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Academic

College of Engineering Receives Combined $9 Million for Nanophotonics Research
Texas Tech University April 03, 2008 The College of Engineering has received a $9 million package--$2 million from the Texas Emerging Technology Fund (TETF), $5.35 million from AT&T and a $2 million commitment from the university--to attract a team of world-class faculty researchers in the field of nanophotonics. Written by Leslie Cranford
Small is Big During NanoDays
National Science Foundation April 02, 2008 Public television stations and science museums bring the promise and challenges of nanoscience to the public
Universities share information on nanotechnology
UW-Eau Claire April 02, 2008 "NanoDay in the Chippewa Valley," a day to share information about nanotechnology with members of the Chippewa Valley, will be held today, at various locations.
UQ to host stem cell centre node
University of Queensland April 02, 2008 Today, Senator the Hon. Kim Carr, Minister for Innovation, Industry, Science and Research, opened the Australian Stem Cell Centre's (ASCC) Brisbane laboratories at The University of Queensland (UQ).
Announcements

College of Engineering Receives Combined $9 Million for Nanophotonics Research
Texas Tech University April 03, 2008 The College of Engineering has received a $9 million package--$2 million from the Texas Emerging Technology Fund (TETF), $5.35 million from AT&T and a $2 million commitment from the university--to attract a team of world-class faculty researchers in the field of nanophotonics. Written by Leslie Cranford
Hitachi Maxell Develops New Highly-Active Catalyst for Higher Performance Fuel Cells; Achieves 4.8x More Oxygen-Reduction Current than Platinum
Hitachi Maxell, Ltd. April 02, 2008 —Achieving approximately 4.8 times*1 higher oxygen reduction current per unit area compared to that of platinum—
EnerDel Provides Market Update on Think Global Supply Agreement
Ener1, Inc. April 02, 2008 EnerDel, the advanced automotive battery systems division of alternative energy company Ener1, Inc. (BULLETIN BOARD: ENEI) , today announced its progress toward meeting the lithium-ion battery system deliverables schedule under a supply contract with Think Global.
Abraxis BioScience Reports 83% Revenue Growth to a Record $334 Million for 2007
Abraxis BioScience, Inc. April 02, 2008 Abraxis BioScience, Inc. (NASDAQ: ABII), a fully integrated biotechnology company, today reported financial results for the fourth quarter and full year ended December 31, 2007.
Industrial Nanotech, Inc. Year Over Year Revenue Growth Rate Climbs to 255% in Q1 2008
Industrial Nanotech, Inc. April 02, 2008 Industrial Nanotech, Inc. (Pink Sheets:INTK), an emerging global leader in nanotechnology, today reported that revenues from product sales in the first quarter of 2008 increased approximately 255% over the first quarter of 2007.
Green Earth Technologies Opens West Coast R&D Facility and East Coast Corporate Headquarters
Green Earth Technologies April 02, 2008 Green Earth Technologies (Pink Sheets:GETG) today announced the opening of a corporate office in Stamford Conn. and a research and development laboratory in Burlingame, Calif.
Ecology Coatings Vice President and Founder Is Recognized With the J.J. Turner Award
Ecology Coatings, Inc. April 02, 2008 Ecology Coatings, Inc. (OTCBB: ECOC), a leader in the discovery and development of ultra-violet curable, clean-technology advanced materials, today announced that Sally Ramsey, the company's founder and Vice President of New Product Development, was recognized by Hiram College with the J.J. Turner Award at the 20th annual J.J. Turner Society meeting and induction. Upon accepting the award, Ms. Ramsey gave a talk titled "Adventures in Nanotechnology."
ULURU Inc. Reports Fourth Quarter and Year End 2007 Financial Resul
ULURU Inc. April 02, 2008 ULURU Inc. today reported financial results for the fourth quarter and year ended December 31, 2007.
DOE grant funds solar energy project
Penn State April 02, 2008 Competitively priced electricity from easily manufactured solar cells is the aim of a Penn State researcher's project funded for up to $1,231,000 over three years by the U.S. Department of Energy.
BioTrove, Inc. Announces Filing of Registration Statement for Initial Public Offering
