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May 16th, 2005

The Next Tech Revolution

Abstract:
Carl Wherrett and John Yelovich: The scientific community has been buzzing about nanotechnology ever since the discovery of the carbon nanotube in 1991, but last week was a particularly "big" week for nanotechnology: Nanomix, a private company based in California, launched an industrial sensor, the first commercial product incorporating carbon nanotubes as an integral part of a working device. Separately, Motorola (NYSE: MOT) grew carbon nanotubes to its specifications and used them to manufacture a prototype flat-panel display screen. The company claims that the 42-inch screen is superior to current flat-screen technology, costs only $400 to manufacture, and is more energy efficient.

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