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The Nano Circuit: Too Close to the Lab for Investors?
Nanotech Planet August 30, 2002 Space science and government labs' commercialization paths were the topics on the agenda during The Nano Circuit's recent interview with Glen Martin, managing principal of Los Angeles-based Pod Consulting Group.
Nanotechnology yields integrated optical devices
Nanotechweb August 30, 2002 Nanotechnology may seem a world apart from the nuts and bolts of optical communications systems, but Silicon Valley start-up NeoPhotonics has landed $35 m to build multifunctional optical devices with a unique nano-engineering process.
Wireless mems are loud and clear
while telecom suffers static
Small Times August 30, 2002 Even the most bullish small tech executive has taken the word "optimistic" out of his PowerPoint on prospects in optical networking. But an emerging side of the otherwise slumping telecom industry leaves room for confidence.
nPoint Adds to Line of Nanopositioners
Nanotech Planet August 29, 2002 Madison, Wis.-based nPoint, Inc., which produces a line of ultra-precision motion and control nanopositioners for nanoscale research and manufacturing, has released the latest product in its PiezoMAX product line.
The Invisible Future
Minnesota Technology Magazine August 29, 2002 Nanotechnology research and ventures in Minnesota
Nanoscale patterns boost magnetic density
Nanotechweb August 29, 2002 "...a team of scientists from IBM has developed a film-patterning technique that could overcome this issue and suit large-scale manufacturing."
New Hard-Drive Tech Overcomes Magnetic Memory Problems
NewsFactor August 28, 2002 Seagate researchers now believe they can store as much as 50 terabits per square inch -- equivalent to the entire printed contents of the Library of Congress -- on a single disk drive for a notebook computer.
Tech Giants Team on New Chip Platform
NewsFactor August 27, 2002 The 90-nanometer -- or .09 micron -- process technology, which is thinner than the .13 micron technology used to produce today's chips, will offer greater flexibility to optimize processor performance and reduce power consumption.
A Big Name in Chips Helps Coatue in Molecular Memory Race
Nanotech Planet August 27, 2002 "...the founders of Coatue believe they will be the first to market with a molecular memory intended to replace today's Flash and DRAM."
Charting the future of nanogeoscience
LBL August 26, 2002 As the name implies, it's the study of geological processes involving particles no larger than 100 nanometers, meaning in some cases as small as a few atoms across.
Supersize IT: From Megabytes to Petabyte
NewsFactor August 26, 2002 Scientific research, particularly in astronomy and biology, is very data-intensive. Images of galaxies or complex organs, such as the human brain, consume billions of digital bytes -- a data tsunami that promises to swamp storage capabilities in a few years.
Nanotech by the Numbers
Technology Review August 24, 2002 It's virtual reality, writ small: atom-by-atom simulations of new materials could usher in the nanotech future sooner than anybody imagined.
Cambridge University Spinoff Devises Array for Swift, Cheap Resequencing
Genomeweb August 23, 2002 A small British company said it is close to unveiling a prototype of a novel single-molecule array that can resequence an individual human genome with single-base resolution at a fraction of the time and cost of currently used methods.
A better bond
SunSpot August 23, 2002 Hopkins scientists have come up with an easier way to join diverse materials like ceramic armor onto metal tanks; Will their nanotech discovery become a macro-economic success?
Out of their minds
Red Herring August 23, 2002 Here we go again . . . pundits can't stop hyping the business opportunities of artificial intelligence.
At NASA, Nanoelectronics Ready for Lift Off
Nanotech Planet August 23, 2002 The Nano Circuit recently talked with Dr. Meyya Meyyappan, director of the Center of Nanotechnology at NASA Ames Research Center in California, to discuss the nanoelectronics work being conducted under his auspices.
Infinitesima focuses on microscopy
NanatechWeb August 23, 2002 A spin-out from the UK's University of Bristol is developing a type of scanning probe microscope that can create images in thousandths of a second rather than the traditional minutes.
Metal-molecule contacts make the difference
NanatechWeb August 23, 2002 Scientists at the US Naval Research Laboratory have used a crossed-wire tunnel junction technique to investigate the electrical behaviour of metal-molecule contacts.
IT's Alive: Chips and Circuits That Mimic Cells
NewsFactor August 23, 2002 Computers that evolve as tasks grow increasingly complex and come alive with self-replicating chips and self-healing circuits may represent the future of information technology.
