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Nano Debate : UK

UK Report: More Hits than Misses on Nanotech

After a year-long investigation, the United Kingdom's Royal Society and Royal Academy of Engineering released its final report today examining the health, safety, environmental, ethical and societal implications of nano-scale technologies. The report was commissioned by the UK government last June. The UK's Trade Union Congress today supported the Royal Society's report and called for strong regulations to prevent worker exposure to manufactured nanoparticles. "There have been plenty of red flags, but the dollar signs have blotted out the warnings signs," said Rory O'Neill, spokesman for the Trade Union Congress.

"The report is a good start toward addressing the potential negative...read the wave

 
Nano Debate : UK

NANOTECHNOLOGY OFFERS POTENTIAL TO BRING JOBS, INVESTMENT AND PROSPERITY - LORD SAINSBURY

 

Responding to the nanotechnology study produced by the Royal Societyand Royal Academy of Engineering, Lord Sainsbury, the Minister for Science and Innovation, said:

"Nanotechnology offers the potential to bring high quality jobs, investment and prosperity to the UK. It also has the ability to deliver a cleaner environment and improvements to human health, information and communication technology,and transportation.
...read the wave

 

 
Nano Debate : UK

Nanotechnologies Bring Great Potential And Need For Responsible Development

 

AlphaGalileo---Nanotechnology offers many potential benefits, but its development must be guided by appropriate safety assessments and regulation to minimise any possible risks to people and the environment, according to a report published today (29 July 2004) by the Royal Society and the Royal Academy of Engineering.

The report was commissioned by the UK Government last year to consider current and future developments in nanotechnology. It identifies a range of potential benefits to be gained from nanoscience and nanotechnologies including new materials, more powerful computers and revolutionary medical techniques. The report recommends steps to realise these while minimising possible future uncertainties and risks...read the wave

 

 
Nano Electronics: USA

A New Advance in Gallium Nitride Nanowires

 

BERKELEY, CA – A significant breakthrough in the development of the highly prized semiconductor gallium nitride as a building block for nanotechnology has been achieved by a team of scientists with the U.S. Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) and the University of California at Berkeley.

For the first time ever, the researchers have been able control the direction in which a gallium nitride nanowire grows. Growth direction is critical to determining the wire's electrical and thermal conductivity and other important properties...read the wave

 

 
Nano Products : USA

Nano-composite resin opens new applications and opportunities for SLA system owners

 

VALENCIA, Calif., Jul. 29, 2004 - 3D Systems Corporation (Nasdaq: TDSC) announced the availability of Bluestone™ SL material, the first commercially available engineered nano-composite resin for SLA® (stereolithography) systems.

Bluestone™ engineered nano-composite material is a breakthrough in material technology, delivering exceptional accuracy, stiffness, thermal performance and long-term stability. Bluestone material is ideal for automotive and aerospace applications, such as wind-tunnel testing, under-the-hood applications, and the manufacture of jigs and fixtures. Its thermal properties are also suitable for elevated temperature electronic applications, including insulating components, electrical housings and connectors...read the wave

 

 
Future Technology:

A First Glance at the Gene Networks
of Human Aging

 

Scientists have rendered the first gene and protein networks of human aging, an important step in understanding the genetic mechanisms of aging. The work led by Joao Pedro de Magalhaes from Harvard Medical School is detailed in the July 30 issue of FEBS Letters.

The work involved the integration of all genes, in both humans and animal models, previously shown to influence aging. By using a combination of bibliographic information and modern high-throughput genomics, employing software developed by the team, each gene was placed in the context of human biology...read the wave

 

 

 

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Rory McLean has the say…

Repairman in a can?...read the wave

 

 

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headline news 29 - 07 - 2004
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Nano Products : USA

Car Owners Can Now Use Nanotechnology
to Improve Cabin Air Quality

 

SALEM, NH -- (MARKET WIRE) -- The NanoBreeze™ Car Air Purifier from NanoTwin Technologies uses photocatalytic nanotechnology to clean and purify the air inside the passenger compartment of any motor vehicle. Motor vehicles emit several pollutants that EPA classifies as known or probable human carcinogens. EPA estimates that motor vehicles account for as much as half of all cancers attributed to outdoor sources. One fact is clear: vehicles are such an integral part of our society that virtually everyone is exposed to their emissions.

The NanoBreeze Car Air Purifier is a dashboard accessory that decomposes the harmful gases from fuel or tobacco smoke, airborne germs or allergens, odors from mildew or trash, and the fumes from plastics, finishes, perfumes and cleaners. The product oxidizes both volatile organic chemicals (VOCs) and bioaerosols...read the wave

 

 

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Nano Products : Germany

First Application in the Field of Nano PVC Floor Coverings

 

WESEL, Germany, /PRNewswire/ -- The products are marketed under the tradenames NANOBYK-3600 and NANOBYK-3601. They have been developed to improve scratch and wear resistance of UV-coatings that can also be applied to plastics (e.g. as a top coat for Vinyl Floorings). NANOBYK-3600 is a water-based dispersion of nano-Alumina particles...read the wave

 

 
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Why Donate? Without your financial support, Nano Tsunami will either have to move to a completely subscription based model, or cease to exist...read the wave

 

 

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Nano Medicine: USA

Newly designed nanoparticle quantum dots simultaneously target and image prostate tumors in mice

 

ATLANTA-- Emory University scientists have for the first time used a new class of luminescent "quantum dot" nanoparticles in living animals to simultaneously target and image cancerous tumors. The quantum dots were encapsulated in a highly protective polymer coating and attached to a monoclonal antibody that guided them to prostate tumor sites in living mice, where they were visible using a simple mercury lamp. The scientists believe the ability to both target and image cells in vivo represents a significant step in the quest to eventually use nanotechnology to target, image, and treat cancer, cardiovascular plaques, and neurodegenerative disease in humans....read the wave

 

Nano Medicine: USA

Kereos Named Among Top 15 Biotech
Companies of 2004 by FierceBiotech

ST. LOUIS, /PRNewswire/ -- Kereos, a biotechnology company developing targeted therapeutics and molecular imaging agents for the treatment and detection of cancer and cardiovascular disease, have announced that it has been selected as one of the "Fierce 15" for 2004 by FierceBiotech,an internationally-recognized publication for the biotech industry. Kereoswas chosen as one of the top emerging biotechnology companies from more than 500 privately held firms for the company's vision, management expertise, and
overall potential to change the way disease is treated...read the wave

 

 
Future Technology: USA

Sandia supercomputer to be world's fastest, yet smaller and less expensive than any competitor

Red Storm to be assembled in New Mexico

 

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- Red Storm will be faster, yet smaller and less expensive, than previous supercomputers, say researchers at the National Nuclear Security Administration's Sandia National Laboratories, where the machine will be assembled.

The first quarter of the $90 million, 41.5 teraflops (trillion operations/second) machine should be installed at Sandia by the end of September and fully up and running by January, says Bill Camp (Sandia's Director of Computation, Computers, Information and Mathematics), who heads the effort to design and assemble the innovative machine....read the wave

 

 

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Nano Debate: EU

Saying no to more EU regulation

 

From Dr Reinhard Quick.

Sir, In his brilliant analysis of the next European Commission's priorities, André Sapir rightly recognises that "what European industry needs is more opportunities for companies to enter new markets, more retraining of labour, greater reliance on market financing and higher investment in both research and development and higher education" ("Higher growth should be Barroso's priority", July 22).

Unfortunately he forgets to mention that the next Commission should...read the wave


 
Nano Medicine:

BioDelivery Sciences International, Inc. Announces Proposed Licensing Agreement with Sigma-Tau S.p.A.

 

NEWARK, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--July 28, 2004--BioDelivery Sciences International (Nasdaq:BDSI) announced today it has come to an oral understanding to license to Sigma-Tau S.p.A., the right to utilize BioDelivery's proprietary formulation and delivery technology in connection with different compounds, with particular focus in the area of oncology.

Under the terms of the proposed licensing agreement, which is...read the wave

 

 
Nano Tsunami : Guest Writer

Nanotube and nanohorn
Future real key player of nanotechnology

by Sumio IIJIMA

Professor, Meijo University and Director, Research
Center for Advanced Carbon Materials, National Institute of Advanced
Industrial Science and Technology (AIST)

 

"I really don't want people to exaggerate carbon nanotubes too much. I want them to leave the tubes alone a little more," says Prof. Iijima, the discoverer of carbon nanotubes. He now thinks that commercial applications of carbon nanohorns will be realized much earlier than those of carbon nanotubes.

Unlike carbon nanotubes, carbon nanohorns can be made simply without the use of a catalyst. Carbon nanohorn aggregates can be produced with a yield of more than 90% through laser vaporization of carbon at room temperature. These aggregates have a dahlia-like shape with a large number of horn-shaped short single-layered nanotubes that stick out in all directions...read the wave

 
Nano Biz: USA

Carbon Nanotechnologies Inc. Announces the Allowance of a U.S. Patent for Contacting Single-Wall Carbon Nanotubes With Catalytic Metal

 

HOUSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)---Carbon Nanotechnologies Inc. (CNI) have announced the allowance of a U.S. Patent for contacting single-wall carbon nanotubes with catalytic metal and then activating the catalyst. The technology provides CNI with important coverage for the use of single-wall carbon nanotubes in applications where they support metal catalysts, such as in fuel cell electrodes. 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

-- Provides patent coverage for applications where single-wall carbon nanotubes function as a catalyst support

-- Along with recently-allowed coverage for doping single-wall carbon nanotubes with non-carbon atoms, establishes a strong patent position for new fuel cell electrodes ...read the wave

 

 
Nano Medicine :

New Australian Patent Granted
BioSilicon™ Tablets

 

Global nanotechnology company pSivida Limited (ASX: PSD), is pleased to announce that its UK operating subsidiary pSiMedica Limited has been granted a further Australian patent for BioSilicon

Australian Patent Number 771329 relates to the invention of orally administrable pharmaceutical products (eg tablets, capsules, pellets and powders) that comprise porous and/or polycrystalline silicon (BioSilicon). Oral administration of drugs remains the most favoured route of treatment, being painless and enabling the
patient to self-administer.

One of the key issues associated with oral delivery is the stability of ...read the wave

 
MEMS Biz : Austria

EV Group Ships LowTemp -- R -- Production Bonder to Substrates Manufacturer

SCHARDING, Austria--(BUSINESS WIRE)---EV Group (EVG), a global supplier of wafer-bonding and lithography equipment, have announced that it has shipped an EVG850 production bonder to a new U.S. customer, Umicore Semiconductor Processing (USP) in Boston. The EVG850 features EV Group's low-temperature, plasma-bonding technology.

USP produces ultra-flat and thin silicon and bonded thick-film silicon-on-insulator (SOI) for a variety of applications, including MEMS, MOEMS, microelectronics and optoelectronics. USP is part of Umicore, the Belgian precious-metals and advanced-materials producer. Umicore plans to develop engineered substrates for micro- and opto-electronics applications...read the wave

 

 
 
headline news 27 - 07 - 2004
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Future Technology: UK


Chaos, Twist Maps and Big Business

 

Newswise — Obscure mathematical ideas developed back in the 1980s could solve current problems of mixing fluids at the microscale, and revolutionise the technology, reports an article in Science.

The need to mix fluids at the microscale affects a whole range of developing technologies – from inkjet printers to DNA analysis – and finding ways to do it is becoming big business. Millions of dollars have already been poured into ‘lab-on-a-chip’ projects, but making miniature labs is not just a question of scaling things down.

When you pour cream into your coffee via the back of a spoon, it forms a...read the wave

 

 
Nano Reports :

New MRG Report Tracks Nanotechnology
R&D and Marketing


Providing a Guide to Applications, Vendors, Technology Strategies, & Market Developments for U.S. Companies

 

SUNNYVALE, Calif., July 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Since the early 1960's, popular interest in nanotechnology has translated into both political action and increasing investment, with notable acceleration throughout 2003 and into early 2004. MRG, Inc., along with Fuji-Keizai USA, compiled a report titled U.S. Market & Industry Nanotechnology R&D and Marketing: A Guide to Application, Venders, Technology Strategies, Product Directions & Market Development & Focus.

In late 2003, the U.S. enacted the 21st Century Nanotechnology Research and Development Act. It wrote into law the "National Nanotechnology Initiative" (NNI), which was announced by President Clinton in 2000 and supported by presidential budgets ever since. The Act included budget authorizations totaling $3.7 billion for nanotechnology R& D through FY 2008.

Since 2000, interest in nanotechnology has...read the wave

 

 
Nano Debate : USA

The promise and perils of the nanotech revolution

Possibilities range from disaster to advances in medicine, space

Nanotechnology could revolutionize science, technology, medicine and space exploration.

Nanotechnology could ravage the environment, eliminate jobs and lead to frightening new weapons of war.

Those are two extreme takes on the hottest, and potentially most controversial, new technology since biotech and PCs.

For years, science fiction writers and techno-visionaries have imagined the construction of "nano"-size -- one nanometer equals a billionth of a meter -- molecules and machines that could clean cholesterol from your bloodstream, break down chemical spills and lead to superstrong new materials. The late physicist Richard Feynman once said, "There's plenty of room at the bottom" -- by which he meant humans could re-engineer atoms and molecules to do humanity's bidding...read the wave

 

 
Nano Education : USA

CBEN Wins grant for undergraduate nanotech course

Class will present technical aspects alongside analysis of societal impacts

 

HOUSTON, July 22, 2004 — The Center for Biological and Environmental Nanotechnology at Rice University today announced the award of a $100,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to develop the first introductory nanotechnology class to be offered at Rice University, a research-intensive institution known worldwide for its excellence in nanotechnology research.

The course, titled "Nanotechnology: Content and Context," will be offered jointly by the departments of chemistry and anthropology this fall. The grant, awarded under NSF's Nanotechnology in Undergraduate Education program, allows Rice to join a small but growing number of schools offering undergraduate nanotech classes aimed at preparing students for a future in which nanotech is an integral part of the technology landscape....read the wave

 

 
Nano Event:

Spark! 2004 Conference Will Focus on the Builders of New Tech Economy

Monterey Confab Aggregates Best and Brightest, From VC Steve Jurvetson to Serial Entrepreneur Chris Kitze, in Unique Format Created by Leading Analyst Steve Harmon

MONTEREY, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- 07/26/2004 -- Marketsnap Research Group, a Silicon Valley-based technology research firm that produces independent reports for more than 20,000 subscribers in technology, media and finance worldwide, today announces the speaking line-up for Spark! 2004, a new technology conference for decision makers who work or invest in technology, media, manufacturing or research. Spark! will showcase some of the industry's great builders, people who can speak to practice rather than just theory, in new technologies gaining traction in the digital economy, including digital media, digital payment systems, social networking, nanotechnology, wireless communication and more.

Spark! 2004 will take place at the Monterey Conference Center on October 18 and 19. Speakers during the two days include Steve Jurvetson, a leading Silicon Valley venture capitalist and co-chair of the NanoBusiness Alliance...read the wave

 

 

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Nano Biz: USA

Nanobac Life Sciences Announces Past Year's Accomplishments and Future Goal

 

TAMPA, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nanobac Life Sciences, Inc. (OTCPK:NNBP) ("Nanobac" or "the Company") has completed its first year as a public Company. The events and discoveries of the past year have reinforced our belief that we are at the forefront in the search for the causes and treatments of infectious diseases associated with pathological calcification. This sets forth the accomplishments of the last year, as well as our goals and expectations for the future.

