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Foresight Nanotech Institute Weekly News Digest: July 30, 2008

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Top Nano News of the Week

Detecting motion in simple nanotech machines

The development of artificial molecular machines for nanotechnology will be aided by better ways to look at how prototype molecular machines work. Japanese researchers have succeeded in visualizing the motion of a molecular rotor…

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Roundup and removal of cancer cells using nanotechnology

A nanotech method to capture cancer cells and remove them from the body might be useful for combating ovarian cancer, in particular…

Graphene strongest material for nanotechnology applications

In another addition to the long list of advantages of graphene for nanotech applications, researchers at Columbia University have demonstrated that it is the strongest known material…

Activating cancer-fighting cells using nanotechnology

Single walled carbon nanotube (SWNT) bundles may provide a nanotech method to activate certain cancer-fighting white blood cells outside a patient's body in the hope that they will more effectively fight the patient's cancer upon being returned to the patient…

Nanotechnology builds flexible electronic circuits from random networks of carbon nanotubes

A nanotech approach assembles flexible electronic circuits from random networks of single-walled carbon nanotubes. The method relies on elaborate calculations to determine the optimum size of small- to medium-sized integrated circuits so that contaminating metallic nanotubes do not short circuit the network of semiconducting nanotubes…

—Nanodot posts by James Lewis

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