An exciting new state for excitons
LBL August 22, 2002 "A Bose-Einstein condensate, a form of matter heretofore only observed in atoms chilled to less than a millionth of a degree above absolute zero, may now have been observed at temperatures in excess of one degree Kelvin in excitons..."
Nanoscience: Big Interest in Studying the Very Small
NatGeo August 22, 2002 Nobody knows what the Incredible Shrinking Man saw when he disappeared from view, but the U.S. Department of Energy wants to find out. The agency is building five nanoscience facilities across the country that will study the science of the very small.
How to Print Out The Next-Generation Of Microchips
SpaceDaily August 22, 2002 "...will aid the semiconductor industry's urgent search for new photosensitive materials needed to print integrated-circuit patterns with features smaller than a hundred nanometers."
Nature August 22, 2002 One of the barriers to nanotube electronics becoming a viable alternative to silicon electronics is the difficulty of forming both p-type and n-type transistors on a single chip. New research suggests that this hurdle may now have been overcome.
Size really does matter
Nature August 22, 2002 Nanoparticles have many properties that vary with size, including the size of the bandgap, the lattice constant and the melting temperature.
Hot dots mark the spot
Nature August 22, 2002 Metal nanoparticles warmed gently by laser light can act as thermally activated labels for tracking molecular movements.
Bush administration oks report making nano a terror war priority
Small Times August 22, 2002 The White House has signed off on a report detailing the full scope and breadth of the budget request and research vision established by the National Nanotechnology Initiative, which includes a heightened commitment to using nanotechnology to fight weapons of mass destruction.
'Nanoantennas' could bring sensitive detectors, optical circuits
Purdue News August 21, 2002 Researchers have shown how tiny wires and metallic spheres might be arranged in various shapes to form "nanoantennas" that dramatically increase the precision of medical diagnostic imaging and devices that detect chemical and biological warfare agents.
Stamps and glue make circuits
TRN August 21, 2002 Rubber stamps, ink and glue -- tools of choice for grade school art projects -- are the inspirations for a printing technique that could rapidly and cheaply produce integrated circuits at least as small as those in today's computer chips.
Chip design aims for quantum leap
TRN August 21, 2002 The first step toward making phenomenally powerful quantum computers is capturing and manipulating individual subatomic particles, which is a bit like getting a fly to venture onto your desk, then perform tricks like "sit up" and "roll over" on command.
Biochips get pumped
TRN August 21, 2002 An important aspect of making microscopic machines is producing minuscule versions of basic mechanical parts like pumps that can shunt around tiny amounts of matter.
Infinex Ventures buys NanoWorld patents
Nanotechweb August 21, 2002 Infinex Ventures of North America is to buy a number of patents from NanoWorld Projects Corporation. The patents relate to NanoWorld's dynamic thin-laminar-flow process.
NanoMagnetics Turns to Protein to Help Disks Bulk Up
Nanotech Planet August 21, 2002 "...the technology behind NanoMagnetics, which could be the key to bringing growth back to areal densities, had been tinkered with in various labs and kitchens for more than five years."
Carbon nanotube networks fall into line
Nanotechweb August 20, 2002 Researchers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, US, have used carbon nanotubes as a template for growing networks of aligned carbon nanotubes.
Will Quantum Computing Ever Become a Reality?
NewsFactor August 20, 2002 Quantum computers do exist. However, much like the forerunners of today's PCs and supercomputers, they are limited by the conditions required for them to function and currently operate nowhere near their full computing potential.
Genicon brings its molecular-level methods to the research market
signonsandiego August 16, 2002 Genicon Sciences and its venture capital investors are hoping that big things really do come in little packages. The privately held San Diego biotechnology company in July launched its first product – a way to analyze genes that Genicon boasts is the first true nanotechnology to make it to the life sciences market.
Down to the wire -- requirements for nanometer design implementation
EEDesign August 15, 2002 Implementing nanometer-scale ICs begins and ends with wires. Wires are so dominant that little is known about a design's performance or manufacturability without them. In fact, nanometer design strategies that are not clearly focused on rapid wire creation, optimization, and analysis are destined to fail.
Nanomedicine and the Future of Healthcare
Plausible Futures August 12, 2002 This article will examine the consquences nanotechnology will have in the medical industry and subsequently the healthcare industry in general.