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Nano Textiles : Japan + USA

Development of New Textile Processing Technology Based on Nano-Technology

Nano-Scale Coating Made Possible on Monofilament Surface

 

Toray Industries, Inc. have announced that it has succeeded in developing a “nano-scale processing technology” that allows the formation of molecular arrangement and molecular assembly necessary to bring out further advanced functionalities in textile processing than the existing nano processing.

This “nano-scale processing technology” is the technology named “NanoMATRIX” which forms the functional material coating consisting of nano-scale molecular assembly on each of the monofilament that forms the fabric (woven/knitted fabric.)
The application of this technology is expected to lead to development of new functionalities, creation of complex functionalities, remarkable improvements in the existing functions (quality, durability etc) and expansion of usage in materials/application without losing the fabric’s texture.
..read the wave

 

 

Breakthrough Ferroelectric Spintronics | Michael E. Thomas

Breakthrough Ferroelectric Spintronics

by Michael E. Thomas

CEO/President/Chairman of
Colossal Storage Corporation
...read the wave

 

Nano Research : USA

Research on “Holes” May Unearth Causes of Superconductivity

 

UPTON, NY -- Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory have uncovered another possible clue to the causes of high-temperature superconductivity, a phenomenon in which the electrical resistance of a material disappears below a certain temperature. In a superconducting compound, they found evidence of a rarely seen arrangement of "holes" -- locations where electrons are absent...read the wave

 

 

going dutch... | with Prof.dr.ir. Ruud Smits

Reactie op “Voorstellen
Sleutelgebieden-aanpak” van het Innovatieplatform

Innovatieplatform laat kennis en ervaringen links liggen
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Nano Funding : USA

3DM Inc. Secures $1.7 Million Financing for Clinical Development of Puramatrix Hydrogels

 

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Oct. 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- 3DM, Inc., a Cambridge-based developer of synthetic biomaterials, has raised $1.7 million in a first round of venture capital from Technology Directors, Inc., and other investors. The funding will accelerate 3DM's clinical development of its lead product, PuraMatrix(TM) synthetic peptide hydrogels for use in orthopedic applications ranging from bone fill, to spinal fusion, to implant coatings, to drug delivery. The Company has successfully completed pre-clinical safety and efficacy testing of PuraMatrix in animal studies and plans to submit its bone fill indication to the FDA early in 2005. Human clinical trials for other orthopedic applications will occur later in 2005...read the wave

 

 

Nano Guest Writer :

When one million DVDs become a single disk

Development and application of diarylethenes

 

When ultraviolet light hits a certain type of colorless crystal that looks like rock sugar, the crystal immediately turns red like a ruby. Some of these crystals turn blue, yellow or other colors. However, they instantly become colorless again when they are exposed to visible light.

These mysterious crystals are diarylethenes...read the wave

 

 

Nano Reports : Global

Nanoelectronics Market to Reach
$10.8 Billion in 2007

 

Sterling, VA: Sterling, Virginia: NanoMarkets, a leading advanced technology analyst firm based here, has released a new market analysis report that forecasts the market for nano-enabled electronics will reach $10.8 billion ($US) in 2007 and grow to $82.5 billion in 2011. The report, "Emerging Nanoelectronics Markets, The Next Opportunity for the Semiconductor and Advanced Materials Industries" . identifies present and future opportunities for semiconductor, materials and manufacturing equipment companies targeting the budding nanoelectronics industry...read the wave

 

 

Nano Guest Writer :

From Nanotechnology to Quantum Information Technology

Creating the future through investment in basic research

 

The Nippon Telegraph and Telephone (NTT) Group runs 12 research laboratories nationwide. Among them, NTT Communications Science Laboratories and NTT Basic Research Laboratories are engaged in conducting basic research. NTT Basic Research Laboratories was headed by Dr. Ishihara until June 2003. NTT Basic Research Laboratories has been conducting basic research to generate breakthroughs under its basic research policy, "From NT (Nanotechnology) to QIT (Quantum Information Technology)," making use of new knowledge and discoveries in device physics, quantum solid-state physics and functional materials science...read the wave

 

 
Nano Electronics :

UMC expects big growth on 90nm sales amid slowing 4Q

 

United Microelectronics Corporation (UMC) expects its 90nm process will more than double its revenue contribution in a slowing fourth quarter.

Sales for 90nm processes will exceed 5% of UMC’s revenues for the fourth quarter, compared to 2% in the third quarter, said company CEO Jackson Hu during an October 27 investor conference.

UMC is currently producing 15 products at its 90nm node, including FPGAs (field programmable gate arrays), baseband ICs and high-speed SRAM, as well as other types of chips used in consumer electronic devices, Hu commented...read the wave

 

 

Nano People :

Eric Drexler: Techno-prophet Outcast?

 

What's happened to the godfather of nanotechnology, K. Eric Drexler?

"[T]here have always been scientists who considered Drexler part of the lunatic fringe. Six months before the NanoSummit [held in June 2004 in Washington, DC], his critics landed what may be a decisive one-two punch. On December 1, the technical journal Chemical and Engineering News published a series of letters between Drexler and Smalley in which the Nobelist made his position clear: Molecular assembly is impossible...read the wave

 

 

Nano Electronics : USA

The Skinny on Nanotubes

Theoretically perfect for the chips of tomorrow, these complex carbon structures have a problem: They're almost impossible to work with

 

As chipmakers look beyond silicon for the Next Big Thing, single-wall carbon nanotubes seem like a good bet. Never heard of them? Well here's a brief introduction to what may just be the most multitalented natural structures in existence -- and some of the most cantankerous.

Measuring between one and five nanometers in diameter -- that's roughly 1/50,000 the width of a hair -- they're nearly 100 times stronger, one-sixth as heavy, and 20% more flexible than steel. They far exceed copper's heat-retaining capacity, accounting for almost no thermal leakage, and they can carry an electrical charge at twice the speed of circuits embedded in silicon...read the wave

 

 

Nano Jobs : Europe

European jobs in nanotechnology

 

Alameda, CA and Brussels, Belgium – October 28, 2004 – The European Nanobusiness Association (ENA), an industrial and trade organisation founded to promote the professional development of the emerging business of nanotechnology at the European level, announced today the launch of a Career Center that focuses on European jobs in nanotechnology. The job center will be hosted by tinytechjobs and can be found at: http://www.nanoeurope.org.

Tim Harper, Executive Director of the ENA explained "until now there has been no single career resource specifically focused on European nanotechnology. The partnership with tinytechjobs allows both job seekers and employers to specifically, and uniquely, target Europe."

Pamela Bailey, President of tinytechjobs says, "the ENA Career Center will provide global visibility for European nanotechnology jobs in industry, government, and academia."

Employers may post jobs for positions located in Europe at no charge until the end of 2004. Job seekers can register to apply for jobs, submit their CVs to be reviewed by potential employers, or set up job agents to be notified of new postings as they occur. All job seeker services are free.

About tinytechjobs

tinytechjobs is a unique career web site focused on jobs in nanotechnology, microtechnology, biotechnology, and information technology. The site also contains many resources, including education and research information and links, a database of company information, a calendar of industry events, and links to journals, associations, and societies. For more information, visit http://www.tinytechjobs.com or contact info@tinytechjobs.com.

About ENA

Founded in 2002, the European NanoBusiness Association is a Brussels based non profit organization dedicated to promoting a strong and competitive European nanotechnology based industry. Established by leading players in European nanotechnology, the European NanoBusiness Association provides a forum to link, inform and enable European nanotechnology companies, from start-ups to multi-nationals.

 

 

Nano Debate : USA

Nanotech Group's Invitations Declined

Critics Say Effort Glosses Over Risks

 

A new effort by industry leaders and others to engender public trust in nanotechnology, the young science of making invisibly small materials, has run into difficulties on the eve of its first meeting after environmental and citizen groups declined to join for now because of doubts the initiative will serve the public interest.

None of the three invited representatives of environmental groups has agreed to join the newly created International Council on Nanotechnology at its inaugural meeting in Houston today...read the wave

 

 

Nano Debate : UK

UK urges caution over nanotechnology

 

In its report, the UK’s Health and Safety Executive (HSE) identified approximately 2,000 people in the UK currently working in universities, research centres and new nanotechnology companies who could potentially be exposed to nanoparticles in some form.
But while 500 workers are considered to be potentially exposed to nanoparticles through existing ultrafine manufacturing processes, mostly the manufacture of carbon black, around 100,000 individuals may be exposed to fine powders through various powder handling processes...read the wave

 

 

Nano Medicine : Singapore

Scientists eye drug-dispensing contact lens

 

Scientists in Singapore have invented a contact lens capable of releasing precise amounts of medication to treat glaucoma and other eye diseases, the developers said on Thursday.

The government-backed Institute of Bio-engineering and Nanotechnology (IBN) is now looking for partners to commercialise the product, which also minimises the harmful seepage of drugs to other body organs...read the wave

 

In Memory of John Peel OBE
(1939 - 2004)
27-10-2004

Nano Research : USA

One Light Beam Switches Another for Photonic Circuits

 

Cornell University researchers have demonstrated for the first time a device that allows one low-powered beam of light to switch another on and off on silicon, a key component for future "photonic" microcircuits in which light replaces electrons.