BioTrove, Inc. April 02, 2008 BioTrove, Inc. today announced that it has filed a registration statement with the Securities and Exchange Commission for a proposed initial public offering of its common stock. Piper Jaffray & Co. and Lazard Capital Markets are acting as joint book-running managers and Robert W. Baird & Co. is acting as co-manager.
More than 100 Leading Organizations from Around the World to Attend Small Fuel Cells Conference
The Knowledge Foundation April 02, 2008 Small Fuel Cells is a primary source of information for end users, developers and manufacturers of portable power devices and will feature a special pre-conference symposium on building synergy between fuel cells and lithium ion batteries.
Hypercubes Could Be Building Blocks of Nanocomputers
physorg.com April 02, 2008 Multi-dimensional structures called hypercubes may act as the building blocks for tomorrow's nanocomputers - machines made of such tiny elements that they are dominated not by forces that we're familiar with every day, but by quantum properties. As Samuel Lee and Loyd Hook from the University of Oklahoma explain, microelectronic devices are continually getting smaller and faster, in accordance with Moore's Law. Already, integrated circuits and transistors are reaching the nanometer scale, although they still operate based on the physical properties on the macro-scale. True nanoelectronics, the researchers explain, are not just scaled down microelectronics, but devices that will be dominated by quantum properties, and will therefore require new architectures and novel structures. "Compared to today's microcomputers, the main advantages of future nanocomputers are higher circuit density, lower power consumption, faster computation speed and more parallel and distributed computing capabilities," Lee told PhysOrg.com.
QuantumSphere awards grant to University of South Florida to advance hydrogen storage in automotive fuel cell applications
QuantumSphere, Inc. April 02, 2008 Research will evaluate use of nanoparticles to improve on-board hydrogen storage for transportation industry.
Fujifilm Creates New Recording Media Company in U.S. to Drive Integration, Efficiency and Enhanced Services
Fujifilm April 02, 2008 Move Underscores Company's Commitment to Provide Tape Storage Solutions To Key IT and Broadcast Industries
American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery Hosts Annual Scientific Conference in Kissimmee, Florida, April 2-6, 2008
American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery (ASLMS) April 02, 2008 Educational Program Shines the Light on Cutting-Edge Laser Research
Small is Big During NanoDays
National Science Foundation April 02, 2008 Public television stations and science museums bring the promise and challenges of nanoscience to the public
Promising New Nanotechnology for Spinal Cord Injury
Northwestern University April 02, 2008 A spinal cord injury often leads to permanent paralysis and loss of sensation below the site of the injury because the damaged nerve fibers can't regenerate. The nerve fibers or axons have the capacity to grow again, but don't because they're blocked by scar tissue that develops around the injury.
Silicon Valley Toxics Coalition Calls for Nanotechnology Regulation
The Silicon Valley Toxics Coalition (SVTC) April 02, 2008 Advocacy Group Releases New Report about Environmental Impact of New Technology
Nanotechnology brings ancient sarcophagus to life
jeccomposites.com April 02, 2008 To faithfully reproduce the fine detail of the piece also required an SL material with hardness and surface qualities similar to marble. Although Alphaform also use laser sintering techniques [SLS] they decided to use SL because of its superior surface finish and detail resolution. Being thermoplastics, SLS materials can't reproduce mineral-like qualities. The material that could was the SL photopolymer NanoTool® from DSM Somos: a high modulus material designed for high-end engineering applications - in automotive and wind-tunnel testing as well as for rapid tooling. NanoTool is heavily filled with non-crystalline nanoparticles allowing for faster processing. Being a virtually zero shrinkage polymer, build lines don't detract from the smooth finish. "We have a lot of experience with NanoTool for the rapid prototyping of F1 aero sections and other parts that need high surface quality," continued Deuke, "it provides extremely fine detail resolution compared to other SL materials. Professor Brinkmann evaluated the material and found it easy to finish and paint - far superior to the plaster normally used to create replicas." "After first creating a small section less than half a meter wide [shown above] we move on to replicating a full three meter side of the sarcopghagus. The complete piece was built in three sections which were then seamlessly fitted together. Without rapid prototyping it would have been impossible to create this part. It's ironic that a material and process designed for next generation prototyping and manufacture has replicated a 2,500 year old sarcophagus!"
