Foresight Nanotech Institute Weekly News Digest: July 23, 2008
Discuss these news stories at http://foresight.org/nanodot.
Nanoclusters of various sizes and chemical compositions are of great interest as catalysts because of the high surface areas that they present to encourage chemical reactions to occur. The emerging ability to control the sizes of these clusters to atomic precision affords new opportunities for designing novel catalysts…
In an elegant demonstration that microfabricated structures can be used to manipulate long molecules, scientists in Japan have used a combination of optical tweezers and microfabricated structures to pick up a single DNA molecule and move it around…
From the conference report Setting an Agenda for the Social Studies of Nanotechnology (PDF)…
The chemical reactions of photosynthesis require more energy than can be imparted by visible light to single electrons. Chinese scientists have developed a nanotech solution to harvest energy from multiple electrons—something alternative approaches to artificial photosynthesis have not yet managed to do…
Experiments in which quantum rods conjugated to the protein transferrin crossed a laboratory model of the blood-brain barrier point to a nanotech method for ferrying various diagnostic and therapeutic molecules across the blood brain barrier…
An international team of scientists has shown that semiconductor nanotubes can be attracted to and aligned on surfaces chemically modified with amino groups, while surfaces with phenyl groups attract metallic nanotubes…
November 15-16, 2008
Do you believe that nanotechnology will give society the ability to tackle the hard challenges facing humanity? What's your priority for nanotechnology: cancer treatments and longevity therapies, sustainable energy, clean water, a restored environment, space development, or "zero waste" manufacturing? Or perhaps there are potential nanotech scenarios you would like to prevent.
If you would like to help influence the direction of this powerful technology, please consider becoming a member of Foresight Nanotech Institute. With your support, Foresight will continue to educate the general public on beneficial nanotechnology and what it will mean to our society.
Foresight note: One free conference ticket is available to a Foresight Senior Associate only for the following conference. Please contact Alicia Isaac either at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone 650.289.0860.
Nanotech Northern Europe 2008
Nanotech Northern Europe brings together the field's top scientists and leading international companies in order to advance the beneficial use of nanotechnology. The 2008 event concentrates around three application areas:
The program also features sessions on:
National Nano Engineering Conference 2008
The National Nano Engineering Conference 2008 (NNEC) is the premier event focused on current and future developments in engineering innovations at the nanoscale, as well as the commercialization of nanotechnology.
Presentations on new technologies and their commercial applications in the following disciplines:
The Foresight Nanotech Institute Weekly News Digest is emailed every week to 15,000 individuals in more than 125 countries. Foresight Nanotech Institute is a member-supported organization. We offer membership levels appropriate to meet the needs and interests of individuals and companies. To find out more about membership, follow this link:
If you would like to browse past issues of the News Digest, follow this link:
Foresight Nanotech Institute
If you were forwarded this email from a friend and would like to subscribe yourself, please follow this link and sign up for our free electronic membership.
Foresight materials on the Web are ©1986–2014 Foresight Institute. All rights reserved. Legal Notices.