Photonics on silicon has been suggested since the 1970s, and previous light-beam switching devices on silicon have been demonstrated, but they were excessively large (by microchip standards) or have required that the beam of light that does the switching be very high-powered. The approach developed by Michal Lipson, Cornell assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering, confines the beam to be switched in a circular resonator, greatly reducing the space required and allowing a very small change in refractive index to shift the material from transparent to opaque...read the wave

 

 

going dutch... | with Prof.dr.ir. Ruud Smits

Reactie op “Voorstellen
Sleutelgebieden-aanpak” van het Innovatieplatform

Innovatieplatform laat kennis en ervaringen links liggen
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Nano Medicine : USA

Nanogen Introduces the NanoChip 400

 

SAN DIEGO, PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Nanogen, Inc. (Nasdaq: NGEN), developer of advanced diagnostic products, have introduced its second-generation instrument, the NanoChip(R) 400, at the American Society of Human Genetics (ASHG) Annual Meeting being held this week in Toronto. The NanoChip(R) 400 is an advanced molecular diagnostic testing and diagnostic development platform for clinical research and clinical reference laboratories. The automated multi-purpose system facilitates detection of known genetic sequences, such as...read the wave

 

 

Breakthrough Ferroelectric Spintronics | Michael E. Thomas

Breakthrough Ferroelectric Spintronics

by Michael E. Thomas

CEO/President/Chairman of
Colossal Storage Corporation
...read the wave

 

Nano Products : Japan

They make tyres. Now they'll also make ad panels

 

Bridgestone to use tyre technology to manufacture flat, paper-thin display panels

THIS business venture is certain to raise eyebrows in the electronics industry.

In a bid to bulldoze over other players, Japan's top tyre maker, Bridgestone, will launch a specialist, ultra-thin flat-panel display business next year.

But before you scoff at them, the company has a secret weapon which may put others to shame...read the wave

 

 

Nano Debate :

Nanotechnology: Hell or Heaven?

Perhaps a little bit of both

 

When it comes to the possibilities of nanotechnology, it can be hard to know what to expect: glittering visions of abundance and long, healthy life spans; fears of out-of-control world-destroying devices, pervasive surveillance tyrannies, and devastating nanotech wars; or maybe all of the above. The Foresight Institute's First Conference on Advanced Nanotechnology held last week across the Potomac River from Washington, D.C., offered hope, fear, and audacious scenarios for the future...read the wave

 

 

Nano Textile : UK

Textile companies are told nanotech is the future

 

Nanotechnology - the science of manipulating atoms and molecules - could revolutionise the Northern Ireland textiles industry, local companies have been told.

More than 30 textile firms were shown examples of how nanotechnology can be harnessed to make fibres stronger and more versatile...read the wave

 

 

Nano Medicine : Canada

Stepping into the light

Engineer Warren Chan uses nanotechnology to target sick cells

 

In Professor Warren Chan's laboratory, nanosized quantum dots light up like multicoloured fireflies when exposed to ultraviolet light. But it’s nothing compared with how Chan’s face lights up when he talks about his goals for these microscopic particles — making it possible to detect, target and kill cancer cells.

The 30-year-old assistant professor came to the Institute of Biomaterials and Biomedical Engineering three years ago. While completing his post-doctoral work in biomedical engineering at the University of California at San Diego, Chan was working on a project that involved finding the best way to observe how a virus infects a cell...read the wave

 

 

Nano Research : Germany

A molecule that looks like a toy top can serve as a motor for nanoscale components

 

One of the challenges of modern synthetic chemistry is the construction of rotating molecular motors. These act as drives for structural elements with dimensions on the nanometer scale, just a few millionths of a millimeter. One molecule that can now fulfill these requirements consists of a fixed fastening unit and a movable rotating part. External activation, by an alternating electrical field, for example, should make it possible to control the rotor...read the wave

 

 

Nano Debate : USA

Forget Politicizing Science. Let's Democratize Science!

 

Science advising in government is unavoidably political, but we must make a concerted effort to ensure that it is democratic.

Since the publication last year by Rep. Henry Waxman (D-Ca.) of a report alleging that the Bush administration has been inappropriately manipulating scientific reports and advisory committees, science policy has become an issue with surprisingly long political legs. The administration dismissed Waxman's report as a partisan distortion and a politicization of science in its own right. But this charge became somewhat harder to sustain with the publication of a like-minded report by the Union of Concerned Scientists and a letter...read the wave

 

 

Nano Event : Vietnam

Ha Noi hosts 9th Asia-Pacific Physics meeting

 

HA NOI — Vietnamese scientists will learn about the latest research in physics from the world’s foremost scientists at a conference convened this week in Ha Noi.

The 9th Asia-Pacific Physics Conference, which opened on Monday and is being held for the first time in Viet Nam, attracted nearly 700 physicists from 28 countries and territories.

During the three-day conference, participants will discuss hot issues such as nuclear physics, astrophysics and cosmology, nanotechnology as well as new applications such as new materials used in electronics and telecommunication industries.
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Nano Event : Holland

Bionanotechnology:
NANOTOPIA OR NANOFICTION?

 

The Rathenau Institute recently called nanotechnology a trendy word which encompasses a large scope of applications in a broad field of sciences.

When reading about the various applications that are either possible today or promise to become possible in the future, one may get flabbergasted: “smart dust” (minicomputers sized 1 cubic mm), the “onco-chip” and “smart textile”. And what to think about the opportunities in agrifood? Fungicides wrapped in nanoparticles, nanocapsules acting as deliverysystem for functional food molecules, active packaging material killing dangerous bacteria.

The behaviour of matter at the nanoscale is not only food for scientists but its opportunities also create a rich palette of visions, prospects, “horrors & hypes” and items for public debate. What are the risks for our health, if any? Are we going to combine life-organisms with nanodevices? What about our privacy? Do we really want a medical science that can predict precisely how our life will be? What lessons did we learn from the public debates about biotechnology and genomics?

Because this subject is still an -intriguing- black box for many, KLV (the alumni-organisation of Wageningen UR and association of professionals in Life Scienes- organises on November 25, 2004 a symposium on bionanotechnology...read the wave

 

 

Nano Medicine : USA

Immune system in a bottle could help
prevent flu vaccine shortage

 

ANN ARBOR, Mich.---Picture a honeycomb and each compartment in the honeycomb is coated with living cells from a person's mouth, skin or a piece of bone.

University of Michigan associate professor Nicholas Kotov believes that one day, the cells in those honeycombs can be used to grow spare parts for our bodies, or even an entire artificial immune system in a bottle.

An immune system in a bottle would allow faster and easier production of a flu vaccine, thus preventing another shortage, he said. In addition, the immune system in a bottle will give scientists clues how to design...read the wave

 

 

Nano Defence : USA

Foster-Miller Inc. and Carbon Nanotechnologies Inc. Awarded Office of Naval Research Grant for Conductive Sealants

 

WALTHAM, Mass. & HOUSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)- 2004--Foster-Miller Inc. and Carbon Nanotechnologies Inc. have announced that they have received a $3.96 million contract from the Office of Naval Research in Washington, D.C., to develop a new class of military aircraft sealants based on Single Wall Nanotube (SWNT) technology.

The two companies and their subcontractors will develop, demonstrate and produce a range of carbon nanotube-based conductive caulks, sealants and gaskets to replace the current inventory of products containing conventional metallic fillers. Through practical use of cutting edge nanotechnology, these products hold the promise of greatly reducing the weight and high maintenance requirements of the military's most advanced aircraft...read the wave

 

 

Nano Battery : USA

GEMZ Corp. in Negotiations to Acquire Nanotechnology Based on Bucky Balls

 

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)-GEMZ Corp. (OTC: GMZP) have announced that it is in negotiations to acquire a nanotechnology based on bucky balls.

Bucky balls, also known as Fullerenes, after the architect Buckminster Fuller, are the roundest and most symmetrical large molecule known to man and are the largest symmetrical molecules known in the nanoscience world. A bucky ball is chemically stable and is an allotrope of carbon. Bucky balls are hollow spheres and ovoids. They are formed from 60 carbon molecules in the shape of a sphere. and are made up of twelve hexagons connected to twenty pentagons, forming a figure similar to a soccer ball...read the wave

 

 

Tools of the Trade : USA

Extraction's Filter Technology Selected by
Albany NanoTech for 193 nm Immersion Lithography System

 

FRANKLIN, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)---Extraction Systems have announced that the Albany NanoTech Research Center at the University at Albany-SUNY has ordered the company's E3000 filter system. The center will use the E3000's proprietary hybrid filter technology to control molecular contamination in one of the world's first 193 nm immersion lithography tools.


"Albany NanoTech is a focal point of micro- and nanotechnology development today," said Devon Kinkead, president of Extraction. "By supporting its immersion lithography program, we hope to gain additional insights into the mechanics of molecular contamination in immersion lithography processes and ultimately help bring this promising technology into full production." ...read the wave

 

 

Nano Products : USA

Breakthrough Holographic Imager

 

The unique concept of resonant absorption excitation by UV/Blue light causing molecular dissociation and simultaneous electric field application (Pockels effect) can be used to switch the ferroelectric molecule ("Atomic Switch")

Thomas found that Ultraviolet light was not only important to create free conduction band electrons but that UV is the " Fountain of Youth " for ferroelectric molecules.

That the use of UV in ferroelectric applications prevents fatigue and pinning of the Atomic Molecular Dipole....read the wave

 

22-10-2004

Nano Research : UK + Russia

Discovery of Two-Dimensional Fabric Denotes Dawn of New Materials Era

 

Researchers at The University of Manchester and Chernogolovka, Russia have discovered the world's first single-atom-thick fabric, which reveals the existence of a new class of materials and may lead to computers made from a single molecule. The research is to be published in Science on 22 October.