The major accomplishments during the last 12 months include...read the wave

 

 
Nano News: In Dutch

Nanotechnologie en nanowetenschap in Nederland

 

Wat is nanotechnologie en nanowetenschap?

Hoe is nanotechnologie en nanowetenschap onstaan?

Wat zijn de toepassingsgebieden van nanotechnologie en nanowetenschap?

Wat is het publieke debat rondom nanotechnologie en nanowetenschap?...read the wave

 

 
Nano Electronics:

Intel to Start 90nm NOR Flash

Intel says it will begin production of NOR-type flash memory on a 90nm process using 200mm wafers in the current quarter.

Intel says it will begin production of NOR-type flash memory on a 90nm process using 200mm wafers in the current quarter.

Using 200mm wafers in fabs converted from Pentium production will mean a low capital cost of entry, making it competitive with rival Samsung's 300mm production, said marketing manager Brenden Mielke.

Samsung began 90nm NAND-type flash production in September 2003 and is now running more than 10,000 300mm wafers a month of NAND flash memory…read the wave


 
Nano Research : Switzerland

Laser sintering strikes gold

A Swiss-US team writes conductive microstructures on glass using a 'fountain pen' filled with gold nanoparticle 'ink'.

 

A laser technique for fabricating gold microstructures could provide a new powerful way to create miniature resistors or conductive tracks for flexible electronics. The so-called 'fountain pen' method unveiled by a Swiss-US team deposits gold nanoink stripes as thin as 5 microns and simultaneously cures them with an Argon ion laser…read the wave

 

 
Nano Products:

Sub-nanosecond UV-LEDs go on sale

 

LEDs emitting sub-nanosecond pulses at 280 nm and 340 nm make their commercial debut.

The first commercial ultraviolet LEDs to emit sub-nanosecond pulses at 280 and 340 nm are now available from Jobin Yvon IBH, UK.

Forming part of the firm's NanoLED range, the LEDs are said to emit 800 picosecond pulses making them ideal for a range of biological applications based on time-resolved fluorescence…read the wave


 
Nano Biz: USA

Samsung Takes NanoTech Investment to Phase Two
Initiates Construction for FAB Expansion to Introduce New Capacity for Next Generation Technologies

 

AUSTIN, TX--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., the world leader in advanced semiconductor memory technology, today broke ground on the second stage of the expansion of its Austin memory chip fabrication plant.

The 34,000 square foot expansion of its manufacturing area is part of a succession of investments that will equip its Austin plant for next-generation advanced semiconductor fabrication technology.

Samsung's three-year investment plan of $500 million announced May 2003, will upgrade, expand, and increase capacity to produce nano-scale semiconductor memory technology at the Austin plant. The nano-tech upgrade investments will...read the wave

 

 

 

 

headline news 26 - 07 - 2004
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Nano Biz: USA

Nanobac Life Sciences Announces Past Year's Accomplishments and Future Goal

 

TAMPA, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nanobac Life Sciences, Inc. (OTCPK:NNBP) ("Nanobac" or "the Company") has completed its first year as a public Company. The events and discoveries of the past year have reinforced our belief that we are at the forefront in the search for the causes and treatments of infectious diseases associated with pathological calcification. This sets forth the accomplishments of the last year, as well as our goals and expectations for the future.

The major accomplishments during the last 12 months include...read the wave

 

 
Nano News: In Dutch

Nanotechnologie en nanowetenschap in Nederland

 

Wat is nanotechnologie en nanowetenschap?

Hoe is nanotechnologie en nanowetenschap onstaan?

Wat zijn de toepassingsgebieden van nanotechnologie en nanowetenschap?

Wat is het publieke debat rondom nanotechnologie en nanowetenschap?...read the wave

 

 
Nano Electronics:

Intel to Start 90nm NOR Flash

Intel says it will begin production of NOR-type flash memory on a 90nm process using 200mm wafers in the current quarter.

Intel says it will begin production of NOR-type flash memory on a 90nm process using 200mm wafers in the current quarter.

Using 200mm wafers in fabs converted from Pentium production will mean a low capital cost of entry, making it competitive with rival Samsung's 300mm production, said marketing manager Brenden Mielke.

Samsung began 90nm NAND-type flash production in September 2003 and is now running more than 10,000 300mm wafers a month of NAND flash memory…read the wave


 
Nano Research : Switzerland

Laser sintering strikes gold

A Swiss-US team writes conductive microstructures on glass using a 'fountain pen' filled with gold nanoparticle 'ink'.

 

A laser technique for fabricating gold microstructures could provide a new powerful way to create miniature resistors or conductive tracks for flexible electronics. The so-called 'fountain pen' method unveiled by a Swiss-US team deposits gold nanoink stripes as thin as 5 microns and simultaneously cures them with an Argon ion laser…read the wave

 

 
Nano Products:

Sub-nanosecond UV-LEDs go on sale

 

LEDs emitting sub-nanosecond pulses at 280 nm and 340 nm make their commercial debut.

The first commercial ultraviolet LEDs to emit sub-nanosecond pulses at 280 and 340 nm are now available from Jobin Yvon IBH, UK.

Forming part of the firm's NanoLED range, the LEDs are said to emit 800 picosecond pulses making them ideal for a range of biological applications based on time-resolved fluorescence…read the wave


 
Nano Biz: USA

Samsung Takes NanoTech Investment to Phase Two
Initiates Construction for FAB Expansion to Introduce New Capacity for Next Generation Technologies

 

AUSTIN, TX--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., the world leader in advanced semiconductor memory technology, today broke ground on the second stage of the expansion of its Austin memory chip fabrication plant.

The 34,000 square foot expansion of its manufacturing area is part of a succession of investments that will equip its Austin plant for next-generation advanced semiconductor fabrication technology.

Samsung's three-year investment plan of $500 million announced May 2003, will upgrade, expand, and increase capacity to produce nano-scale semiconductor memory technology at the Austin plant. The nano-tech upgrade investments will...read the wave

 

 
Nano Tsunami : Guest Writer

Nanotube and nanohorn
Future real key player of nanotechnology

by Sumio IIJIMA

Professor, Meijo University and Director, Research
Center for Advanced Carbon Materials, National Institute of Advanced
Industrial Science and Technology (AIST)

 

"I really don't want people to exaggerate carbon nanotubes too much. I want them to leave the tubes alone a little more," says Prof. Iijima, the discoverer of carbon nanotubes. He now thinks that commercial applications of carbon nanohorns will be realized much earlier than those of carbon nanotubes.

Unlike carbon nanotubes, carbon nanohorns can be made simply without the use of a catalyst. Carbon nanohorn aggregates can be produced with a yield of more than 90% through laser vaporization of carbon at room temperature. These aggregates have a dahlia-like shape with a large number of horn-shaped short single-layered nanotubes that stick out in all directions...read the wave

 
 

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weekend news 24 / 25 - 07 - 2004
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Nano Medicine : EU

European Project Focused On The Differentiation Of Stem Cells

 

AlphaGalileo / The director of the Nanobioengineering Laboratory of the CREBEC and sub-director of the Parc Científic de Barcelona (PCB, Barcelona Science Park), Josep Samitier, will coordinate the research lines on the application of nanobiotechnologies for the differentiation of stem cells in the European project entitled CellPROM, the most funded project in the first call of the VI Framework Programme. Josep Samitier will preside the CellPROM Scientific Committee on Nanotechnologies and will join its Management Committee, together with the coordinator of basic research, Andreas Manz, and the coordinator of CellPROM, Gunter Führ, from the Fraunhofer Institut Biomedizinische Technik.

In addition, the Nanobioengineering Laboratory also...read the wave

 

 
Nano Products: Hong Kong

Esquel Group Introduces 'anywear' Brand

 

HONG KONG, July 23 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- Esquel Group is pleased to announce the launch of anywear -- a brand of functional premium cotton shirts. The fruit of Esquel's research and development programs, the anywear brand features products with innovative value-added functions that keep Esquel at the cutting edge of the apparel industry.

Anywear wrinkle-free shirts are designed to keep you looking crisp and fresh around the clock. These premium shirts are woven entirely from yarn that has been strengthened through compact spinning, and are made using special Esquel technologies that eliminate seam puckering, enhance super-soft handfeel and increase resistance to wrinkles....read the wave

 

 
Nano News : In German

Atomare Struktur von Nanoteilchen entschlüsselt

Internationalem Forscherteam gelingt es mit Ferninfrarot-Spektroskopie erstmals, die Struktur von winzigen Metall-Nanoteilchen aufzuklären

 

Eine neue Methode, mit der man die atomare Struktur einzelner Metall-Nanoteilchen bestimmen kann, haben Wissenschaftler des Berliner Fritz-Haber-Institut der Max-Planck-Gesellschaft, des FOM-Instituts für Plasmaphysik in Nieuwegein/Niederlande, der Universität von Kalifornien in Los Angeles/USA sowie der Universität Nijmegen/Niederlande entwickelt. Die winzigen Teilchen aus nur 6 bis 23 Vanadium-Atomen wurden mit Hilfe der so genannten Ferninfrarot-Spektroskopie untersucht: Je nach ihrer Größe entstehen unterschiedliche Spektren, echte "Fingerabdrücke" ihrer atomaren Struktur. Aus dem Vergleich mit Spektren, die mit der Dichtefunktional-Theorie errechnet werden, kann man dann die geometrische Struktur der Nanoteilchen bestimmen...read the wave

 

 
Nano Products:

Sono-Tek Introduces Its WideTrack Glass Coating System

 

MILTON, N.Y., PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Sono-Tek Corporation (BULLETIN BOARD: SOTK) , the world's leader in ultrasonic spray nozzle technology, today announced the successful installation of its WideTrack glass coating system on a production line of a major float glass manufacturer, and firm orders for four (4) additional systems, totaling over $500,000 in sales, scheduled to be installed over the next few months in plants located in the Far East. The WideTrack system is specifically designed to apply coatings uniformly over wide areas, such as the protective coating being applied to a 12 foot wide moving ribbon of glass in this application. The major benefits of this system compared to ordinary pressure nozzle systems typically used in this application, is that the finely atomized spray generated by the WideTrack system minimizes the amount of liquid that bounces off the glass surface, thereby providing an environmentally sound solution, while, at the same time, dramatically reducing material consumption and cleanup...read the wave

 

 
Quantum Computing: In Dutch

Kwantumcomputer weer een stapje dichterbij

Delftse onderzoekers bepalen spinrichting van elektron.

 

Onderzoekers van het Kavli Institute of Nanoscience Delft hebben een techniek ontwikkeld om de spinrichting van een enkel elektron te bepalen. De volledig elektrische methode voor het meten van de spin wordt vandaag, donderdag 22 juli, gepubliceerd in Nature. “Nu we kunnen bepalen of een elektron spin-up of spin-down heeft zijn we weer een stapje dichter bij een kwantumcomputer”, zegt eerste auteur ir. Jeroen Elzerman. Het onderzoek is mede gefinancierd door FOM.

Atomen - de bouwstenen van alle materie - bestaan uit een wolk van negatief geladen elektronen en een positief geladen kern. Behalve lading hebben de elektronen echter ook ‘spin’, het is net alsof ze om hun as draaien...read the wave

 

 

 

 

headline news 23-- 07 - 2004
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Nano Electronics:

Breakthrough yields simple way to make microscopic electronics

Scientists achieve smallest-ever spacing in nanoscale structures

 

In a breakthrough that could lead to dramatically smaller memory chips and other electronic components, Princeton scientists have found a way to mass produce devices that are so small they are at the limit of what can be viewed by the most powerful microscopes.

The achievement is an advance over current techniques, which require expensive and time-consuming procedures to create anything so small. The technique offers a relatively simple, low-cost production method that may lead to greater memory capacity and lower costs for computers, digital cameras and other devices. In addition, the scientists achieved unprecedented success in packing the minute structures into dense clusters...read the wave

 

 
Nano Debate:

U.S. Public Sensible about Nanotech Has Clear Understanding of Nanotech Benefits, Downsides

PALO ALTO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Since 1986 Foresight Institute, a nanotechnology education and public policy think tank, has worked to educate the public about molecular nanotechnology. Founded by Dr. Eric Drexler, author of Engines of Creation and Nanosystems, and Christine Peterson, president, Foresight Institute's mission has been to prepare society for nanotechnology with a focus on balanced discussion and broad understanding of its potential by the general public.

A recent study of the American public's views on nanotechnology has shown a remarkably accurate understanding of its potential benefits and drawbacks...read the wave

 

 
Nano Products :

Tegal Awarded Two Key Patents for Nano Layer Deposition

 

PETALUMA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--July 22, 2004--Tegal Corporation (Nasdaq:TGAL) today announced that it has been granted United States Patents, No. 6,689,220 and 6,756,318, which enable nano layer deposition (NLD) of conformal thin films for barrier, copper seed and high-K dielectric applications in advanced microprocessor and memory device production.

The systems and methods described in the '220 and the '318 enable nano layer deposition with ultra-conformality comparable to that of atomic layer deposition (ALD) and the manufacturing throughput of more conventional chemical vapor deposition (CVD) systems. NLD allows semiconductor manufacturers to choose from a wide field of deposition precursors (a key limitation of ALD) for the application of any thin film in use today on the surface of a wafer with atomic layer precision. NLD technology can also be used to construct...read the wave

 

 
Nano Research :

McGill researchers develop new carbon nanotube production method

 

McGill University researchers have developed a new method for producing carbon nanotubes that has great commercial promise. The work of Professor Jean-Luc Meunier and doctoral student David Harbec, both of the Department of Chemical Engineering, is the subject of a patent application, and the findings of their team have just been published in the Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics.

Carbon nanotubes (CNTs), discovered in 1991, are seamless cylinders composed of carbon atoms in a regular hexagonal arrangement, closed on both ends by hemispherical endcaps. They exhibit remarkable mechanical and electronic properties. Applications include high-strength composites, advanced sensors, electronic and optical devices, catalysts, batteries, and fuel cells.

...read the wave

 

 
Nano Tsunami : Guest Writer

Science and Technology: Nucleic Acid Engineering

by Chris Phoenix

CRN Director of Research

The genes in your cells are made up of deoxyribonucleic acid, or DNA: a long, stringy chemical made by fastening together a bunch of small chemical bits like railroad cars in a freight train. The DNA in your cells is actually two of these strings, running side by side. Some of the small chemical bits (called nucleotides) like to stick to certain other bits on the opposite string. DNA has a rather boring structure, but the stickiness of the nucleotides can be used to make far more interesting shapes. In fact, there's a whole field of nanotechnology investigating this, and it may even lead to an early version of molecular manufacturing....read the wave

 

 

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Nano Defence: USA

Army rations rehydrated by urine

Would you eat food cooked in your own urine? Food scientists working for the US military have developed a dried food ration that troops can hydrate by adding the filthiest of muddy swamp water or even peeing on it.

