the fibre axis, or simply "wrapping package" – this is driven by the type of applied catalyst and conditions for getting this promising material....read the wave


 
Nano Research: Russia
Russian News & Russian Language News courtesy of InformNauka

THE NANOPOWDER CONSISTING
OF IDENTICAL PARTICLES


Yu. A. Birukov, Director
Research Educational Center for Innovation Techniques

High-quality nanopowders made of refractory ceramics are a rare and very expensive material. All known methods of their manufacturing face the same problems - scanty quantities, extensive variety of particle sizes and expensive production. Researchers from the town of Tomsk have invented and manufactured a device to produce a choice selection of particles – all particles are equal to the required size and inexpensive. The project has been funded by two foundations – the Russian Foundation for Basic Research and the Foundation for Promotion of Small-Scale Enterprises Development in Scientific and Technological Area.

Researchers of the Tomsk State University jointly with their colleagues from the MIPOR research-and-production association have designed a device and ...read the wave


 
Nano Products:

NANOPHASE ANNOUNCES NEW
INNOVATIVE NANOARC™ NANOMATERIAL

 

Romeoville, IL, June 17, 2004 – Nanophase Technologies Corporation (Nasdaq: NANX), a technology leader in nanomaterials and nanoengineered products, announced commercial availability of NanoArc Synthesis™ alumina. This new nanomaterial is approximately 20 nanometer discrete spherical particles, which is about 30% smaller than Nanophase’s current commercial product, composed of high purity aluminum oxide. The new material is the first in a series of planned new NanoArc™ alumina-based compositions that are targeted for specific market applications to be introduced over the next several months. Nanophase is targeting the new nanomaterials for abrasion resistant coating applications requiring superior optical transparency; fine polishing applications, including semiconductors; and nanocomposite applications, including improved thermal management.

“The uniqueness of these alumina particles is...read the wave


 
Nano Electronics : USA

PRINTABLE SILICON FOR ULTRAHIGH PERFORMANCE FLEXIBLE ELECTRONIC SYSTEMS

 

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - By carving specks of single crystal silicon from a bulk wafer and casting them onto sheets of plastic, scientists at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have demonstrated a route to ultrahigh performance, mechanically flexible thin-film transistors. The process could enable new applications in consumer electronics - such as inexpensive wall-to-wall displays and intelligent but disposable radio frequency identification tags - and could even be used in applications that require significant computing power.

"Conventional silicon devices are limited by the size of the silicon wafer, which is typically less than 12 inches in diameter," said John Rogers, a professor of materials science and engineering and co-author of a paper...read the wave


 
Nano Biz: USA

HUBER & NANOPHASE TECHNOLOGY TO COLLABORATE ON INGREDIENTS PROJECT

 

ATLANTA, GEORGIA, June 15, 2004 — Huber Engineered Materials, a business unit of J.M. Huber Corporation, and Nanophase Technologies Corporation (NANX), a leading developer and manufacturer of engineered nanomaterials, have agreed to collaborate in projects directed at research and development of “nanomaterial solutions” for new or improved Huber ingredients.

The first, funded joint application project – to develop a nanomaterial product by the companies – has been initiated with plans to complete product development by the end of 2004. Other nanomaterial product application developments are currently being planned, according to Dianne Leipold, Huber’s oral and personal care segment leader.

...read the wave


 
Nano Research: Israel

GOLD-TIPPED NANOCRYSTALS
DEVELOPED BY HEBREW UNIVERSITY

RESEARCHERS PROVIDE BOOST FOR NANOTECHNOLOGY APPPLICATONS

 

Jerusalem, June 17, 2004 – “Nanodumbells” – gold-tipped nanocrystals which can be used as highly-efficient building blocks for devices in the emerging nanotechnology revolution – have been developed by researchers at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

The technology, developed by a research group headed by Prof. Uri Banin of the Department of Physical Chemistry and the Center for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology of the Hebrew University, is described in an article in the current issue of Science magazine.

The nanodumbells – shaped somewhat like mini-weightlifting bars – offer a solution to problems of building new, nanocrystal transistors, the basic component of computer chips. ...read the wave


weekend nano news 19 / 20 - 06 - 2004
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Nano Research: Russia
Russian News & Russian Language News courtesy of InformNauka

"RATIONAL" MECCANO

G.G. Kuvshinov, D.G. Kuvshinov, A.M. Glushenkov, Boreskov

Institute of Catalysis, Northern Branch of Russian Academy of Sciences

It seems, everything is known about carbon. However, there also exists nanofibrous carbon. This particular carbon has recently been often used as a catalyst and electrode material, and also as a splendid adsorbent. Therefore, it can also be used for detrimental impurities refinement, and it can be added to diverse polymers to improve their characteristics.

Nanofibrous carbon is interesting by itself: it consists of carbon fibres of 3 to 500 nm in diameter. These fibres can form " cylinders" (which make almost finished polymeric nanotubes), or a system of cones stowed one into the other at a certain angle to the fibre axis, or simply "wrapping package" – this is driven by the type of applied catalyst and conditions for getting this promising material....read the wave


 
Nano Event: USA

New Multidisciplinary Research tops Chemists’ meeting.

Philadelphia sessions include findings on DNA damage, ultra-cold chemistry, metabonomics, fuels for the future and more

 

One symposium, “Chemistry and Biology of DNA Damage in Cells,” on Monday, Aug. 23, features surprising new findings about the DNA damage caused by UV sunlight, aging, disease and other factors. With new tools, scientists have moved from merely modeling DNA damage to actually studying that damage inside cells. From Huntington's disease to inflammation, DNA damage looks different close up, and the surprise findings could push the search for therapies in new directions. The ACS Divisions of Chemical Toxicology and Biological Chemistry are sponsoring the symposium.

In a three-day symposium, “Chemistry at Ultra-Low Temperatures,” from Tuesday – Thursday, Aug. 24-26, scientists will describe emerging techniques for studying chemical reactions at the frigid temperatures found in space. With helium nano-droplets and altered electric fields and other technical tricks, researchers are plunging chemistry to extreme lows — and discovering chemical and physical processes hidden at higher temperatures. How low can they go? A chilling millionth of a degree Kelvin. The ACS Division of Physical Chemistry is the symposium host....read the wave


 
Nano Research: Russia
Russian News & Russian Language News courtesy of InformNauka

THE NANOPOWDER CONSISTING
OF IDENTICAL PARTICLES


Yu. A. Birukov, Director
Research Educational Center for Innovation Techniques

High-quality nanopowders made of refractory ceramics are a rare and very expensive material. All known methods of their manufacturing face the same problems - scanty quantities, extensive variety of particle sizes and expensive production. Researchers from the town of Tomsk have invented and manufactured a device to produce a choice selection of particles – all particles are equal to the required size and inexpensive. The project has been funded by two foundations – the Russian Foundation for Basic Research and the Foundation for Promotion of Small-Scale Enterprises Development in Scientific and Technological Area.

Researchers of the Tomsk State University jointly with their colleagues from the MIPOR research-and-production association have designed a device and ...read the wave


 
Nano Products:

NANOPHASE ANNOUNCES NEW
INNOVATIVE NANOARC™ NANOMATERIAL

 

Romeoville, IL, June 17, 2004 – Nanophase Technologies Corporation (Nasdaq: NANX), a technology leader in nanomaterials and nanoengineered products, announced commercial availability of NanoArc Synthesis™ alumina. This new nanomaterial is approximately 20 nanometer discrete spherical particles, which is about 30% smaller than Nanophase’s current commercial product, composed of high purity aluminum oxide. The new material is the first in a series of planned new NanoArc™ alumina-based compositions that are targeted for specific market applications to be introduced over the next several months. Nanophase is targeting the new nanomaterials for abrasion resistant coating applications requiring superior optical transparency; fine polishing applications, including semiconductors; and nanocomposite applications, including improved thermal management.

“The uniqueness of these alumina particles is...read the wave


 
 
Nano Tsunami : Guest Writer

Nanotechnology and Venture Capital

by Dr. Pearl Chin PhD, MBA

Managing General Partner of Seraphima Ventures
and CEO of Red Seraphim Consulting


To simplify a potentially long article, nanotechnology and venture capital at this stage can be characterized by this often made statement by some venture capitalists about investing in nanotechnology:

“It’s too early to invest in nanotechnology”. This statement can be interpreted as:

1. I don’t know what nanotechnology is

a. But I don’t want you to know that.
b. But I don’t believe in telling people that I don’t know.
c. But then the media won’t quote me and put my name in print if I admit that I don’t know.
d. This should be enough for me to say so I won’t put my foot in my mouth about this.
e. I like to appear to be cynical because it will make me look smarter.
f. I am a contrarian.
g. So I cannot invest in it.

2. I know what Nanotechnology is...read the wave

 

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Nano Electronics : USA

PRINTABLE SILICON FOR ULTRAHIGH PERFORMANCE FLEXIBLE ELECTRONIC SYSTEMS

 

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - By carving specks of single crystal silicon from a bulk wafer and casting them onto sheets of plastic, scientists at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have demonstrated a route to ultrahigh performance, mechanically flexible thin-film transistors. The process could enable new applications in consumer electronics - such as inexpensive wall-to-wall displays and intelligent but disposable radio frequency identification tags - and could even be used in applications that require significant computing power.

