Foresight Institute Weekly News Digest: February 5, 2009
Discuss these news stories at http://foresight.org/nanodot.
Canadian scientists have discovered how chemical structure can elicit a quantum state that permits the ultrafast movement of energy along an organic polymer. This discovery should facilitate a number of nanotech applications, including inexpensive solar cells…
Following up on recent posts about concern in the insurance industry and in Congress about risk management practices for (current and near-term) nanotechnology, David Forrest passes along this news of recent action at EPA…
We noted a few weeks ago a new nanotech method to make structurally pure metallic single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWNTs) and, the following week, a way to prepare semiconducting SWNTs from mixtures by eliminating the metallic ones. Maintaining the momentum of rapid progress, now comes a method to prepare high-density arrays of perfectly aligned, 95%-pure semiconducting SWNTs…
In new variation of ways to use nanotech to treat cancer, scientists have shown that using a scorpion toxin to target nanoparticles to brain cancer cells depletes the amount on the cancer cell surface of a protein required to make the cells invasive…
—Nanodot posts by James Lewis
March 10, 2009
April 2, 2009
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 Institute. With your support, Foresight will continue to educate the general public on beneficial nanotechnology and what it will mean to our society.
O'Reilly ETech Emerging Technologies Conference 2009
Visit Foresight in the exhibit hall.
NanoManufacturing Conference & Exhibits 2009
Looking to understand what nanotechnology means for you? Need to understand how and why nanotechnology can improve your products, process and may even cut costs? Interested in learning about the latest applications and trends in top-down fabrication and bottom-up assembly techniques? Then this event is for you!
The Foresight Institute Weekly News Digest is emailed every week to 15,000 individuals in more than 125 countries. Foresight 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 Institute is located in Menlo Labs, part of Menlo Business Park in the Palo Alto, California area. If you are seeking space for your nanotechnology or biotechnology company, please contact them and tell them you heard about them through Foresight.
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.