Foresight Nanotech Institute Weekly News Digest: November 20, 2008
Discuss these news stories at http://foresight.org/nanodot.
Miss Foresight's Vision Weekend, Convergence08? See Senior Associate Drew Reynolds's photos (you may need to sign up for Facebook) including keynoter Paul Saffo, director Brad Templeton, Senior Associates PJ Manney, Ralph Merkle, & Brian Wang, president Chris Peterson, and the Big Board of unconference sessions.
Nanotech membranes made of nanoporous alumina coated with diamond-like carbon films promise to minimize problems with medical implants…
Today we have a nanotech nod to last week's historic election for US President and an example of the artistic possibilities of nanotechnology, rather than news of scientific or technological advances…
Paul Marks of New Scientist reports on the release of a report by the UK Royal Commission on Environmental Pollution titled "Novel Materials in the Environment: The case of nanotechnology". The report concludes that nanotech products are coming to market without adequate tests for safety based upon the unique properties of the nanomaterials…
If you are unable to attend the Convergence08 Unconference this weekend, you can follow some of the developments on FastForward Radio…
Recently announced results of a US national survey on nanotech applications for "human enhancement" show widespread public support for enhancements seen as promising an improvement in human health, but little support for other uses…
British scientists are investigating telescoping carbon nanotubes as a nanotech replacement for current computer memory technologies…
—Nanodot posts by James Lewis
January 22, 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 Nanotech Institute. With your support, Foresight will continue to educate the general public on beneficial nanotechnology and what it will mean to our society.
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 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 ©1986–2016 Foresight Institute. All rights reserved. Legal Notices.