Foresight Nanotech Institute Weekly News Digest: May 21, 2008
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A major advantage of nanotechnology in the race to develop better ways to deliver drugs to cancer cells is the wide variety of shapes and sizes that nanotech provides. Spherical nanoparticles are often cleared from circulation by the immune system in minutes—before they can have maximum impact on the cancer cells. Now researchers have joined about eight nanoparticles together to make nanostructures resembling segmented worms, and find these survive many hours…
There is hope that nanotechnology in the form of silver nanoparticles will provide protection against drug-resistant bacteria in hospitals, but there is also concern that unregulated use of silver nanoparticles in commercial products will damage the environment…
Using a spin-on coating that is applied to a silicon wafer, nanotech researchers have developed a method for mass fabrication of nanowire photonic and electronic devices…
Can online gamers add to the nanotech toolkit for perfecting the de novo design of proteins that do not exist in nature? Prof. David Baker … has invited online gamers to help develop better protein structures…
Sunday, May 18th at 7:00 PM Pacific / 10:00 PM Eastern, FastForward Radio will feature a distinguished panel discussing the Technology Roadmap for Productive Nanosystems. [archive of panel discussion]…
Nanotechnology—inspired by biology—can use catalytic motors to convert chemical to mechanical energy, using fuels that are chemically simpler than ATP—the energy currency of biology—and catalysts that are simpler than enzymes…
—Nanodot posts by James Lewis
November 15-16, 2008
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