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NanoWorld Holding AG Goes East with Acquisition of

Posted by RobertBradbury on April 16th, 2005

M. Roessger writes "Schaffhausen/Switzerland, April 15th, 2005

NanoWorld Holding AG announced that it has acquired 100% of Bulgarian based Innovative Solutions Bulgaria Ltd. (ISB) with its AFM Probes division BudgetSensorsô on April 1, 2005.


Wish List – Free Partnering Service

Posted by RobertBradbury on April 11th, 2005

euspen vision online writes " Vision on-line ñ Wish List
A Virtual Institute Supporting Industry On-line in precision engineering, micro engineering, microsystems and Nanotechnology

Coordinated by euspen.

VisionOnline is providing a free web-based partnering service enabling companies and research organisations/universities worldwide to share their knowledge in the fields of precision engineering, microsystems and nanotechnology.


2000 Nanoscale animations seen through Neutrons

Posted by RobertBradbury on April 10th, 2005

Nanopolis writes "Nanopolis announces the upcoming second edition of the ìExploring matter with Neutronsî encyclopedia ( This huge interactive multimedia volume expands its e-Learning content on the matter exploration at the subatomic scale with valuable new topics: Phase Transitions of matter, the study of matter at High temperatures, High pressures and High Magnetic Fields, Neutrons Detection and Optics and various fields of neutron applications. The 2000 computer animated pages represent the most outstanding information of the world research institutes participating to the Nanopolis challenging consortium. You, as a scientific research institute, industrialist or university representative investing nanoscale science and engineering, are invited to join us at Enjoy the Nanopolis Knowledge World !"

European Nanotechnology Trade Association

Posted by RobertBradbury on April 1st, 2005

The following press release points out the development of the European Nanotechnology Trade Association for purpose of "representing the industry's interests in Europe".

Now of course one might ask at this point in time "What industry?". But one must understand ramp-up strategies. And there must be organizations that support that process. So support for the groups that support the development of the companies that will work in the "industry" is justified.

Nanopolicy journal available

Posted by RobertBradbury on March 18th, 2005

The first issue of the News From the Bottom is available.

Free Nanotech Seminar

Posted by RobertBradbury on March 16th, 2005


Join HORIBA Jobin Yvon for a free seminar on nanotechnology applications in 10 cities across the United States. Explore how Ellipsometry, Fluorescence, Raman and Glow Discharge Spectroscopy are being used to develop and understand the properties of smart surfaces, nanotubes, nanofilms, nanocolloidal metallic films, quantum dots and self-assembled monolayers. Applications below will be presented in detail."

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SIA questions ability of U.S. to lead nanotech

Posted by RobertBradbury on March 16th, 2005

At a news conference in Washington D.C. today a number of SIA leaders questioned the ability of the U.S. to retain its lead role in the semiconductor industry as it moves into nanoscale technologies. They called for a number of solutions including increased funding for the NSF of 7%/yr. In contrast, as reported by Thomas Freidman in the NY Times on Dec. 26, 2004, the proposed Bush-Republican 2005 budget specified a $100M cut to the NSF. (The actual budget request is open to debate as is seen here and here.) For comparison purposes the NSF budget is slightly less than $6B while the war in Iraq from March 2003 thru 2005 is estimated at $207B.

Clearly the industry leaders recognize that long term R&D support is required and because the financial markets do not seem to have worked out a model which could enable this they must turn to the government for support. It would seem that those involved in politics are not quite as able to connect the dots as one would hope. One could double funding for the NSF for 15 years for the cost of a war. The advancements in nanotechnology that such R&D could provide could so advance the quality of life of people in places such as Iraq that there would be significantly fewer incentives to become a terrorist or an insurgent. Two extremely simple problems — clean water and sufficient electricity — could be significantly dealt with through applications of nanotechnology in Iraq. Why is there no focus on these approaches to uplifting their population? �

UVa MRSEC receives Visual Communications Award

Posted by RobertBradbury on March 10th, 2005

UVa MRSEC Center for Nanoscopic Materials Design writes "Press Release from UVa?s Center for Nanoscopic Materials Design; For Immediate Release:

UVa MRSEC & Paladin Pictures Recognized for Nanotechnology Education Video.