Nano-sized technology has super-sized effect on tumors
Washington University School of Medicine April 02, 2008 Anyone facing chemotherapy would welcome an advance promising to dramatically reduce their dose of these often harsh drugs. Using nanotechnology, researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have taken a step closer to that goal.
Chemist wins national award for contributions in surface chemistry
American Chemical Society April 02, 2008 Gabor A. Somorjai, Ph.D., has been chosen to receive the 2008 Priestley Medal, the highest honor bestowed by the American Chemical Society (ACS), for his contributions to surface science and catalysis for more than 40 years. ACS is the world's largest scientific society.
NYU physics part of $6.25 million US Department of Defense grant for nanotechnology research
New York University April 02, 2008 A consortium of researchers that includes New York University Physics Professor Andrew Kent has received a $6.25 million nanotechnology grant from the U.S. Department of Defense to design and develop nano-magnetic materials and devices, including more efficient computers and cell phones.
Going Public Using a Regulation S Stock Offering on the Dubai International Financial Exchange
nanolabweb.com April 02, 2008 Notwithstanding the completion of a successful IPO by Nanosphere in 2007, the public markets have not yet passionately embraced nanotechnology. The stagnating American economy, weak dollar, and rising prices of oil have lead some firms to seek capital from foreign sources. Recently, a number of funds in the Middle East have demonstrated a willingness to make substantial investments in American technology companies. These funds are particularly interested in clean technology and nanotechnology. In this article, Alan Shalleck explores the opportunity to raise capital through an initial public offering on the Dubai exchange. He describes the Regulation S IPO offering process, provides a detailed overview of the Dubai exchange, and offers several considerations for management to consider in deciding whether to pursue an IPO on the Dubai exchange.
Nanoparticle Clusters Offer Surprises for Physical Chemists
Institute for NanoBioTechnology April 02, 2008 Extremely small scale materials behave differently than one might expect when they come into close proximity to one another. The principles of basic physical chemistry are not quite as clear cut as one might imagine. And it is these properties that inspire the research of Kit Bowen Jr., the E. Emmett Reid Professor of Chemistry in the Krieger School of Arts and Science and affiliated faculty member of the Institute for NanoBioTechnology.
NI scientists in cataract advance
news.bbc.co.uk April 02, 2008 The world's leading cause of blindness could soon be reversed, according to Northern Ireland scientists who have developed a new type of nanotechnology. Researchers at the University of Ulster have said the technique will allow scientists to put nano-particles within the eye without breaking the lens. The research was done in conjunction with a team from the University of Texas. About 40% of people over the age of 75 develop a cataract in one or both eyes.
Universities share information on nanotechnology
UW-Eau Claire April 02, 2008 "NanoDay in the Chippewa Valley," a day to share information about nanotechnology with members of the Chippewa Valley, will be held today, at various locations.
UQ to host stem cell centre node
University of Queensland April 02, 2008 Today, Senator the Hon. Kim Carr, Minister for Innovation, Industry, Science and Research, opened the Australian Stem Cell Centre's (ASCC) Brisbane laboratories at The University of Queensland (UQ).
Automotive/Transportation