The team led by Professor Andre Geim at The University of Manchester, has succeeded in extracting individual planes of carbon atoms from graphite crystals, which has resulted in the production of the thinnest possible fabric - graphene. The resulting atomic sheet is stable, highly flexible and strong and remarkably conductive. The nanofabric belongs to the family of fullerene molecules, which were discovered during the last two decades, but is the first two-dimensional fullerene...read the wave

 

 

The Quest for Immortality | By Gina " nanogirl " Miller

 

The Quest for Immortality

"The concept of being resurrected from the dead is not a new one "

...read the wave

 

Nano News : USA

Nanoparticles for energy, explosions

 

Nanotechnology specialist QuantumSphere has developed technology that eventually could help heat homes--or blow them up.

The San Diego, Calif.-based start-up has created a manufacturing process for producing small, stable metallic particles that consist of only a few atoms. By reducing the number of atoms per particle, manufacturers can better exploit the inherent properties of these elements in chemical reactions.

With aluminum, that means more powerful explosions. Munitions makers will likely be able to create aerial bombs that are smaller and lighter, but more powerful than current weapons. A rocket with nanoaluminum-enhanced fuel will...read the wave

 

 

09.11.2004 - 10.11.2004

International symposium
on nanotechnology and patenting


European Patent Office,
The Hague (The Netherlands)

 

Online Registration
here
 

Nano Debate : UK

Prince of Wales Should Face Commons Committee - MP

 

The Prince of Wales should answer to a Commons select committee, a senior Labour MP said tonight.

Charles’s controversial views on nanotechnology would be among the subjects raised by MPs, Dr Ian Gibson said.

The Prince’s stand against genetically modified foods could also be explored, suggested Dr Gibson, chair of the science and technology committee...read the wave

 

 

going dutch... | with Prof.dr.ir. Ruud Smits

 

Department of Innovation Studies Utrecht University,
The
Netherlands

coming soon...

 

Nano Medicine : Singapore

Radioactive chip kills cancer

 

DOCTORS have used an injectable radioactive chip to destroy malignant cells and prolong the lives of inoperable liver cancer patients, a Singapore hospital spokeswoman said yesterday.

Trials at Singapore General Hospital showed the chip - called BrachySil - was capable of killing malignant cells within a 1.5cm radius, she said...read the wave

 

 

Nano Education : USA

Nanoscience to be taught to U.S. High School students

 

Menlo Park-based SRI International, an independent research and development organization, says it's received a four-year, $925,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to help high school students visualize the principles of nanoscience and nanotechnology -- the physical, chemical, and biological behavior of particles on a nanoscopic scale. A human hair is between 60,000 and 120,000 nanometers wide, and red blood cells are between 2,000 and 5,000 nanometers across...read the wave

 

 

Nano Medicine : USA

Nano-bullet for non-invasive treatment of cancers

 

Virginia Commonwealth University physicists, working with one of the most precious materials on Earth – gold -- and with one of the most common – sand -- have created a so-called “nano-bullet” that targets tumors and may help scientists develop non-invasive cancer treatments.

The scientists found that when gold particles are reduced to a few nano-meters -- just billionths of a meter -- they become highly reactive and readily bind to silica clusters, allowing the cluster to absorb infrared light and create enough heat to potentially kill cancer tumors. Silica is the main element in sand...read the wave

 

 

Nano Medicine : USA

The Search for a Kinder, Gentler Chemotherapy

 

Painful and damaging chemotherapy may one day be a thing of the past. Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology and Purdue University have developed nano-sized particles that can target and trick cancer cells into absorbing them. Once inside, the particles may soon be able to deliver a pharmaceutical payload, killing the tumor from within, avoiding the destruction of healthy cells responsible for much of the damage caused by traditional chemotherapy...read the wave

 

 

Nano Debate : USA

Is America Losing Its Edge?

 

For 50 years, the United States has maintained its economic edge by being better and faster than any other country at inventing and exploiting new technologies. Today, however, its dominance is starting to slip, as Asian countries pour resources into R&D and challenge America's traditional role in the global economy...read the wave

 

 

Nano Medicine : USA

Clinical Trials Using a New Nanoengineered Therapeutic for Chemotherapy

 

PASADENA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE) - Insert Therapeutics, Inc., (Insert) a majority-owned subsidiary of Arrowhead Research Corporation (Nasdaq:ARWR) & (Nasdaq:ARWRW), have announced that Insert is planning with City of Hope Comprehensive Cancer Center a broad-based Phase I clinical trial for Insert's lead drug candidate, a combination of its patented polymer technology, Cyclosert(TM), and the anti-cancer compound camptothecin. Insert's ultimate goal is to obtain regulatory approval to market a chemotherapeutic agent with dramatically enhanced therapeutic effectiveness...read the wave

 

 

Nano Biz : USA

CEner1 and Delphi Complete Lithium Battery Transaction

 

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Ener1, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: ENEI - News) and Delphi Corp. (NYSE: DPH - News) have completed a transaction to combine their lithium battery operations into a new company. Ener1 and Delphi expect the new company to benefit from their complementary technical resources, intellectual property and manufacturing assets. The new company will pursue opportunities for high-energy, long-life lithium batteries in diverse markets including power tools, automotive, uninterrupted power supply, medical devices, personal mobility and military applications...read the wave

 

20 -10 -2004
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Nano Electronics : USA

A Nanowire with a Surprise

New research may advance the nanoelectronics field

 

UPTON, NY - Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Brookhaven National Laboratory and their collaborators have discovered that a short, organic chain molecule with dimensions on the order of a nanometer (a billionth of a meter) conducts electrons in a surprising way: It regulates the electrons’ speed erratically, without a predictable dependence on the length of the wire. This information may help scientists learn how to use nanowires to create components for a new class of tiny electronic circuits

 

...read the wave

 

The Quest for Immortality | By Gina " nanogirl " Miller

 

The Quest for Immortality

"The concept of being resurrected from the dead is not a new one "

...read the wave

 

Nano News : USA

SEALING CORNEAL INCISIONS WITH A DROP OF CHEMISTRY, BU RESEARCHERS DEVELOP GEL FOR CATARACT SURGERY

Hydrogel can be made to exacting specifications, producing biocompatible sealant

 

(Boston) — By introducing just the right biocompatible molecules to one another, a research team led by Mark Grinstaff, an associate professor of biomedical engineering and of chemistry at Boston University, has produced an elastic, transparent gel that sets so fast and adheres so surely to the eye’s surface that it could soon become the first and best choice for sealing corneal incisions.

The substance, known as a hydrogel, promises to be a useful tool in the kit used for the most common of ophthalmic surgeries: cataract removal. Currently, 11 million such surgeries are performed worldwide annually, a figure expected to increase as the world’s population grows older...read the wave

 

 

09.11.2004 - 10.11.2004

International symposium
on nanotechnology and patenting


European Patent Office,
The Hague (The Netherlands)

 

Online Registration
here
 

Nano News : Holland

Symposium at the European Patent Office

 

The European Patent Institute (epi), the Future Technologies Division of the German Association of Engineers (VDI-TZ), the Licensing Executives Society (L.E.S.) and the European Patent Office (EPO) will jointly organise an International Symposium with the aim to inform about the possibilities of the European Patent System in protecting related IP and to share views on technical and ethical implications pertaining to Nanotechnology. On the occasion of this public event, European patent professionals will meet with leading European Nanotechnology experts.

The speakers involve a nobel prize winner, outstanding experts from industry and science, representatives from the poltical administration, from patent offices and from attorney bureaus.

The content of this symposium will cover

The European Patent Office facing the challenge of an emerging technology

Scientific roots to Nanotechnology

Nanotechnology for information processing, materials & surface science

Nanobiotechnology/ Medicine / Pharmacy

Nanotechnology for interacting, sensing and actuating, tools

Worldwide patent documentation and classification in Nanotechnology

Governmental and institutional support for innovations in Nanotechnology

Strategic development of Nanotechnology inventions

A registration fee of 200 Euros will be levied. It covers conference material and catering during the symposium....read the wave

 

Nano Research : USA

Researchers guide light through liquids
and gases on a chip

A major step forward for optical sensing technology

 

SANTA CRUZ, CA--Researchers at the University of California, Santa Cruz, have reported the first demonstration of integrated optical waveguides with liquid cores, a technology that enables light propagation through small volumes of liquids on a chip. The new technology has a wide range of potential applications, including chemical and biological sensors with single-molecule sensitivity.

"It is an enabling technology that opens up a wide range of fields to the use of optics on integrated semiconductors to do experiments or build devices," said Holger Schmidt, an assistant professor of electrical engineering at UC Santa Cruz...read the wave

 

 

going dutch... | with Prof.dr.ir. Ruud Smits

 

Department of Innovation Studies Utrecht University,
The
Netherlands

coming very very soon...

 

Future Technology : USA

KNOWLEDGE DISCOVERY' COULD SPEED CREATION OF NEW PRODUCTS

 

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - In the recent science-fiction thriller "Minority Report," Tom Cruise plays a detective who solves future crimes by being immersed in a "data cave," where he rapidly accesses all the relevant information about the identity, location and associates of the potential victim.

A team at Purdue University currently is developing a similar "data-rich" environment for scientific discovery that uses high-performance computing and artificial intelligence software to display information and interact with researchers in the language of their specific disciplines...read the wave

 

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Nano : Nano

Attack of the Nanobots!

 

What Peter Benchley did for the "buy a shark, they make good pets" industry, Michael Crichton has done for the science of nanotechnology.


In his book Prey, he describes the catastrophic potential of nano-gone-haywire where self-assembled nanobots...read the wave

 

 

Nano

New Flexible Fibers Sense Light and Analyze its Colors

Smart fabric blends optical fiber, electronic component technologies

 

In work that could lead to applications such as multifunctional fabrics and all-optical computer interfaces, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) researchers have created flexible fibers and fabrics that can sense light and analyze its colors, according to an October 14 MIT press release.