"Conventional silicon devices are limited by the size of the silicon wafer, which is typically less than 12 inches in diameter," said John Rogers, a professor of materials science and engineering and co-author of a paper...read the wave


 
Nano Biz: USA

NanoBio Corporation Adds New Member to Science Advisory Board

 

Dr. Birnbaum is an independent consultant specializing in the development of dermatological products. His clients include pharmaceutical companies, venture capitalists, and universities. He has over 25 years of industry experience spanning the areas of discovery research, formulations, clinical R&D, regulatory, and marketing, and he has been involved in commercializing numerous drug and consumer skin care products. Dr. Birnbaum was previously Vice President at Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation, where he played a key role in the development and launch of Lamisil.

Dr. James Baker, NanoBio's Chief Science Officer and Acting CEO, comments, "Dr. Birnbaum brings expertise to NanoBio that will be important for the commercialization of...read the wave


 
Nano Biz: USA

HUBER & NANOPHASE TECHNOLOGY TO COLLABORATE ON INGREDIENTS PROJECT

 

ATLANTA, GEORGIA, June 15, 2004 — Huber Engineered Materials, a business unit of J.M. Huber Corporation, and Nanophase Technologies Corporation (NANX), a leading developer and manufacturer of engineered nanomaterials, have agreed to collaborate in projects directed at research and development of “nanomaterial solutions” for new or improved Huber ingredients.

The first, funded joint application project – to develop a nanomaterial product by the companies – has been initiated with plans to complete product development by the end of 2004. Other nanomaterial product application developments are currently being planned, according to Dianne Leipold, Huber’s oral and personal care segment leader.

...read the wave


 
Nano Research: Israel

GOLD-TIPPED NANOCRYSTALS
DEVELOPED BY HEBREW UNIVERSITY

RESEARCHERS PROVIDE BOOST FOR NANOTECHNOLOGY APPPLICATONS

 

Jerusalem, June 17, 2004 – “Nanodumbells” – gold-tipped nanocrystals which can be used as highly-efficient building blocks for devices in the emerging nanotechnology revolution – have been developed by researchers at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

The technology, developed by a research group headed by Prof. Uri Banin of the Department of Physical Chemistry and the Center for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology of the Hebrew University, is described in an article in the current issue of Science magazine.

The nanodumbells – shaped somewhat like mini-weightlifting bars – offer a solution to problems of building new, nanocrystal transistors, the basic component of computer chips. ...read the wave


 
Future Technology:

DNA-Proofed Documents To
Arrive ‘By 2006’

 

The commercial launch of the first ever fool-proof document security system is planned for 2006, reports Marina Murphy in Chemistry & Industry magazine. The system, which uses DNA fingerprinting, will allow documents to be authenticated with an accuracy of billions to one against duplication, according to the Australian scientists working on the system.

The scientists plan to use human DNA in documents such as government bonds, securities, bearer bonds, shares and wills for authentication of documents and verification of document trials.

...read the wave


 
Tools of the Trade

Accelrys Releases New Cheminformatics Software

Software Toolkit for Creating Web-Based Cheminformatics Applications

 

SAN DIEGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Accelrys Inc. (NASDAQ:ACCL) today announced the release of the Accord(TM) Enterprise (AE) Webkit(TM), its latest software solution for chemical and biological information management.

The AE Webkit enables users to build and customize their own cheminformatics applications using commercial quality, validated components to create Web browser-based user interfaces to deploy such applications. In addition to the lower cost of deployment, browser-based applications are flexible, easily tailored to specific groups of users and simple to learn and use. This is the first in a series of Webkit releases.

AE Webkit makes full use of the power of the...read the wave


 
Future Technology: Austria - USA

Scientists demonstrate Quantum Teleportation with Atoms

Erste Teleportation mit Atomen

Researchers at the University of Innsbruck and the newly founded Institute of Quantum Optics and Quantum Information in Innsbruck, Austria, in collaboration with a scientist at Los Alamos National Laboratory in the USA, announced today (June 17, 2004) the first demonstration of the teleportation of a quantum state from one trapped atom to another located 8 microns (slightly less than a thousandth of an inch) away. This is the first time teleportation has been achieved with actual particles (as opposed to beams of light), and the first time it has been demonstrated in an entirely deliberate and controllable manner. ...read the wave


 
Nano Biz: USA

Tegal Completes Acquisition
of First Derivative Systems, Inc.

 

PETALUMA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--June 16, 2004--Tegal Corporation (Nasdaq:TGAL), a leading designer and manufacturer of plasma etch and deposition systems used in the production of integrated circuits and nanotechnology devices, today announced the closing of the transaction to acquire First Derivative Systems, Inc. (FDSI), the developer of a unique physical vapor deposition (PVD) system for 300mm applications. Tegal announced a definitive agreement to make the acquisition on April 29, 2004.

Tegal purchased substantially all of the assets of FDSI for just over one million four hundred thousand (1,400,000) shares of common stock and approximately $200,000 in assumed liabilities. All of the shares of common stock are subject to a.....read the wave

 

 
Tools of the Trade:

New Software From Accelrys and
Boston University

Aids Understanding of Protein-Protein Interactions

 

SAN DIEGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Accelrys Inc. (NASDAQ:ACCL) today announced an exclusive agreement with Boston University under which Accelrys will distribute two new software methods for studying protein-protein docking, ZDOCK and RDOCK. These algorithms enable more efficient life science research by helping scientists to understand the action of therapeutically interesting proteins by predicting the manner in which two proteins interact at the atomic level.

Most, if not all, proteins have interacting partners in a cell. Characterization of these interactions is critical to an exact understanding of biological process and can be used to design new therapeutic agents, such as drugs, biomarkers, or diagnostics, to treat a wide variety of diseases. As the structures of many protein-protein complexes have not been experimentally determined, computational methods such as ZDOCK and RDOCK provide fast alternatives to establish the important geometric relationships.
...read the wave


 
Nano Products:

Ultratech Introduces the LSA100 Laser Spike Anneal System

First tool built on new, high-performance Unity Platform(TM) targets critical thermal applications at the 65nm and smaller technology nodes

 

SAN JOSE, Calif., PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Ultratech, Inc. (NASDAQ:UTEK) , a leading supplier of lithography and laser-processing systems used for the manufacture of semiconductors and nanotechnology devices, have introduced the LSA100 laser spike anneal system -- the first tool built on the company's new Unity Platform(TM), announced earlier today. Featuring the patented laser-processing (LP) technology Ultratech unveiled last year, the LSA100 represents one of the industry's first commercially available laser- processing systems for both development and volume production of 65nm and smaller devices. Designed to work on all substrates -- including silicon-on- insulator (SOI), strained silicon, and strained SOI -- the LSA100 is expected to help IC manufacturers improve both the speed and density of their next- generation chips by minimizing thermal diffusion and greatly enhancing dopant activation.
...read the wave


 
Nano Products:

Altair Nanotechnologies, Inc.
Awarded First European Patent

New Patent Broadens Protection of Technology Platform for Strategic Manufacturing Process of TiO2 Pigment

 

RENO, NV -- (MARKET WIRE) -- 06/15/2004 -- Altair Nanotechnologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: ALTI), a company engaged in developing high performance materials and life sciences products using its pigment and nanomaterials technology platforms, today announced that it has been awarded a new patent, "Processing Titaniferous Ore to Titanium Dioxide Pigment," by the European Patent Office, Patent number 01194379.EP-B1.

The new patent broadens coverage of the company's first patent, U.S. patent, "Processing Titaniferous Ore to Titanium Dioxide Pigment" (Patent No. US 6,375,923 B1), issued in April 2002, which describes the...read the wave


 
Nano Medicine: USA

Breast cancer patients failed by treatment
with taxol and taxotere respond to abraxane

 

Houston – US Oncology (Nasdaq: USON) announced that data presented this week by a network physician at the American Society of Clinical Oncology annual meeting demonstrate that the investigational drug AbraxaneTM (albumin nanoparticle paclitaxel), administered weekly without steroid premedication, is active and well tolerated in women with metastatic breast cancer whose disease had progressed while they were treated with paclitaxel (Taxol®) and/or docetaxel (Taxotere®).

Based on analysis to date, results showed a 15 percent (95% CI: 8-22%) overall response rate in...read the wave


 
Future Technology:

Nanotech's Big Payoff? Never Having to Charge Your Cell Phone Again, Says Technology Review

 

In a lab in Lowell, Mass., researchers at Konarka Technologies are using the latest breakthroughs in nanotechnology to produce bright orange strips of plastic - printable solar cells -- that could solve one of the world's most troubling problems: how to create a ready and renewable supply of energy.

Konarka's technology is just one example of a new type of printable solar cell that promises to go almost anywhere, paving the way for affordable and ubiquitous solar power. Not only are the cells inexpensive to produce, they're so lightweight and flexible that they can be built into the surfaces of cell phones, laptops, and cars.

Eventually, such solar cells could even cover...read the wave


 
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Nano Research: Israel

GOLD-TIPPED NANOCRYSTALS
DEVELOPED BY HEBREW UNIVERSITY

RESEARCHERS PROVIDE BOOST FOR NANOTECHNOLOGY APPPLICATONS

 

Jerusalem, June 17, 2004 – “Nanodumbells” – gold-tipped nanocrystals which can be used as highly-efficient building blocks for devices in the emerging nanotechnology revolution – have been developed by researchers at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

The technology, developed by a research group headed by Prof. Uri Banin of the Department of Physical Chemistry and the Center for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology of the Hebrew University, is described in an article in the current issue of Science magazine.