Charlottesville, Virginia – March 1, 2005 – The University of Virginia's Center for Nanoscopic Materials Design and Paladin Pictures, Inc. have received The Communicator Awards' Award of Distinction for their creation of a video program entitled The NANO Revolution. UVa's Center for Nanscopic Materials Design is a National Science Foundation (NSF)-sponsored Materials Research Science & Engineering Center (MRSEC). The NANO Revolution is a seven-minute educational video, filmed primarily in the research labs of the UVa MRSEC and designed to introduce the concept of nanotechnology and its applications to a target audience of middle- and high-school students and the general public. The Communicator Awards is an annual, international competition honoring excellence in visual communications. The Award of Distinction formally recognizes the UVa MRSEC/Paladin Pictures production for exceeding industry standards.

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New Nanotech Comic Strip Stars

Posted by RobertBradbury on March 10th, 2005

Arya writes "Grey Goos' Nanotech Comic Strip Looks at the Light Side of the Human/Technology Relationship

The First Comic for Nanoheads Now on NanoApex

March 10, 2005 – As our story begins, a group of highly advanced nanobots, built for hazardous duty and dubbed "Grey Goos," have escaped from the National Transistor Assembly Labs. These little critters, each with a different technical specialty and a distinct personality, look rather like drops of soft ice cream in hiking boots. They end up in New York City, living in a loft with Dorothea (Dot) Kalm and Globo Bill, a couple of "constructs" who also have escaped from the same lab. Meanwhile, scientists at the lab have created a nanocop they've named Blue Goo, whose job is to round up the wayward Grey Goos and return them to the lab.

Read entire release here
Read comic strip here"

Ed. note in extended copy.

Nanoparticle self-assembly

Posted by RobertBradbury on March 10th, 2005


ROLLA, Mo. ñ Dr. Jee-Ching Wang, assistant professor of chemical and biological engineering at the University of Missouri-Rolla, recently received a CAREER Award from the National Science Foundation to support his work on modeling nanoparticle self-assembly.

The CAREER Award is NSFís most prestigious award given to assistant professors in tenure-track positions. The CAREER program recognizes and supports the early career development activities of those teachers and scholars who are to become the academic leaders of the 21st century.


European Master in Nanoscience & Nanotechnolog

Posted by RobertBradbury on March 3rd, 2005

Rick writes "The European Commission has recognised the European Nanoscience & Nanotechnology Master of Science course as an Erasmus Mundus Master. Participating in this course are Delft University of Technology (The Netherlands), Leiden University (The Netherlands), Leuven University (Belgium), Dresden University of Technology (Germany) and Chalmers University of Technology (Sweden). In the near future, France will also join the consortium. Background information follows…

Your Co. within Nanotech encyclopedia

Posted by RobertBradbury on February 25th, 2005

Nanopolis writes "Would you like to have your company presentation included in the first and only multimedia encyclopedia on nanotech? (see an example: ) with your technology explained in a few seconds? (see an example: )

Then, you shouldnít miss the ìExploring Nanotechnologyî Encyclopedia & Virtual Show Case expected for world-wide release in May.

For more details about our initiative and your benefits, please refer to

Looking forward to hearing from you,
Christian Norman
Chief Editor
Nanopolis encyclopedia series"

Nanotechnology DVD

Posted by RobertBradbury on February 12th, 2005

2012Rocky writes "We'd like to let everyone know that "N" is for Nanotechnology is now available in DVD.

Go to our review page and click on "BUY NOW" y-review.htm"

Ed. Note: If any Nanodot users would like to buy the DVD (CDN $30 for personal use) and review or discuss it and this item has slipped off the front page, we will adjust links to tie the stories together.