Hitachi Maxell Develops New Highly-Active Catalyst for Higher Performance Fuel Cells; Achieves 4.8x More Oxygen-Reduction Current than Platinum
Hitachi Maxell, Ltd. April 02, 2008 —Achieving approximately 4.8 times*1 higher oxygen reduction current per unit area compared to that of platinum—
Green Earth Technologies Opens West Coast R&D Facility and East Coast Corporate Headquarters
Green Earth Technologies April 02, 2008 Green Earth Technologies (Pink Sheets:GETG) today announced the opening of a corporate office in Stamford Conn. and a research and development laboratory in Burlingame, Calif.
Chip Technology

Reference Metrology=Red Bricks?
semiconductor.net April 02, 2008 Reference metrology is crucial for advanced technologies such as nanotech, where quantum dimensional effects are becoming problematical. The industry is increasingly requiring some form of reference metrology and, although nanotech will have grown to a revenue level comparable with that of mainstream semiconductors over the next five years or so, there is insufficient activity in reference metrology, particularly as it refers to nanotech, although it is even more crucial for its continued development and continuity. Reference metrology is difficult and costly because it is extremely complicated and must be 10× better than baseline metrology. To add to this metrological Gordian knot, the reference metrology market is relatively small and returns are very low, making finding investors or venture capitalists as easy as getting a good home loan.
Hypercubes Could Be Building Blocks of Nanocomputers
physorg.com April 02, 2008 Multi-dimensional structures called hypercubes may act as the building blocks for tomorrow's nanocomputers - machines made of such tiny elements that they are dominated not by forces that we're familiar with every day, but by quantum properties. As Samuel Lee and Loyd Hook from the University of Oklahoma explain, microelectronic devices are continually getting smaller and faster, in accordance with Moore's Law. Already, integrated circuits and transistors are reaching the nanometer scale, although they still operate based on the physical properties on the macro-scale. True nanoelectronics, the researchers explain, are not just scaled down microelectronics, but devices that will be dominated by quantum properties, and will therefore require new architectures and novel structures. "Compared to today's microcomputers, the main advantages of future nanocomputers are higher circuit density, lower power consumption, faster computation speed and more parallel and distributed computing capabilities," Lee told PhysOrg.com.
Discoveries

Hypercubes Could Be Building Blocks of Nanocomputers
physorg.com April 02, 2008 Multi-dimensional structures called hypercubes may act as the building blocks for tomorrow's nanocomputers - machines made of such tiny elements that they are dominated not by forces that we're familiar with every day, but by quantum properties. As Samuel Lee and Loyd Hook from the University of Oklahoma explain, microelectronic devices are continually getting smaller and faster, in accordance with Moore's Law. Already, integrated circuits and transistors are reaching the nanometer scale, although they still operate based on the physical properties on the macro-scale. True nanoelectronics, the researchers explain, are not just scaled down microelectronics, but devices that will be dominated by quantum properties, and will therefore require new architectures and novel structures. "Compared to today's microcomputers, the main advantages of future nanocomputers are higher circuit density, lower power consumption, faster computation speed and more parallel and distributed computing capabilities," Lee told PhysOrg.com.
Promising New Nanotechnology for Spinal Cord Injury
Northwestern University April 02, 2008 A spinal cord injury often leads to permanent paralysis and loss of sensation below the site of the injury because the damaged nerve fibers can't regenerate. The nerve fibers or axons have the capacity to grow again, but don't because they're blocked by scar tissue that develops around the injury.
Nano-sized technology has super-sized effect on tumors
Washington University School of Medicine April 02, 2008 Anyone facing chemotherapy would welcome an advance promising to dramatically reduce their dose of these often harsh drugs. Using nanotechnology, researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have taken a step closer to that goal.
Nanoparticle Clusters Offer Surprises for Physical Chemists
Institute for NanoBioTechnology April 02, 2008 Extremely small scale materials behave differently than one might expect when they come into close proximity to one another. The principles of basic physical chemistry are not quite as clear cut as one might imagine. And it is these properties that inspire the research of Kit Bowen Jr., the E. Emmett Reid Professor of Chemistry in the Krieger School of Arts and Science and affiliated faculty member of the Institute for NanoBioTechnology.
NI scientists in cataract advance
news.bbc.co.uk April 02, 2008 The world's leading cause of blindness could soon be reversed, according to Northern Ireland scientists who have developed a new type of nanotechnology. Researchers at the University of Ulster have said the technique will allow scientists to put nano-particles within the eye without breaking the lens. The research was done in conjunction with a team from the University of Texas. About 40% of people over the age of 75 develop a cataract in one or both eyes.
Energy