The nanodumbells – shaped somewhat like mini-weightlifting bars – offer a solution to problems of building new, nanocrystal transistors, the basic component of computer chips. ...read the wave


 
Future Technology:

DNA-Proofed Documents To
Arrive ‘By 2006’

 

The commercial launch of the first ever fool-proof document security system is planned for 2006, reports Marina Murphy in Chemistry & Industry magazine. The system, which uses DNA fingerprinting, will allow documents to be authenticated with an accuracy of billions to one against duplication, according to the Australian scientists working on the system.

The scientists plan to use human DNA in documents such as government bonds, securities, bearer bonds, shares and wills for authentication of documents and verification of document trials.

...read the wave


 
Tools of the Trade

Accelrys Releases New Cheminformatics Software

Software Toolkit for Creating Web-Based Cheminformatics Applications

 

SAN DIEGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Accelrys Inc. (NASDAQ:ACCL) today announced the release of the Accord(TM) Enterprise (AE) Webkit(TM), its latest software solution for chemical and biological information management.

The AE Webkit enables users to build and customize their own cheminformatics applications using commercial quality, validated components to create Web browser-based user interfaces to deploy such applications. In addition to the lower cost of deployment, browser-based applications are flexible, easily tailored to specific groups of users and simple to learn and use. This is the first in a series of Webkit releases.

AE Webkit makes full use of the power of the...read the wave


 
Future Technology: Austria - USA

Scientists demonstrate Quantum Teleportation with Atoms

Erste Teleportation mit Atomen

Researchers at the University of Innsbruck and the newly founded Institute of Quantum Optics and Quantum Information in Innsbruck, Austria, in collaboration with a scientist at Los Alamos National Laboratory in the USA, announced today (June 17, 2004) the first demonstration of the teleportation of a quantum state from one trapped atom to another located 8 microns (slightly less than a thousandth of an inch) away. This is the first time teleportation has been achieved with actual particles (as opposed to beams of light), and the first time it has been demonstrated in an entirely deliberate and controllable manner. ...read the wave


 
Nano Biz: USA

Tegal Completes Acquisition
of First Derivative Systems, Inc.

 

PETALUMA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--June 16, 2004--Tegal Corporation (Nasdaq:TGAL), a leading designer and manufacturer of plasma etch and deposition systems used in the production of integrated circuits and nanotechnology devices, today announced the closing of the transaction to acquire First Derivative Systems, Inc. (FDSI), the developer of a unique physical vapor deposition (PVD) system for 300mm applications. Tegal announced a definitive agreement to make the acquisition on April 29, 2004.

Tegal purchased substantially all of the assets of FDSI for just over one million four hundred thousand (1,400,000) shares of common stock and approximately $200,000 in assumed liabilities. All of the shares of common stock are subject to a.....read the wave

 

 
Tools of the Trade:

New Software From Accelrys and
Boston University

Aids Understanding of Protein-Protein Interactions

 

SAN DIEGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Accelrys Inc. (NASDAQ:ACCL) today announced an exclusive agreement with Boston University under which Accelrys will distribute two new software methods for studying protein-protein docking, ZDOCK and RDOCK. These algorithms enable more efficient life science research by helping scientists to understand the action of therapeutically interesting proteins by predicting the manner in which two proteins interact at the atomic level.

Most, if not all, proteins have interacting partners in a cell. Characterization of these interactions is critical to an exact understanding of biological process and can be used to design new therapeutic agents, such as drugs, biomarkers, or diagnostics, to treat a wide variety of diseases. As the structures of many protein-protein complexes have not been experimentally determined, computational methods such as ZDOCK and RDOCK provide fast alternatives to establish the important geometric relationships.
...read the wave


 
Nano Products:

Ultratech Introduces the LSA100 Laser Spike Anneal System

First tool built on new, high-performance Unity Platform(TM) targets critical thermal applications at the 65nm and smaller technology nodes

 

SAN JOSE, Calif., PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Ultratech, Inc. (NASDAQ:UTEK) , a leading supplier of lithography and laser-processing systems used for the manufacture of semiconductors and nanotechnology devices, have introduced the LSA100 laser spike anneal system -- the first tool built on the company's new Unity Platform(TM), announced earlier today. Featuring the patented laser-processing (LP) technology Ultratech unveiled last year, the LSA100 represents one of the industry's first commercially available laser- processing systems for both development and volume production of 65nm and smaller devices. Designed to work on all substrates -- including silicon-on- insulator (SOI), strained silicon, and strained SOI -- the LSA100 is expected to help IC manufacturers improve both the speed and density of their next- generation chips by minimizing thermal diffusion and greatly enhancing dopant activation.
...read the wave


 
Nano Events: USA

SEMI Announces Roster of Speakers for NanoForum 2004

Nov. 14-17 Event to Focus on Bringing Nanotechnology Applications to Market

 

AUSTIN, Texas, June 15 /PRNewswire/ -- SEMI(R) today released its roster of keynote speakers and companies that will make presentations during SEMI NanoForum(TM) 2004, the first international conference for business leaders and technical experts in nanotechnology and the semiconductor equipment, materials and services industry. The conference will be November 14-17 at the new Austin Hilton Hotel.

Keynote speakers include George Atkinson, science and technology advisor to U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell; Dr. Mark Pinto, senior vice president, Applied Material's New Business and New Products Group; Larry Bock, co-founder and executive chairman, Nanosys Inc.; and Dr. Robert Doering, senior fellow and technology strategy manager, Texas Instruments Inc.

NanoForum 2004 is produced by SEMI, a global industry association that represents suppliers of manufacturing technology and materials to the semiconductor, flat-panel display, micro-electrical-mechanical-systems (MEMS) and related microelectronics industries.

SEMI NanoForum will be the...read the wave


 
Nano Products:

Altair Nanotechnologies, Inc.
Awarded First European Patent

New Patent Broadens Protection of Technology Platform for Strategic Manufacturing Process of TiO2 Pigment

 

RENO, NV -- (MARKET WIRE) -- 06/15/2004 -- Altair Nanotechnologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: ALTI), a company engaged in developing high performance materials and life sciences products using its pigment and nanomaterials technology platforms, today announced that it has been awarded a new patent, "Processing Titaniferous Ore to Titanium Dioxide Pigment," by the European Patent Office, Patent number 01194379.EP-B1.

The new patent broadens coverage of the company's first patent, U.S. patent, "Processing Titaniferous Ore to Titanium Dioxide Pigment" (Patent No. US 6,375,923 B1), issued in April 2002, which describes the...read the wave


 
Nano Medicine: USA

Breast cancer patients failed by treatment
with taxol and taxotere respond to abraxane

 

Houston – US Oncology (Nasdaq: USON) announced that data presented this week by a network physician at the American Society of Clinical Oncology annual meeting demonstrate that the investigational drug AbraxaneTM (albumin nanoparticle paclitaxel), administered weekly without steroid premedication, is active and well tolerated in women with metastatic breast cancer whose disease had progressed while they were treated with paclitaxel (Taxol®) and/or docetaxel (Taxotere®).

Based on analysis to date, results showed a 15 percent (95% CI: 8-22%) overall response rate in...read the wave


 
Nano Event: Switzerland

A chance meeting during a seminar coffee break may be at the origin of a Nobel prize.

 

For the second time now, the Nano Conference will be distinguished by its world-class speakers, once again making it a hub for the transfer of know-how between business and science. The Nano Conference will take place concurrently with the Nanofair 2004, the international trade show for nanotechnology, which will be held in St.Gallen, Switzerland from September 14 through 16.

A chance meeting during a seminar coffee break may be at the origin of a Nobel prize. This, at least, was the case with Alan J. Heeger. Heeger was awarded the Nobel prize in 2002 together with Alan McDiarmid and Hideki Shirakawa for discovering and developing conductive plastics....read the wave


 
Future Technology:

Nanotech's Big Payoff? Never Having to Charge Your Cell Phone Again, Says Technology Review

 

In a lab in Lowell, Mass., researchers at Konarka Technologies are using the latest breakthroughs in nanotechnology to produce bright orange strips of plastic - printable solar cells -- that could solve one of the world's most troubling problems: how to create a ready and renewable supply of energy.

Konarka's technology is just one example of a new type of printable solar cell that promises to go almost anywhere, paving the way for affordable and ubiquitous solar power. Not only are the cells inexpensive to produce, they're so lightweight and flexible that they can be built into the surfaces of cell phones, laptops, and cars.

Eventually, such solar cells could even cover...read the wave


 
nano news 17 - 06 - 2004
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Future Technology: Austria - USA

Scientists demonstrate Quantum Teleportation with Atoms

Erste Teleportation mit Atomen

Researchers at the University of Innsbruck and the newly founded Institute of Quantum Optics and Quantum Information in Innsbruck, Austria, in collaboration with a scientist at Los Alamos National Laboratory in the USA, announced today (June 17, 2004) the first demonstration of the teleportation of a quantum state from one trapped atom to another located 8 microns (slightly less than a thousandth of an inch) away. This is the first time teleportation has been achieved with actual particles (as opposed to beams of light), and the first time it has been demonstrated in an entirely deliberate and controllable manner. ...read the wave


 
Nano Biz: USA

Tegal Completes Acquisition
of First Derivative Systems, Inc.

 

PETALUMA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--June 16, 2004--Tegal Corporation (Nasdaq:TGAL), a leading designer and manufacturer of plasma etch and deposition systems used in the production of integrated circuits and nanotechnology devices, today announced the closing of the transaction to acquire First Derivative Systems, Inc. (FDSI), the developer of a unique physical vapor deposition (PVD) system for 300mm applications. Tegal announced a definitive agreement to make the acquisition on April 29, 2004.