With the new fabric, the team can create devices that marry the ease of fabrication, length and flexibility associated with optical fibers with the many integrated functions associated with semiconductor devices.

"These novel fiber structures offer a unique possibility for constructing an optoelectronic functional fabric because the fibers are both...read the wave

 

 

Nano News : India

India Noses Ahead as R&D Hot Spot

 

Close to 150 global giants such as IBM, Texas Instruments, Google, General Electric, DaimlerChrysler and Hyundai have opened R&D centers in India. Oracle's R&D center there is its largest outside the United States.

Imagine this: Soon DaimlerChrysler's next car is designed out of a non-descript design center tucked away in a small Indian town called Pune. And, for all you know, so could be Sony's (NYSE: SNE) next cutting-edge home entertainment system, or, even Intel's (Nasdaq: INTC) smallest microchip...read the wave

 

 

Nano News :

The Vast Potential of Very Small Things

 

Nanotechnology promises medical care tailored explicitly and exactly to the individual, says the physicist and entrepreneur Michael Roukes

Michael Roukes isn't a biologist, but he sure sounds like one. Roukes is a physicist at the California Institute of Technology whose initial claim to fame -- at least in the esoteric world of nanotechnology -- was his work building molecule-sized machines. He began to recognize the tantalizing promise that these ultratiny devices have as biological sensors...read the wave

 

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Nano Biz : USA

New Cross-Reference Digest for Nanotechnology

 

As part of the USPTO’s continuing efforts to improve the ability to search and examine nanotechnology-related patents, the agency has established a new cross-reference digest for nanotechnology designated Class 977/Dig.1, entitled Nanotechnology.

Establishing this nanotechnology cross-reference digest is the first step in a multi-phase nanotechnology classification project...read the wave


 

Nano Products :

NanoInk Releases New Product:
Nano-R Upgrade to NSCRIPTOR™ System

 

(CHICAGO, Illinois - October 19, 2004) NanoInk announces availability of a Nano-R Upgrade to an NSCRIPTOR System. This product upgrade transforms Pacific Nanotechnology, Inc’s Nano-R system from an atomic force microscope (AFM) to a complete NSCRIPTOR system, a high-performance patterning tool for use with the Dip Pen Nanolithography™ (DPN™) process. DPN is the process of writing nanoscale patterns of molecular “ink” onto a sample substrate via a coated SPM tip...read the wave

 

 

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Nano Electronics : New Zealand + USA

Venture aims to enable nanowire deposition

 

SAN JOSE, Calif. — NanoDynamics Inc. on Monday (Oct. 18) said that it has signed a joint venture agreement with Nano Cluster Devices Ltd. (NCD) of New Zealand to propel the development of what the companies call nanowire deposition technology.

Nanotechnology materials supplier NanoDynamics (Buffalo, N.Y.) will work to commercialize NCD's technology process for self-assembly of nanowires in production of semiconductors and electronic components. NanoDynamics will be responsible for sales and application development. NCD (Christchurch, New Zealand) will be responsible for the further advancement of the technology platform...read the wave

 

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Nano Event : Thailand

THAI SCIENCE-TECH 2004:
Glories of science put on show

Eight zones dedicated to deconstructing discipline’s past, present and future

 

If you are baffled by nanotechnology, or want to disentangle science from science fiction, tomorrow’s Thailand Science-Tech 2004 promises to fill in all of the blanks.

At Thailand’s largest ever technology fair held by the Science and Technology Ministry, everything you ever wanted to know about scientific sub-branches like biotechnology, electronics, solar cell and robotic technology is just waiting to be discovered.
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Nano Electronics : Asia

Nanotechnology: No small opportunity

 

Imagine machines that self-assemble into whatever appliance you need by changing shape, and building material and complex mechanisms capable of performing whatever task you have programmed for them. This world of nanotechnology sounds right out of a science-fiction movie, doesn't it?

That perception has left reality behind is partly because of some highly imaginative thinking fueled by Dr. K. Eric Drexler, who in 1986 described a manufacturing system that would use tiny robots to join individual molecules into products. But in all fairness, a number of research institutes and companies have already taken the first steps toward that "sci-fi" world...read the wave


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Nano Electronics : USA

UC Irvine scientists develop world's longest electrically conducting nanotubes

 

Irvine, Calif. -– UC Irvine have announced that scientists at The Henry Samueli School of Engineering have synthesized the world's longest electrically conducting nanotubes. These 0.4 cm nanotubes are 10 times longer than previously created electrically conducting nanotubes. The breakthrough discovery may lead to the development of extremely strong, lightweight materials and ultradense nano-memory arrays for extremely powerful computers, ultralow-loss power transmission lines, and nano-biosensors for use in health care applications...read the wave

 

 

The Quest for Immortality | By Gina " nanogirl " Miller

 

The Quest for Immortality

"The concept of being resurrected from the dead is not a new one "

...read the wave

 

Nano Electronics : New Zealand + USA

Venture aims to enable nanowire deposition

 

SAN JOSE, Calif. — NanoDynamics Inc. on Monday (Oct. 18) said that it has signed a joint venture agreement with Nano Cluster Devices Ltd. (NCD) of New Zealand to propel the development of what the companies call nanowire deposition technology.

Nanotechnology materials supplier NanoDynamics (Buffalo, N.Y.) will work to commercialize NCD's technology process for self-assembly of nanowires in production of semiconductors and electronic components. NanoDynamics will be responsible for sales and application development. NCD (Christchurch, New Zealand) will be responsible for the further advancement of the technology platform...read the wave

 

 

09.11.2004 - 10.11.2004

International symposium
on nanotechnology and patenting

European Patent Office, The Hague (The Netherlands)

 

Online Registration
here
 

going dutch... | with Prof.dr.ir. Ruud Smits

 

Department of Innovation Studies Utrecht University,
The
Netherlands

coming very very soon...

 

Nano Event : Thailand

THAI SCIENCE-TECH 2004:
Glories of science put on show

Eight zones dedicated to deconstructing discipline’s past, present and future

 

If you are baffled by nanotechnology, or want to disentangle science from science fiction, tomorrow’s Thailand Science-Tech 2004 promises to fill in all of the blanks.

At Thailand’s largest ever technology fair held by the Science and Technology Ministry, everything you ever wanted to know about scientific sub-branches like biotechnology, electronics, solar cell and robotic technology is just waiting to be discovered.
..read the wave

 

 

Nano Electronics : Asia

Nanotechnology: No small opportunity

 

Imagine machines that self-assemble into whatever appliance you need by changing shape, and building material and complex mechanisms capable of performing whatever task you have programmed for them. This world of nanotechnology sounds right out of a science-fiction movie, doesn't it?

That perception has left reality behind is partly because of some highly imaginative thinking fueled by Dr. K. Eric Drexler, who in 1986 described a manufacturing system that would use tiny robots to join individual molecules into products. But in all fairness, a number of research institutes and companies have already taken the first steps toward that "sci-fi" world...read the wave


 

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Nano News : India

India toterring in Nano technology race: Dr Kalam

 

Ahmedabad, Oct 16 (UNI) India seems to be tottering, compared to the hyper speed at which the rest of the world is moving in development of Nano technology, which promises to offer cost-effective energy, remarked President of India Dr A P J Abdul Kalam.

''In the next five years, nanotechnology is expected to offer a business of about US D 200 billion. India is nowhere compared to the hyper speed at which the rest of the world is moving in Nano chemistry and engineering'', Dr Kalam said.

Dr Kalam said this while replying to a question from...read the wave

 

 

Nano News : Germany

Siemens sees polymers and ceramics as key materials for innovations

 

The speed and precision with which a CT scanner generates images, the increase in the efficiency of gas turbines, or lowering the fuel consumption of vehicles – these are examples of innovations in complex systems where new materials play a key role. “You can’t be an innovation driver for products and solutions unless you continuously develop your own expertise at this level and keep pace with international competitors,” stressed Prof. Dr. Claus Weyrich, a member of Siemens AG Corporate Executive Committee and Head of Corporate Technology in Munich. Materials research at Siemens targets highly concrete applications. “We’re focusing particularly on new polymers, ceramics and nanotechnology,” says Weyrich. The reason for this is the virtually unlimited potential for shaping the properties of these materials and for adapting them to different product requirements...read the wave

 

 

Nano News : USA

Mechanical Valve Design Goes Nano

 

Building nanoscale devices is tricky because they straddle two worlds, the molecular and the bulk material.

Designing objects on the molecular scale requires mathematical models of the interactions of individual atoms, but even nanoscale devices typically contain thousands of atoms, and modeling that many atoms in detail is mathematically difficult and requires a lot of computing power...read the wave


 

Nano Electronics : Singapore

Nanotechnology researchers look to stabilize optical signals in high-speed networks

 

Singapore -- The Institute of Microelectronics (IME), a member of the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR), has inked an agreement with Bussan Nanotech Research Institute (XNRI), wholly owned subsidiary of Mitsui & Co. Ltd. Japan, to collaborate on a research & development project aimed at stabilizing optical signals in high speed optical networks.