The ration comes in a pouch containing a filter that removes 99.9 per cent of bacteria and most toxic chemicals from the water used to rehydrate it, according to the Combat Feeding Directorate, part of the US Army Soldier Systems Center in Natick, Massachusetts
...read the wave

 

 
Nano Biz:

NANOPHASE ANNOUNCES SECOND QUARTER 2004 RESULTS

Revenues Increases 18% Year-Over-Year
and 19% Sequentially Quarter-To-Quarter

 

Romeoville, IL, July 21, 2004 – Nanophase Technologies (Nasdaq: NANX), a nanomaterial technology leader, developer and commercial manufacturer, announced second quarter 2004 results. Based on the financial data accompanying this release, the Company’s results are stated approximately as follows.

For the quarter ended June 30, 2004, total revenue rose to $1.54 million compared with $1.31 million in the same quarter of 2003, or an increase of 18%. Nanophase reported a...read the wave

 

 
Nano Education : Global

Fifty-Five Students From Around the World to Attend Lucent Technologies'
Sixth Annual Global Science Scholars Summit

 

MURRAY HILL, N.J.PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The sixth annual Global Science Scholars Summit begins Friday, July 23, at Lucent Technologies' headquarters in Murray Hill, N.J.

This year's 55 students come from 14 countries outside the United States -- Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, India, Korea, Mexico, the Netherlands, Poland, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Spain and the United Kingdom -- and 12 U.S. states.


Students were selected to receive the Lucent Global Science Scholars award and attend the summit for their achievements in science and math. Sponsored by the Lucent Technologies Foundation, the Global Science Scholars program supports exceptional students who are planning to pursue careers in information and communications technologies...read the wave

 

 

 

 

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Nano Tsunami News: Holland

Attack of the NanoBots ?

 

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They are still experiening symptoms that can be attested to a DoS attack. Which could include delays or inability to reach this website

This site has been "on and off " since the early hours of the 20-07-2004, and accessibility has been poor.

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We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause..

 
Quantum computing :

Quantum computing, secure communication closer

 

Quantum computing, which holds the promise of nearly unlimited processing power, secure communications and the ability to decode encrypted conversations by terrorists and others, is a significant step closer to becoming a reality today with new research published by a team of UCLA scientists in the journal Nature.

The UCLA team succeeded in flipping a single electron spin upside down in an ordinary commercial transistor chip, and detected that the current changes when the electron flips. Their report of controlling and detecting a single electron's spin is published in the July 22 issue of Nature.

Scientists had manipulated millions of electron spins in a transistor before. "We have gone from millions to just one," said Hong Wen Jiang, a UCLA professor of physics and member of the California NanoSystems Institute, in whose laboratory the experiments were conducted.

"Our research demonstrates that...read the wave

 

 
Nano Products : USA

Progress Using Nanofilms to Power Laptops and Cellphones

 

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--GEMZ Corp., (OTC: GMZP - News) have announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary, International Nanotechnology Corporation (INC) has made forwards progress towards develop a solar-powered solution for powering cellphones and 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 and cellphone chargers will be the first products resulting from the planned combination.

Laptop and cellphone users everywhere need a cost-effective way to continually power or recharge their units without plugging them in. Previous products on the
...read the wave

 

 
MEMS: Future Technology

Researchers overcome barrier to
shrinking wireless devices

 

ANN ARBOR, Mich.---James Bond-style technologies such as cell phones the size of earpieces and invisible sensors sprinkled about to detect toxins are closer to reality.

University of Michigan researchers have figured out how to build wireless systems even smaller while still retaining range and power efficiency.

One obstacle to further shrink small wireless devices has been trying to fit all the components onto one chip but U-M researchers have built a tiny silicon-compatible antenna and frequency resonator that will do just that.

The antenna and resonator are two of the most problematic off-chip components in wireless systems. The two components require large amounts of space off the chip---think of a cell phone antenna extending outward---thus limiting how small a device can be built.
...read the wave

 

 
Nano Biz: USA

Zyvex Exceeds Sales Expectations;

Company Reports Seventh Consecutive Quarter of Sales Growth

 

RICHARDSON, Texas, /PRNewswire/ -- Zyvex have announced financial results for its fiscal second quarter 2004. The Texas company continues to exceed sales projections with seven consecutive quarters of sales growth. Executives expect Zyvex to realize over $8 million in sales this year, coupled with a sizeable order backlog. Founded in 1997, Zyvex reported its first revenues in 2001, grossing only $150,000. Company revenues grew to $1.2 million in 2002 and $4.5 million in 2003.

"I have been very pleased to watch Zyvex's rapid transformation from a small research center to one of the largest and most promising commercial nanotechnology companies in the world," said Zyvex CFO, Timothy M. Gilmore. "Our continued sales growth demonstrates our leadership in providing real- world, practical nanotechnology solutions."...read the wave

 

 
Nano Funding: USA

Pacific Fuel Cell Corp. Announces United States Department of Energy STTR Award

TUSTIN, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--July 20, 2004--Pacific Fuel Cell Corp. (OTCBB:PFCE) is pleased to announce that it has been selected by the United States Department of Energy for a Phase I STTR (Small Business Technology Transfer) grant. The intended start date is September 1, 2004.

George Suzuki, PFCE President, stated: "We are particularly pleased that our research project in the area of fuel cell technology has been selected by the United States Department of Energy as worthy of funding."

The University of California-Riverside (UCR) will be the non-profit participating research institution. The UCR research team will be directed by
...read the wave

 

 
MEMS:

Tegal Receives Endeavor AT PVD Tool Order From Leading Maker of Consumer Electronics and MEMS Devices

Tegal Corporation (Nasdaq:TGAL) today announced that a leading maker of consumer electronics has placed an order for an Endeavor AT(TM) PVD cluster tool. The Endeavor system will be used for high-volume fabrication of FBAR (Film Bulk Acoustic Resonator) devices destined for mainstream consumer and industrial wireless communication applications. The order was placed after rigorous qualification tests, where the Endeavor out-performed all competitors in this advanced and highly technical application.

"This is a significant win for Tegal," said Carole Anne Demachkie, vice president of Tegal Corporation and general manager of the Sputtered Films Product Group. "This order strengthens our presence in a high growth market for FBAR devices, where we expect to take a commanding lead in the months ahead. Key to our success is...read the wave

 

 
MEMS:

Advancements in Micro Technology Catapult MEMS-Based Applications

 

PALO ALTO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The burgeoning interest in micro technologies, partly triggered by the rapid growth of nanotechnology, is opening up a floodgate of opportunities for developing new, micro-electromechanical systems (MEMS) based applications and products.


"The hunt for the `next big thing' is on," says Technical Insights analyst Jagan Ramaswami. "MEMS -- particularly bio MEMS, RF MEMS and optical MEMS -- are potential candidates in the search for a `killer application' by the research community."

MEMS-based applications have the potential to rejuvenate the market just as the Internet did over the last two decades of the previous millennium. Additionally, the emergence of nanotechnology could encourage the innovation of a gamut of new applications.
...read the wave

 

 
Nano Products:

Mobile devices to step beyond batteries

 

The low-battery bleep that ends your cellphone conversation in midsentence or sends you scrambling with your laptop for an outlet could soon be history, thanks to breakthroughs in fuel cells and solar energy.
Mobile devices are growing ever more power-hungry, even as conventional battery capacity hits its limits, said Sara Bradford, a San Antonio-based industry analyst with the research company Frost & Sullivan.

One solution to this problem is a new breed of solar cells with "the potential to keep a battery charged up so that the consumer may not ever have to plug it in," Bradford said.

Konarka Technologies of Lowell, Mass., has developed a dye-based solar cell that can be printed on rolls of plastic for a fraction of the cost of traditional solar cells...read the wave


 
Nano Debate: USA

Green Goo: The New Nano-Threat

 

First it was "gray goo," the threat of self-replicating machines populating the planet. Now an environmental think tank is raising the specter of "green goo," where biology is used to create new materials and new artificial life forms.

In its report, published on July 8, the Action Group on Erosion, Technology and Concentration, or ETC, said that the risks from green goo demand the most urgent foresight and caution. "With nanobiotech, researchers have the power to create completely new organisms that have never existed on Earth," said the ETC release accompanying its report. ...read the wave


 
Nano Debate: USA

Much Less is Much More in the New Era of Nanoscience

 

TWise, Va. -- Flexible, bright minds will be needed to cope with the greatest scientific challenges of our time --- nanoscience --- as it moves from science-fiction to the university laboratories to modern industry, it is estimated that 2 million workers trained in nanotechnology and nanoscience will be needed in the next 10 to 15 years!

The making of objects and structures about a millionth of a millimeter in size is going to be much, much more in demand in the next decade says Mihail "Mike" Roco, senior adviser for nanotechnology at the National Science Foundation (NSF). The potential shortage of human resources skilled in the new science may slow some of the greatest innovations of our time. ...read the wave


 
Nano Research:


Silicon-based photodetector is sensitive to ultraviolet light

 

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — By depositing thin films of silicon nanoparticles on silicon substrates, researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have fabricated a photodetector sensitive to ultraviolet light. Silicon-based ultraviolet sensors could prove very handy in military, security and commercial applications.

"Silicon is the most common semiconductor, but it has not been useful for detecting ultraviolet light until now," said Munir Nayfeh, a professor of physics at Illinois and a researcher at the Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology. "Ultraviolet light is usually absorbed by silicon and converted into heat, but we found a way to make silicon devices that absorb ultraviolet light and produce electrical current instead."...read the wave

 

 
Nano Biz: USA


Contracts for Nanomaterials and Clean Technologies Awarded

 

USANEWSWIRE: To help create new commercial processes that benefit the environment, EPA has awarded $900,000 to four companies for development and commercialization of nanomaterials and environmentally clean technologies through the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program. Nanotechnology, referring to material and device fabrication on an atomic or molecular scale, has great potential for both environmental contaminant removal and creating clean manufacturing processes that use less hazardous chemicals. ...read the wave

 

 
Nano Research: USA

Nanoparticles, super-absorbent gel clean
radioactivity from porous structures

 

ARGONNE, Ill. – Porous structures, such as brick and concrete, are notoriously hard to clean when contaminated with certain types of radioactive materials. Now, thanks to researchers in Argonne 's Chemical Engineering Division, a new technique is being developed that can effectively decontaminate these structures in the event of exposure to radioactive elements.

Researchers are using engineered nanoparticles and a super-absorbent gel to design a clean-up system for buildings and monuments exposed to radioactive materials. Having this system available will allow the nation to be more prepared in case of a terrorist attack with a “dirty bomb” or other radioactive dispersal device....read the wave

 

 
Nano Products : Global

More Products

 

With basic research under way for 20-plus years, nanotechnologies are gaining in commercial introductions. In the short term, nanoparticles will be introduced into many existing materials, making them stronger or changing their conductive properties. Significantly stronger polymers will make plastics more widely used to reinforce materials and replace metals, even in the semi-conductor area.

One of the most innovative new products is one that enhances biological imaging for medical diagnostics and drug discovery. Quantum dots are semi-conducting nanocrystals that, when illuminated with ultraviolet light, emit a vast spectrum of bright colors that can be used to identify and locate cells and other biological activities. These crystals offer optical detection up to a thousand times brighter than conventional dyes used in many biological tests, such as MRIs, and render significantly more information.

The latest display technology for laptops, cell phones, digital cameras and other uses are made of ...read the wave

 

 
Nano Medicine: USA

Molecular motor shuttles key protein
in response to light

 

In experiments with fruit flies, Johns Hopkins researchers have discovered how a key light-detecting molecule in the eye moves in response to changes in light intensity.

Their finding adds to growing evidence that some creatures -- and probably people -- adapt to light not only by mechanically shrinking the pupil to physically limit how much light enters the eye, but also by a chemical response.

Building on their previous work showing that specific proteins in eye cells are redistributed in response to bright light, the Johns Hopkins team now reports how a key protein called arrestin is shuttled from a "holding area" where it binds and calms a light-detecting protein. Writing in the July 7 issue of Neuron, the team says arrestin is moved around by a tiny molecular motor, called myosin, which travels along the "train tracks" of the cell's internal skeleton.

...read the wave

 

 
Nano Research: USA

A safer way to make metal nanospheres

 

Tiny surface defects that form during processing can reduce the quality and yield of semiconductor devices, magnetic storage media and other products. Inspection tools that locate, identify and characterize surface defects based upon how they reflect or scatter light need to be calibrated with accurate particle size standards in order to work properly. Making metallic standards for such calibrations is typically a hazardous process, but researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the University of Maryland have invented a safer method and apparatus for producing these standards. ...read the wave

 

 
Tools of the Trade: USA

Molecular Imaging Receives Prestigious R&D 100 Award for Technical Innovation

 

Tempe, AZ, – Molecular Imaging is an R&D 100 Awards winner for its new PicoTREC. The awards are sponsored by R&D Magazine and recognize the top 100 products introduced into the marketplace during the year. PicoTREC is the only commercially available instrument to add real-time, simultaneous Topography and RECognition imaging capability to the atomic force microscope (AFM). A breakthrough tool for AFM, PicoTREC allows researchers to pursue new avenues of discovery in all areas of nanotechnology and nanoscience.

"We are honored to be the recipient of the R&D 100 Awards and to be ranked among the world's top technology innovators," said Vance Nau, President and CEO. “This award is an acknowledgement of Molecular Imaging’s commitment to creating innovative new products and techniques for our customers that will enable new application areas for AFM in academic and industrial research....read the wave

 

 
MEMS: USA

New standards to improve measurements of microdevices.

 

Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), along with their colleagues at several companies, are completing experiments that validate new standards aimed at improving emerging new microelectromechanical systems, or MEMS, devices.

Microaccelerometers, the devices used to activate automotive airbags, are MEMS devices. In the future, microscopic MEMs devices made with gears and motors may, for example, be developed to clear blockages in arteries.

NIST scientists presented their findings at the semiconductor industry's annual SEMICON West trade show, held July 12-16, 2004, in San Francisco.

Working with ASTM International, NIST has developed three new standards aimed at helping researchers measure more accurately several
...read the wave

 

 
Tools of the Trade: USA

Method tests strength of advanced thin films

 

The challenge of determining whether thin films---some no thicker than a single molecule---are strong enough for a growing number of important technology jobs just got easier and quicker thanks to an inexpensive testing method reported in the upcoming issue of Nature Materials by a team led by researchers at the Commerce Department's National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).
Useful for evaluating all types and combinations of materials, the new method measures and analyzes the strength and stiffness of a thin-film sample in about 2 seconds, as compared with several minutes for indentation and other conventional approaches. In addition, the NIST-developed technique accommodates high-throughput testing, so that hundreds or even a few thousand systematically varying samples can be tested in rapid succession. ...read the wave

 

 
Nano Research : USA

Mystery of nanoparticles concealed
in the blink of an eye

 

Scientists at the University of Chicago have discovered a better way to measure a confounding property of microscopic high-tech particles called quantum dots.

Quantum dots, also called nanocrystals, emit light in a rainbow of colors and are used in lasers, biological studies and other applications, but their tendency to blink hinders their technological value. Imagine the annoyance caused by a randomly flickering light bulb.

"A quantum dot might blink for just a millionth of a second or it might blink for 15 minutes," said Matthew Pelton, a Research Associate at the University of Chicago's James Franck Institute. "This is one of the problems we have to solve if we want to engineer the properties of materials, particularly semiconductor materials, on the nanoscale."

Pelton has found a way to measure the blinking that is simpler and faster than...read the wave

 

 
Nano Debate: EU

Renewed calls for assessment of nanotechnology risks

 

CORDIS News Service: Nanotechnology and its possible risks have become the focus of attention once more, following the publication of a newspaper article by the Prince of Wales calling for the technology to be used 'wisely and appropriately'.