Tegal purchased substantially all of the assets of FDSI for just over one million four hundred thousand (1,400,000) shares of common stock and approximately $200,000 in assumed liabilities. All of the shares of common stock are subject to a..

 

 
Nano Tools of the Trade:

New Software From Accelrys and
Boston University

Aids Understanding of Protein-Protein Interactions

 

SAN DIEGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Accelrys Inc. (NASDAQ:ACCL) today announced an exclusive agreement with Boston University under which Accelrys will distribute two new software methods for studying protein-protein docking, ZDOCK and RDOCK. These algorithms enable more efficient life science research by helping scientists to understand the action of therapeutically interesting proteins by predicting the manner in which two proteins interact at the atomic level.

Most, if not all, proteins have interacting partners in a cell. Characterization of these interactions is critical to an exact understanding of biological process and can be used to design new therapeutic agents, such as drugs, biomarkers, or diagnostics, to treat a wide variety of diseases. As the structures of many protein-protein complexes have not been experimentally determined, computational methods such as ZDOCK and RDOCK provide fast alternatives to establish the important geometric relationships.
...read the wave


 
Nano Products:

Ultratech Introduces the LSA100 Laser Spike Anneal System

First tool built on new, high-performance Unity Platform(TM) targets critical thermal applications at the 65nm and smaller technology nodes

 

SAN JOSE, Calif., PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Ultratech, Inc. (NASDAQ:UTEK) , a leading supplier of lithography and laser-processing systems used for the manufacture of semiconductors and nanotechnology devices, have introduced the LSA100 laser spike anneal system -- the first tool built on the company's new Unity Platform(TM), announced earlier today. Featuring the patented laser-processing (LP) technology Ultratech unveiled last year, the LSA100 represents one of the industry's first commercially available laser- processing systems for both development and volume production of 65nm and smaller devices. Designed to work on all substrates -- including silicon-on- insulator (SOI), strained silicon, and strained SOI -- the LSA100 is expected to help IC manufacturers improve both the speed and density of their next- generation chips by minimizing thermal diffusion and greatly enhancing dopant activation.
...read the wave


 
Nano Events: USA

SEMI Announces Roster of Speakers for NanoForum 2004

Nov. 14-17 Event to Focus on Bringing Nanotechnology Applications to Market

 

AUSTIN, Texas, June 15 /PRNewswire/ -- SEMI(R) today released its roster of keynote speakers and companies that will make presentations during SEMI NanoForum(TM) 2004, the first international conference for business leaders and technical experts in nanotechnology and the semiconductor equipment, materials and services industry. The conference will be November 14-17 at the new Austin Hilton Hotel.

Keynote speakers include George Atkinson, science and technology advisor to U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell; Dr. Mark Pinto, senior vice president, Applied Material's New Business and New Products Group; Larry Bock, co-founder and executive chairman, Nanosys Inc.; and Dr. Robert Doering, senior fellow and technology strategy manager, Texas Instruments Inc.

NanoForum 2004 is produced by SEMI, a global industry association that represents suppliers of manufacturing technology and materials to the semiconductor, flat-panel display, micro-electrical-mechanical-systems (MEMS) and related microelectronics industries.

SEMI NanoForum will be the...read the wave


Nano Products:

Altair Nanotechnologies, Inc.
Awarded First European Patent

New Patent Broadens Protection of Technology Platform for Strategic Manufacturing Process of TiO2 Pigment

 

RENO, NV -- (MARKET WIRE) -- 06/15/2004 -- Altair Nanotechnologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: ALTI), a company engaged in developing high performance materials and life sciences products using its pigment and nanomaterials technology platforms, today announced that it has been awarded a new patent, "Processing Titaniferous Ore to Titanium Dioxide Pigment," by the European Patent Office, Patent number 01194379.EP-B1.

The new patent broadens coverage of the company's first patent, U.S. patent, "Processing Titaniferous Ore to Titanium Dioxide Pigment" (Patent No. US 6,375,923 B1), issued in April 2002, which describes the...read the wave


 
Nano Medicine: USA

Breast cancer patients failed by treatment
with taxol and taxotere respond to abraxane

 

Houston – US Oncology (Nasdaq: USON) announced that data presented this week by a network physician at the American Society of Clinical Oncology annual meeting demonstrate that the investigational drug AbraxaneTM (albumin nanoparticle paclitaxel), administered weekly without steroid premedication, is active and well tolerated in women with metastatic breast cancer whose disease had progressed while they were treated with paclitaxel (Taxol®) and/or docetaxel (Taxotere®).

Based on analysis to date, results showed a 15 percent (95% CI: 8-22%) overall response rate in...read the wave


 
Nano Event: Switzerland

A chance meeting during a seminar coffee break may be at the origin of a Nobel prize.

 

For the second time now, the Nano Conference will be distinguished by its world-class speakers, once again making it a hub for the transfer of know-how between business and science. The Nano Conference will take place concurrently with the Nanofair 2004, the international trade show for nanotechnology, which will be held in St.Gallen, Switzerland from September 14 through 16.

A chance meeting during a seminar coffee break may be at the origin of a Nobel prize. This, at least, was the case with Alan J. Heeger. Heeger was awarded the Nobel prize in 2002 together with Alan McDiarmid and Hideki Shirakawa for discovering and developing conductive plastics....read the wave


 
Future Technology:

Nanotech's Big Payoff? Never Having to Charge Your Cell Phone Again, Says Technology Review

 

In a lab in Lowell, Mass., researchers at Konarka Technologies are using the latest breakthroughs in nanotechnology to produce bright orange strips of plastic - printable solar cells -- that could solve one of the world's most troubling problems: how to create a ready and renewable supply of energy.

Konarka's technology is just one example of a new type of printable solar cell that promises to go almost anywhere, paving the way for affordable and ubiquitous solar power. Not only are the cells inexpensive to produce, they're so lightweight and flexible that they can be built into the surfaces of cell phones, laptops, and cars.

Eventually, such solar cells could even cover...read the wave


Nano News: Taiwan

Science Council Sees Bright Future in Nanotechnology

 

Aiming to boost Taiwan high-tech innovation and international competitiveness, the National Science Council is set to focus on research and development programs in the pioneering field of nanotechnology and in the application of nano-products.

"Nanotechnology is most important scientific development in the 21st century, at least in the first-half of this century," said new NSC Minister Wu Maw-kuen as he spoke to the press yesterday.
...read the wave


 
Nano News:

Nanotechnology Improving Energy Options

 

Nanotechnology could help revolutionize the energy industry, producing advances such as solar power cells made of plastics to environmentally friendly batteries that detoxify themselves, experts told United Press International.

Nanotechnology deals with tools at the level of atoms and molecules, on the scale of nanometers, or billionths of a meter. Because nanomaterials have far more surface area for chemical reactions or storage, they can become super-catalysts. Electrical and thermal properties and strength of materials also can improve dramatically....read the wave

 
Nano Research: USA

Quantum dots see in the dark

USC/UT 'Quantum Dot' nanodevices promise improved
night vision goggles, medical sensors and more

 

Researchers at the University of Southern California and the University of Texas at Austin have built and tested a device based on nanostructures called quantum dots that can sensitively detect infrared radiation in a crucial wavelength range. Quantum dot IR receptor unit.

The atmosphere is opaque to most infrared, but it is transparent for a narrow "window" between 8 and 12 microns. Night vision goggles, military target tracking devices and environmental monitors utilize this range of wavelengths.

Anupam Madhukar, holder of the Kenneth T. Norris Chair in the USC Viterbi School of Engineering with appointments in the departments of materials science, biomedical engineering and physics, says "a class of existing infrared detectors are based on what is called 'quantum well' technology. But we have created a detector based on different physics--quantum dot physics--that works at least as well and has the potential to perform better." ...read the wave


 
Future Technology:

New type of liquid crystal identified;
Holds promise of faster,
lower priced liquid crystal displays

 

A new type of liquid crystal - recently discovered by a research team that includes a Kent State University professor - holds the promise of faster liquid crystal displays at a lower price.

A new liquid crystal phase – the biaxial nematic liquid crystal - which is likely to revolutionize the liquid crystal display technology, has been discovered by three researchers, Dr. Satyendra Kumar, professor of physics at Kent State; Dr. Bharat R. Acharya, of Platytus Technologies, Madison, WI; and Dr. Andrew Primak, of Pacific Northwest National Lab, Richland, WA.

Currently, the liquid crystal displays used in most laptops and televisions make use of...read the wave


 
Future Technology: USA

MIT technology jump-starts human
embryonic stem cell work

 

CAMBRIDGE, Mass.--An MIT team has developed new technology that could jump-start scientists' ability to create specific cell types from human embryonic stem cells, a feat with implications for developing replacement organs and a variety of other tissue engineering applications.

The scientists have already identified a simple method for producing substantially pure populations of epithelial-like cells from human embryonic stem cells. Epithelial cells could be useful in making synthetic skin.

Human embryonic stem cells (hES) have the potential to differentiate into a variety of specialized cells, but coaxing them to do so is difficult. Several factors are known to influence their behavior. One of them is the material the cells grow...read the wave


 
Nano Research: USA

X-Rayed Movie

 

A research team has produced the fastest movies ever made of electron motion. Created by scattering x rays off of water, the movies show electrons sloshing in water molecules, and each frame lasts just 4 attoseconds (quintillionths of a second). The results, published in the 11 June PRL, could let researchers "watch" chemical reactions even faster than those viewable with today's "ultrafast" pulsed lasers….read the wave

 

 
Nano Products:

Tool Coating permits high-speed milling of hardened steels.