Hitachi Maxell Develops New Highly-Active Catalyst for Higher Performance Fuel Cells; Achieves 4.8x More Oxygen-Reduction Current than Platinum
Hitachi Maxell, Ltd. April 02, 2008 —Achieving approximately 4.8 times*1 higher oxygen reduction current per unit area compared to that of platinum—
DOE grant funds solar energy project
Penn State April 02, 2008 Competitively priced electricity from easily manufactured solar cells is the aim of a Penn State researcher's project funded for up to $1,231,000 over three years by the U.S. Department of Energy.
More than 100 Leading Organizations from Around the World to Attend Small Fuel Cells Conference
The Knowledge Foundation April 02, 2008 Small Fuel Cells is a primary source of information for end users, developers and manufacturers of portable power devices and will feature a special pre-conference symposium on building synergy between fuel cells and lithium ion batteries.
QuantumSphere awards grant to University of South Florida to advance hydrogen storage in automotive fuel cell applications
QuantumSphere, Inc. April 02, 2008 Research will evaluate use of nanoparticles to improve on-board hydrogen storage for transportation industry.
Environment

Silicon Valley Toxics Coalition Calls for Nanotechnology Regulation
The Silicon Valley Toxics Coalition (SVTC) April 02, 2008 Advocacy Group Releases New Report about Environmental Impact of New Technology
Financial Reports

Abraxis BioScience Reports 83% Revenue Growth to a Record $334 Million for 2007
Abraxis BioScience, Inc. April 02, 2008 Abraxis BioScience, Inc. (NASDAQ: ABII), a fully integrated biotechnology company, today reported financial results for the fourth quarter and full year ended December 31, 2007.
Industrial Nanotech, Inc. Year Over Year Revenue Growth Rate Climbs to 255% in Q1 2008
Industrial Nanotech, Inc. April 02, 2008 Industrial Nanotech, Inc. (Pink Sheets:INTK), an emerging global leader in nanotechnology, today reported that revenues from product sales in the first quarter of 2008 increased approximately 255% over the first quarter of 2007.
ULURU Inc. Reports Fourth Quarter and Year End 2007 Financial Resul
ULURU Inc. April 02, 2008 ULURU Inc. today reported financial results for the fourth quarter and year ended December 31, 2007.
Govt.-Legislation/Regulation/Funding/Policy

College of Engineering Receives Combined $9 Million for Nanophotonics Research
Texas Tech University April 03, 2008 The College of Engineering has received a $9 million package--$2 million from the Texas Emerging Technology Fund (TETF), $5.35 million from AT&T and a $2 million commitment from the university--to attract a team of world-class faculty researchers in the field of nanophotonics. Written by Leslie Cranford
DOE grant funds solar energy project
Penn State April 02, 2008 Competitively priced electricity from easily manufactured solar cells is the aim of a Penn State researcher's project funded for up to $1,231,000 over three years by the U.S. Department of Energy.
Silicon Valley Toxics Coalition Calls for Nanotechnology Regulation
The Silicon Valley Toxics Coalition (SVTC) April 02, 2008 Advocacy Group Releases New Report about Environmental Impact of New Technology
NYU physics part of $6.25 million US Department of Defense grant for nanotechnology research
New York University April 02, 2008 A consortium of researchers that includes New York University Physics Professor Andrew Kent has received a $6.25 million nanotechnology grant from the U.S. Department of Defense to design and develop nano-magnetic materials and devices, including more efficient computers and cell phones.
Human Interest/Art