IME and XNRI will jointly develop a device to compensate for chromatic dispersion in optical signals, which causes data distortion over long distances in high-speed telecommunication networks. In optical fibers, waveforms or light signals broaden over long distances, making the signals difficult to interpret by the receiver. Chromatic dispersion in particular poses a major challenge as the effects...read the wave

 

 

Nano News : Biz

Nano World: Top 10 nanotech venture firms

 

New York, NY, Oct. 15 (UPI) -- In the emerging, revolutionary field of nanotechnology -- science and engineering at the level of molecules -- venture capitalists play a key role. When Congress approved a bill allotting $3.7 billion over four years to nanotechnology research, it designated most of the money for universities and government agencies, not companies

"A lot of nanotech companies are stuck in this situation where they may well have promising technology, but in order to develop it further, it's vital to have private equity, since it's expensive to do this research and does take a long time," ...read the wave

 

 

Quantum Computing : USA

PURDUE PROFESSOR PUTS NEW SPIN ON QUANTUM COMPUTER TECHNOLOGY

 

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Purdue University physicists have built a
critical component for the development of quantum computers and
spintronic devices, potentially bringing advances in cryptography and
high-speed database searches a step closer.

A team of researchers including Leonid P. Rokhinson has created a
device that can effectively split a stream of quantum objects such as
electrons into two streams according to the spin of each, herding those
with "up" spin in one direction and corralling those that spin "down"
in another. By producing such "spin-polarized" streams, the tiny device could become a key component in quantum computers...read the wave

 

 
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Something for the Weekend :

Neutron Activation Analyses Proves Oswald Acted Alone in JFK Assassination

 

Based on a new review of neutron activation analyses and ballistic evidence, two researchers have concluded that Lee Harvey Oswald acted alone in the assassination of President John F. Kennedy 41 years ago...read the wave

 

 

The Quest for Immortality | By Gina " nanogirl " Miller

 

The Quest for Immortality

"The concept of being resurrected from the dead is not a new one "

...read the wave

 

09.11.2004 - 10.11.2004

International symposium
on nanotechnology and patenting

European Patent Office, The Hague (The Netherlands)

 

Online Registration here
 

Nano News : India

India toterring in Nano technology race: Dr Kalam

 

Ahmedabad, Oct 16 (UNI) India seems to be tottering, compared to the hyper speed at which the rest of the world is moving in development of Nano technology, which promises to offer cost-effective energy, remarked President of India Dr A P J Abdul Kalam.

''In the next five years, nanotechnology is expected to offer a business of about US D 200 billion. India is nowhere compared to the hyper speed at which the rest of the world is moving in Nano chemistry and engineering'', Dr Kalam said.

Dr Kalam said this while replying to a question from...read the wave

 

 

going dutch... | with Prof.dr.ir. Ruud Smits

 

Department of Innovation Studies Utrecht University,
The
Netherlands

coming very very soon...

 

Nano News : Germany

Siemens sees polymers and ceramics as key materials for innovations

 

The speed and precision with which a CT scanner generates images, the increase in the efficiency of gas turbines, or lowering the fuel consumption of vehicles – these are examples of innovations in complex systems where new materials play a key role. “You can’t be an innovation driver for products and solutions unless you continuously develop your own expertise at this level and keep pace with international competitors,” stressed Prof. Dr. Claus Weyrich, a member of Siemens AG Corporate Executive Committee and Head of Corporate Technology in Munich. Materials research at Siemens targets highly concrete applications. “We’re focusing particularly on new polymers, ceramics and nanotechnology,” says Weyrich. The reason for this is the virtually unlimited potential for shaping the properties of these materials and for adapting them to different product requirements...read the wave

 

 

Nano News : USA

Mechanical Valve Design Goes Nano

 

Building nanoscale devices is tricky because they straddle two worlds, the molecular and the bulk material.

Designing objects on the molecular scale requires mathematical models of the interactions of individual atoms, but even nanoscale devices typically contain thousands of atoms, and modeling that many atoms in detail is mathematically difficult and requires a lot of computing power...read the wave


 

Nano Patents : USA

Nuclear Solutions Files Patent for New Technology to Detect Shielded Nuclear Bomb Materials

 

WASHINGTON, (PRIMEZONE) -- Nuclear Solutions, Inc. (OTC BB:NSOL.OB - News) filed a patent application this week for a new nuclear material detection technology intended to screen cargo for shielded nuclear weapons.

``When fully developed, this new patent pending technology could integrate into a system that would screen inbound cargo in real time for uranium-235 and plutonium-239, the essential components of a nuclear bomb,'' said Patrick Herda, chief executive officer of Nuclear Solutions....read the wave

 

 

Nano Electronics : Singapore

Nanotechnology researchers look to stabilize optical signals in high-speed networks

 

Singapore -- The Institute of Microelectronics (IME), a member of the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR), has inked an agreement with Bussan Nanotech Research Institute (XNRI), wholly owned subsidiary of Mitsui & Co. Ltd. Japan, to collaborate on a research & development project aimed at stabilizing optical signals in high speed optical networks.

IME and XNRI will jointly develop a device to compensate for chromatic dispersion in optical signals, which causes data distortion over long distances in high-speed telecommunication networks. In optical fibers, waveforms or light signals broaden over long distances, making the signals difficult to interpret by the receiver. Chromatic dispersion in particular poses a major challenge as the effects...read the wave

 

 

Nano News : Biz

Nano World: Top 10 nanotech venture firms

 

New York, NY, Oct. 15 (UPI) -- In the emerging, revolutionary field of nanotechnology -- science and engineering at the level of molecules -- venture capitalists play a key role. When Congress approved a bill allotting $3.7 billion over four years to nanotechnology research, it designated most of the money for universities and government agencies, not companies

"A lot of nanotech companies are stuck in this situation where they may well have promising technology, but in order to develop it further, it's vital to have private equity, since it's expensive to do this research and does take a long time," ...read the wave

 

 

Nano Biz : USA

BIG FIRMS SMUDGE TINY PARTICLE PROGRESS

 

Getting a lot of buzz is generally a good marketing ploy -- but not always, says a veteran of the nanotechnology business.

"It's frustrating because there's so much media hype about nanotech that it affects the market," Joseph Cross, chief executive at Romeoville-based Nanophase Technologies Corp., said recently at Nano Commerce 2004 in Chicago.

Nanotech refers to working with materials that are less than 100 billionths of a meter in size, on a molecular scale. Nanophase can churn out nanoparticles by the ton, and they have special characteristics that can be of value...read the wave

 

 

Nano Electronics : USA

Intel: It will be hard for AMD to follow us

Moore's Law, alive, well, and living in Santa Clara - Barrett

 

THE DAY of Intel's earning results, CEO Craig Barrett delivered an up-beat report to all the firm's employees, via a Webcast and through its internal organ Circuit News.

He said that Intel - despite reports in the press held a consistent position in the market for the last five years. He claimed Intel was doing well now as five years ago, and Centrino has put the firm in the best position it's ever been in.

It's moved half of its fabs to 90 nanometres and will move to 65 nano process technology in the second half of next year...read the wave


 

Nano News : USA

Tiny technology

WSU scientists study nanoscience, create wonders

 

The hype surrounding nanoscience and technology suggests a future without pollution, an end to illness, and a revival of long-extinct species of plants and animals.

"Those are way past reality," said Thomas Dickinson, a physics professor. "In one lifetime we're not going to see that, though there are many contributions nanotechnology can make."

Numerous WSU professors are making contributions as they study nanotechnology with very real applications.

Nanotechnology refers to the study of particles on the molecular level, or about one billionth of a meter wide.

"Imagine a distance from Seattle to New York; a nanometer would be the size of a BB," said Kerry Hipps, a chemistry and material sciences professor...read the wave

 

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Nano Environment : UK

Discovery is a step towards pollution-free cars

 

Scientists have made a world-first discovery which is a step towards using environmentally-friendly hydrogen to power our cars.

A team from the Universities of Newcastle upon Tyne and Liverpool in the UK, who report their findings in the prestigious academic journal, Science, have found a safe way of storing and releasing hydrogen to produce energy. They do this using nanoporous materials, which have tiny pores that are one hundred-thousandth (100,00th) the thickness of a sheet of paper...read the wave

 

 

NEW Nano Tsunami : Dutch Guest Writer

Prof. dr. ir. Ruud Smits

Department of Innovation Studies Utrecht University

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Nano Medicine : USA

Restoring sight through science

 

CHICAGO, IL – In an effort to speed the design and development of an artificial retina that could potentially help millions of people blinded by retinal diseases, Secretary of Energy Spencer Abraham announced today that five Department of Energy (DOE) national laboratories, a private company and three universities have signed agreements to form a research partnership.

The goal of the agreements signed today is to advance the science, technology and clinical success of the field of artificial sight using the facilities and resources of DOE's national laboratories.

At today's announcement in Chicago, the first patient to receive a...read the wave

 

 

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Adrian Tymes
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Nano Products : USA

If you make your Nano Bed …
you will have to lay in it !

 

ATLANTA--(BUSINESS WIRE)- Washing the mattress top helps to remove 98 percent of harmful bacteria, germs and allergens from the bed

In the quest for a clean and healthy sleeping environment, consumers have used vacuums, soap, disinfectant sprays, baking soda and other cleaning remedies to rid their mattresses of stains, sweat, germs and dust mites. However, the effectiveness of such methods could never be assured... until now.

Simmons Bedding Company, one of the world's largest mattress manufacturers, have unveiled its latest innovation, the HealthSmart(TM) Bed...read the wave

 

 

NEW Nano Tsunami : Dutch Guest Writer

Klaas Punselie
... Punselie in NanoLand

Nederland geen
NanoWater-land
...read the wave

 

 

Nano Environment : Holland - Global

Water Filters Rely on Nanotech

 

AMSTERDAM -- A slow, methodical transformation of the $400-billion-a-year water-management industry is currently in progress, and nanotechnology appears to be leading the way.

Water covers more than 70 percent of the Earth, but only 1 percent can be consumed without processing, filtering or melting polar ice caps. That supply appears to be dwindling as the global population grows and industry and agriculture require more and more water.

