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June 29th, 2007
In search of the very, very small
I found no grey goo.
I spent three days last week in Basel being taken around to see various pieces of research the research outfits around there are doing into nanoscience, courtesy of the European Union of Science Journalists' Associations (my affiliation is with the Association of British Science Writers). All very interesting stuff, and difficult to summarize intelligently in a few hundred words, though I made a stab at some of the medical stuff.
The thing that most struck me immediately, though, was how different it all was from the image of nanotechnology I'd half-formed from odds and ends I'd read or heard about in the media.
A Crystal Wedding in the Nanocosmos July 23rd, 2014
Nano-sized Chip "Sniffs Out" Explosives Far Better than Trained Dogs: TAU researcher's groundbreaking sensor detects miniscule concentrations of hazardous materials in the air July 23rd, 2014
NIST shows ultrasonically propelled nanorods spin dizzyingly fast July 22nd, 2014
Penn Study: Understanding Graphene’s Electrical Properties on an Atomic Level July 22nd, 2014
National Space Society Calls For Less US Dependence On Russian Space Technology July 15th, 2014
Motorized Miniature Screw-Actuator Provides 20 nm Resolution, Based on Piezo Effect July 8th, 2014
NSS Pays Tribute to Space Pioneer Frederick I. Ordway III July 7th, 2014
Up in Flames: Evidence Confirms Combustion Theory: Berkeley Lab and University of Hawaii research outlines the story of soot, with implications for cleaner-burning fuels July 1st, 2014
Japanese gold leaf artists worked on a nano-scale: Study demonstrates X-ray fluorescence spectroscopy is a non-destructive way to date artwork July 3rd, 2014
Harry Potter-style invisibility cloaks: A real possibility next Christmas? Forget socks and shaving foam, the big kids of tomorrow want an invisible cloak for Christmas December 19th, 2013
Chicago Awareness Organization First Not-for-Profit to Sponsor Dog Training to Detect Ovarian Cancer Odorants December 12th, 2013
ZEISS Microscopes used to create images for Art Exhibit at Midway Airport: Art of Science: Images from the Institute for Genomic Biology October 25th, 2013
Production of Non-Virus Nanocarriers with Highest Amount of Gene Delivery July 17th, 2014
Physicists Use Computer Models to Reveal Quantum Effects in Biological Oxygen Transport: The team solved a long-standing question by explaining why oxygen – and not deadly carbon monoxide – preferably binds to the proteins that transport it around the body. July 17th, 2014
Tiny DNA pyramids enter bacteria easily -- and deliver a deadly payload July 9th, 2014
Artificial cilia: Scientists from Kiel University develop nano-structured transportation system July 4th, 2014