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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.

Nanostructured LEDs send data
Optics.org August 30, 2002 For the first time, scientists transmit data using a quantum-dot LED emitting at 1.3m.

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.

Go green and make money: how nanotechnology can save the world from the human race
Nanotechweb August 30, 2002 There's no denying that, as outlined at the World Summit on Sustainable Development in Johannesburg, the world is facing a multitude of problems.

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.

Researchers Create Biosensors To Protect Food And Water Supplies
SpaceDaily August 29, 2002 Unlike nuclear terrorism, bioterrorism won't begin with a bang. It will begin with a whimper a child feeling the effects of food poisoning.

Beyond Alchemy & the Wright Brothers: Nanosecrets of Everyday Things
ICA Syndicate August 29, 2002 It's their nanostructure that makes many crucial materials useful, and chemical processes essential to everyday life routinely do their work on the nanoscale. There's a lot more to nanoscience than building itty-bitty widgets.

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."

Oleds get ready to light up the market for flexible screens
Small Times August 29, 2002 Displays made of glowing plastic molecules called OLEDs (organic light emitting diodes) promise brighter and cheaper alternatives to liquid crystal displays (LCDs).

Hope for nano-scale delivery of medicine using a light beam to move liquid through tiny tubes
EurekAlert August 29, 2002 Medical researchers would like to use nanoscale tubes to push very tiny amounts of drugs dissolved in water to exactly where they are needed in the human body.

No fairy tale: Researchers spin straw into gold
CSMonitor August 29, 2002 Grains contain gold in forms that seem tailor-made for industrial use.

UCI gold chain study gets to heart of matter
UCI News August 28, 2002 Discovery reveals smallest size molecules form functional structures; nanotechnology, research implications may be significant.

Reports Predict MEMS Market, Revenue Set to Expand
Nanotech Planet August 28, 2002 The overall MEMS market is expected to triple, from $3.8 billion to more $11 billion, between 2000 and 2005, according to a report from Peripheral Research Corp.

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.

Prof. Smalley's latest big idea: nano-energy will save the earth
Small Times August 28, 2002 Nanotech guru Richard Smalley is working on a new challenge his biggest one yet.

A new biosensor would give contaminated food a warning glow
Small Times August 28, 2002 Using nanotechnology, the researchers are building a new screening method to protect our food supply.

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.

Unnatural optics create precise photonic lens
EE Times August 27, 2002 Optical experiments using arrays of nanowires are demonstrating that the concept of a negative refractive index could be realized in practical systems.

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."

Nanotech research challenges limits of storage capacity
Small Times August 27, 2002 The computer hard-drive industry might get an unexpected research boost from a study about how densely magnetic bits can be packed, which was debated Monday at a nanotechnology conference.

Tiny ventures
RedHerring August 26, 2002 Circuits made of molecules will supplant silicon...eventually. But for now, the smart money is starting small.

Imitating Nature: Self-assembly Technique May Build Designer Polymers from Modular Scaffolds & Building Blocks
GeorgiaTech August 26, 2002 Future designer polymers may be assembled like children's Lego toys using modular polymer scaffolds programmed to attract building blocks of small molecules.

Purdue creates self-generating nanotubes with 'dial-up' properties
Purdue August 26, 2002 "Nanotubes, stringy supermolecules already used to create fuel cell batteries and tiny computer circuits, could find myriad new applications ranging from disease treatment to plastics manufacturing to information storage..."

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.

Agilent Technologies presents Europhysics Prize for pioneering work on quantum behavior of molecular nanomagnets
Agilent August 26, 2002 "... today presented the Agilent Technologies Europhysics Prize for Outstanding Achievement in Condensed Matter Physics to five scientists for their pioneering work in the study of the quantum behavior of molecular nanomagnets."

Geckos' sticky foot hairs provide biological inspiration for synthetic, self-cleaning, dry adhesive
UCB August 26, 2002 Scientists have discovered the secret behind geckos' ability to walk up walls and dangle from the ceiling, and to prove it, have synthesized the very tips of the toe hairs geckos rely on to stick.

Essentials of General Intelligence: The direct path to AGI
KurzweilAI August 26, 2002 This paper explores the concept of "artificial general intelligence" (AGI) -- its nature, importance, and how best to achieve it.

Drug Delivery
C&EN August 26, 2002  Materials scientists look for new materials and ways to manipulate existing ones in order to fulfill unmet needs.

Calmec hopes to build a company a single-molecule switch at a time
Small Times August 26, 2002 CALMEC, one of the first incorporated startups in molecular electronics technology, raised its operating capital.

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.

Where to find nano talent part two
NanotechWeb August 23, 2002 "...conversation with recruitment consultant Jason Finkelstein of Glocap Tech in New York."

Nanocomposites set to wrap up the packaging market
NanotechWeb August 23, 2002 Within the next five years, 5 million lbs of nanocomposite materials will go into both rigid and flexible packaging.