Nanotechnology brings ancient sarcophagus to life
jeccomposites.com April 02, 2008 To faithfully reproduce the fine detail of the piece also required an SL material with hardness and surface qualities similar to marble. Although Alphaform also use laser sintering techniques [SLS] they decided to use SL because of its superior surface finish and detail resolution. Being thermoplastics, SLS materials can't reproduce mineral-like qualities. The material that could was the SL photopolymer NanoTool® from DSM Somos: a high modulus material designed for high-end engineering applications - in automotive and wind-tunnel testing as well as for rapid tooling. NanoTool is heavily filled with non-crystalline nanoparticles allowing for faster processing. Being a virtually zero shrinkage polymer, build lines don't detract from the smooth finish. "We have a lot of experience with NanoTool for the rapid prototyping of F1 aero sections and other parts that need high surface quality," continued Deuke, "it provides extremely fine detail resolution compared to other SL materials. Professor Brinkmann evaluated the material and found it easy to finish and paint - far superior to the plaster normally used to create replicas." "After first creating a small section less than half a meter wide [shown above] we move on to replicating a full three meter side of the sarcopghagus. The complete piece was built in three sections which were then seamlessly fitted together. Without rapid prototyping it would have been impossible to create this part. It's ironic that a material and process designed for next generation prototyping and manufacture has replicated a 2,500 year old sarcophagus!"
Interviews/Book Reviews/Essays/Reports

Reference Metrology=Red Bricks?
semiconductor.net April 02, 2008 Reference metrology is crucial for advanced technologies such as nanotech, where quantum dimensional effects are becoming problematical. The industry is increasingly requiring some form of reference metrology and, although nanotech will have grown to a revenue level comparable with that of mainstream semiconductors over the next five years or so, there is insufficient activity in reference metrology, particularly as it refers to nanotech, although it is even more crucial for its continued development and continuity. Reference metrology is difficult and costly because it is extremely complicated and must be 10× better than baseline metrology. To add to this metrological Gordian knot, the reference metrology market is relatively small and returns are very low, making finding investors or venture capitalists as easy as getting a good home loan.
Silicon Valley Toxics Coalition Calls for Nanotechnology Regulation
The Silicon Valley Toxics Coalition (SVTC) April 02, 2008 Advocacy Group Releases New Report about Environmental Impact of New Technology
Investments/IPO's/Splits

BioTrove, Inc. Announces Filing of Registration Statement for Initial Public Offering
BioTrove, Inc. April 02, 2008 BioTrove, Inc. today announced that it has filed a registration statement with the Securities and Exchange Commission for a proposed initial public offering of its common stock. Piper Jaffray & Co. and Lazard Capital Markets are acting as joint book-running managers and Robert W. Baird & Co. is acting as co-manager.
Going Public Using a Regulation S Stock Offering on the Dubai International Financial Exchange
nanolabweb.com April 02, 2008 Notwithstanding the completion of a successful IPO by Nanosphere in 2007, the public markets have not yet passionately embraced nanotechnology. The stagnating American economy, weak dollar, and rising prices of oil have lead some firms to seek capital from foreign sources. Recently, a number of funds in the Middle East have demonstrated a willingness to make substantial investments in American technology companies. These funds are particularly interested in clean technology and nanotechnology. In this article, Alan Shalleck explores the opportunity to raise capital through an initial public offering on the Dubai exchange. He describes the Regulation S IPO offering process, provides a detailed overview of the Dubai exchange, and offers several considerations for management to consider in deciding whether to pursue an IPO on the Dubai exchange.
Materials