Previous comments on nanotechnology by the heir to the UK throne led newspapers to report that he feared that the world could be overrun by so called 'grey goo'. In his latest intervention however, published on 11 July in the UK's Independent on Sunday, Prince Charles denied that he ever held such fears.

'For the record, I have never used that expression and I do not believe that self-replicating robots, smaller than viruses, will one day multiply uncontrollably and devour our planet. Such beliefs should be left where they belong, in the realms of science fiction,' states the Prince....read the wave


 
Nano Debate: USA

Study Shows Americans Encouraged
by Prospects of Nanotechnology

 

Despite lacking concrete knowledge about nanotechnology, most Americans hold a generally positive view of the emerging science and believe the technology’s potential benefits outweigh its perceived risks. At the same time, most Americans do not trust business leaders in the nanotechnology industry to minimize potential risks to humans.

Those are some of the key findings of a study conducted by North Carolina State University researchers in the first nationally representative survey designed to gauge the public’s perceptions about nanotechnology. The telephone survey polled a random sample of 1,536 adults in the continental United States in the spring of 2004 and is part of a larger research project studying public perceptions of nanotechnology that is funded by a $135,000 grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF).

More than 80 percent of those polled indicated they
...read the wave


 
Future Technology

Production of high-fidelity entangled photons exceeds 1 million per second

 

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Like virtuosos tuning their violins, researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have tuned their instruments and harmonized the production of entangled photons, pushing rates to more than 1 million pairs per second.

The brighter and purer entangled states could assist researchers in applications involving quantum information processing – such as quantum computation, teleportation and cryptography – and help scientists better understand the mysterious transition from quantum mechanics to classical physics.

“Entangled states are the quintessential feature of quantum mechanics,” said Paul Kwiat, a John Bardeen Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Physics at Illinois. “All the manifestations of quantum mechanics in the world around us arise from the basic but bizarre coupling that exists between entangled particles.”...read the wave


 
Nano Defence: USA

Emergency Filtration Products to Commence Nano-Enhanced Filter Media Tests for U.S. Air Force Under the Direction of the U.S. Army RDE Command

Testing to Be Performed at Edgewood Chemical Biological Center in August 2004

 

HENDERSON, Nev.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-

Emergency Filtration Products Inc. (EFP) (OTCBB: EMFP) announces that it will commence testing its licensed nanotechnology-enhanced 2H filter media in conjunction with the U.S. Air Force in mid-August 2004. This proprietary enhancement encompasses the integration of filter media with various types of nanotechnology solutions for the detection of, and protection from, biological, chemical, radiological and explosive agents.

The U.S. Air Force tests, which are expected to validate some
...read the wave


 
Nano Products: USA

BioTrove, Inc. Licenses Genomics Application from Stanford University for Nanotiter Plates

Additional patent issued for cell-based assays strengthens
BioTrove's intellectual property portfolio

 

WOBURN, Mass., July 15 /PRNewswire/ -- BioTrove, Inc. announced today that the Company has acquired an exclusive license from Stanford University for patent applications that cover the use of a through-hole structured microarray to perform PCR. Separately, BioTrove has been issued a patent on a novel method using the Company's proprietary OpenArray(TM) platform for high-density cell assay and culture. BioTrove is commercializing its OpenArray(TM) platform, a nanofluidic system for massively parallel analysis using Thru- Hole(TM) technology, for use by life science researchers.

"The Stanford patent applications and the cell maintenance patent are important parts of our large and growing patent portfolio around BioTrove's Thru-Hole(TM) technology," remarked Robert Hess, Director of Licensing and Intellectual Property at BioTrove. "We identified these
...read the wave


 
Nano Electronics : UK

Using Carbon Nanotubes For Quantum Computing

The computing community for many years has longed to be able to to carry out high speed calculations using a genuine Quantum Computer because it would facilitate the practical factorisation of very large numbers and the searching of unordered lists and databases. The rapid breaking of secure codes based on prime numbers would have a lot of practical applications particularly in the banking and military field and would necessitate the development of new cryptographic and security methods to protect valuable data.

Academics working in the Department of Material Science at the University of Oxford have successfully developed a design protocol for inserting filled molecules of Buckminsterfullerene (“Buckyballs”) into carbon, and other types of nanotube. ...read the wave


 
Nano Electronics : USA

USC scientist invents technique to grow superconducting and magnetic 'nanocables'

'we can supply a group of previously unavailable materials
to the nanotechnology community,'

A University of Southern California engineer has discovered a way to manufacture composite "nanocables" from a potent new class of substances with extraordinary properties called Transition Metal Oxides (TMOs).

Chongwu Zhou, an assistant professor in the USC Viterbi School of Engineering's Department of Electrical Engineering, is creating dense arrays of ultrafine wires made of magnesium oxide (MgO), each coated with uniform, precisely controlled layers of TMO.

In the last decade, TMOs have come under intense investigation because they demonstrate a wide range of potentially highly useful properties including high-temperature superconductivity. Because of the great potential for applications and research, investigators have tried for years to create TMO nanowires, but have so far had limited success.
...read the wave


Nano Electronics : USA

BAE Systems and Nantero, Inc. Announce Joint Evaluation of Carbon Nanotube-based Electronics

 

WOBURN, Mass.PRNewswire/ -- Nantero, Inc. and BAE Systems have announced a joint effort to evaluate the potential to develop carbon nanotube-based electronic devices for use in advanced defense and aerospace systems. The project will involve research and development of a variety of next-generation electronic devices that can be built leveraging the unique properties of carbon nanotubes and using Nantero's proprietary methods and processes for the design and manufacture of nanotube-based electronics.
Nantero's proprietary processes for the use of carbon nanotubes are
CMOS-compatible, allowing the development to be carried out in BAE Systems Manassas' newly modernized production semiconductor fabrication facilities....read the wave


 

 

 

headline news 20 - 07 - 2004
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MEMS:

Advancements in Micro Technology Catapult MEMS-Based Applications

 

PALO ALTO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The burgeoning interest in micro technologies, partly triggered by the rapid growth of nanotechnology, is opening up a floodgate of opportunities for developing new, micro-electromechanical systems (MEMS) based applications and products.


"The hunt for the `next big thing' is on," says Technical Insights analyst Jagan Ramaswami. "MEMS -- particularly bio MEMS, RF MEMS and optical MEMS -- are potential candidates in the search for a `killer application' by the research community."

MEMS-based applications have the potential to rejuvenate the market just as the Internet did over the last two decades of the previous millennium. Additionally, the emergence of nanotechnology could encourage the innovation of a gamut of new applications.
...read the wave

 

 
Nano Products:

Mobile devices to step beyond batteries

 

The low-battery bleep that ends your cellphone conversation in midsentence or sends you scrambling with your laptop for an outlet could soon be history, thanks to breakthroughs in fuel cells and solar energy.
Mobile devices are growing ever more power-hungry, even as conventional battery capacity hits its limits, said Sara Bradford, a San Antonio-based industry analyst with the research company Frost & Sullivan.

One solution to this problem is a new breed of solar cells with "the potential to keep a battery charged up so that the consumer may not ever have to plug it in," Bradford said.

Konarka Technologies of Lowell, Mass., has developed a dye-based solar cell that can be printed on rolls of plastic for a fraction of the cost of traditional solar cells...read the wave


 
Nano Debate: USA

Green Goo: The New Nano-Threat

 

First it was "gray goo," the threat of self-replicating machines populating the planet. Now an environmental think tank is raising the specter of "green goo," where biology is used to create new materials and new artificial life forms.

In its report, published on July 8, the Action Group on Erosion, Technology and Concentration, or ETC, said that the risks from green goo demand the most urgent foresight and caution. "With nanobiotech, researchers have the power to create completely new organisms that have never existed on Earth," said the ETC release accompanying its report. ...read the wave


 
Nano Debate: USA

Much Less is Much More in the New Era of Nanoscience

 

TWise, Va. -- Flexible, bright minds will be needed to cope with the greatest scientific challenges of our time --- nanoscience --- as it moves from science-fiction to the university laboratories to modern industry, it is estimated that 2 million workers trained in nanotechnology and nanoscience will be needed in the next 10 to 15 years!

The making of objects and structures about a millionth of a millimeter in size is going to be much, much more in demand in the next decade says Mihail "Mike" Roco, senior adviser for nanotechnology at the National Science Foundation (NSF). The potential shortage of human resources skilled in the new science may slow some of the greatest innovations of our time. ...read the wave


 
Nano Research:


Silicon-based photodetector is sensitive to ultraviolet light

 

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — By depositing thin films of silicon nanoparticles on silicon substrates, researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have fabricated a photodetector sensitive to ultraviolet light. Silicon-based ultraviolet sensors could prove very handy in military, security and commercial applications.

"Silicon is the most common semiconductor, but it has not been useful for detecting ultraviolet light until now," said Munir Nayfeh, a professor of physics at Illinois and a researcher at the Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology. "Ultraviolet light is usually absorbed by silicon and converted into heat, but we found a way to make silicon devices that absorb ultraviolet light and produce electrical current instead."...read the wave

 

 
Nano Biz: USA


Contracts for Nanomaterials and Clean Technologies Awarded

 

USANEWSWIRE: To help create new commercial processes that benefit the environment, EPA has awarded $900,000 to four companies for development and commercialization of nanomaterials and environmentally clean technologies through the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program. Nanotechnology, referring to material and device fabrication on an atomic or molecular scale, has great potential for both environmental contaminant removal and creating clean manufacturing processes that use less hazardous chemicals. ...read the wave

 

 

 

 

headline news 19 - 07 - 2004
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Nano Research: USA

Nanoparticles, super-absorbent gel clean
radioactivity from porous structures

 

ARGONNE, Ill. – Porous structures, such as brick and concrete, are notoriously hard to clean when contaminated with certain types of radioactive materials. Now, thanks to researchers in Argonne 's Chemical Engineering Division, a new technique is being developed that can effectively decontaminate these structures in the event of exposure to radioactive elements.

Researchers are using engineered nanoparticles and a super-absorbent gel to design a clean-up system for buildings and monuments exposed to radioactive materials. Having this system available will allow the nation to be more prepared in case of a terrorist attack with a “dirty bomb” or other radioactive dispersal device....read the wave

 

 
Nano Products : Global

More Products

 

With basic research under way for 20-plus years, nanotechnologies are gaining in commercial introductions. In the short term, nanoparticles will be introduced into many existing materials, making them stronger or changing their conductive properties. Significantly stronger polymers will make plastics more widely used to reinforce materials and replace metals, even in the semi-conductor area.

One of the most innovative new products is one that enhances biological imaging for medical diagnostics and drug discovery. Quantum dots are semi-conducting nanocrystals that, when illuminated with ultraviolet light, emit a vast spectrum of bright colors that can be used to identify and locate cells and other biological activities. These crystals offer optical detection up to a thousand times brighter than conventional dyes used in many biological tests, such as MRIs, and render significantly more information.

The latest display technology for laptops, cell phones, digital cameras and other uses are made of ...read the wave

 
Nano Medicine: USA

Molecular motor shuttles key protein
in response to light

 

In experiments with fruit flies, Johns Hopkins researchers have discovered how a key light-detecting molecule in the eye moves in response to changes in light intensity.

Their finding adds to growing evidence that some creatures -- and probably people -- adapt to light not only by mechanically shrinking the pupil to physically limit how much light enters the eye, but also by a chemical response.

Building on their previous work showing that specific proteins in eye cells are redistributed in response to bright light, the Johns Hopkins team now reports how a key protein called arrestin is shuttled from a "holding area" where it binds and calms a light-detecting protein. Writing in the July 7 issue of Neuron, the team says arrestin is moved around by a tiny molecular motor, called myosin, which travels along the "train tracks" of the cell's internal skeleton.

...read the wave

 

 

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Nano Research: USA

A safer way to make metal nanospheres

 

Tiny surface defects that form during processing can reduce the quality and yield of semiconductor devices, magnetic storage media and other products. Inspection tools that locate, identify and characterize surface defects based upon how they reflect or scatter light need to be calibrated with accurate particle size standards in order to work properly. Making metallic standards for such calibrations is typically a hazardous process, but researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the University of Maryland have invented a safer method and apparatus for producing these standards. ...read the wave

 

 
 
Tools of the Trade: USA

Molecular Imaging Receives Prestigious R&D 100 Award for Technical Innovation

 

Tempe, AZ, – Molecular Imaging is an R&D 100 Awards winner for its new PicoTREC. The awards are sponsored by R&D Magazine and recognize the top 100 products introduced into the marketplace during the year. PicoTREC is the only commercially available instrument to add real-time, simultaneous Topography and RECognition imaging capability to the atomic force microscope (AFM). A breakthrough tool for AFM, PicoTREC allows researchers to pursue new avenues of discovery in all areas of nanotechnology and nanoscience.

"We are honored to be the recipient of the R&D 100 Awards and to be ranked among the world's top technology innovators," said Vance Nau, President and CEO. “This award is an acknowledgement of Molecular Imaging’s commitment to creating innovative new products and techniques for our customers that will enable new application areas for AFM in academic and industrial research....read the wave

 

 
 
MEMS: USA

New standards to improve measurements of microdevices.

 

Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), along with their colleagues at several companies, are completing experiments that validate new standards aimed at improving emerging new microelectromechanical systems, or MEMS, devices.

Microaccelerometers, the devices used to activate automotive airbags, are MEMS devices. In the future, microscopic MEMs devices made with gears and motors may, for example, be developed to clear blockages in arteries.

NIST scientists presented their findings at the semiconductor industry's annual SEMICON West trade show, held July 12-16, 2004, in San Francisco.

Working with ASTM International, NIST has developed three new standards aimed at helping researchers measure more accurately several
...read the wave

 

 
Tools of the Trade: USA

Method tests strength of advanced thin films

 

The challenge of determining whether thin films---some no thicker than a single molecule---are strong enough for a growing number of important technology jobs just got easier and quicker thanks to an inexpensive testing method reported in the upcoming issue of Nature Materials by a team led by researchers at the Commerce Department's National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).
Useful for evaluating all types and combinations of materials, the new method measures and analyzes the strength and stiffness of a thin-film sample in about 2 seconds, as compared with several minutes for indentation and other conventional approaches. In addition, the NIST-developed technique accommodates high-throughput testing, so that hundreds or even a few thousand systematically varying samples can be tested in rapid succession. ...read the wave

 

 

 

 

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Nano Research : USA

Mystery of nanoparticles concealed
in the blink of an eye

 

Scientists at the University of Chicago have discovered a better way to measure a confounding property of microscopic high-tech particles called quantum dots.

Quantum dots, also called nanocrystals, emit light in a rainbow of colors and are used in lasers, biological studies and other applications, but their tendency to blink hinders their technological value. Imagine the annoyance caused by a randomly flickering light bulb.

"A quantum dot might blink for just a millionth of a second or it might blink for 15 minutes," said Matthew Pelton, a Research Associate at the University of Chicago's James Franck Institute. "This is one of the problems we have to solve if we want to engineer the properties of materials, particularly semiconductor materials, on the nanoscale."

Pelton has found a way to measure the blinking that is simpler and faster than...read the wave


 
Nano Debate: EU

Renewed calls for assessment of nanotechnology risks

 

CORDIS News Service: Nanotechnology and its possible risks have become the focus of attention once more, following the publication of a newspaper article by the Prince of Wales calling for the technology to be used 'wisely and appropriately'.