Last week the NanoWater congress met in Amsterdam to discuss how nanotechnology applications can help solve the world's water shortage...read the wave.

 

 

Nano Tsunami : Guest Writer

Dr. Jose Feneque DVM

Associate Veterinarian, Crossroads Animal Hospital
Miami, Florida

FUTURE DREAM:
THE END OF SLAUGTHER HOUSES

...read the wave

 

 

Nano Biz : USA

Automation at a crossroads

Industry experts weigh in on the state of the industry

 

It has been a turbulent few years for North American manufacturers. A global economic slowdown curbed many of their plans for expanding plants and investing in new automation technologies. This slowdown also had an impact on research and development and new product introductions for the automation vendors who supply manufacturing.

Now that the dust has cleared and all indicators suggest that manufacturing is picking up, what has happened to the industrial automation landscape? North American manufacturers are arming up with new technologies, and innovation is the buzzword. Manufacturing AUTOMATION wanted to know how industrial automation was faring. We went to five industry thought-leaders and asked them their thoughts on the state of the industry. Here’s a summary of their views:...read the wave

 

 

Nano Textiles : USA

MIT's novel fabrics see the light
Could lead to smart fabrics and new computer interfaces

 

CAMBRIDGE, Mass.--In work that could lead to applications including multifunctional textile fabrics and all-optical computer interfaces, MIT researchers report the creation of flexible fibers and fabrics that can not only sense light, but also analyze its colors.

"These novel fiber structures offer a unique possibility for constructing an optoelectronic functional fabric because the fibers are both flexible and mechanically tough, and can thus be woven," write the researchers in the October 14 issue of Nature. "Interesting device applications follow not only from the ability to engineer the single-fiber properties, but also from the specifics of fiber arrangements into larger assemblies."...read the wave

 

 

Nano Medicine : USA

Cellular strategy

Nanotechnology: Tiny tools fight diseases at molecular level

 

CHICAGO - To the incredibly tiny gold particles doctors send to search a blood sample for signs of illness, human cells would seem as big as mountains.

But the particles' mission is to hunt down something more their size: prostate specific antigen, or PSA, a signal that prostate cancer may be on its way to returning, long before it does.

Welcome to the new frontier of nanotechnology, where scientists are learning how to make super-small devices, as small as genes and proteins, to diagnose diseases that remain unseen with present equipment and to provide treatments tailored to affect individual cells...read the wave

 

 

Nano Biz : France + USA

Total S.A. Of France Sets Up Chemical Unit With Headquarters in Philadelphia

 

Three of Arkema's global businesses are managed from the Philadelphia area are : additives, which go in plastics and other materials; organic peroxides, which are used in the production of plastics; and agrochemicals.

King of Prussia is home to a major research and development center for Arkema. Chemists there are conducting promising research in nanotechnology, marine paints and fuel cells.

Globally, Arkema employs 19,300 and expects to have 2004 revenues of $6 billion...read the wave

 

 

Nano Funding : USA

New grants support development of faster, cheaper DNA sequencing

 

BETHESDA, Md., Thurs., Oct. 14, 2004 – The National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), today announced it has awarded more than $38 million in grants to spur the development of innovative technologies designed to dramatically reduce the cost of DNA sequencing, a move aimed at broadening the applications of genomic information in medical research and health care.

NHGRI's near-term goal is to lower the cost of sequencing a mammalian-sized genome to $100,000, which would enable researchers to sequence the genomes of hundreds or even thousands of people as part of studies to identify genes that contribute to cancer, diabetes and other common diseases
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..read the wave

 

 

Nano Debate : USA

Research push needs a liberal arts bedrock

 

Gina Smith’s article on nanotechnology at USC (“USC betting millions on nanoscience initiative,” Friday) showed us a tension between the excitement of scientific research and the pain of seeing the erosion of liberal arts education. I have one foot in each of these sentiments, and this tension worries me.

Why should USC commit itself to an intensive research ethos? Many of us remember a different reason for having a state university, and we need to see why we are shifting to a research mission.

The genius of American higher education is...read the wave

 

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Quantum Computing : USA

PURDUE PROFESSOR PUTS NEW SPIN ON QUANTUM COMPUTER TECHNOLOGY

 

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Purdue University physicists have built a
critical component for the development of quantum computers and
spintronic devices, potentially bringing advances in cryptography and
high-speed database searches a step closer.

A team of researchers including Leonid P. Rokhinson has created a
device that can effectively split a stream of quantum objects such as
electrons into two streams according to the spin of each, herding those
with "up" spin in one direction and corralling those that spin "down"
in another. By producing such "spin-polarized" streams, the tiny device could become a key component in quantum computers...read the wave

 

 

NEW Nano Tsunami : Dutch Guest Writer

Klaas Punselie
... Punselie in NanoLand

Nederland geen
NanoWater-land
...read the wave

 

 

Nano News : UK

Lancaster takes lead in Micro & Nano Technology programme

Lancaster University’s Engineering Department is spearheading a new Europe-wide micro and nano technology initiative.

 

The Department’s Centre for Microsystems Engineering is leading a programme that involves 24 research centres combining their resources to carry out leading research into methods of building micro and nano scale components into commercial products. The programme will also launch support services across Europe for manufacturers of these products. The project, which will run for four years, will receive 6.2M€ - around £4.5m – of funding from the European Commission.

The initiative is the brainchild of Dr Andrew Richardson, group leader of the Centre for Microsystems Engineering and project co-ordinator for the new programme. He said: “After four years our hope is to have established a new community of researchers and their organisations, able to provide industry with world leading research, innovation and support services...read the wave

 

 

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Future Technology : USA

Researchers unravel a central mystery of how hearing happens

 

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va.- Scientists at the University of Virginia Health System have helped solve the mystery of how the human ear converts sound vibrations and balance stimuli into electrical impulses the brain can interpret. Their research is detailed in the October 13 advance online edition of the journal Nature, found at www.nature.com/nature .

Neuroscience researchers Jeffrey Holt and Gwenaëlle Géléoc, working in collaboration with scientists elsewhere, discovered a long-sought protein called...read the wave

 

 

Nano Tsunami : Guest Writer

Dr. Jose Feneque DVM

Associate Veterinarian, Crossroads Animal Hospital
Miami, Florida

FUTURE DREAM:
THE END OF SLAUGTHER HOUSES

...read the wave

 

 

Nano News : Canada

Biophage Pharma Announces Breaktrough in Live Bacteria
Quantification With Nanosensor Technology

MONTREAL, QUEBEC--(CCNMatthews -) -New Technology can detect presence of 5-10 Bacteria in a Liquid Sample

Biophage Pharma Inc. (TSX-V: BUG), a biopharmaceutical company engaged in the development of new therapeutics and clinical diagnostics based on its leading expertise in immunology and phage therapy, announced today that it has reached a significant milestone in the detection and quantification of bacteria. The continued development of the Nanosensor has enabled Biophage to detect 5 to 10 bacteria in 1 ml of liquid sample ...read the wave

 

 

Nano Cancer Research : USA

NCI Announces Major Commitment to Nanotechnology for Cancer Research

 

The National Cancer Institute (NCI) announced today at a media briefing a new $144.3 million, five-year initiative to develop and apply nanotechnology to cancer. Nanotechnology, the development and engineering of devices so small that they are measured on a molecular scale, has already demonstrated promising results in cancer research and treatment.

"Nanotechnology has the potential to radically increase our options for prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of cancer,"...read the wave

 

 

Nano Biz : Switzerland + Japan

Swiss PM Deiss hails improving economic ties with Japan

 

Switzerland and Japan have been discussing moves to promote mutual investment and to cooperate more closely in the fields of research and technology.

Talks between the Swiss president, Joseph Deiss, and the Japanese finance minister, Sadakazu Tanigaki, have resulted in an agreement on double taxation.The Japanese Prime Minister, Junichiro Koizumi, said he shared the Swiss view that existing cooperation efforts, particularly in the areas of biotechnology and nanotechnology, should be extended, but gave few concrete details...read the wave

 

 

Nano Biz : South Korea

LG to invest W2.7 tril. in R&D by 2008

 

During a strategy meeting at LG Chem Research Park in Daejon, LG Group Chairman Koo Bon-moo promised the funds in order to improve the group's industrial structure and upgrade its global status.

With the fresh investments, LG said it aims to advance to become the third-biggest industrial group in Asia by 2008 and fifth worldwide by 2013.

Part of the plan includes pursuing more sophisticated technology such as nanotechnology to manufacture next-generation automobiles, alternative fuels and more....read the wave

 

 

Nano Textiles : USA

Nano-Fibers for High-Tech Clothing

 

Michigan researchers are sewing tiny electronic devices made of carbon fibers into fabrics for specialized uses, the Detroit Free Press reported Monday.

The Central Michigan University project is led by Professor. Maureen MacGillivray, who says carbon fibers about the width of four atoms create stronger, lighter and more flexible clothing materials and conduct heat and electricity better than any other known fabric.

Other nanotechnology gear -- as that kind of apparel is called...read the wave


 

Nano Biz : China + Singapore

China firms set up plants in Singapore

 

SINGAPORE, (UPI) -- In a major coup, Singapore's Economic Development Board has succeeded in attracting two China firms to set up manufacturing plants in the country.

One of them, conglomerate Genesis (China) Investment Holding Company, will be investing $59 million in high-tech plants in Singapore over the next three years, The Straits Times reported Wednesday. It has also moved its Asia-Pacific headquarters from Hong Kong to Singapore and has plans to hire up to 200 staff there.