 

Consisting of nano-composite material for hardness and resistance to oxidation, TH coating helps increase tool life, while improving finish quality of pre-hardened and hardened steels. Because coating generates little heat when machining, it is suited for dry cutting.
….read the wave


 
Nano Electronics: Taiwan

UMC Produces Xilinx FPGAs with Triple-Oxide 90nm

 

Taiwanese foundry UMC today said it used a 90nm triple-oxide process to manufacture Xilinx's Virtex-4 FPGA products and realize 50 percent lower power consumption than previous generation devices.
That was achieved by using three thicknesses of the insulating gate oxide layers, the companies said. …read the wave


 
Nano Medicine: USA

Drug Discovery and Delivery Applications of Nanotechnology and Commercial Opportunities to be Featured at October Conference

 

NEW YORK, PRNewswire/ -- The broad based application of nanotechnology as a discovery platform, as well as in drug delivery and diagnostic tools will be featured as part of a two-day forum to be held in Cambridge, MA, focusing on commercial and scientific aspects, announces Strategic Research Institute.

The meeting will be comprised of approximately twenty, thirty-minute presentations on recent data on the development and application of nanotechnology, featuring...read the wave


 
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Nano Medicine: USA

Breast cancer patients failed by treatment
with taxol and taxotere respond to abraxane

 

Houston – US Oncology (Nasdaq: USON) announced that data presented this week by a network physician at the American Society of Clinical Oncology annual meeting demonstrate that the investigational drug AbraxaneTM (albumin nanoparticle paclitaxel), administered weekly without steroid premedication, is active and well tolerated in women with metastatic breast cancer whose disease had progressed while they were treated with paclitaxel (Taxol®) and/or docetaxel (Taxotere®).

Based on analysis to date, results showed a 15 percent (95% CI: 8-22%) overall response rate in...read the wave


 
Nano Event: Switzerland

A chance meeting during a seminar coffee break may be at the origin of a Nobel prize.

 

For the second time now, the Nano Conference will be distinguished by its world-class speakers, once again making it a hub for the transfer of know-how between business and science. The Nano Conference will take place concurrently with the Nanofair 2004, the international trade show for nanotechnology, which will be held in St.Gallen, Switzerland from September 14 through 16.

A chance meeting during a seminar coffee break may be at the origin of a Nobel prize. This, at least, was the case with Alan J. Heeger. Heeger was awarded the Nobel prize in 2002 together with Alan McDiarmid and Hideki Shirakawa for discovering and developing conductive plastics....read the wave


 
Future Technology:

Nanotech's Big Payoff? Never Having to Charge Your Cell Phone Again, Says Technology Review

 

In a lab in Lowell, Mass., researchers at Konarka Technologies are using the latest breakthroughs in nanotechnology to produce bright orange strips of plastic - printable solar cells -- that could solve one of the world's most troubling problems: how to create a ready and renewable supply of energy.

Konarka's technology is just one example of a new type of printable solar cell that promises to go almost anywhere, paving the way for affordable and ubiquitous solar power. Not only are the cells inexpensive to produce, they're so lightweight and flexible that they can be built into the surfaces of cell phones, laptops, and cars.

Eventually, such solar cells could even cover...read the wave


 
Nano News: Taiwan

Science Council Sees Bright Future in Nanotechnology

 

Aiming to boost Taiwan high-tech innovation and international competitiveness, the National Science Council is set to focus on research and development programs in the pioneering field of nanotechnology and in the application of nano-products.

"Nanotechnology is most important scientific development in the 21st century, at least in the first-half of this century," said new NSC Minister Wu Maw-kuen as he spoke to the press yesterday.
...read the wave


 
Nano News:

Nanotechnology Improving Energy Options

 

Nanotechnology could help revolutionize the energy industry, producing advances such as solar power cells made of plastics to environmentally friendly batteries that detoxify themselves, experts told United Press International.

Nanotechnology deals with tools at the level of atoms and molecules, on the scale of nanometers, or billionths of a meter. Because nanomaterials have far more surface area for chemical reactions or storage, they can become super-catalysts. Electrical and thermal properties and strength of materials also can improve dramatically....read the wave

 
Nano Research: USA

Quantum dots see in the dark

USC/UT 'Quantum Dot' nanodevices promise improved
night vision goggles, medical sensors and more

 

Researchers at the University of Southern California and the University of Texas at Austin have built and tested a device based on nanostructures called quantum dots that can sensitively detect infrared radiation in a crucial wavelength range. Quantum dot IR receptor unit.

The atmosphere is opaque to most infrared, but it is transparent for a narrow "window" between 8 and 12 microns. Night vision goggles, military target tracking devices and environmental monitors utilize this range of wavelengths.

Anupam Madhukar, holder of the Kenneth T. Norris Chair in the USC Viterbi School of Engineering with appointments in the departments of materials science, biomedical engineering and physics, says "a class of existing infrared detectors are based on what is called 'quantum well' technology. But we have created a detector based on different physics--quantum dot physics--that works at least as well and has the potential to perform better." ...read the wave


 
Future Technology:

New type of liquid crystal identified;
Holds promise of faster,
lower priced liquid crystal displays

 

A new type of liquid crystal - recently discovered by a research team that includes a Kent State University professor - holds the promise of faster liquid crystal displays at a lower price.

A new liquid crystal phase – the biaxial nematic liquid crystal - which is likely to revolutionize the liquid crystal display technology, has been discovered by three researchers, Dr. Satyendra Kumar, professor of physics at Kent State; Dr. Bharat R. Acharya, of Platytus Technologies, Madison, WI; and Dr. Andrew Primak, of Pacific Northwest National Lab, Richland, WA.

Currently, the liquid crystal displays used in most laptops and televisions make use of...read the wave


 
Future Technology: USA

MIT technology jump-starts human
embryonic stem cell work

 

CAMBRIDGE, Mass.--An MIT team has developed new technology that could jump-start scientists' ability to create specific cell types from human embryonic stem cells, a feat with implications for developing replacement organs and a variety of other tissue engineering applications.

The scientists have already identified a simple method for producing substantially pure populations of epithelial-like cells from human embryonic stem cells. Epithelial cells could be useful in making synthetic skin.

Human embryonic stem cells (hES) have the potential to differentiate into a variety of specialized cells, but coaxing them to do so is difficult. Several factors are known to influence their behavior. One of them is the material the cells grow...read the wave


 
Nano Research: USA

X-Rayed Movie

 

A research team has produced the fastest movies ever made of electron motion. Created by scattering x rays off of water, the movies show electrons sloshing in water molecules, and each frame lasts just 4 attoseconds (quintillionths of a second). The results, published in the 11 June PRL, could let researchers "watch" chemical reactions even faster than those viewable with today's "ultrafast" pulsed lasers….read the wave

 

 
Nano Products:

Tool Coating permits high-speed milling of hardened steels.

 

Consisting of nano-composite material for hardness and resistance to oxidation, TH coating helps increase tool life, while improving finish quality of pre-hardened and hardened steels. Because coating generates little heat when machining, it is suited for dry cutting.
….read the wave


 
Nano Electronics: Taiwan

UMC Produces Xilinx FPGAs with Triple-Oxide 90nm

 

Taiwanese foundry UMC today said it used a 90nm triple-oxide process to manufacture Xilinx's Virtex-4 FPGA products and realize 50 percent lower power consumption than previous generation devices.
That was achieved by using three thicknesses of the insulating gate oxide layers, the companies said. …read the wave


 
Nano Medicine: USA

Drug Discovery and Delivery Applications of Nanotechnology and Commercial Opportunities to be Featured at October Conference

 

NEW YORK, PRNewswire/ -- The broad based application of nanotechnology as a discovery platform, as well as in drug delivery and diagnostic tools will be featured as part of a two-day forum to be held in Cambridge, MA, focusing on commercial and scientific aspects, announces Strategic Research Institute.

The meeting will be comprised of approximately twenty, thirty-minute presentations on recent data on the development and application of nanotechnology, featuring...read the wave


 
Nano Research: USA

Pumping energy to nanocrystals
from a quantum well

 

LOS ALAMOS, N.M., June 10, 2004 -- University of California scientists working at Los Alamos National Laboratory with a colleague from Sandia National Laboratories have developed a new method for exciting light emission from nanocrystal quantum dots. The discovery provides a way to supply energy to quantum dots without wires, and paves the way for a potentially wider use of tunable nanocrystalline materials in a variety of novel light-emitting technologies ranging from electronic displays to solid-state lighting and electrically pumped nanoscale lasers. ...read the wave

 

 

Nano Research: USA

Studies on electric polarization
open potential for tinier devices

 

ARGONNE, Ill. — Researchers from the U.S. Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory and Northern Illinois University have shown that very thin materials can still retain an electric polarization, opening the potential for a wide range of tiny devices.

The researchers found that the ferroelectric phase – the ability to hold a switchable electric polarization – is stable for thicknesses as small as 1.2 nanometers, one-billionth of a meter, or a size several hundred thousand times smaller than the period at the end of this sentence.

Previous studies had found that, as the material became too thin, it quit being a ferroelectric. These new results, however, suggest that ...read the wave


 
Nano Defence: USA

Nanotechnology Film
Wins Top Animation Honors.