Industrial Nanotech, Inc. Year Over Year Revenue Growth Rate Climbs to 255% in Q1 2008
Industrial Nanotech, Inc. April 02, 2008 Industrial Nanotech, Inc. (Pink Sheets:INTK), an emerging global leader in nanotechnology, today reported that revenues from product sales in the first quarter of 2008 increased approximately 255% over the first quarter of 2007.
Ecology Coatings Vice President and Founder Is Recognized With the J.J. Turner Award
Ecology Coatings, Inc. April 02, 2008 Ecology Coatings, Inc. (OTCBB: ECOC), a leader in the discovery and development of ultra-violet curable, clean-technology advanced materials, today announced that Sally Ramsey, the company's founder and Vice President of New Product Development, was recognized by Hiram College with the J.J. Turner Award at the 20th annual J.J. Turner Society meeting and induction. Upon accepting the award, Ms. Ramsey gave a talk titled "Adventures in Nanotechnology."
Memory Technology

Fujifilm Creates New Recording Media Company in U.S. to Drive Integration, Efficiency and Enhanced Services
Fujifilm April 02, 2008 Move Underscores Company's Commitment to Provide Tape Storage Solutions To Key IT and Broadcast Industries
NYU physics part of $6.25 million US Department of Defense grant for nanotechnology research
New York University April 02, 2008 A consortium of researchers that includes New York University Physics Professor Andrew Kent has received a $6.25 million nanotechnology grant from the U.S. Department of Defense to design and develop nano-magnetic materials and devices, including more efficient computers and cell phones.
Military

NYU physics part of $6.25 million US Department of Defense grant for nanotechnology research
New York University April 02, 2008 A consortium of researchers that includes New York University Physics Professor Andrew Kent has received a $6.25 million nanotechnology grant from the U.S. Department of Defense to design and develop nano-magnetic materials and devices, including more efficient computers and cell phones.
Nanoelectronics

Hypercubes Could Be Building Blocks of Nanocomputers
physorg.com April 02, 2008 Multi-dimensional structures called hypercubes may act as the building blocks for tomorrow's nanocomputers - machines made of such tiny elements that they are dominated not by forces that we're familiar with every day, but by quantum properties. As Samuel Lee and Loyd Hook from the University of Oklahoma explain, microelectronic devices are continually getting smaller and faster, in accordance with Moore's Law. Already, integrated circuits and transistors are reaching the nanometer scale, although they still operate based on the physical properties on the macro-scale. True nanoelectronics, the researchers explain, are not just scaled down microelectronics, but devices that will be dominated by quantum properties, and will therefore require new architectures and novel structures. "Compared to today's microcomputers, the main advantages of future nanocomputers are higher circuit density, lower power consumption, faster computation speed and more parallel and distributed computing capabilities," Lee told PhysOrg.com.
Nanomedicine

Abraxis BioScience Reports 83% Revenue Growth to a Record $334 Million for 2007
Abraxis BioScience, Inc. April 02, 2008 Abraxis BioScience, Inc. (NASDAQ: ABII), a fully integrated biotechnology company, today reported financial results for the fourth quarter and full year ended December 31, 2007.
BioTrove, Inc. Announces Filing of Registration Statement for Initial Public Offering
BioTrove, Inc. April 02, 2008 BioTrove, Inc. today announced that it has filed a registration statement with the Securities and Exchange Commission for a proposed initial public offering of its common stock. Piper Jaffray & Co. and Lazard Capital Markets are acting as joint book-running managers and Robert W. Baird & Co. is acting as co-manager.
American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery Hosts Annual Scientific Conference in Kissimmee, Florida, April 2-6, 2008
American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery (ASLMS) April 02, 2008 Educational Program Shines the Light on Cutting-Edge Laser Research
Promising New Nanotechnology for Spinal Cord Injury
Northwestern University April 02, 2008 A spinal cord injury often leads to permanent paralysis and loss of sensation below the site of the injury because the damaged nerve fibers can't regenerate. The nerve fibers or axons have the capacity to grow again, but don't because they're blocked by scar tissue that develops around the injury.
Nano-sized technology has super-sized effect on tumors
Washington University School of Medicine April 02, 2008 Anyone facing chemotherapy would welcome an advance promising to dramatically reduce their dose of these often harsh drugs. Using nanotechnology, researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have taken a step closer to that goal.
NI scientists in cataract advance
news.bbc.co.uk April 02, 2008 The world's leading cause of blindness could soon be reversed, according to Northern Ireland scientists who have developed a new type of nanotechnology. Researchers at the University of Ulster have said the technique will allow scientists to put nano-particles within the eye without breaking the lens. The research was done in conjunction with a team from the University of Texas. About 40% of people over the age of 75 develop a cataract in one or both eyes.
UQ to host stem cell centre node
University of Queensland April 02, 2008 Today, Senator the Hon. Kim Carr, Minister for Innovation, Industry, Science and Research, opened the Australian Stem Cell Centre's (ASCC) Brisbane laboratories at The University of Queensland (UQ).
Optical Computing