Previous comments on nanotechnology by the heir to the UK throne led newspapers to report that he feared that the world could be overrun by so called 'grey goo'. In his latest intervention however, published on 11 July in the UK's Independent on Sunday, Prince Charles denied that he ever held such fears.

'For the record, I have never used that expression and I do not believe that self-replicating robots, smaller than viruses, will one day multiply uncontrollably and devour our planet. Such beliefs should be left where they belong, in the realms of science fiction,' states the Prince....read the wave


 
Nano Debate: USA

Study Shows Americans Encouraged
by Prospects of Nanotechnology

 

Despite lacking concrete knowledge about nanotechnology, most Americans hold a generally positive view of the emerging science and believe the technology’s potential benefits outweigh its perceived risks. At the same time, most Americans do not trust business leaders in the nanotechnology industry to minimize potential risks to humans.

Those are some of the key findings of a study conducted by North Carolina State University researchers in the first nationally representative survey designed to gauge the public’s perceptions about nanotechnology. The telephone survey polled a random sample of 1,536 adults in the continental United States in the spring of 2004 and is part of a larger research project studying public perceptions of nanotechnology that is funded by a $135,000 grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF).

More than 80 percent of those polled indicated they
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Future Technology

Production of high-fidelity entangled photons exceeds 1 million per second

 

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Like virtuosos tuning their violins, researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have tuned their instruments and harmonized the production of entangled photons, pushing rates to more than 1 million pairs per second.

The brighter and purer entangled states could assist researchers in applications involving quantum information processing – such as quantum computation, teleportation and cryptography – and help scientists better understand the mysterious transition from quantum mechanics to classical physics.

“Entangled states are the quintessential feature of quantum mechanics,” said Paul Kwiat, a John Bardeen Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Physics at Illinois. “All the manifestations of quantum mechanics in the world around us arise from the basic but bizarre coupling that exists between entangled particles.”...read the wave


 
Nano Defence: USA

Emergency Filtration Products to Commence Nano-Enhanced Filter Media Tests for U.S. Air Force Under the Direction of the U.S. Army RDE Command

Testing to Be Performed at Edgewood Chemical Biological Center in August 2004

 

HENDERSON, Nev.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-

Emergency Filtration Products Inc. (EFP) (OTCBB: EMFP) announces that it will commence testing its licensed nanotechnology-enhanced 2H filter media in conjunction with the U.S. Air Force in mid-August 2004. This proprietary enhancement encompasses the integration of filter media with various types of nanotechnology solutions for the detection of, and protection from, biological, chemical, radiological and explosive agents.

The U.S. Air Force tests, which are expected to validate some
...read the wave


 
Nano Education: USA

New USA textbook introduces students to the foundations, applications of nanotechnology

Written for students across many disciplines

Blacksburg, Va. -- Scientists and engineers worldwide are taking control of matter at its smallest scale, individual atoms, to create new materials and devices that are making electronics smaller and promise a future with highly efficient flexible solar cells and molecular machinery to augment human systems.

This new field of science, called nanotechnology, has unfolded so quickly that the recent university courses in nanotechnology have had to depend upon compendiums of journal articles as their textbooks or books geared to majors in a specific field.

Now, however, three scientists have pulled together some 60 active researchers across many disciplines to write a broad-based textbook specifically for students....read the wave


 
Nano Products: USA

BioTrove, Inc. Licenses Genomics Application from Stanford University for Nanotiter Plates

Additional patent issued for cell-based assays strengthens
BioTrove's intellectual property portfolio

 

WOBURN, Mass., July 15 /PRNewswire/ -- BioTrove, Inc. announced today that the Company has acquired an exclusive license from Stanford University for patent applications that cover the use of a through-hole structured microarray to perform PCR. Separately, BioTrove has been issued a patent on a novel method using the Company's proprietary OpenArray(TM) platform for high-density cell assay and culture. BioTrove is commercializing its OpenArray(TM) platform, a nanofluidic system for massively parallel analysis using Thru- Hole(TM) technology, for use by life science researchers.

"The Stanford patent applications and the cell maintenance patent are important parts of our large and growing patent portfolio around BioTrove's Thru-Hole(TM) technology," remarked Robert Hess, Director of Licensing and Intellectual Property at BioTrove. "We identified these
...read the wave


 
Nano Biz : USA

Tailored Materials Corp. Launches with $2 Million in Equity; Startup's Processes Create Ultra-Pure, Double-Wall Carbon Nanotubes

 

TUCSON, Ariz.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-Tailored Materials Corp. Inc. (TMC), an emerging manufacturer of ultra-pure, carbon Double-Wall Nanotubes (DWNTs) for field emission displays and other devices, announced today that it raised $2 million in equity for its first round private financing, to commercialize and scale up its proprietary technology.

Founded mid-2004, TMC addresses critical needs in CNT applications: high selectivity and reproducible purity, for optimum, "tailored," mechanical and electronic properties. The breakthrough employs proprietary knowledge of nanotube formation processes, promising large-scale manufacture of high-quality DWNT.

TMC plans to sell product to major...read the wave


 

 

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Tools of the Trade: USA

IBM Scientists Make Breakthrough
in Nanoscale Imaging

 

SAN JOSE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--IBM scientists have achieved a breakthrough in nanoscale magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) by directly detecting the faint magnetic signal from a single electron buried inside a solid sample.

This achievement is a major milestone toward creating a microscope that can make three-dimensional images of molecules with atomic resolution. Success in this quest should have major impact on the study of materials -- ranging from proteins and pharmaceuticals to integrated circuits and industrial catalysts -- for which a detailed understanding of the atomic structure is essential. Knowing the exact location of specific atoms within tiny nanoelectronic structures, for example, would enhance designers' insight into their manufacture and performance. The ability to directly image the detailed atomic structure of proteins would aid the development of new drugs.
...read the wave


 
Nano Events : EU

First results of the Nanoroadmap (NRM) project

The International Conference will be held in Rome (Italy) from November 4th to 5th, 2004, and will present the first results of the Nanoroadmap (NRM) project.

NRM, co-funded by the European Commission within the VI Framework Programme (FP6), has started in January 2004 with the objective to provide coherent scenarios and technology roadmaps for the application of nanotechnology that will help the European players, both in public institutions and industry, to optimise their efforts in the three selected areas (material, health and medical systems, energy), by 2014.

The Conference, organised by AIRI/Nanotec IT, will cover the following topics:
- Nanotechnology in the world today: national activities, policies and initiatives;
- Present situation and forecasts of nanotechnology and its applications in: materials, health and medical services, energy;
- Panel discussion on the future roadmapping exercise.

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Nano Electronics : UK

Using Carbon Nanotubes For Quantum Computing

The computing community for many years has longed to be able to to carry out high speed calculations using a genuine Quantum Computer because it would facilitate the practical factorisation of very large numbers and the searching of unordered lists and databases. The rapid breaking of secure codes based on prime numbers would have a lot of practical applications particularly in the banking and military field and would necessitate the development of new cryptographic and security methods to protect valuable data.

Academics working in the Department of Material Science at the University of Oxford have successfully developed a design protocol for inserting filled molecules of Buckminsterfullerene (“Buckyballs”) into carbon, and other types of nanotube. ...read the wave


 

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Nano Electronics : USA

USC scientist invents technique to grow superconducting and magnetic 'nanocables'

'we can supply a group of previously unavailable materials
to the nanotechnology community,'

A University of Southern California engineer has discovered a way to manufacture composite "nanocables" from a potent new class of substances with extraordinary properties called Transition Metal Oxides (TMOs).

Chongwu Zhou, an assistant professor in the USC Viterbi School of Engineering's Department of Electrical Engineering, is creating dense arrays of ultrafine wires made of magnesium oxide (MgO), each coated with uniform, precisely controlled layers of TMO.

In the last decade, TMOs have come under intense investigation because they demonstrate a wide range of potentially highly useful properties including high-temperature superconductivity. Because of the great potential for applications and research, investigators have tried for years to create TMO nanowires, but have so far had limited success.
...read the wave


Nano Electronics : USA

BAE Systems and Nantero, Inc. Announce Joint Evaluation of Carbon Nanotube-based Electronics

 

WOBURN, Mass.PRNewswire/ -- Nantero, Inc. and BAE Systems have announced a joint effort to evaluate the potential to develop carbon nanotube-based electronic devices for use in advanced defense and aerospace systems. The project will involve research and development of a variety of next-generation electronic devices that can be built leveraging the unique properties of carbon nanotubes and using Nantero's proprietary methods and processes for the design and manufacture of nanotube-based electronics.
Nantero's proprietary processes for the use of carbon nanotubes are
CMOS-compatible, allowing the development to be carried out in BAE Systems Manassas' newly modernized production semiconductor fabrication facilities....read the wave


 
Nano Biz:

Frost & Sullivan
Excellence in Research Award

 

Global nanotechnology company pSivida Limited (ASX: PSD), is pleased to announce that it has been awarded the 2004 Frost & Sullivan Excellence in Research Award for its work in the area of Nanomedicine.

In the recently published study “Nanomedicine – Global Technology Developments and Growth Opportunities” Frost & Sullivan announced its 2004 Science and Technology Awards recognising pSivida’s commitment to research in the core area of controlled slow release drug delivery and diagnostics and also commended its
research efforts to leverage BioSiliconTM for a variety of applications, including orthopaedics and tissue engineering.

Frost & Sullivan was founded in New York City in 1961 and has established a reputation as one of the world's leading companies in providing. ...read the wave


 
Future Technology: UK

Hawking cracks the paradox
by Jenny Hogan

 

AFTER nearly 30 years of arguing that a black hole destroys everything that falls into it, Stephen Hawking is saying he was wrong. It seems that black holes may after all allow information within them to escape. Hawking will present his latest finding at a conference in Ireland next week.

The about-turn might cost Hawking, a physicist at the University of Cambridge, an encyclopaedia because of a bet he made in 1997. More importantly, it might solve one of the long-standing puzzles in modern physics, known as the black hole information paradox.

It was Hawking's own work that created the paradox. In 1976, he calculated that once a black hole forms, it starts losing mass by radiating energy....read the wave


 
Nano Biz: USA - Germany

Isonics Corporation to Demand Delisting from Berlin Stock Exchange;

Shares of Company Traded on Berlin Exchange Without Company's Authorization

 

GOLDEN, Colo.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Isonics Corporation (Nasdaq:ISON), a leader in the development of isotopically engineered and nano-structured materials, a supplier of silicon-on-insulator (SOI) wafers to the semiconductor industry and isotopes for life sciences and health care applications, announced today that it is taking immediate action to demand delisting from the Berlin Stock Exchange. The Company's common stock is currently listed on the Berlin Stock Exchange without the Company's permission. ...read the wave


 
Nano Research: USA

ORNL nanoprobe creates world of new possibilities

 

OAK RIDGE, Tenn.- A technology with proven environmental, forensics and medical applications has received a shot in the arm because of an invention by researchers at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

ORNL's nanoprobe, which is based on a light scattering technique, can detect and analyze chemicals, explosives, drugs and more at a theoretical single-molecule level. This capability makes it far more selective and accurate than conventional competing technologies.

The probe is an optical fiber tapered to a tip measuring 100 nanometers with an extremely thin coating of nanoparticles of silver, which induces the surface-enhanced Raman scattering (SERS) effect. Normally, when a sample is illuminated by a laser beam, there is a small reflection of light, known as Raman scattering.
...read the wave


 
Nano Biz:

NanoBioNexus and Morrison & Foerster LLP Join Forces to Promote Partnering
and Investment Opportunities in Nanobiotechnology

 

San Diego, CA - NanoBioNexus, a newly formed organization that showcases nanotechnology for the life sciences, today announced its founding sponsor - Morrison & Foerster LLP. A team of seasoned scientists and business professionals manages NanoBioNexus, a non-profit business, networking and partnering forum. Also announced is the debut issue of NanoBio TodayTM, a unique report available online for scientists, venture capitalists, technologists and business professionals.

"Our goal with NanoBioNexus is to demystify the convergence of nanotechnology and biotechnology," said Adriana Vela, NanoBioNexus founder and chair. "I deeply appreciate the support of Morrison & Foerster's commitment to this goal. Together, we want to help answer the questions - 'Why is it important to pay attention to this aspect of nanotechnology?' and 'What does this mean to me as an individual, a scientist, an entrepreneur, or an investor?'"
...read the wave


 
Nano Research: USA

Nanoparticles stiff from constant strain

By Robert Sanders, Media Relations
University of California, Berkeley

BERKELEY – Take something no wider than a human hair and shrink it a thousand fold to a few nanometers across, and its electronic and other properties change radically. But whether the crystal structure of these nanoparticles remains basically the same is a matter scientists continue to debate.

Now, a new report by scientists at the University of California, Berkeley, and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) shows that's far from the case.

Zinc sulfide nanoparticles a mere 10 atoms across have a disordered crystal structure that puts them under constant strain, increasing the stiffness of the particles and probably affecting other properties, such as strength and elasticity, according to the team's report.
...read the wave


 
Nano Medicine

EntreMed Contracts With Elan to Produce Panzem(R) Clinical Material

 

ROCKVILLE, Md.PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- EntreMed, Inc. (NASDAQ:ENMD) , a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company developing therapeutics primarily for the treatment of cancer, today announced that it has entered into a Clinical Supply Agreement with Elan Drug Delivery, Inc. to reformulate and manufacture EntreMed's Panzem(R) in an oral liquid product format. This supply of reformulated Panzem(R) will support EntreMed's clinical oncology program that is planned to begin in early 2005. Elan is manufacturing the reformulated Panzem(R) using its proprietary NanoCrystal(R) technology that enhances product bioavailability and absorption and produces particles that are fifty times smaller than conventional processes. A number of products using NanoCrystal(R) technology have been commercialized successfully, including Wyeth's Rapmune(R) and Merck's Emend(R)....read the wave


 
Nano Products: USA - Germany

MWG Biotech and Innovadyne Technologies Inc. to Offer Automated Protein Crystallisation Platform

 

EBERSBERG, Germany & SANTA ROSA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)---MWG Biotech AG (FWB:NWU), Ebersberg, Germany, and Innovadyne Technologies Inc., Santa Rosa, CA, USA, are pleased to announce a new collaboration to provide an integrated solution targeted toward the protein crystallography market. The product offering combines the flexibility of MWG Biotech's Theonyx lab automation robot system with the robust, non-contact dispense capabilities of Innovadyne's Nanodrop system resulting in an ideal platform for a variety of low-volume protein crystallisation applications....read the wave


 
Nano Event :

Nanoparticles Symposium Added to October NANO Week Lineup

Addition Seen as Validation of Area Research

CLEVELAND – The organizers of NANO Week, the five-day nanotechnology conference planned here Oct. 25-29, today announced the addition of a two-day symposium on the formation and formulation of nanoparticles for biotech and pharmaceutical applications to NANO Week’s lineup. “Nanoparticles: Synthesis, Functionalization and Applications for Targeted Drug Delivery” will be held Oct. 27-28 at the InterContinental Hotel and Conference Center Cleveland.

This is the first conference the Center for Business Intelligence (CBI), the Boston-based promoter of professional conferences for executive-level decision makers, has hosted in Cleveland.