 

Concord, MA (PRWEB) -- A collaboration between two Concord-based creative firms won top honors for video animation in the 25th Annual Telly Awards competition, announced this week.

DigiNovations' North Bridge Productions and Boston Animation are being singled out for their work together on animation for the Massachusetts Institute of Technology that depicts future military applications of nanotechnology. The Telly Awards represent the premiere international-level honor for local, regional, and cable TV commercials and programs, as well as the finest video and film productions....read the wave


 
Future Technology: UK

Your Face Is Becoming Your Key To The Future

Many of us pride ourselves on never forgetting a face - and rightly so, because recognising and remembering the subtle distinctions that make everyone look uniquely different is a complex task. Now, thanks to the development of new technology, your face may soon be the key to the future.

The U-FACE project, funded with the help of a grant of €700,000 from the Information Society Technology (IST) Programme of the European Union’s Framework Programme, has applied and extended existing facial biometrics technology. The system works through a Web cam that scans the face of the person requesting access. The sophisticated software checks the image to see if it tallies with one of the stored 'biometrics templates' of authorised faces. If the face is not 'recognised' by the system, access is denied...read the news


 
Nano Environment: China

Beijing Automobile Research Institute Tests Biofriendly's Green Plus Fuel Catalyst.

Significant Reductions Achieved in Emissions
While Improving Fuel Economy

 

BEIJING--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Biofriendly Corporation have announced the completion of certified tests by the Beijing Automobile Research Institute. The tests, which were conducted on a 4-cylinder passenger automobile, showed significant reductions in harmful emissions as well as a substantial improvement in fuel economy when using Biofriendly's Green Plus(TM) liquid fuel combustion catalyst.

The results of the tests showed reductions of 29.7% in carbon monoxide, 27.9% in total hydrocarbons, 28.2% in nitrogen oxides and 10.1% in carbon dioxide...read the wave


nano news 15 - 06 - 2004
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Nano Research: USA

Quantum dots see in the dark

USC/UT 'Quantum Dot' nanodevices promise improved
night vision goggles, medical sensors and more

 

Researchers at the University of Southern California and the University of Texas at Austin have built and tested a device based on nanostructures called quantum dots that can sensitively detect infrared radiation in a crucial wavelength range. Quantum dot IR receptor unit.

The atmosphere is opaque to most infrared, but it is transparent for a narrow "window" between 8 and 12 microns. Night vision goggles, military target tracking devices and environmental monitors utilize this range of wavelengths.

Anupam Madhukar, holder of the Kenneth T. Norris Chair in the USC Viterbi School of Engineering with appointments in the departments of materials science, biomedical engineering and physics, says "a class of existing infrared detectors are based on what is called 'quantum well' technology. But we have created a detector based on different physics--quantum dot physics--that works at least as well and has the potential to perform better." ...read the wave


 
Future Technology:

New type of liquid crystal identified;
Holds promise of faster,
lower priced liquid crystal displays

 

A new type of liquid crystal - recently discovered by a research team that includes a Kent State University professor - holds the promise of faster liquid crystal displays at a lower price.

A new liquid crystal phase – the biaxial nematic liquid crystal - which is likely to revolutionize the liquid crystal display technology, has been discovered by three researchers, Dr. Satyendra Kumar, professor of physics at Kent State; Dr. Bharat R. Acharya, of Platytus Technologies, Madison, WI; and Dr. Andrew Primak, of Pacific Northwest National Lab, Richland, WA.

Currently, the liquid crystal displays used in most laptops and televisions make use of...read the wave


 
Future Technology: USA

MIT technology jump-starts human
embryonic stem cell work

 

CAMBRIDGE, Mass.--An MIT team has developed new technology that could jump-start scientists' ability to create specific cell types from human embryonic stem cells, a feat with implications for developing replacement organs and a variety of other tissue engineering applications.

The scientists have already identified a simple method for producing substantially pure populations of epithelial-like cells from human embryonic stem cells. Epithelial cells could be useful in making synthetic skin.

Human embryonic stem cells (hES) have the potential to differentiate into a variety of specialized cells, but coaxing them to do so is difficult. Several factors are known to influence their behavior. One of them is the material the cells grow...read the wave


 
Nano Research: USA

X-Rayed Movie

 

A research team has produced the fastest movies ever made of electron motion. Created by scattering x rays off of water, the movies show electrons sloshing in water molecules, and each frame lasts just 4 attoseconds (quintillionths of a second). The results, published in the 11 June PRL, could let researchers "watch" chemical reactions even faster than those viewable with today's "ultrafast" pulsed lasers….read the wave

 

 
Nano Products:

Tool Coating permits high-speed milling of hardened steels.

 

Consisting of nano-composite material for hardness and resistance to oxidation, TH coating helps increase tool life, while improving finish quality of pre-hardened and hardened steels. Because coating generates little heat when machining, it is suited for dry cutting.
….read the wave


 
Nano Electronics: Taiwan

UMC Produces Xilinx FPGAs with Triple-Oxide 90nm

 

Taiwanese foundry UMC today said it used a 90nm triple-oxide process to manufacture Xilinx's Virtex-4 FPGA products and realize 50 percent lower power consumption than previous generation devices.
That was achieved by using three thicknesses of the insulating gate oxide layers, the companies said. …read the wave


 
Nano Medicine: USA

Drug Discovery and Delivery Applications of Nanotechnology and Commercial Opportunities to be Featured at October Conference

 

NEW YORK, PRNewswire/ -- The broad based application of nanotechnology as a discovery platform, as well as in drug delivery and diagnostic tools will be featured as part of a two-day forum to be held in Cambridge, MA, focusing on commercial and scientific aspects, announces Strategic Research Institute.

The meeting will be comprised of approximately twenty, thirty-minute presentations on recent data on the development and application of nanotechnology, featuring...read the wave


 
Nano Research: USA

Pumping energy to nanocrystals
from a quantum well

 

LOS ALAMOS, N.M., June 10, 2004 -- University of California scientists working at Los Alamos National Laboratory with a colleague from Sandia National Laboratories have developed a new method for exciting light emission from nanocrystal quantum dots. The discovery provides a way to supply energy to quantum dots without wires, and paves the way for a potentially wider use of tunable nanocrystalline materials in a variety of novel light-emitting technologies ranging from electronic displays to solid-state lighting and electrically pumped nanoscale lasers. ...read the wave

 

 

Nano Research: USA

Studies on electric polarization
open potential for tinier devices

 

ARGONNE, Ill. — Researchers from the U.S. Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory and Northern Illinois University have shown that very thin materials can still retain an electric polarization, opening the potential for a wide range of tiny devices.

The researchers found that the ferroelectric phase – the ability to hold a switchable electric polarization – is stable for thicknesses as small as 1.2 nanometers, one-billionth of a meter, or a size several hundred thousand times smaller than the period at the end of this sentence.

Previous studies had found that, as the material became too thin, it quit being a ferroelectric. These new results, however, suggest that ...read the wave


Nano Defence: USA

Nanotechnology Film
Wins Top Animation Honors.

 

Concord, MA (PRWEB) -- A collaboration between two Concord-based creative firms won top honors for video animation in the 25th Annual Telly Awards competition, announced this week.

DigiNovations' North Bridge Productions and Boston Animation are being singled out for their work together on animation for the Massachusetts Institute of Technology that depicts future military applications of nanotechnology. The Telly Awards represent the premiere international-level honor for local, regional, and cable TV commercials and programs, as well as the finest video and film productions....read the wave


 
Future Technology: UK

Your Face Is Becoming Your Key To The Future

Many of us pride ourselves on never forgetting a face - and rightly so, because recognising and remembering the subtle distinctions that make everyone look uniquely different is a complex task. Now, thanks to the development of new technology, your face may soon be the key to the future.

The U-FACE project, funded with the help of a grant of €700,000 from the Information Society Technology (IST) Programme of the European Union’s Framework Programme, has applied and extended existing facial biometrics technology. The system works through a Web cam that scans the face of the person requesting access. The sophisticated software checks the image to see if it tallies with one of the stored 'biometrics templates' of authorised faces. If the face is not 'recognised' by the system, access is denied...read the news


 
Nano Environment: China

Beijing Automobile Research Institute Tests Biofriendly's Green Plus Fuel Catalyst.

Significant Reductions Achieved in Emissions
While Improving Fuel Economy

 

BEIJING--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Biofriendly Corporation have announced the completion of certified tests by the Beijing Automobile Research Institute. The tests, which were conducted on a 4-cylinder passenger automobile, showed significant reductions in harmful emissions as well as a substantial improvement in fuel economy when using Biofriendly's Green Plus(TM) liquid fuel combustion catalyst.

The results of the tests showed reductions of 29.7% in carbon monoxide, 27.9% in total hydrocarbons, 28.2% in nitrogen oxides and 10.1% in carbon dioxide...read the wave


 
Nano Research: USA

GEMZ Corp. to Develop Solar-Powered Laptop Solution Using Nanofilms

 

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--GEMZ Corp., (OTC: GMZP - News) have announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary, International Nanotechnology Corporation (INC) is planning to develop a solar-powered solution for powering laptop computers. INC previously announced that it had signed a letter of intent with Terra Solar Development Corp., a leading developer of photovoltaic and nanocell technology to acquire substantially all of its nanotechnology assets and certain photovoltaic assets as well. The solar-powered laptop charger will be the first product resulting from the planned combination.