Team has many obstacles to leap before the doctor-on-a-chip is in
Small Times August 23, 2002 Diagnostic tests on patients at or near the site of their care face three major barriers if they're ever to become a reality: continued funding, approval from U.S. and European regulators and eventual "manufacturability."

Scientists creating radiation sensors so small, they fit inside blood cells
BioExchange August 22, 2002 Researchers are creating "Star Trek"-like radiation sensors that are so small, they could be absorbed into the white blood cells of astronauts and could someday be used to treat and diagnose illnesses.

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."

Complementary nanotubes
* 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.

Gates says smart computers far off
BGI August 21, 2002 Bill Gates says he won't live to see the day when computers think and act like people.

'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."

German public-private partnership creates easy-cleaning nano coating
Small Times August 21, 2002 Do you weep when dirt and calcium deposits dull those shiny chrome fixtures in your bathroom or kitchen? Do you wince when cleaning supplies leave your chrome glittering, but your hands red and chafed? All that could be a thing of the past.

NIST Team Reports Method to Characterize New Insulating Materials for Microelectronics
NIST August 20, 2002 "The advance ... will help semiconductor manufacturers and their materials suppliers home in on the most promising "nanoporous film" candidates for shielding miles of interconnecting wire on next-generation microprocessors."

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.

Pennsylvania uses 'greenhouses' to grow nanotech jobs, startups
Small Times August 20, 2002 In an effort to forge market ties between bioscience and small tech in Pennsylvania, three Life Sciences Greenhouses may absorb the state's Nanotechnology Institute.

Nanosized optical biosensors
C&EN August 19, 2002 Silver nanoparticles serve as sensitive and inexpensive detectors

Duke Chemists Describe Progress At Making 'Buckytubes' Suitable For Nanoelectronic Devices
Duke News August 18, 2002 Duke University chemists are producing increased quantities of single walled carbon nanotubes, sometimes called "buckytubes," in forms suitable for use in futuristic molecular scale electronic devices.

NEC shares rise as carbon nanotubes draw interest
News.com August 18, 2002 Shares in chips-to-computers conglomerate NEC Corp rose on Monday after a report it plans to mass-produce carbon nanotubes.

Nanoink writes its own ticket using quills on the nanoscale
Small Times August 19, 2002 NanoInk Inc., a mere seven months old, has released its first product: a software-and-supplies package that turns any atomic force microscope into a Dip-Pen Nanolithography (DPN) machine.

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.

EDA vendors ponder 90-nm tools EE Times August 16, 2002

Discovery could bring widespread uses for 'nanocrystals' Purdue News August 16, 2002

The Nano Circuit: Back to School for Investment Ideas - NanotechPlanet August 16, 2002

Portable Plastic Power CIO Mag. August 16, 2002

Nanotubes speed up Nanotechweb August 16, 2002

Where to find nano talent: how professional recruiters deal with nanotechnology Nanotechweb August 16, 2002

OLD COMPANY LEARNS NEW TRICKS; BUHLER TO DEVELOP NANOMATERIALS Small Times August 16, 2002

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.

Breaking down biological borders * Nature August 15, 2002

Small world, big opportunities * Nature August 15, 2002

Scientists Sweat the Small Stuff IEEE August 15, 2002

Improved Spin Transistor ISIS August 15, 2002

Quantum computing with solids PhysicsWeb August 15, 2002

New Ways To Power Hungry Mobile Devices NewsFactor August 15, 2002

AGERE TO DUMP OPTICAL BUSINESS, LEAVING MEMS IN STATE OF LIMBO Small Times August 15, 2002

Scientists use alfalfa plants to harvest nanoparticles of gold SU News August 14, 2002

Samsung starts on 1GB flash memory InfoWorld August 14, 2002

Giant Ions Invade BECs APS August 13, 2002

NANOPARTICLES USED IN SOLAR ENERGY CONVERSION KSU August 13, 2002

Work on bacteria-killing chemical coming to fruition KSU August 13, 2002

Coherent Computing SciAm August 13, 2002

Going up? Space elevator wins support Space.com August 13, 2002

Considering Corrosion UCB August 13, 2002

The Future of Microprocessors Revealed NewsFactor August 13, 2002

MEMS MICROMIRRORS REFLECTING THE BIG PICTURE IN HOME THEATER Small Times August 13, 2002

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.