“NANO Week is expected to bring hundreds of nanotechnology researchers, clinicians and entrepreneurs to...read the wave


 

 

 

headline news 15 - 07 - 2004
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Future Technology: UK

Hawking cracks the paradox
by Jenny Hogan

 

AFTER nearly 30 years of arguing that a black hole destroys everything that falls into it, Stephen Hawking is saying he was wrong. It seems that black holes may after all allow information within them to escape. Hawking will present his latest finding at a conference in Ireland next week.

The about-turn might cost Hawking, a physicist at the University of Cambridge, an encyclopaedia because of a bet he made in 1997. More importantly, it might solve one of the long-standing puzzles in modern physics, known as the black hole information paradox.

It was Hawking's own work that created the paradox. In 1976, he calculated that once a black hole forms, it starts losing mass by radiating energy....read the wave


 
Nano Research: USA

ORNL nanoprobe creates world of new possibilities

 

OAK RIDGE, Tenn.- A technology with proven environmental, forensics and medical applications has received a shot in the arm because of an invention by researchers at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

ORNL's nanoprobe, which is based on a light scattering technique, can detect and analyze chemicals, explosives, drugs and more at a theoretical single-molecule level. This capability makes it far more selective and accurate than conventional competing technologies.

The probe is an optical fiber tapered to a tip measuring 100 nanometers with an extremely thin coating of nanoparticles of silver, which induces the surface-enhanced Raman scattering (SERS) effect. Normally, when a sample is illuminated by a laser beam, there is a small reflection of light, known as Raman scattering.
...read the wave


 
Nano Biz:

NanoBioNexus and Morrison & Foerster LLP Join Forces to Promote Partnering
and Investment Opportunities in Nanobiotechnology

 

San Diego, CA - NanoBioNexus, a newly formed organization that showcases nanotechnology for the life sciences, today announced its founding sponsor - Morrison & Foerster LLP. A team of seasoned scientists and business professionals manages NanoBioNexus, a non-profit business, networking and partnering forum. Also announced is the debut issue of NanoBio TodayTM, a unique report available online for scientists, venture capitalists, technologists and business professionals.

"Our goal with NanoBioNexus is to demystify the convergence of nanotechnology and biotechnology," said Adriana Vela, NanoBioNexus founder and chair. "I deeply appreciate the support of Morrison & Foerster's commitment to this goal. Together, we want to help answer the questions - 'Why is it important to pay attention to this aspect of nanotechnology?' and 'What does this mean to me as an individual, a scientist, an entrepreneur, or an investor?'"
...read the wave


 
Nano Research: USA

Nanoparticles stiff from constant strain

By Robert Sanders, Media Relations
University of California, Berkeley

BERKELEY – Take something no wider than a human hair and shrink it a thousand fold to a few nanometers across, and its electronic and other properties change radically. But whether the crystal structure of these nanoparticles remains basically the same is a matter scientists continue to debate.

Now, a new report by scientists at the University of California, Berkeley, and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) shows that's far from the case.

Zinc sulfide nanoparticles a mere 10 atoms across have a disordered crystal structure that puts them under constant strain, increasing the stiffness of the particles and probably affecting other properties, such as strength and elasticity, according to the team's report.
...read the wave


 

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Nano Medicine

EntreMed Contracts With Elan to Produce Panzem(R) Clinical Material

 

ROCKVILLE, Md.PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- EntreMed, Inc. (NASDAQ:ENMD) , a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company developing therapeutics primarily for the treatment of cancer, today announced that it has entered into a Clinical Supply Agreement with Elan Drug Delivery, Inc. to reformulate and manufacture EntreMed's Panzem(R) in an oral liquid product format. This supply of reformulated Panzem(R) will support EntreMed's clinical oncology program that is planned to begin in early 2005. Elan is manufacturing the reformulated Panzem(R) using its proprietary NanoCrystal(R) technology that enhances product bioavailability and absorption and produces particles that are fifty times smaller than conventional processes. A number of products using NanoCrystal(R) technology have been commercialized successfully, including Wyeth's Rapmune(R) and Merck's Emend(R)....read the wave


 
Nano Products: USA - Germany

MWG Biotech and Innovadyne Technologies Inc. to Offer Automated Protein Crystallisation Platform

 

EBERSBERG, Germany & SANTA ROSA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)---MWG Biotech AG (FWB:NWU), Ebersberg, Germany, and Innovadyne Technologies Inc., Santa Rosa, CA, USA, are pleased to announce a new collaboration to provide an integrated solution targeted toward the protein crystallography market. The product offering combines the flexibility of MWG Biotech's Theonyx lab automation robot system with the robust, non-contact dispense capabilities of Innovadyne's Nanodrop system resulting in an ideal platform for a variety of low-volume protein crystallisation applications....read the wave


 
Nano Biz:

Nanotech Is Wall Street's Latest Love

 

NEW YORK - The chief executive of Nano-Tex LLC warned about the mounting hype around his company and other nanotechnology startups at a recent investor conference. But the first question from the audience showed how his message had been digested.

"When is your IPO?"

Nanotechnology, or science at the atomic level, has become the latest fad on Wall Street as the stock market shakes off its dot-com funk. Bankers and venture capitalists are pushing for initial public offerings of nanotech startups. Everyone, from day traders to fund managers, seems eager to get in early on what they hope will be the next big thing. …read the wave


 
Nano Biz:

NanoGram Corporation Launches Licensing Program; Secures Additional Capital to Expand Applications

 

SAN JOSE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--July 13, 2004--NanoGram Corporation, a leading developer and licensor of process technology for manufacturing nanostructured materials for optical, electronic, and energy product applications, announced its new "AccessNano(TM)" licensing program. Having developed extensive application expertise and broad intellectual property in the field, NanoGram's capabilities are now being licensed to an expanded list of industrial partners, enabling a new generation of materials and devices for products such as batteries, optical films and coatings, displays, phosphors and electronics interconnect and packaging. NanoGram also announced it has closed over $7 million in a new venture funding round to support continued new application development.

"The process technologies developed by NanoGram are unique in their ability to make...read the wave


Nano Biz:

Nanotech startup’s slippery slope

ApNano’s promising lubricant could give it a key foothold in the burgeoning market. But it’s got major roadblocks – namely, ChevronTexaco, ExxonMobil, and Shell.

 

Most nanotechnology startups, like Nanosys and Nanostellar, are banking on intellectual property that could generate millions in revenue, albeit a few years down the road. A few companies, however, are pursuing a different, more measured strategy: usable products now, revolutionary products later.

One such company is ApNano Materials. Based in New York, with R&D labs just outside Tel Aviv, Israel, ApNano eventually plans to use nanomolecules to build everything from bulletproof vests to flat-panel displays, according to Menachem Genut, the company’s CEO. But for now, it is concentrating on just one product in one sector: a highly efficient lubricant called NanoLub.

ApNano’s own estimates project NanoLub sales reaching several million dollars within the next year or two, and as much as $200 million per year by 2008. It’s an especially strong victory considering the state of the market: Experts widely cite …read the wave


 
Nano Event :

Nanoparticles Symposium Added to October NANO Week Lineup

Addition Seen as Validation of Area Research

CLEVELAND – The organizers of NANO Week, the five-day nanotechnology conference planned here Oct. 25-29, today announced the addition of a two-day symposium on the formation and formulation of nanoparticles for biotech and pharmaceutical applications to NANO Week’s lineup. “Nanoparticles: Synthesis, Functionalization and Applications for Targeted Drug Delivery” will be held Oct. 27-28 at the InterContinental Hotel and Conference Center Cleveland.

This is the first conference the Center for Business Intelligence (CBI), the Boston-based promoter of professional conferences for executive-level decision makers, has hosted in Cleveland.

“NANO Week is expected to bring hundreds of nanotechnology researchers, clinicians and entrepreneurs to...read the wave


 
Future Technology

Biophan Technologies kündigt Online-Demo einer neuen Technologie an

Video auf der Unternehmenswebsite präsentiert neuen kernspinkompatiblen Keramikantrieb

Biophan Technologies, Inc. (OTC BB: BIPH), ein führender Entwickler von biomedizinischer Technologie der nächsten Generation, kündigte heute eine Videopräsentation an, in dem der neue kernspinkompatible Keramikantrieb SQUIGGLE(TM) des Unternehmens vorgestellt wird. "Wir wollten die revolutionäre Art dieser neuen Antriebstechnologie in einem visuellen Medium vorstellen," sagte Michael Weiner, Vorstandsvorsitzender von Biophan. "Dieses kurze Video führt unseren Anteilseignern und möglichen Kunden die Vorteile des nanopräzisen Antriebs SQUIGGLE(TM) als ein elegantes, kernspinkompatibles Gerät zur Verabreichung von Arzneimitteln und für andere medizinische Applikationen vor."
...read the wave


 
Nano Products : Germany

New materials with improved
characteristics

Bayer MaterialScience and Bayer Technology Services organize colloquium on nanocomposites

 

Leverkusen – Nanotechnology is one of the most important key technologies of the 21st century. It does offer excellent opportunities for developing materials with completely new or radically improved characteristics, particularly in the field of polymer research. Bayer MaterialScience AG and Bayer Technology Services GmbH held a colloquium on nanocomposites on June 28, 2004, in Leverkusen. The aim was to provide a forum for employees to share knowledge of recent developments.

“Nanotechnology is a classic example of an interdisciplinary science,” said Frank Bertram, who was involved in the organization of the event on behalf of Bayer MaterialScience. “Today more than ever, success in this arena requires a greater degree of communication and cooperation than is found in traditional research fields. That’s why Bayer Technology Services and Bayer MaterialScience decided to bring together competencies from science, research and development, innovation management and industry in the Nanocomposites@Bayer Workshop. Nanoparticles are already being used in products from Bayer MaterialScience, and other profitable areas of application for nanoparticles are currently being explored in numerous R&D projects.”... read the wave

 

 
Nano Research: USA

Is Small Different?
Not Necessarily Say Georgia Tech Researchers

 

Atlanta —Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology and NASA suggest that materials on the nanoscale may sometimes be subject to the same physical rules as their macro-world counterparts. The findings provide an exception to the conventional scientific notion that objects small enough to be measured in nanometers (one-billionth of a meter) behave according to different rules than larger objects

A team led by Lawrence Bottomley in Georgia Tech’s School of Chemistry and Biochemistry and Jonathon Colton in the School of Mechanical Engineering found that the mechanical response of a multi-walled carbon nanospring was remarkably similar to the rules that govern the mechanical properties of springs on the macro scale. The results are...read the wave

 
Nano Electronics:

BOC Edwards and IMEC Announce Joint Technology Program on Supercritical Carbon Dioxide Processing

 

SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--July 12, 2004--BOC Edwards announced today it has established a joint development program with IMEC, a leading independent nanoelectronics and nanotechnology research center in Leuven, Belgium. The program focuses on the application of supercritical CO2 (scCO2) cleaning processes for the manufacture of next-generation semiconductor devices. BOC Edwards, a major supplier of subsystems and materials for electronics manufacturing, has shipped an integrated supercritical CO2 processing system, including its DFP 200 high-pressure, single-wafer process module to IMEC. This supercritical CO2 technology demonstrator will be used in a three-year process development program.

The application of scCO2 for all process steps where the use of water needs to be avoided will be assessed. The program will start with the investigation of the use of scCO2 for the cleaning of advanced porous low-k material...read the wave

 

 
Nano Biz: USA

Carbon Nanotechnologies, Inc. Announces the Allowance of a U.S. Patent for Coating Single-Wall Carbon Nanotubes

 

HOUSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Carbon Nanotechnologies, Inc.

-- Provides patent coverage for single-wall carbon nanotubes having nanometer-scale coatings.

-- Carbon Nanotechnologies, Inc. now has patent coverage for both covalent and non-covalent modifications of single-wall carbon nanotubes.

Carbon Nanotechnologies, Inc. (CNI) announced today the allowance of another U.S. Patent, this one for coated single-wall carbon nanotubes and ropes of single-wall carbon nanotubes. The technology gives CNI a patent on a composition that is single-wall carbon nanotubes with a nanometer-scale coating of another material that can include polymers and metals. 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. ...read the wave

 

 
Nano Debate

The Precautionary Prince II

Prince Charles' cautionary note brings "control and ownership" of nanotechnology, social issues and impacts on the South
to the fore

"Prince Charles' thoughtful article in the Independent on Sunday (UK) is an impressive service to society and science in the unfolding public debate on nanotechnology," according to Jim Thomas of the ETC Group's Oxford office. "Not only does the Prince set aside the fictional notion of 'grey goo,' but he also sensibly reminds us that there are important unanswered questions relating to the control and ownership of these technologies," said Thomas.

From ETC's international headquarters in Ottawa, Canada, Pat Mooney, Executive Director, adds, "It is especially significant that the Prince highlights the need for a precautionary approach, the need for a wider societal debate and draws attention to what nanotechnology may mean for the gap between rich and poor nations."

ETC Group is concerned about the potential for ...read the wave

 

 
Nano Products: USA

Evident Technologies in Commercial Production Of Proprietary Biotin Activated Quantum Dots

Biotin EviFluors(R) Offer Unique Advantages for Life Science Research

 

TROY, N.Y.PRNewswire/ -- Evident Technologies, Inc. announced today that it has begun commercial production of its first biotinylated quantum dot fluorophores. The Biotin EviFluor(R) is available in wavelengths from blue to near infrared. The unique quantum dot EviFluor(R) offers significant advantages over traditional fluorophores, and can enable next generation applications in cell biology, drug discovery, cancer research and many other fields.

Quantum dots are semiconductor nanocrystals that fluoresce when excited by a light source, emitting bright colors that can identify and track properties and processes in various biological applications. "The Biotin EviFluors(R) offer advantages over traditional fluors and dyes including a wider range of colors, brighter emission, increased stability and help advance research,"...read the wave

 

 

 

nano news 14 - 07 - 2004
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Nano Products : Germany

New materials with improved
characteristics

Bayer MaterialScience and Bayer Technology Services organize colloquium on nanocomposites

 

Leverkusen – Nanotechnology is one of the most important key technologies of the 21st century. It does offer excellent opportunities for developing materials with completely new or radically improved characteristics, particularly in the field of polymer research. Bayer MaterialScience AG and Bayer Technology Services GmbH held a colloquium on nanocomposites on June 28, 2004, in Leverkusen. The aim was to provide a forum for employees to share knowledge of recent developments.