While laptop users everywhere need a cost-effective device that can continually power or recharge laptops without plugging them in, previous products use crystalline or polycrystalline silicon photovoltaic cells don't do the job, as they work only when.
..read the wave


 
Future Technology:

New Results Change Estimate
of Higgs Boson Mass

 

In a case of the plot thickening as the mystery unfolds, the Higgs boson has just gotten heavier, even though the subatomic particle has yet to be found. In a letter to the scientific journal Nature, published in the June 10, 2004 issue, an international collaboration of scientists working at the Tevatron accelerator of the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (Fermilab), report the most precise measurements yet for the mass of the top quark — a subatomic particle that has been found — and this requires an upward revision for the long-postulated but still undetected Higgs boson.

"Since the top quark mass we are reporting is a bit higher than previously measured, it means the most likely value of the Higgs mass is...read the wave


 
Nano Education: UK

New £2 million UK
Nanotechnology Laboratory is opened

 

AlphaGalileo--A new £2 million laboratory that will place the University of Bath at the centre of nanotechnology research was formally opened on Wednesday (June 9).

Scientists using the new nanofabrication centre can create structures that are only a few hundred atoms in size, or about a millionth of a millimetre, opening up important areas of research in physics.

The advantage of working at such a small scale is that the structures can be purpose-built in novel ways that are not found in nature. This could be the basis of a new generation of more powerful computers, improved medical devices and cheaper lighting that could be in everyday use in the next few years.

The building itself was put up in the 1960s but was converted in January this year at a cost of just over £1 million, using a £750,000 grant from the Government’s Science Research Investment Fund and the remainder from the Royal Society-Wolfson Foundation and the University of Bath.

The laboratory’s equipment, which includes devices for electron.
..read the wave


nano news 14 - 06 - 2004
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France : 2 England : 1.... what can I say... come on England !
Nano Research: USA

Pumping energy to nanocrystals
from a quantum well

 

LOS ALAMOS, N.M., June 10, 2004 -- University of California scientists working at Los Alamos National Laboratory with a colleague from Sandia National Laboratories have developed a new method for exciting light emission from nanocrystal quantum dots. The discovery provides a way to supply energy to quantum dots without wires, and paves the way for a potentially wider use of tunable nanocrystalline materials in a variety of novel light-emitting technologies ranging from electronic displays to solid-state lighting and electrically pumped nanoscale lasers. ...read the wave

 

 

Nano Research: USA

Studies on electric polarization
open potential for tinier devices

 

ARGONNE, Ill. — Researchers from the U.S. Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory and Northern Illinois University have shown that very thin materials can still retain an electric polarization, opening the potential for a wide range of tiny devices.

The researchers found that the ferroelectric phase – the ability to hold a switchable electric polarization – is stable for thicknesses as small as 1.2 nanometers, one-billionth of a meter, or a size several hundred thousand times smaller than the period at the end of this sentence.

Previous studies had found that, as the material became too thin, it quit being a ferroelectric. These new results, however, suggest that ...read the wave


 
Nano Defence: USA

Nanotechnology Film
Wins Top Animation Honors.

 

Concord, MA (PRWEB) -- A collaboration between two Concord-based creative firms won top honors for video animation in the 25th Annual Telly Awards competition, announced this week.

DigiNovations' North Bridge Productions and Boston Animation are being singled out for their work together on animation for the Massachusetts Institute of Technology that depicts future military applications of nanotechnology. The Telly Awards represent the premiere international-level honor for local, regional, and cable TV commercials and programs, as well as the finest video and film productions....read the wave


 
Future Technology: UK

Your Face Is Becoming Your Key To The Future

Many of us pride ourselves on never forgetting a face - and rightly so, because recognising and remembering the subtle distinctions that make everyone look uniquely different is a complex task. Now, thanks to the development of new technology, your face may soon be the key to the future.

The U-FACE project, funded with the help of a grant of €700,000 from the Information Society Technology (IST) Programme of the European Union’s Framework Programme, has applied and extended existing facial biometrics technology. The system works through a Web cam that scans the face of the person requesting access. The sophisticated software checks the image to see if it tallies with one of the stored 'biometrics templates' of authorised faces. If the face is not 'recognised' by the system, access is denied...read the news


 
Nano Environment: China

Beijing Automobile Research Institute Tests Biofriendly's Green Plus Fuel Catalyst.

Significant Reductions Achieved in Emissions
While Improving Fuel Economy

 

BEIJING--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Biofriendly Corporation have announced the completion of certified tests by the Beijing Automobile Research Institute. The tests, which were conducted on a 4-cylinder passenger automobile, showed significant reductions in harmful emissions as well as a substantial improvement in fuel economy when using Biofriendly's Green Plus(TM) liquid fuel combustion catalyst.

The results of the tests showed reductions of 29.7% in carbon monoxide, 27.9% in total hydrocarbons, 28.2% in nitrogen oxides and 10.1% in carbon dioxide...read the wave


 
Nano Research: USA

GEMZ Corp. to Develop Solar-Powered Laptop Solution Using Nanofilms

 

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--GEMZ Corp., (OTC: GMZP - News) have announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary, International Nanotechnology Corporation (INC) is planning to develop a solar-powered solution for powering laptop computers. INC previously announced that it had signed a letter of intent with Terra Solar Development Corp., a leading developer of photovoltaic and nanocell technology to acquire substantially all of its nanotechnology assets and certain photovoltaic assets as well. The solar-powered laptop charger will be the first product resulting from the planned combination.

While laptop users everywhere need a cost-effective device that can continually power or recharge laptops without plugging them in, previous products use crystalline or polycrystalline silicon photovoltaic cells don't do the job, as they work only when.
..read the wave


 
Future Technology:

New Results Change Estimate
of Higgs Boson Mass

 

In a case of the plot thickening as the mystery unfolds, the Higgs boson has just gotten heavier, even though the subatomic particle has yet to be found. In a letter to the scientific journal Nature, published in the June 10, 2004 issue, an international collaboration of scientists working at the Tevatron accelerator of the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (Fermilab), report the most precise measurements yet for the mass of the top quark — a subatomic particle that has been found — and this requires an upward revision for the long-postulated but still undetected Higgs boson.

"Since the top quark mass we are reporting is a bit higher than previously measured, it means the most likely value of the Higgs mass is...read the wave


 
Nano Education: UK

New £2 million UK
Nanotechnology Laboratory is opened

 

AlphaGalileo--A new £2 million laboratory that will place the University of Bath at the centre of nanotechnology research was formally opened on Wednesday (June 9).

Scientists using the new nanofabrication centre can create structures that are only a few hundred atoms in size, or about a millionth of a millimetre, opening up important areas of research in physics.

The advantage of working at such a small scale is that the structures can be purpose-built in novel ways that are not found in nature. This could be the basis of a new generation of more powerful computers, improved medical devices and cheaper lighting that could be in everyday use in the next few years.

The building itself was put up in the 1960s but was converted in January this year at a cost of just over £1 million, using a £750,000 grant from the Government’s Science Research Investment Fund and the remainder from the Royal Society-Wolfson Foundation and the University of Bath.

The laboratory’s equipment, which includes devices for electron.
..read the wave


 
Nano Electronics : UK / Holland

Major new embedded
memory
technology announced

Une nouvelle technologie importante de mémoires intégrées est annoncée

Cavendish Kinetics stellt bahnbrechende Embedded-Memory-Technologie vor

 

Cambridge, UK. Cavendish Kinetics, which was born out of Cambridge University, today announced a major new technology which will offer the lowest power and entry-cost embedded non-volatile memory (NVM) in the industry. The company's Nanomech™ technology is capable of simple incorporation into standard CMOS and other processes and will offer semiconductor companies and foundries a lower power, higher speed alternative to embedded Fuse, Flash and EEPROM.

The patented Nanomech technology is the subject of over 10 years of research at Cavendish Kinetics and based on moveable structures. Each sub-micron structure represents one bit of memory and requires only 25 PicoJoules to program it, thereby giving rise to the exceptionally low write/erase power requirements. The technology is process scaleable and can be used with process nodes to below 45 nanometers....read the wave


 
Nano Research: USA

U.S. Must Accelerate
Nanoelectronics Research

 

SAN JOSE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) have called for creation of a Nanoelectronics Research Institute to direct and coordinate a massive research effort to assure continued U.S. leadership in information technology after current semiconductor technology runs up against insurmountable physical limits.

Most researchers believe that CMOS (complementary metal-oxide semiconductor) technology will encounter such limits in 15 years. After that time, the ability to deliver continuous improvements in information technology will require the use of new materials and devices with features so small that they are measured in a few nanometers. One nanometer is one one-billionth of a meter.

"The price for not starting now on a massive, coordinated research and development effort in nanoelectronics could be nothing less than a loss, in just two decades, of U.S. economic and defense leadership," said Dr. John E. Kelly, III, senior vice president and group executive of the IBM Technology Group...read the wave


weekend nano news 12 / 13 - 06 - 2004
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Nano Defence: USA

Nanotechnology Film
Wins Top Animation Honors.

 

Concord, MA (PRWEB) -- A collaboration between two Concord-based creative firms won top honors for video animation in the 25th Annual Telly Awards competition, announced this week.

