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Foresight Nanotech Institute Weekly News Digest: September 25, 2008

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Top Nano News of the Week

New tool for nanotechnology shows nanoscale changes as they happen

Nanotech progress will benefit from tools that permit direct observation of nanometer-scale structural changes in nanosystems in the timescales over which these changes occur. Dynamic Transmission Electron Microscope (DTEM) combines nanometer scale spatial resolution with 15 nanosecond temporal resolution…

In this issue:

Foresight Event – Vision Weekend
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Conference – The Singularity Summit 2008
Conference – NanoManufacturing Conference & Exhibits 2009
Nanotech Events
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International alliance to establish safety protocols for nanotechnology

The recent formation of an international alliance to establish the methods used to test the safety of nanotech materials is not only encouraging for the development of nanotechnology in the near-term and intermediate-term, but it may establish a precedent for international cooperation as the even more complex problems related to the development of advanced nanotechnology emerge during the coming decades…

Nanotechnology clusters different molecules into one cargo to target and destroy tumors

In another important step toward nanotech methods of drug delivery for cancer therapy, researchers have developed a nanoparticle that is stable enough inside an animal to deliver molecules to image a tumor in multiple ways and to deliver drugs to kill the tumor…

Graphene nanotechnology promises better power storage

A new material called chemically modified graphene (CMG) may lead to ultracapacitors that can store about twice as much electrical charge as is possible with current commercially available materials, thus offering a nanotech energy storage solution that could help make solar and wind power practical alternative energy sources…

Nanotechnology roadmap draws attention for importance of nanosystems design

On the Editor's Page at Medical DeviceLinkCom, Shana Leonard writes about the crucial need for design and modeling techniques to guide nanosystems development toward fabrication, and cites the Technology Roadmap for Productive Nanosystems…

—Nanodot posts by James Lewis

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