“Nanotechnology is a classic example of an interdisciplinary science,” said Frank Bertram, who was involved in the organization of the event on behalf of Bayer MaterialScience. “Today more than ever, success in this arena requires a greater degree of communication and cooperation than is found in traditional research fields. That’s why Bayer Technology Services and Bayer MaterialScience decided to bring together competencies from science, research and development, innovation management and industry in the Nanocomposites@Bayer Workshop. Nanoparticles are already being used in products from Bayer MaterialScience, and other profitable areas of application for nanoparticles are currently being explored in numerous R&D projects.”... read the wave

 

 
Nano Research: USA

Is Small Different?
Not Necessarily Say Georgia Tech Researchers

 

Atlanta —Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology and NASA suggest that materials on the nanoscale may sometimes be subject to the same physical rules as their macro-world counterparts. The findings provide an exception to the conventional scientific notion that objects small enough to be measured in nanometers (one-billionth of a meter) behave according to different rules than larger objects

A team led by Lawrence Bottomley in Georgia Tech’s School of Chemistry and Biochemistry and Jonathon Colton in the School of Mechanical Engineering found that the mechanical response of a multi-walled carbon nanospring was remarkably similar to the rules that govern the mechanical properties of springs on the macro scale. The results are...read the wave

 

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Nano Electronics:

BOC Edwards and IMEC Announce Joint Technology Program on Supercritical Carbon Dioxide Processing

 

SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--July 12, 2004--BOC Edwards announced today it has established a joint development program with IMEC, a leading independent nanoelectronics and nanotechnology research center in Leuven, Belgium. The program focuses on the application of supercritical CO2 (scCO2) cleaning processes for the manufacture of next-generation semiconductor devices. BOC Edwards, a major supplier of subsystems and materials for electronics manufacturing, has shipped an integrated supercritical CO2 processing system, including its DFP 200 high-pressure, single-wafer process module to IMEC. This supercritical CO2 technology demonstrator will be used in a three-year process development program.

The application of scCO2 for all process steps where the use of water needs to be avoided will be assessed. The program will start with the investigation of the use of scCO2 for the cleaning of advanced porous low-k material...read the wave

 

 
 
Nano Biz: USA

Carbon Nanotechnologies, Inc. Announces the Allowance of a U.S. Patent for Coating Single-Wall Carbon Nanotubes

 

HOUSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Carbon Nanotechnologies, Inc.

-- Provides patent coverage for single-wall carbon nanotubes having nanometer-scale coatings.

-- Carbon Nanotechnologies, Inc. now has patent coverage for both covalent and non-covalent modifications of single-wall carbon nanotubes.

Carbon Nanotechnologies, Inc. (CNI) announced today the allowance of another U.S. Patent, this one for coated single-wall carbon nanotubes and ropes of single-wall carbon nanotubes. The technology gives CNI a patent on a composition that is single-wall carbon nanotubes with a nanometer-scale coating of another material that can include polymers and metals. 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. ...read the wave

 

 
Nano Debate

The Precautionary Prince II

Prince Charles' cautionary note brings "control and ownership" of nanotechnology, social issues and impacts on the South
to the fore

"Prince Charles' thoughtful article in the Independent on Sunday (UK) is an impressive service to society and science in the unfolding public debate on nanotechnology," according to Jim Thomas of the ETC Group's Oxford office. "Not only does the Prince set aside the fictional notion of 'grey goo,' but he also sensibly reminds us that there are important unanswered questions relating to the control and ownership of these technologies," said Thomas.

From ETC's international headquarters in Ottawa, Canada, Pat Mooney, Executive Director, adds, "It is especially significant that the Prince highlights the need for a precautionary approach, the need for a wider societal debate and draws attention to what nanotechnology may mean for the gap between rich and poor nations."

ETC Group is concerned about the potential for ...read the wave

 

 
Nano Products: USA

Evident Technologies in Commercial Production Of Proprietary Biotin Activated Quantum Dots

Biotin EviFluors(R) Offer Unique Advantages for Life Science Research

 

TROY, N.Y.PRNewswire/ -- Evident Technologies, Inc. announced today that it has begun commercial production of its first biotinylated quantum dot fluorophores. The Biotin EviFluor(R) is available in wavelengths from blue to near infrared. The unique quantum dot EviFluor(R) offers significant advantages over traditional fluorophores, and can enable next generation applications in cell biology, drug discovery, cancer research and many other fields.

Quantum dots are semiconductor nanocrystals that fluoresce when excited by a light source, emitting bright colors that can identify and track properties and processes in various biological applications. "The Biotin EviFluors(R) offer advantages over traditional fluors and dyes including a wider range of colors, brighter emission, increased stability and help advance research,"...read the wave

 

 
Tools of the Trade:

FEI Introduces DA 300HP Next-Generation DualBeam(TM) for Automated Root Cause Defect Analysis in the Fab

 

HILLSBORO, Ore., PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- FEI Company (Nasdaq: FEIC) released its new DA 300HP, the next-generation DualBeam(TM) system for automated in-fab defect analysis extendable to the 45nm design node. The system is capable of delivering better control over advanced processes giving semiconductor manufacturers the power to improve yields, reduce time-to- market, and drastically reduce process development costs.

The DA 300HP system is currently installed at key Beta development sites in Europe and Asia and is in full production at others.

...read the wave

 

Tools of the Trade:

FEI Unveils UltraView(TM), the Ultimate Solution for Ultra-High Resolution Wafer Analysis

New Process Takes Semiconductor Manufacturers
From Wafers to Atoms In Minutes

 

HILLSBORO, Ore., PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- FEI Company (Nasdaq: FEIC) introduced UltraView(TM), a state-of-the-art analysis solution that provides semiconductor manufacturers with the ability to collect ultra-high resolution analytical information from wafers, providing process critical feedback in minutes instead of days. This unique process drastically reduces the cost of ultra-high resolution analysis often needed for today's complex devices.

"UltraView represents a highly affordable answer for today's fabs that are looking to increase yields and reduce costs associated with complex device designs that are proceeding well below 90 nm and beyond,"
...read the wave

 

 
Nano Reports: USA

Strict Environmental Regulations Compel Petroleum Refiners to Opt for Sophisticated Catalytic Processes

 

PALO ALTO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)---Oil refiners across the world are struggling -- or soon will be -- to meet tighter product quality specifications mandated by stern environmental legislations. This is likely to affect the production of gasoline and diesel transportation fuels, two of the most profitable petroleum products, in the short term.

"The impact of stringent environmental directives is already evident from the escalating operating costs of oil refineries," says Technical Insights Analyst Peter Savage. "These changes in rules were in fact the initial impetus for soaring gasoline prices in the U.S. during spring 2004."

Categorical laws mandating low sulfur levels are already coming into force in the U.S. and Europe. This is compelling refineries and technology suppliers and licensors to invest heavily in revamping their refining techniques, which remove sulfur and other unwanted components -- including excess aromatics and surplus volatiles -- present in gasoline....read the wave

 

 
Tools of the Trade: Austria

EV Group unveils NanoAlign Technology,
new mask aligner at SEMICON West

 

SCHÄRDING, Austria - EV Group, a leading supplier of wafer-bonding and lithography equipment, today announced that it has developed an advanced aligner technology that improves competitiveness of full-field lithography by providing the industry’s highest alignment accuracy and resolution at lowest cost of ownership. The new NanoAlign Technology features active run-out control and sub-100nm dynamic alignment resolution, complemented by UV-Nanoimprint (UV-NIL) capability.

EV Group’s NanoAlign Technology is especially useful for packaging up to 300-mm wafers, UV-NIL, micro-contact printing, SAW devices and optical gratings. It is available on all EV Group’s mask aligner platforms, including the all-new EVG6200 Infinity aligner. The Infinity, which will be launched in the North American market during SEMICON West, is designed for all MEMS, compound semiconductor, nanoimprint lithography and power-device applications, as well as the wafer-bumping and chip-scale packaging markets.
...read the wave

 

 
Nano News: Holland

Rumours of our death have been greatly exaggerated !

Open letter to Tim Harper CEO, Cientifica

In reply to Tim's remarks TNT Weekly 2nd July 2004

Dear Tim,

Regarding your entry in TNT weekly 2nd July 2004.

I would just like to put a few things straight, and this time I hope you will afford me the courtesy of publishing this as the last time I replied to some of your remarks my reply was not acted upon.

Firstly, yes summer is here and in Holland they have a saying referring to the lack of news items posted in the summer months this time of year is called “cucumber time “.

Meaning, ( as I understand it ) that the only news worth printing is about the size, weight & price of the cucumber, that most important element of the “Summer Salad “.

This would be a far better explanation for the last few front pages posted on Nano Tsunami, it has a better tone too it than “a rictus front page “ .

So poor is the supply of “Pure NanoTech “ news that yes I have had to resolve myself to publishing more “ Future Technology “news.

I have never claimed to exclusively cover NanoTech news and last months record number of visitors ( 5100 ), seemed to accept that fact.

Plus Tim, are you so short on “Pure Nano News “ yourself in TNT weekly that you have to report my temporary set back in the first place ?

Regarding news it is very well documented that we are an Independent Non Profit site. I have even asked Cientifica to sponsor me with news ( through your commercial news filter service ) to help keep the NanoTech news levels up. This request has also been meet by silence.

Still I was pleased to read that you were not “ belittling the good work that David has been doing at nanoTsunami, “ but to be referred too as a “bloated rotting corpse “ is a little below the belt !

Even better news, I am pleased to say that with the help of 3 private individuals the short term future of Nano Tsunami has been secured.

So hold on Tim, and get ready to surf…. Nano Tsunami is back.

Finally, it will be a real pleasure to finally meet you in Amsterdam at NanoWater, I won’t be difficult to find just follow the smell of rotting corpses !

David W.G. Voyle
Editor

Have your say email me

 
Nano Electronics: UK

High Value Semiconducting Carbon Nanotubes

 

Moore’s Law states that the number of transistors on a chip doubles every eighteen months. However current silicon technologies are approaching the limits imposed by quantum mechanics, which will stop Moore’s Law in its tracks within 20 years. New materials and techniques must be found to complement and increase the capabilities of the current silicon technologies to maintain the growth and profitability of the semi-conductor industry.

Semiconducting carbon nanotubes can be doped like silicon, and are one of the best...read the wave

 

 
Nano Electronics: USA

TUNING THE NANOWORLD

New Methods for Constructing Nanostructures
and Calculating Their Electronic States

BERKELEY, CA -- Scientists at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory have found new ways of combining quantum dots and segmented nanorods into multiply branching forms and have applied new ways to calculate the electronic properties of these nanostructures, whose dimensions are measured in billionths of a meter.

The remarkable new branched structures are described in the July 8 issue of Nature by researchers in the laboratory of Paul Alivisatos, director of Berkeley Lab's Materials Sciences Division and professor of chemistry at the University of California at Berkeley, and by members of the Scientific Computing Group in Berkeley Lab's Computational Research Division, in affiliation with the Department of Energy's National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center (NERSC) based here.

The ability to independently tune the separate components of the nanostructures with unprecedented accuracy, and to calculate the electronic interactions of their branches in three dimensions, will enable researchers to...read the wave

 

 
Future Technology : UK


Intelligent molecules revolutionising
impact protection

AlphaGalileo--- A NEW material which is set to revolutionise the way we protect our bodies from impact and injury is being launched by specialist technology company d3o Lab.

d3o Lab were granted a government SMART award in 2001 and following a significant breakthrough they secured a second award in 2003 for the development which is now nearing commercialisation.

Since 2000 Richard Palmer and Dr. Phil Green have been working out of the University of Hertfordshire's research and development centre, and a design studio in London on this exciting new technology.

The inspiration for d3o (dee-three-oh) first came when materials.
...read the wave

 

 
Nano Research: USA

NSF grant funds molecular photosensor

$100,000 for nanotechnology project

MELBOURNE, FLA.--Florida Tech researchers have earned a $100,000 National Science Foundation grant for a nanotechnology project, to develop a molecular photosensor. The photosensor will be based on compounds, such as Vitamin A, found in mammalian retinae.

Dr. Joel Olson and Dr. Nasri Nesnas, assistant professors of chemistry, earned the grant to develop the technology, which can be useful in the fabrication of miniscule cameras--the size of a grain of sand--requiring very little power.

Such a camera could be put to medical, military and national security uses. It could be the "eyes" of a nanorobot sent into an artery to remove plaque, for example. Many such tiny cameras might "dust" an area as an army advances, for reconnaissance. "These are far-reaching but conceivable ideas," said Olson.

Also collaborating on this multidisciplinary project are Dr. James Mantovani, assistant professor of physics and Dr. Syed Murshid, assistant professor of electrical engineering. They also are Florida Tech faculty members.

Olson and Nesnas received an additional $25,000 grant from the Florida Solar Energy Center to expand this work. They will extend their research into the study of porphyrin molecules, which partly compose the chlorophyll molecule, a photoreceptor present in green plants.

Nanotechnology involves complex devices built to atomic precision using molecular machine systems. This powerful technology is expected to have profound impacts on fields from medicine and the environment to space transportation and homeland security.


 
Nano Biz: UK

iCurie Retains SunTrust Robinson Humphrey as Investment Banker

LONDON, PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX/ -- iCurie Lab Holdings,Ltd. announced today that it has engaged SunTrust Robinson Humphrey, a leading Atlanta-based investment banking firm, for the purpose of assisting iCurie in its consideration of various strategic alternatives, including a private placement of equity securities.

iCurie's Chief Executive, Dr. Jeong Hyun Lee, Ph.D., former NASA and Samsung Engineer said, "We are delighted that an investment banking firm of the high caliber of SunTrust Robinson Humphrey has come on board. Their expertise will help us raise the necessary capital to execute our strategic growth plan and bring our unique technology to market."

iCurie recently 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
...read the wave



 

 

nano news 13 - 07 - 2004
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Nano Debate

The Precautionary Prince II

Prince Charles' cautionary note brings "control and ownership" of nanotechnology, social issues and impacts on the South
to the fore

"Prince Charles' thoughtful article in the Independent on Sunday (UK) is an impressive service to society and science in the unfolding public debate on nanotechnology," according to Jim Thomas of the ETC Group's Oxford office. "Not only does the Prince set aside the fictional notion of 'grey goo,' but he also sensibly reminds us that there are important unanswered questions relating to the control and ownership of these technologies," said Thomas.

From ETC's international headquarters in Ottawa, Canada, Pat Mooney, Executive Director, adds, "It is especially significant that the Prince highlights the need for a precautionary approach, the need for a wider societal debate and draws attention to what nanotechnology may mean for the gap between rich and poor nations."

ETC Group is concerned about the potential for ...read the wave

 

 
Nano Tsunami : Guest Writer

Is the Nanotechnology Index
(NNZ) just a bunch of bull ?


by Dr. Pearl Chin PhD, MBA

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


In April 2004, Merrill Lynch launched the Nanotechnology Index (NNZ) to be quoted intraday by the American Stock Exchange. First Trust also launched a Nanotechnology mutual fund, FTNATX, this past March 2004. There is already a Munich and Luxembourg based Nanotech mutual fund launched Nov. 2002 and Sept. 2003, respectively. However with the advent of Merrill Lynch into the fray, it validates Nanotechnology in the investment community. So the investment companies are finally hopping on the nanotech bandwagon.

In their Technology Strategy updates on nanotechnology, Merrill Lynch says the criteria by which they choose companies to be on the NNZ index is...read the wave

 

Nano Products: USA

Evident Technologies in Commercial Production Of Proprietary Biotin Activated Quantum Dots

Biotin EviFluors(R) Offer Unique Advantages for Life Science Research

 

TROY, N.Y.PRNewswire/ -- Evident Technologies, Inc. announced today that it has begun commercial production of its first biotinylated quantum dot fluorophores. The Biotin EviFluor(R) is available in wavelengths from blue to near infrared. The unique quantum dot EviFluor(R) offers significant advantages over traditional fluorophores, and can enable next generation applications in cell biology, drug discovery, cancer research and many other fields.