DigiNovations' North Bridge Productions and Boston Animation are being singled out for their work together on animation for the Massachusetts Institute of Technology that depicts future military applications of nanotechnology. The Telly Awards represent the premiere international-level honor for local, regional, and cable TV commercials and programs, as well as the finest video and film productions....read the wave


 
Future Technology: UK

Your Face Is Becoming Your Key To The Future

Many of us pride ourselves on never forgetting a face - and rightly so, because recognising and remembering the subtle distinctions that make everyone look uniquely different is a complex task. Now, thanks to the development of new technology, your face may soon be the key to the future.

The U-FACE project, funded with the help of a grant of €700,000 from the Information Society Technology (IST) Programme of the European Union’s Framework Programme, has applied and extended existing facial biometrics technology. The system works through a Web cam that scans the face of the person requesting access. The sophisticated software checks the image to see if it tallies with one of the stored 'biometrics templates' of authorised faces. If the face is not 'recognised' by the system, access is denied...read the news


 
Nano Environment: China

Beijing Automobile Research Institute Tests Biofriendly's Green Plus Fuel Catalyst.

Significant Reductions Achieved in Emissions
While Improving Fuel Economy

 

BEIJING--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Biofriendly Corporation have announced the completion of certified tests by the Beijing Automobile Research Institute. The tests, which were conducted on a 4-cylinder passenger automobile, showed significant reductions in harmful emissions as well as a substantial improvement in fuel economy when using Biofriendly's Green Plus(TM) liquid fuel combustion catalyst.

The results of the tests showed reductions of 29.7% in carbon monoxide, 27.9% in total hydrocarbons, 28.2% in nitrogen oxides and 10.1% in carbon dioxide...read the wave


 
Nano Research: USA

GEMZ Corp. to Develop Solar-Powered Laptop Solution Using Nanofilms

 

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--GEMZ Corp., (OTC: GMZP - News) have announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary, International Nanotechnology Corporation (INC) is planning to develop a solar-powered solution for powering laptop computers. INC previously announced that it had signed a letter of intent with Terra Solar Development Corp., a leading developer of photovoltaic and nanocell technology to acquire substantially all of its nanotechnology assets and certain photovoltaic assets as well. The solar-powered laptop charger will be the first product resulting from the planned combination.

While laptop users everywhere need a cost-effective device that can continually power or recharge laptops without plugging them in, previous products use crystalline or polycrystalline silicon photovoltaic cells don't do the job, as they work only when.
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Future Technology:

New Results Change Estimate
of Higgs Boson Mass

 

In a case of the plot thickening as the mystery unfolds, the Higgs boson has just gotten heavier, even though the subatomic particle has yet to be found. In a letter to the scientific journal Nature, published in the June 10, 2004 issue, an international collaboration of scientists working at the Tevatron accelerator of the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (Fermilab), report the most precise measurements yet for the mass of the top quark — a subatomic particle that has been found — and this requires an upward revision for the long-postulated but still undetected Higgs boson.

"Since the top quark mass we are reporting is a bit higher than previously measured, it means the most likely value of the Higgs mass is...read the wave


 
Nano Education: UK

New £2 million UK
Nanotechnology Laboratory is opened

 

AlphaGalileo--A new £2 million laboratory that will place the University of Bath at the centre of nanotechnology research was formally opened on Wednesday (June 9).

Scientists using the new nanofabrication centre can create structures that are only a few hundred atoms in size, or about a millionth of a millimetre, opening up important areas of research in physics.

The advantage of working at such a small scale is that the structures can be purpose-built in novel ways that are not found in nature. This could be the basis of a new generation of more powerful computers, improved medical devices and cheaper lighting that could be in everyday use in the next few years.

The building itself was put up in the 1960s but was converted in January this year at a cost of just over £1 million, using a £750,000 grant from the Government’s Science Research Investment Fund and the remainder from the Royal Society-Wolfson Foundation and the University of Bath.

The laboratory’s equipment, which includes devices for electron.
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Nano Electronics : UK / Holland

Major new embedded
memory
technology announced

Une nouvelle technologie importante de mémoires intégrées est annoncée

Cavendish Kinetics stellt bahnbrechende Embedded-Memory-Technologie vor

 

Cambridge, UK. Cavendish Kinetics, which was born out of Cambridge University, today announced a major new technology which will offer the lowest power and entry-cost embedded non-volatile memory (NVM) in the industry. The company's Nanomech™ technology is capable of simple incorporation into standard CMOS and other processes and will offer semiconductor companies and foundries a lower power, higher speed alternative to embedded Fuse, Flash and EEPROM.

The patented Nanomech technology is the subject of over 10 years of research at Cavendish Kinetics and based on moveable structures. Each sub-micron structure represents one bit of memory and requires only 25 PicoJoules to program it, thereby giving rise to the exceptionally low write/erase power requirements. The technology is process scaleable and can be used with process nodes to below 45 nanometers....read the wave


 
Nano Research: USA

U.S. Must Accelerate
Nanoelectronics Research

 

SAN JOSE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) have called for creation of a Nanoelectronics Research Institute to direct and coordinate a massive research effort to assure continued U.S. leadership in information technology after current semiconductor technology runs up against insurmountable physical limits.

Most researchers believe that CMOS (complementary metal-oxide semiconductor) technology will encounter such limits in 15 years. After that time, the ability to deliver continuous improvements in information technology will require the use of new materials and devices with features so small that they are measured in a few nanometers. One nanometer is one one-billionth of a meter.

"The price for not starting now on a massive, coordinated research and development effort in nanoelectronics could be nothing less than a loss, in just two decades, of U.S. economic and defense leadership," said Dr. John E. Kelly, III, senior vice president and group executive of the IBM Technology Group...read the wave


 
MEMS: UK

It's the Tyne-y ( but not yet nano ) Bridge!

Two major British landmarks now count among the world's smallest objects.

 


AlphaGalileo -- Scientists & engineers based at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne specialising in miniaturisation technology have recreated North East England's Tyne Bridge and Antony Gormley's Angel of the North sculpture so they are smaller than a pinhead and invisible to the naked eye.

The team used a combination of chemistry, physics and mechanical engineering techniques to create the tiny structures. Both are created out of silicon, the material used to make microchips. They are around 400 microns wide and their details can only be seen through a microscope.

The technology used to develop the bridge and the angel could be used to make miniaturised antennae for next-generation mobile phones. These so-called chip antennae will significantly reduce the power consumption and cost of production of mobile communication devices...read the wave

 

 
Nano Medicine: Israel

NANODROPLETS

NOVEL ‘DELIVERY’ METHOD FOR NUTRIENTS WINS KAYE
INNOVATION AWARD FOR HEBREW UNIVERSITY STUDENTS

 

 

Jerusalem, June 9, 2004 – Increasingly, the public wants to “eat healthy,” consuming foods that are high in the nutrients that are considered beneficial. The problem is that many of these food components are ultimately ineffective.

This is so because most bioactive phytochemicals (chemical components derived from plants) are not soluble in water, and therefore their absorption via the digestive system is very limited. In plain terms, the beneficial components simply pass through our bodies.

In order to solve this problem, two Ph.D. students at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem have contributed to the development of “nanovehicles” that can successfully transport the desired components through the...read the wave


 
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MEMS: UK

It's the Tyne-y ( but not yet nano ) Bridge!

Two major British landmarks now count among the world's smallest objects.

 


AlphaGalileo -- Scientists & engineers based at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne specialising in miniaturisation technology have recreated North East England's Tyne Bridge and Antony Gormley's Angel of the North sculpture so they are smaller than a pinhead and invisible to the naked eye.

The team used a combination of chemistry, physics and mechanical engineering techniques to create the tiny structures. Both are created out of silicon, the material used to make microchips. They are around 400 microns wide and their details can only be seen through a microscope.

The technology used to develop the bridge and the angel could be used to make miniaturised antennae for next-generation mobile phones. These so-called chip antennae will significantly reduce the power consumption and cost of production of mobile communication devices...read the wave

 

 
Nano Medicine: Israel

NANODROPLETS

NOVEL ‘DELIVERY’ METHOD FOR NUTRIENTS WINS KAYE
INNOVATION AWARD FOR HEBREW UNIVERSITY STUDENTS

 

 

Jerusalem, June 9, 2004 – Increasingly, the public wants to “eat healthy,” consuming foods that are high in the nutrients that are considered beneficial. The problem is that many of these food components are ultimately ineffective.

This is so because most bioactive phytochemicals (chemical components derived from plants) are not soluble in water, and therefore their absorption via the digestive system is very limited. In plain terms, the beneficial components simply pass through our bodies.

In order to solve this problem, two Ph.D. students at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem have contributed to the development of “nanovehicles” that can successfully transport the desired components through the...read the wave


 
Future Technology: UK

Fingerprinting air

 

AlphaGalileo---The University of Leicester has developed a new ‘air fingerprinting’ technique which can detect, in less than a minute, the ‘ingredients’ of air including that of an individual’s breath or perfume.

This technique revolutionises the speed and accuracy by which air composition can be tested and has potential applications in the environmental, industrial and medical worlds.

Scientists also believe the new development may have applications in the forensic field. For example, decomposing bodies emit a variety of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) which may be a tell-tale sign that a body lies buried beneath a patch of ground...read the wave


 
Nano Products : USA / Belgium

NEXX Systems Ships Stratus 100
Electro-Deposition System to IMEC for Passive Components

 

BILLERICA, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--JNEXX Systems have announced it has shipped a Stratus 100 semi-automated electro-deposition system for installation at IMEC in Leuven, Belgium. The system installation is part of NEXX's participation in IMEC's Industrial Affiliation