NYU physics part of $6.25 million US Department of Defense grant for nanotechnology research
New York University April 02, 2008 A consortium of researchers that includes New York University Physics Professor Andrew Kent has received a $6.25 million nanotechnology grant from the U.S. Department of Defense to design and develop nano-magnetic materials and devices, including more efficient computers and cell phones.
Patents/IP/Tech Transfer/Licensing

Nano-sized technology has super-sized effect on tumors
Washington University School of Medicine April 02, 2008 Anyone facing chemotherapy would welcome an advance promising to dramatically reduce their dose of these often harsh drugs. Using nanotechnology, researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have taken a step closer to that goal.
Safety-Nanoparticles/Risk management

Silicon Valley Toxics Coalition Calls for Nanotechnology Regulation
The Silicon Valley Toxics Coalition (SVTC) April 02, 2008 Advocacy Group Releases New Report about Environmental Impact of New Technology
Self Assembly

Promising New Nanotechnology for Spinal Cord Injury
Northwestern University April 02, 2008 A spinal cord injury often leads to permanent paralysis and loss of sensation below the site of the injury because the damaged nerve fibers can't regenerate. The nerve fibers or axons have the capacity to grow again, but don't because they're blocked by scar tissue that develops around the injury.
Tools

Reference Metrology=Red Bricks?
semiconductor.net April 02, 2008 Reference metrology is crucial for advanced technologies such as nanotech, where quantum dimensional effects are becoming problematical. The industry is increasingly requiring some form of reference metrology and, although nanotech will have grown to a revenue level comparable with that of mainstream semiconductors over the next five years or so, there is insufficient activity in reference metrology, particularly as it refers to nanotech, although it is even more crucial for its continued development and continuity. Reference metrology is difficult and costly because it is extremely complicated and must be 10× better than baseline metrology. To add to this metrological Gordian knot, the reference metrology market is relatively small and returns are very low, making finding investors or venture capitalists as easy as getting a good home loan.
Nanotechnology brings ancient sarcophagus to life
jeccomposites.com April 02, 2008 To faithfully reproduce the fine detail of the piece also required an SL material with hardness and surface qualities similar to marble. Although Alphaform also use laser sintering techniques [SLS] they decided to use SL because of its superior surface finish and detail resolution. Being thermoplastics, SLS materials can't reproduce mineral-like qualities. The material that could was the SL photopolymer NanoTool® from DSM Somos: a high modulus material designed for high-end engineering applications - in automotive and wind-tunnel testing as well as for rapid tooling. NanoTool is heavily filled with non-crystalline nanoparticles allowing for faster processing. Being a virtually zero shrinkage polymer, build lines don't detract from the smooth finish. "We have a lot of experience with NanoTool for the rapid prototyping of F1 aero sections and other parts that need high surface quality," continued Deuke, "it provides extremely fine detail resolution compared to other SL materials. Professor Brinkmann evaluated the material and found it easy to finish and paint - far superior to the plaster normally used to create replicas." "After first creating a small section less than half a meter wide [shown above] we move on to replicating a full three meter side of the sarcopghagus. The complete piece was built in three sections which were then seamlessly fitted together. Without rapid prototyping it would have been impossible to create this part. It's ironic that a material and process designed for next generation prototyping and manufacture has replicated a 2,500 year old sarcophagus!"

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