Quantum dots are semiconductor nanocrystals that fluoresce when excited by a light source, emitting bright colors that can identify and track properties and processes in various biological applications. "The Biotin EviFluors(R) offer advantages over traditional fluors and dyes including a wider range of colors, brighter emission, increased stability and help advance research,"...read the wave

 

 
Tools of the Trade:

FEI Introduces DA 300HP Next-Generation DualBeam(TM) for Automated Root Cause Defect Analysis in the Fab

 

HILLSBORO, Ore., PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- FEI Company (Nasdaq: FEIC) released its new DA 300HP, the next-generation DualBeam(TM) system for automated in-fab defect analysis extendable to the 45nm design node. The system is capable of delivering better control over advanced processes giving semiconductor manufacturers the power to improve yields, reduce time-to- market, and drastically reduce process development costs.

The DA 300HP system is currently installed at key Beta development sites in Europe and Asia and is in full production at others.

...read the wave

 

 
Tools of the Trade:

FEI Unveils UltraView(TM), the Ultimate Solution for Ultra-High Resolution Wafer Analysis

New Process Takes Semiconductor Manufacturers
From Wafers to Atoms In Minutes

 

HILLSBORO, Ore., PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- FEI Company (Nasdaq: FEIC) introduced UltraView(TM), a state-of-the-art analysis solution that provides semiconductor manufacturers with the ability to collect ultra-high resolution analytical information from wafers, providing process critical feedback in minutes instead of days. This unique process drastically reduces the cost of ultra-high resolution analysis often needed for today's complex devices.

"UltraView represents a highly affordable answer for today's fabs that are looking to increase yields and reduce costs associated with complex device designs that are proceeding well below 90 nm and beyond,"
...read the wave

 

 
Tools of the Trade: Austria

EV Group unveils NanoAlign Technology,
new mask aligner at SEMICON West

 

SCHÄRDING, Austria - EV Group, a leading supplier of wafer-bonding and lithography equipment, today announced that it has developed an advanced aligner technology that improves competitiveness of full-field lithography by providing the industry’s highest alignment accuracy and resolution at lowest cost of ownership. The new NanoAlign Technology features active run-out control and sub-100nm dynamic alignment resolution, complemented by UV-Nanoimprint (UV-NIL) capability.

EV Group’s NanoAlign Technology is especially useful for packaging up to 300-mm wafers, UV-NIL, micro-contact printing, SAW devices and optical gratings. It is available on all EV Group’s mask aligner platforms, including the all-new EVG6200 Infinity aligner. The Infinity, which will be launched in the North American market during SEMICON West, is designed for all MEMS, compound semiconductor, nanoimprint lithography and power-device applications, as well as the wafer-bumping and chip-scale packaging markets.
...read the wave

 

 
Nano News: Holland

Rumours of our death have been greatly exaggerated !

Open letter to Tim Harper CEO, Cientifica

In reply to Tim remarks TNT Weekly 2nd July 2004

Dear Tim,

Regarding your entry in TNT weekly 2nd July 2004.

I would just like to put a few things straight, and this time I hope you will afford me the courtesy of publishing this as the last time I replied to some of your remarks my reply was not acted upon.

Firstly, yes summer is here and in Holland they have a saying referring to the lack of news items posted in the summer months this time of year is called “cucumber time “.

Meaning, ( as I understand it ) that the only news worth printing is about the size, weight & price of the cucumber, that most important element of the “Summer Salad “.

This would be a far better explanation for the last few front pages posted on Nano Tsunami, it has a better tone too it than “a rictus front page “ .

So poor is the supply of “Pure NanoTech “ news that yes I have had to resolve myself to publishing more “ Future Technology “news.

I have never claimed to exclusively cover NanoTech news and last months record number of visitors ( 5100 ), seemed to accept that fact.

Plus Tim, are you so short on “Pure Nano News “ yourself in TNT weekly that you have to report my temporary set back in the first place ?

Regarding news it is very well documented that we are an Independent Non Profit site. I have even asked Cientifica to sponsor me with news ( through your commercial news filter service ) to help keep the NanoTech news levels up. This request has also been meet by silence.

Still I was pleased to read that you were not “ belittling the good work that David has been doing at nanoTsunami, “ but to be referred too as a “bloated rotting corpse “ is a little below the belt !

Even better news, I am pleased to say that with the help of 3 private individuals the short term future of Nano Tsunami has been secured.

So hold on Tim, and get ready to surf…. Nano Tsunami is back.

Finally, it will be a real pleasure to finally meet you in Amsterdam at NanoWater, I won’t be difficult to find just follow the smell of rotting corpses !

David W.G. Voyle
Editor

Have your say email me

 

please help support
nano tsunami
click here

 
Nano Electronics: UK

High Value Semiconducting Carbon Nanotubes

 

Moore’s Law states that the number of transistors on a chip doubles every eighteen months. However current silicon technologies are approaching the limits imposed by quantum mechanics, which will stop Moore’s Law in its tracks within 20 years. New materials and techniques must be found to complement and increase the capabilities of the current silicon technologies to maintain the growth and profitability of the semi-conductor industry.

Semiconducting carbon nanotubes can be doped like silicon, and are one of the best...read the wave

 

 
Nano Electronics: USA

TUNING THE NANOWORLD

New Methods for Constructing Nanostructures
and Calculating Their Electronic States

BERKELEY, CA -- Scientists at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory have found new ways of combining quantum dots and segmented nanorods into multiply branching forms and have applied new ways to calculate the electronic properties of these nanostructures, whose dimensions are measured in billionths of a meter.

The remarkable new branched structures are described in the July 8 issue of Nature by researchers in the laboratory of Paul Alivisatos, director of Berkeley Lab's Materials Sciences Division and professor of chemistry at the University of California at Berkeley, and by members of the Scientific Computing Group in Berkeley Lab's Computational Research Division, in affiliation with the Department of Energy's National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center (NERSC) based here.

The ability to independently tune the separate components of the nanostructures with unprecedented accuracy, and to calculate the electronic interactions of their branches in three dimensions, will enable researchers to...read the wave

 

 
Future Technology : UK


Intelligent molecules revolutionising
impact protection

AlphaGalileo--- A NEW material which is set to revolutionise the way we protect our bodies from impact and injury is being launched by specialist technology company d3o Lab.

d3o Lab were granted a government SMART award in 2001 and following a significant breakthrough they secured a second award in 2003 for the development which is now nearing commercialisation.

Since 2000 Richard Palmer and Dr. Phil Green have been working out of the University of Hertfordshire's research and development centre, and a design studio in London on this exciting new technology.

The inspiration for d3o (dee-three-oh) first came when materials.
...read the wave

 

 
Nano Research: USA

NSF grant funds molecular photosensor

$100,000 for nanotechnology project

MELBOURNE, FLA.--Florida Tech researchers have earned a $100,000 National Science Foundation grant for a nanotechnology project, to develop a molecular photosensor. The photosensor will be based on compounds, such as Vitamin A, found in mammalian retinae.

Dr. Joel Olson and Dr. Nasri Nesnas, assistant professors of chemistry, earned the grant to develop the technology, which can be useful in the fabrication of miniscule cameras--the size of a grain of sand--requiring very little power.

Such a camera could be put to medical, military and national security uses. It could be the "eyes" of a nanorobot sent into an artery to remove plaque, for example. Many such tiny cameras might "dust" an area as an army advances, for reconnaissance. "These are far-reaching but conceivable ideas," said Olson.

Also collaborating on this multidisciplinary project are Dr. James Mantovani, assistant professor of physics and Dr. Syed Murshid, assistant professor of electrical engineering. They also are Florida Tech faculty members.

Olson and Nesnas received an additional $25,000 grant from the Florida Solar Energy Center to expand this work. They will extend their research into the study of porphyrin molecules, which partly compose the chlorophyll molecule, a photoreceptor present in green plants.

Nanotechnology involves complex devices built to atomic precision using molecular machine systems. This powerful technology is expected to have profound impacts on fields from medicine and the environment to space transportation and homeland security.


 
Nano Biz: UK

iCurie Retains SunTrust Robinson Humphrey as Investment Banker

LONDON, PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX/ -- iCurie Lab Holdings,Ltd. announced today that it has engaged SunTrust Robinson Humphrey, a leading Atlanta-based investment banking firm, for the purpose of assisting iCurie in its consideration of various strategic alternatives, including a private placement of equity securities.

iCurie's Chief Executive, Dr. Jeong Hyun Lee, Ph.D., former NASA and Samsung Engineer said, "We are delighted that an investment banking firm of the high caliber of SunTrust Robinson Humphrey has come on board. Their expertise will help us raise the necessary capital to execute our strategic growth plan and bring our unique technology to market."

iCurie recently 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
...read the wave



 
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 news 1- 07 - 2004
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Euro 2004 Holland : 1 Portugal : 2
well done Portugal.....
Nano Debate :

26 Governments Tiptoe Toward Global Nano Governance....Grey-Goovernance?

On June 17-18, a first intergovernmental dialogue on "Responsible Research and Development of Nanotechnology" convened in Washington with representatives from 26 countries. In his introductory remarks, Mike Roco of the US government's National Science Foundation explained that the meeting was dedicated to the examination of broad societal issues that cannot be addressed by any single country. Roco asked: "How can we prepare our world for the emergence of nanotechnology?"(1)

"The reality is that it's too late for governments to suggest they're being pro-active. Hundreds of nanotech products are commercially available, countless more are in the pipeline, and there are no regulations explicitly targeting nanotechnology anywhere in the world," said Pat Mooney, Executive Director of ETC Group." The US National Science Foundation now predicts that the global 'nano' market will tip $1 trillion in seven years. Why is it that governments can.
...read the wave



 
Future Technology : Spain

Patent Granted For A Chemical Compound
That Acts As A Molecular Switch

AlphaGalileo: The University Jaume I (UJI), together with researchers from the CSIC and the Universitat Politècnica de València, has patented a new compound whose physico-chemical characteristics open up a wide range of technological applications. The compound is one of the metallodendrimers, which are molecules that undergo reversible changes in their structure as a response to an external stimulus and which could, therefore, act as molecular switches.

The design and synthesis of hyperbranched macromolecules (dendrimers) that include metals in their structure has become increasingly more important in recent years. The desire to develop this type of materials stems from the need to obtain highly ordered compounds with magnetic, electronic and optical properties, which are of great technological interest....read the wave



 

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Future Technology

Therapeutic Cloning No Longer A Dream,
Says Scientist Who Produced First
Cloned Embryonic Stem Cell

AlphaGalileo --- A member of the team who were the first in the world to produce stem cells from a cloned human embryo told the 20th annual conference of the European Society for Human Reproduction and Embryology on Wednesday 30 June that the work could generate potentially unlimited undifferentiated stem cells. These could eventually be used for tissue repair and transplantation medicine, said Professor Shin-Yong Moon at a media briefing.

Professor Moon and his colleagues at Seoul National University, South Korea, took 242 eggs from 16 healthy donors. Using the cloning technique somatic cell nuclear transfer (SNCT), the researchers removed the nucleus of each unfertilised egg and replacing it with the nucleus taken from a cell from the cumulus – the clump of cells that surrounds the egg - of the donor. The eggs were then stimulated to begin dividing and after a few days 30 blastocysts were produced. From these the researchers were able to extract one colony of stem cells. ...read the wave



 
Nano News : EU

EU, CEOs call for nanotechnology push

NICE, France (Reuters) -- The European Union and electronics companies on Tuesday called for six billion euros ($7.30 billion) of annual investments into nanotechnology.

Nanotechnology refers to products or materials that are being manipulated on a scale so small that it is measured in nanometers, or one millionth of a millimeter.

Products include new medicines, tiny chips and also completely new materials that are stronger or smoother than anything known so far.
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Nano Biz: Hong Kong

Next Generation Motor Growth Leader
NanoMuscle Opens China Design Center

HONG KONG, PRNewswire/ -- NanoMuscle, the growth leader in the next generation motor industry, has opened its product design center in Shenzhen's Special Economic Zone in Southern China. The new facility follows the opening of NanoMuscle's regional headquarters in Hong Kong earlier this year and will continue to build on collaborative relationships with toy and automotive customers that have operations in the Pearl River Delta and elsewhere in China.

Located in Futian, Shenzhen, the new center will employ approximately 100 local employees with some US-based executives relocating. The new center will be an important part of NanoMuscle's global research and development efforts.

"Southern China has the largest concentration of toy manufacturers in the world and in turn a rich population of highly skilled engineers and developers," said Rod MacGregor, CEO and co-founder of NanoMuscle. "Our new facilities are aimed at ensuring customers can realize the full benefits of deploying silent, low cost NanoMuscle motors in their products -- from the initial design stage through high volume production."...read the wave

 

 
 
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Politics of the US $3.7B + $849 M
Nanotech Funding Bill

by Dr. Pearl Chin PhD, MBA

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



Funding from the S189 bill starts October 2005, the beginning of the government's next fiscal year. Nanotech funding has increased 83 percent since 2001, according to the White House. It is estimated that a whopping 95 percent of the $3.7 Billion authorized will go to scientific research and development -- roughly 60 percent for academia and 35 percent for government labs. It also emphasizes interdisciplinary research, seeks to address concerns raised by nanotechnology, and requires outside reviews of the programs. After stating some of the bill’s major details, this article will discuss the politics of the nanotech bill....read the wave

 

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Nano Biz : Germany

Degussa to invest EUR 50 million in Nanotronics Science to Business Center

Degussa AG laid the foundation stone for a new research and development center at Marl Chemical Park, North Rhine-Westphalia. At the future Nanotronics Science to Business Center, which is to go into operation in 2005, Degussa will be developing innovative solution systems for electronics applications in collaboration with universities and industrial cooperation partners.

By taking this step Degussa is treading a new path in the development of products for the world of tomorrow, again in line with the vision of closely combining innovation with a pronounced customer orientation. The company will be investing EUR50 million in the new Nanotronics Science to Business Center over the next five years. North Rhine-Westphalia will be subsidizing the nanotronics activities. Moreover, efforts are underway to obtain further project-related support in the form of funding from the Federal Ministry of Education and Research, the European Union and the German Research Foundation (DFG)....read the wave



 
Nano Electronics: EU

STMicro CEO Heads Council for the Future of European Nanoelectronics

STMicroelectronics President and CEO Pasquale Pistorio will chair the Technology Platform group of a new European initiative called ENIAC (European Nanoelectronics Initiative Advisory Council).
The council will see leading European players in the micro- and nanoelectronics field work together to develop and implement a coherent European vision for the coming nanoelectronics era.
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Tools of the Trade:

Ultratech Extends Lithography Leadership in Advanced Packaging Arena with New AP200 and AP300 Systems

Built on Ultratech's New Unity Platform(TM), Its Next-Generation Family of Advanced Packaging Tools Are Designed to Increase Productivity, Flexibility and Extendibility of Current and Future Applications

 

SAN JOSE, Calif., PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Ultratech, Inc. (NASDAQ:UTEK) , a leading supplier of photolithography systems used to manufacture semiconductors and nanotechnology devices, today unveiled its new family of lithography systems developed to meet the advanced packaging (AP) lithography requirements of semiconductor devices and flat panel displays.

Designed to optimize productivity for leading-edge 200mm and 300mm AP applications, the AP200 and AP300 systems integrate the processing advantages associated with Ultratech's industry-leading AP lithography equipment with the flexibility, extendibility, and 20 percent higher throughput benefits of the company's new Unity Platform(TM). As a result, the tools are designed to meet both the
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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
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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.
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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.
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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 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.
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