FIRM LOOKS TO ASSEMBLE PROFITS WITH STRONGER THIN-FILM PROCESS Small Times August 12, 2002

Nanocomposites Achieve Previously Unattainable "Mil Spec" for Reducing Flammability of U.S. Navy Ship Composite Structures PDF. Hybrid Plastics August 11, 2002

Shrinking toward the Ultimate Transistor Science News August 10, 2002

Turning On the "Nanolight" GIT August 09, 2002

The Nano Circuit: MEMS Today, NEMS Tomorrow - Nanotech Planet August 09, 2002

Experts debate at Nano-7 conference Nanotechweb August 09, 2002

Starting Small Business 2.0 August 09, 2002

New Technology for More Spacious Hard Drives NewsFactor Network August 09, 2002

Nanotech Round-Up: Sandia, Los Alamos Receive Construction Funds for CINT Nanotech Planet August 09, 2002

Nanotechnology in the UK: what's going on? Nanotechweb August 09, 2002

"Nanotechnology won't affect me, I make software for mobile phones" Nanotechweb August 09, 2002

WHAT CAN SMALL TECH DO FOR ITS COUNTRY? JUST ASK, SAYS TOP SOLDIER Small Times August 09, 2002

Important Advances in the Development of Drug Delivery Vehicles - McGill August 08, 2002

Nanoparticles used in solar energy conversion ScienceDaily August 08, 2002

Molecular Architecture and Action of a Proton Pump Max Planck Society August 08, 2002 (PDF)

Organic semiconductors are smaller, cheaper but how to hook them up? Cornell News August 08, 2002

Toshiba offers 130-nm process as foundry service EE Times August 08, 2002

IBM, Nion Announce Electron Microscope Advance Nanotech Planet August 08, 2002

ACTIVISTS: NO MORE NANOMATERIALS UNTIL WE KNOW WHETHER IT POLLUTES Small Times August 08, 2002

Russia to host next-generation tech symposium EE Times August 08, 2002

Smart Materials Nanotechnology Now August 07, 2002

Molecular Integrated Microsystems Nanotechnology Now August 07, 2002

Pre-clinical Brain Cancer Testing Underway PDF. NewsFactor August 07, 2002

'Cell' Supercomputing Chip Closer to Completion NewsFactor August 07, 2002

Chip keeps atoms in line TRN August 07, 2002

Nanotubes grown in place TRN August 07, 2002

Ultimate memory demoed more on UofW memory discoverey TRN August 07, 2002

New Molecular Technique May Lead to Improved Electronic Devices SciAm August 07, 2002. More Researchers devise approach to anchor metals to metal oxides. PNLL

PROTEOMICS AND PROMISES, PROMISES: DRUG MAKERS NOT EASILY CONVINCED Small Times August 07, 2002

X Rays Stack Up APS August 06, 2002

Molecule-size machines the wave of the future, ASU scientists say Arizona Republic August 06, 2002

Researchers at UCLA Create Better Materials By Emulating Spiders' Techniques UCLA News August 06, 2002

Quantum computer called possible with today's tech EE Times August 06, 2002

A Nanobridge Too Far? ACS August 06, 2002

Nanotubes seen emitting near-IR light EE Times August 06, 2002

Scientists convert alcohol into carbon nanofibres Nanotechweb August 06, 2002

When brains meet computer brawn more on the NBIC Korea Times August 06, 2002

Osong International Bio Expo to Open on Sept.24 - Korea Times August 06, 2002

PATENTS ARE GOING DOWN THE 'TUBES'; STUDY MAY PREDICT ECONOMIC GROWTH Small Times August 06, 2002

Powering Tiny Devices with Protein NewsFactor Network August 05, 2002

Nanoparticles probe brain-mimicking gel Nanotechweb August 05, 2002

Method for Anchoring Metallic Layers Could Speed MRAM Development Nanotech Planet August 05, 2002

Engineers look to human brain to help advance computers - USC News August 05, 2002

DUTCH C2V WANTS TO KEEP CUSTOMERS FROM CONCEPT TO VOLUME PRODUCTION Small Times August 05, 2002

DARPA researcher pursues 'nanomemory' UPI August 04, 2002

MOLECULAR MACHINE - PopSci August 03, 2002

Atomic anchors to quicken computer boot-up SNL/PNNL August 02, 2002

Honey, Who Shrank the Circuits? Wired August 02, 2002

Semiconductors stride ahead Nanotechweb August 02, 2002

Nanotech: the land of the midnight sun Nanotechweb August 02, 2002

The Nano Circuit: Nano-Sized Chips Call for New Tools - Nanotech Planet August 02, 2002

Nanocomposites Successfully Complete the First Half of Their Mission in Space PDF. Hybrid Plastics August 01, 2002

Nano-Optics Redefine Rules for Optical Processing CommsDesign August 01, 2002

Nanotech vs. Nanotech (Part 1) Pat Gratton August 01, 2002

Nano-Optics Redefine Rules for Optical Processing CommsDesign August 01, 2002

Researchers devise approach to anchor metals to metal oxides PNNL August 01, 2002

COOL CHIPS plc RECEIVES NANOTECH MANUFACTURING PATENT Cool Chips August 01, 2002

Design of a Nanomechanical Fluid Control Valve... CalTech August 01, 2002

N.J. OFFICIALS DETAIL PLAN FOR NANOTECH CONSORTIUM Small Times August 01, 2002

COLUMBIA'S NEW NANOCENTER BUILT ON PARTNERSHIPS WITH IBM, LUCENT Small Times August 01, 2002

Beware Of Nano Pretenders Forbes August 01, 2002


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