Foresight@Google 25th Anniversary Conference Celebration and Reunion Weekend Google HQ in Silicon Valley, CA June 25-26, 2011 http://www.foresight.org/reunion Use code NANODOT for $50 off registration! You already know our Saturday program kicks off with a keynote by Zyvex founder/president JIM VON EHR Now Foresight is also proud to announce our Sunday keynote: BARNEY PELL, PhD [...]
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Carbon nanofibers and a polymer were combined to create a composite to regenerate natural heart tissue.
The CANEUS International Organization on “Micro-Nano Technologies for Aerospace Applications” will hold an intensive one-day course “Nanomaterials for Aerospace and Defense: Applications, Issues, Trends and Practices”
Midnight tonight Pacific time is the deadline for the early registration rate on Foresight@Google, our 25th Anniversary Conference and Celebration. Check it out here: http://foresight.org/reunion Past participants have said: “This is mind candy for my soul. Having attended for two years now, this event stands alone in my mind as an opportunity to explore new horizons, [...]
A bacterial virus called M13 was genetically engineered to control the arrangement of carbon nanotubes, improving solar-cell efficiency by nearly one-third.
Smaller, faster, cooler: graphene transistors show promise for practical analog signal processors, for magnetic memory devices, and for self-cooling electronic circuits.
‘Good Cholesterol’ nanoparticles are non-toxic and use the need of cancer cells for HDL cholesterol to deliver RNA molecules to silence the expression of cancer-promoting genes.
Porous silica nanoparticles covered with a lipid bilayer deliver large doses of drugs and kill cancer cells a million fold better than do simple liposomes.
Novel biodegradable nanoparticles destroy membranes of drug-resistant ‘superbugs’ without harming blood cell membranes.
Engineering both the pore size and chemical functionality of nanoporous materials affects both the secondary structure and the catalytic activity of the enzymes confined in the nanopores.
Research showing a toxic effect of silver nanoparticles on nitrogen-fixing bacteria in Arctic soil demonstrates the need for more research on nanoparticle environment, health, and safety.
Zyvex Technologies announced that its 54-foot boat named Piranha completed a rough-weather sea test near Puget Sound in the Pacific Ocean, demonstrating record fuel efficiency.
Using proprietary block co-polymer technology, directed self-assembly allows adding block co-polymers that assemble themselves into regular arrays on the surface of a silicon wafer that had been patterned using lithography.
Sputtering a pattern of zinc atoms on a graphene surface, followed by an acid rinse to remove the zinc, also removes exactly one atomic layer of graphene from where ever the graphene was covered with zinc atoms, forming a pattern on the graphene surface that is atomically precise in the vertical dimension. Resolution in the horizontal dimensions is determined by the mask used to sputter zinc.
James C. Ellenbogen writes to provide insight and personal perspective on the world’s first programmable nanoprocessor, achieved as the product of a collaboration between Harvard and MITRE, with the team at MITRE comprising Shamik Das, James Klemic, and Ellenbogen.
Combining nanoparticles and graphene with platinum produces more efficient and durable catalyst for fuel cells.
Researchers at Harvard and MITRE have produced the world’s first programmable nanoprocessor
Irradiation with two wavelengths of visible light switches the position of a nitrogen atom close to a nickel ion, and in the process switches the magnetic state of the nickel ion.
Sixteen-year-old nanotechnologist Amy Chyao won top prize at the 2010 Intel International Science and Engineering Fair for her work on a nanoparticle to attack cancer cells and joined three other winners in Michelle Obama’s box during the State of the Union speech.
A new laser for nanotechnology could lead to more powerful microscopes, faster computers, and more efficient solar energy collectors.