Market research for nanoscale memories

Posted by RobertBradbury on January 27th, 2005

Brian Wang writes "By 2011, the market for next-generation, nonvolatile memories will be worth $65.7 billion, according to a new report from research firm NanoMarkets LC on Wednesday (August 18, 2004).


Nanotechnology-Based Solid Lubricant Promising

Posted by RobertBradbury on January 27th, 2005

David Kanaan writes "Nanotechnology-Based Solid Lubricant NanoLub Shows Promising Performance for Space Applications

NanoLub surpasses minimum limits for space durability

New York, USA, August 5, 2004. ApNano Materials Inc. (, a provider of nanotechnology-based products, today announced that its proprietary product NanoLub, the worldís first commercial nanotechnology-based solid lubricant, has significantly surpassed an outgassing screening test for space applications. This aerospace qualification test, in accordance with international specifications, was conducted under a simulated space environment by the Space Technology Division Materials Group of the Soreq Nuclear Research Center in Israel.


Nanosphere presents Success of Novel Technology

Posted by RobertBradbury on January 26th, 2005

Wendy Emanuel writes "Northbrook, Ill. ñ January 26, 2005 ñ Researchers at Nanosphere, Inc. today reported unprecedented benefits in the companyís technology for the medical analysis of human DNA. Nanosphereís nanoparticle-based technology allows for rapid, highly-sensitive and specific Single Nucleotide Polymorphism (SNP) genotyping, which is the direct detection of a particular gene and the extent to which it is normal or mutated.


Nanoliters, Picoliters & Microliters

Posted by RobertBradbury on January 23rd, 2005

Drew Sauter writes "Nanoliter which has recently invented new, simple technology for a handheld "syringe" that can electrokinetically fly nanoliters, microliters and picoliters at targets or into vessles for application to MALDI TOF analysis of cancer biomarkers or for simple sample dilution has developed a course about its signature technology, Induction Fluidics(IBF).Along with Dr. Mitch Johnson of Duquesne University,the course will be given with Mr. Drew Sauter, the inventor of IBF. Schedules are being set and will be posted at"

Ed. Note: If you look at the site they list number sources for further information.

Nanophotonics has over $33 billion in potential

Posted by RobertBradbury on January 19th, 2005

Strategies Unlimited writes "January 18, 2004 ? Mountain View, CA?Companies developing nanophotonic products are aiming collectively at opportunities worth over $30 billion today in large displays and over $3 billion in other photonic applications." More…

Nanotechnology multimedia encyclopedia for science

Posted by RobertBradbury on January 18th, 2005

Nanopolis writes "The 1st Nanotechnology multimedia encyclopedia for science and business arrives soon.

From Feynman's visionary predictions to today's applications the "Exploring Nanotechnology" interactive multimedia encyclopedia was conceived to provide an understanding of nanotechnology and their transformative effects on the world as we know it today. Containing extremely intuitive multimedia explanations of the concepts, technological processes and applications of nanotechnology, summary charts show the major players associated with each concept along with the references necessary for further insight.

Hundreds of world-wide actors contribute to its finalizing through the e-collaborative Nanopolis platform at"

NanoWorld Holding AG acquires NanoAndMore GmbH

Posted by RobertBradbury on January 17th, 2005

NanoWorld Group extends radius of action

Schaffhausen/Switzerland, January 7th, 2005 ñ As of January 1st 2005 NanoWorld Holding AG acquired 100% of the German based NanoAndMore GmbH.

This is a first step to extend the NanoWorld Groupís radius of action along the value added chain.

With this acquisition the NanoWorld Group gains access to the greatest end-customer base for Atomic Force Microscope (AFM) related supplies in Europe and benefits even more from the probes supermarket concept that was created and successfully implemented by NanoAndMore GmbH founder and CEO Peer Burshille.

At the same time the acquisition enables the NanoWorld Group to participate more directly in the promising tool business that NanoAndMore successfully started in 2004.

NanoAndMoreís sales expertise and NanoWorld Holdingís strong financial background will enable NanoAndMore to expand the scope of products, service and support.