The other company, Equation NanoTech...read the wave

 

news 13 - 10- 2004
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Nano News : Iran

NanoPipe : Iran's Oilfields economical for half a century

 

LONDON, (IranMania) - On completion of development plans in Sorush and Noruz oilfields, Iran’s daily oil production output will move up to 140,000 barrels.

According to Mehr News Agency (MNA), the Iranian Oil Minister, Bijan Namdar Zanganeh, who was speaking at the second seminar on Nanotechnology and Oil Industry in Tehran, added that the process is planned to finish by March 2005.

“I have no idea of what’s happening in the world markets,” he uttered. He also said he would not answer any question about oil prices. He then pointed to Kuwait’s proposal for a one-million increase in OPEC’s daily output, saying, “Every country can choose to increase its output regarding their capabilities.” ...read the wave

 

 

Nano Health + Safety : UK

Nanotechnologies – A short way into the technology to dwarf all others

 

The Health and Safety Executive is, as part of its horizon scanning activity, actively keeping the rapidly developing field of nanotechnology under review, to understand emerging hazards and determine what, if any, additional regulatory action is needed. Through regular contact with companies and researchers in the field we are able to assess these new hazards and collaborate in developing suitable controls.

Currently nanotechnology is mainly a laboratory-based activity with only limited industrial application. Some pre-existing and well-characterised production processes and materials have been rebadged as nanotechnology...read the wave

 

 

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Nano Biz : Ireland

Trident goes to Ireland for displays

 

Dublin based firm Ntera has struck a deal with distributor Trident to bring Ntera’s NanoChromics display technology to the UK and Benelux.

The displays are based on patented nano-structured materials, which according to Trident’s technical director, Jim Hemsley, will “make a huge impact on the future of the displays market”...read the wave

 

 

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Nano Research : USA

UF scientists have bionanotechnology
recipe to find elusive bacteria

 

GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- A team of University of Florida researchers has created tiny hybrid particles that can speedily root out even one isolated E. coli bacterium lurking in ground beef or provide a crucial early warning alarm for bacteria used as agents of bioterrorism and for early disease diagnosis.

The study will appear this week in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

"Our focus is the development of a bionanotechnology that combines the strengths of nanotechnology and biochemistry to generate a new type of 'bionanomaterial,' which has some unique properties," said
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Nano Tsunami : Guest Writer

Dr. Jose Feneque DVM

Associate Veterinarian, Crossroads Animal Hospital
Miami, Florida

FUTURE DREAM:
THE END OF SLAUGTHER HOUSES

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Future Technology : USA

Space visionaries aiming high

ELEVATOR WOULD CARRY SUPPLIES INTO ORBIT

 

Yes, some laugh or giggle or just lose it, but that's not stopping Ben and Meekk Shelef from spreading the word.

What we really need, they say, is a gigantic freight elevator to carry supplies from Earth into outer space.

``Kooks,'' is the reaction Ben says they get. ``Kooks in space.''

The pair are hardly pioneers with the space-elevator idea, but they are among its biggest backers. The two Shelefs, who are divorced, and a handful of true believers are forming a Mountain View non-profit and organizing a series of contests to foster space-elevator buzz...read the wave

 

 

Nano Debate : UK law

What price a life, and who decides whether to pay it?

 

THE past few months have raised cancer sufferers’ hopes. Tests in Singapore of a new nano drug-delivery system for those undergoing tumour treatment, a gene therapy trial in Scotland for those with malignant gliomas, research in Spain into the use of an ingredient of cannabis in the treatment of brain tumours and, even more recently in Iran, tests on the use of arsenic trioxide as first-line treatment for acute leukaemia have each been in the news. All show promising signs but none can yet be said to “work” safely in people.
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Nano Products : USA

AccuFLEX Golf’s New “Evolution” Nano Composite Technology Shaft gains Second Place Finish

 

AccuFLEX Golf’s EVOLUTION shaft earned its highest finish yet on the PGA Nationwide Tour by taking a second place at last weekend’s “Gila River Classic” in Chandler, Arizona. The EVOLUTION has earned numerous “top tens” on the Nationwide since its introduction in August and is seeing increased usage with many of the Tour’s rising stars. The AccuFLEX EVOLUTION is the first Nano Composite shaft that has been widely introduced to the golfing public. AccuFLEX Golf Nano Composite technology enables its engineers and designers to work with the finest graphite composite materials ever created. ...read the wave

 

 

Nano Energy : USA

Cheaper, more efficient fuel cells on the way

Hybrid electric-gas vehicles get greater, greener competition

 

Hybrid electric/gasoline cars may have even greener competition in a few years now that a tiny Mountain View company has figured out how to make a cheaper, more efficient fuel cell membrane.

By using nanoengineering techniques to align the material's molecules, SRI spin-off PolyFuel can produce a membrane — the thin filter at the heart of a fuel cell system — capable of working within a broader range of temperatures and producing more power per square centimeter than fuel cell membranes in use today..
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Nano Medicine : EU

Carbon nanotubes offer a new approach to gene therapy

 

Many genes that are related to particular diseases have now been identified. Scientists are trying to use this knowledge to treat diseases.

It is thought that defective or missing genes could be replaced by introducing the relevant gene into cells from the outside. This is not so simple, because DNA cannot easily pass through cell membranes; it needs a transporter, such as a virus, liposome, or special peptide. A European team of researchers has now developed a new approach: they have succeeded in slipping DNA into mammalian cells by using modified carbon nanotubes.

Carbon nanotubes are tiny needle-shaped structures made exclusively of carbon atoms...read the wave

 

 
 

Nano Medicine :

DNA Pioneer Defends Stem Cell Research

 

BERLIN — Nobel laureate James Watson, the co-discoverer of the structure of DNA, on Monday defended stem cell research, saying researchers must be able to search for ways to improve quality of life despite the field's uncertainties.

"I think there's a perception that scientists are more interested in science than society, that scientists are less moral than religious people," the 76-year-old Watson said at the opening of a Berlin exhibit on his life and books. "I think that's completely wrong."

"To what extent research on stem cells will improve the quality of human life, I don't know, but we should be allowed to try," he told reporters at...read the wave

 

 

Nano Event : USA

NANOPHASE TO PRESENT AT NANOMATERIALS 2004

 

Nanophase Technologies Corporation (Nasdaq: NANX), a technology leader in nanomaterials and nanoengineered products, today announced that it is scheduled to present, “The Emerging Role of Nanocrystalline Ceria in Microelectronic Glass Polishing Applications” at the “Best Submitted Papers” session of NANOMATERIALS 2004: Nanoelectronics, Nanophotonics, and Nanomagnetics (25-26 October 2004), Stamford, CT. Current roadmap requirements for microelectronic devices are driving increasingly demanding specifications for chip planarity and defectivity in the CMP area, but this is also placing stringent new performance specifications on laser lenses, lithography optics, and photomask blanks. As a result, every glass surface that the laser light contacts en route to generating a circuit image on the wafer must be polished to higher tolerances.

Dr. Richard Brotzman, Nanophase’s Vice President of R&D, will discuss a new glass polishing particle and dispersion technology that Nanophase recently developed to address these technical requirements – a comparatively smaller, more chemically active particle, with tighter particle size distributions, high purity, and improved commercial consistency. These materials are manufactured by Nanophase’s patented NanoArc™ process and are now commercially available as ceria and alumina dispersions. The differentiating characteristics of these nanomaterials which enable polishing applications will be discussed.

Dr. Ed Ludwig, Nanophase’s Vice President of Business Development, stated, “Nanophase has the quality systems and commercial capability to deliver state-of-the-art polishing dispersions in high volume with outstanding stability. This illustrates our ability to develop enabling technology and to bring value to our customers and partners by engineering solutions to specific market needs.
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Future Technology : Holland

Wound healers cause skin disease

 

Dutch researcher Manon Franssen has shown that cells which heal the skin following an injury play an important role in the development of the skin disease psoriasis. In people with psoriasis, the skin peels much faster than normal so that it flakes and becomes inflamed.

Franssen investigated the transit amplifying cells in the uppermost layer of the skin. These cells develop from stem cells (general unspecialised cells) and specialise into skin cells when new skin cells are needed. The transit amplifying cells are involved in the healing of the skin following an injury and in the regular renewing of the skin...read the wave

 

 

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Nano Debate :

The future of nanotechnology; Drexler and Jones exchange letters

 

The current edition of “Physics World” carries a letter from K. Eric Drexler, written in response to my article in the August edition, “The future of nanotechnology“. There is also a response from me to Drexler’s letter. Since the letters section of Physics World is not published online, I reproduce the letters here. The text here is as the authors wrote them; they’ve been lightly edited to conform with Physics World house style in the printed version...read the wave

 

 

Nano Tsunami : Guest Writer

Dr. Jose Feneque DVM

Associate Veterinarian, Crossroads Animal Hospital
Miami, Florida

FUTURE DREAM:
THE END OF SLAUGTHER HOUSES

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Nano Research : USA

What Lies Beneath
(In Buried Nanolayer Interfaces)

 

Nanotechnology is superficial, the joke goes, meaning that when objects become so tiny, everything takes place on their surfaces. However, the nanosized components of future computers and memory storage devices will actually consist of multiple overlying layers of material. This means scientists need a way to selectively study the interfaces buried below surfaces.

Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, capitalizing on the exceptionally bright, soft x-ray beams and experimental facilities of the Advanced Light Source (ALS), have developed just such a technique...read the wave

 

 

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Nano Electronics : Holland

ASM International Announces Strategic Partnership with IMEC

 

BILTHOVEN, The Netherlands, October 11, 2004 - ASM International N.V. (NASDAQ: ASMI and Euronext Amsterdam: ASM) announced today that it has entered into an agreement with IMEC, Europe's leading independent nanoelectronics and nanotechnology research center, to deliver a full suite of its most advanced 300mm Front-end-of-the-Line semiconductor wafer processing equipment to IMEC, and to participate in several of IMEC's research programs as a strategic partner. The equipment is expected to be delivered in 4th quarter 2004 and 2005. The strategic partnership agreement includes participation for three years in IMEC's 300mm, sub-45 nm related technology development programs...read the wave

 

 

Tools of the Trade : USA

E-beam-based tool options grow for mask repair

 

San Jose, Calif. - New tools based on electron-beam and nanomachining technologies are coming to the mask repair market, complementing traditional tools based on focused ion beams and lasers .

Vendors are scrambling to develop the technologies for 65-nanometer mask repair. Rival mask repair tool vendors FEI Co. and SII NanoTechnology are separately entering the e-beam market with combination or standalone systems. Nawotec GmbH (Rossdorf, Germany) entered the mask repair market with an e-beam tool in April and counts Intel as an early customer...read the wave

 

 

Nano News : Switzerland

Swiss research boosted by reverse brain drain

 

Top European academics are increasingly turning their backs on the United States and returning to Europe as their discontentment grows with the policies of President Bush.

The Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich (ETH) recently made two such appointments - but opinion is divided over whether this is the start of a trend.“As much as it pains me, I must – out of selfish reasons – welcome Bush’s re-election,” said Olaf Kübler, president of the ETH.

Kübler was referring to the fact that Europe seems to benefiting from a reverse brain drain, as its top scientists return to the continent after time spent in the US...read the wave

 

 

Future Technology : UK

People Are Human-Bacteria Hybrid

 

Most of the cells in your body are not your own, nor are they even human. They are bacterial. From the invisible strands of fungi waiting to sprout between our toes, to the kilogram of bacterial matter in our guts, we are best viewed as walking "superorganisms," highly complex conglomerations of human, fungal, bacterial and viral cells.

That's the view of scientists at Imperial College London who published a paper in Nature Biotechnology Oct. 6 describing how these microbes interact with the body. Understanding the workings of the superorganism, they say, is crucial to the development of personalized medicine and health care in the future because individuals can have very different responses to drugs, depending on their microbial fauna.

The scientists concentrated on bacteria. More than 500 different species of bacteria exist in our bodies, making up more than 100 trillion cells...read the wave

 

 

Nano Products : USA

Students' nanotech garb merges function, fashion

 

We've been hearing about nanotechnology for years now, and how tiny imbedded sensors and high-tech devices can help in medicine, manufacturing and the military.

In Mt. Pleasant, researchers at Central Michigan University are taking a different tack -- literally, sewing super-miniature nanotechnology gizmos into clothing.

Working with chemists, engineers and medical and biology professionals, faculty and students in the university's apparel merchandising and design program are embedding nanoscale materials -- about one billionth of a meter or about three to four atoms wide -- into fibers used to make wearable garments.

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Nano Debate : Canada

Nanotroubles

 

It's a small wonder and a big mystery.

Nanotechnology — a field dedicated to science of the very small — holds great promise for the future of medicine, energy production, electronics, cosmetics and coatings. By manipulating molecules, researchers say they can make drugs more effective, solar cells more efficient and sunscreen more potent.

With a wealth of future applications, the hype surrounding nanotechnology rivals the dot-com buzz of the 1990s.

Nanotech, it seems, is the next big thing...read the wave

 

 

Nano Biz : India - USA

America starts taking back the driver’s seat in innovation!

 

America has quietly transformed itself into a country of innovation and futuristic technologies. GE has decided to sell its outsourcing shop in India and take the lead role in innovation. That is the way America was and will be in future. Innovations in biotechnologies, molecular physics, anti-gravity, super-conductor, nano-technology, and genetic engineering will be the basis of American dream. America will lead the world with innovations and research!

According to Dan Roberts of Financial Times, General Electric is taking a major lead like AT&T Bell labs used to take...read the wave

 

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Nano : Possible Health Hazards

Hazardous to health ?

( Thank you Howard Lovy )

 

I was pleasantly surprised yesterday when I received my latest email from the excellent “ Howard Lovy's NanoBot “, this time featuring the possible health hazards of Nano Particles.

As part of my preparation this week for the run up to the first Public Debate in Holland on Nanotechnology, ( part of the debate will include the possible health hazards of Nano Particles). This item has really saved me a lot of web searching.

Thank you Howard, once again you would appear to be ahead of the game…. in Holland anyway !

I hope you will forgive me for taking the liberty of republishing this really informative item from your blog.

10-10-2004 Howard Lovy's NanoBot

Nano-lab monitors closely the relevant literature on the possible health hazards related to our products. Even though research studies so far (to the best of our knowledge ) show that nanotubes are not hazardous to health, we recommend that our customers read and follow the recommendation of Material Safety Data Sheet which call for use of masks, gloves, etc.

Material Safety Data Sheet -- ( PDF file )

Carbon Nanotubes: Experimental Evidence for A Null Risk of Skin Irritation and Allergy -- ( PDF file )

Physiological Testing of Carbon Nanotubes: Are They Asbestos-Like? --( PDF file )

Fullerenes: Experimental Evidence for A Null Risk of Skin Irritation and Allergy -- ( PDF file )

David W.G. Voyle.
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Nano Stocks :

Nanotechnology 'cool' but risky

 

Nanotechnology, or the science of making and manipulating very, very tiny objects — at the level of individual cells or molecules — is indeed cool from a scientific perspective.

It also has potential applications ranging from sunscreen to microchips, and the National Science Foundation recently estimated that the market for nanotechnology-related products could reach $1 trillion by 2015. This has, of course, caught the attention of the market.

But just because something is cool and seems like the next big thing doesn't mean it's necessarily a good investment...read the wave

 

 

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Dr. Jose Feneque DVM

Associate Veterinarian, Crossroads Animal Hospital
Miami, Florida

FUTURE DREAM:
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Nano News : UK

Nanotechnology to fight bio-terrorism

 

The fight against the threat of bio-terrorism has received a boost with a funding package of over £1 million being awarded to UK company Nanosight to develop a new method of creating artificial antibodies that could offer the best early warning indicator of biological attack.

This funding package for Salisbury based NanoSight includes awards from National Endowment for Science Technology and the Arts (NESTA) and the Department for Trade and Industry.

Current methods of detecting biological agents, whether to give rapid warning of a biological attack, or in the detection of disease before symptoms appear, currently use human and animal cells and involve taking samples to a lab for analysis. This is a slow, painstaking process that could be streamlined thanks to Nanosight's recent...read the wave

 

 

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Nano Research : USA

The sea gives up some of its mystery

 

Scientists believe that the marine diatom's role in global carbon cycling is comparable to that of all terrestrial rain forests combined. Their silica coverings act as natural ballast that helps sequester organic carbon to the deep ocean. It is possible that over geological time, diatoms may have influenced global climate by pulling the flux of atmospheric carbon dioxide into the oceans.

Genome work on ocean diatoms bodes well for Silicon Valley industries. Unique to the diatom is its ornately patterned silicified cell wall which displays nano-structures so fine that they have been used to test the resolution of optical microscopes. "Once we understand how it is that the diatom deposits silicon to form its ornate cell walls," Wilkerson notes, "the work of material scientists in the field of microchip nanotechnology will no doubt significantly advance."...read the wave

 

 

Nano Debate :

Nano’s Downside?

Nanosized—But How Big a Hazard?

 

Nanotechnology, the new science of the very small, could help clean up our air and water, and warn us about pollution or poisons. But maybe some extremely tiny nanosized particles could harm us, too. This ScienCentral News video has more about the latest findings.

The tiny products of nanotechnology are turning up in lots of different places—super bright traffic lights, computer chips, airplane bodies, and even sports equipment like skis, tennis rackets, and tennis balls...read the wave

 

 

Nano Debate : Global

NanoTech : Is it right or T.H.O.N.G.?

 

This postcard is the calling card left by T.H.O.N.G. after their action on Oct. 6 at the NanoCommerce 2004 Conference at McCormick Place in Chicago, where they protested against untested nanotechnology...read the wave

 

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Nano Products : India

Wilson launches new series of tennis and badminton rackets

 

New Delhi, Oct 8 (PTI) A leading sport equipment brand today launched a new series of tennis and badminton rackets with the new nanotechnology offering extra strength, stability and power to their products.

"Nanotechnology in sporting equipment plays the role of bonding agent which exudes twice the strength, stability and power," Wilson Asia Pacific Marketing Director Paul Gibbons said while unveiling their new range of rackets at a city hotel here.

The `nCode' badminton and tennis rackets are better than the traditional sports good designs as the nanotechnology acts as a filler to overcome the stress points which are created due to voids existing between the individual fibers in the equipment.

The nCode tennis and badminton rackets would be available between the price range of Rs 7,000 and Rs 10,000, Gibbon said.

He said the company would also launch a new golf brand `Wilson Staff', with the same technology in January next year, he said. ...read the wave

 

 

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Nano Meet : Holland

‘Kleine technologie, grote Gevolgen’

 

Op 13 oktober a.s. organiseert de Themacommissie Technologiebeleid in samenwerking met het Rathenau Instituut een publieke bijeenkomst over nanotechnologie. De bijeenkomst ‘Kleine technologie, grote Gevolgen’ vindt plaats in de Oude Zaal van de Tweede Kamer. (programma) Er is nog een beperkt aantal plaatsen beschikbaar. U kunt zich aanmelden door te e-mailen naar...read the wave

 

 

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Dr. Jose Feneque DVM