Sunday, April 20, 2008

NanoNewsCustom April 2, 2008

There have been 13 news stories since your last update.

Academic

Peoria's Nuclear Knights Radio Interview
Nuclear Knights April 01, 2008 The Nuclear Knights, Arizona's representatives to the FIRST LEGO League World Festival robotics competition in Atlanta, GA, will be interviewed by Marlene Bourne on KXAM 1310 AM on Sunday April 6 at 3:00 pm. The radio show, The Bourne Report, which originates from Scottsdale, AZ, highlights and discusses nanotechnology issues of the day. During the 60 minute interview, all 8 team members will be discussing their robot and its design, performance and technology, their efforts with Arizona's renewable energy resources, their presentation to be made at the international competition and their overall strategy for the robot against the best in the world.
PU develops educational linkages with UCLan
dailytimes.com.pk April 01, 2008 The Punjab University (PU) and University of Central Lancashire (UCLan), United Kingdom, have decided to collaborate in the fields of computer sciences, technology and physical sciences. According to a press release issued by the PU on Tuesday, the decision was made at a meeting between PU Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Mujahid Kamran and Prof Dr Waqar Ahmed, the professor of Nanotechnology and Advanced Manufacturing at the UCLan. Speaking on the occasion, Dr Kamran said that students at the PU were more talented than students at any other university of the country. He said that the PU had educational linkages with various foreign universities. He said that the PU and the UCLan must sign a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to facilitate their faculties as well as their students. Prof Waqar Ahmad briefed the hosts about his university and extended a proposal for cooperation between the two universities. PU External Linkages Acting Director Dr Rukhsana Kausar and Chemistry Institute Director Prof Dr Jamil Anwar Chaudhry also gave their inputs in this regard.
Announcements

Seoul to subsidize foreign-invested companies
kois.go.kr April 02, 2008 Foreign-invested companies can now receive government subsidies during the first half of 2008. Seoul Metropolitan City government announced it would receive applications from such companies for subsidies until April 18. The announcement came after the revising of a related law to ease the conditions for subsidies and improve the whole incentive process. The city government will provide the promised subsidies either in the first or the latter half of the year, depending on the request of the eligible company. The strategic areas that Seoul plans to assist are digital content, information and communication, biotechnology, nanotechnology, finance, business, service and fashion.
Nano-Softball Made of DNA
Wiley-Blackwell April 02, 2008 'Programmed' oligonucleotides with 3 branches organize themselves into dodecahedra
E.ON Supports Nanotechnology with € 6 Million
oilvoice.com April 01, 2008 - Minute particles with great potential in the energy technology sector - Continuation of € 60 million research program Exploring the potential of nanotechnology for energy supply - this is the focus of the current invitation for applications under E.ON's International Research Initiative. This year a sum of € 6 million is again available for this purpose. Teams and researchers from all over the world can apply to E.ON to obtain support for projects dealing with the use of nanotechnology in fields such as energy storage, electricity transmission, carbon capture and storage or energy saving through Nano LEDs for example. With this focus E.ON is backing a still very young research discipline because experts assume that the minute particles ranging from 1 to 100 nanometers in size can greatly benefit energy use that is both more efficient and better for our climate.
Peoria's Nuclear Knights Radio Interview
Nuclear Knights April 01, 2008 The Nuclear Knights, Arizona's representatives to the FIRST LEGO League World Festival robotics competition in Atlanta, GA, will be interviewed by Marlene Bourne on KXAM 1310 AM on Sunday April 6 at 3:00 pm. The radio show, The Bourne Report, which originates from Scottsdale, AZ, highlights and discusses nanotechnology issues of the day. During the 60 minute interview, all 8 team members will be discussing their robot and its design, performance and technology, their efforts with Arizona's renewable energy resources, their presentation to be made at the international competition and their overall strategy for the robot against the best in the world.
Nanotech boffin gives storage the needle
vnunet.com April 01, 2008 A Dutch researcher is working on next-generation storage technology that could see data held on millions of tiny needles. Alexander le Fèbre showed that a field-emission current signal can be used to arrange the position of nanometre-sharp needles. These probes can be applied to write and read in new storage media with an extremely high density, using bits on a nanometre scale. Le Fèbre, a scientist at the University of Twente's MESA+ research institute, said that being able to control the position of each separate probe is essential for realising a system with extremely high densities. The measurements show that a field-emission current signal can be used to adjust the position of the probes without them making direct contact with the storage medium.
NT-MDT's new automated SPM offers ease-of-use for all user levels
NT-MDT Co. April 01, 2008 NT-MDT will participate in the Spring 2008 ACS National Meeting & Exposition in New Orleans, LA, USA, April 6th to10th . During the ACS exhibition, NT-MDT will debut their newest product innovation the Solver Next, the first general-purpose SPM automated for ease-of-use at any user level. The system offers complete automation, intelligent software and ergonomic design making this general-purpose SPM acceptable for state-of-the-art scientific laboratories and multi user facilities.
iSuppli Establishes Photovoltaic and MEMS Services, Acquires Leading Market Research Firm
iSuppli Corporation April 01, 2008 Amid $100-per-barrel oil prices, rising instability in petroleum-producing regions and mounting concerns regarding the environmental impact of fossil fuels, renewable energy -- particularly solar -- has emerged as a critical technology of the 21st century.
PU develops educational linkages with UCLan
dailytimes.com.pk April 01, 2008 The Punjab University (PU) and University of Central Lancashire (UCLan), United Kingdom, have decided to collaborate in the fields of computer sciences, technology and physical sciences. According to a press release issued by the PU on Tuesday, the decision was made at a meeting between PU Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Mujahid Kamran and Prof Dr Waqar Ahmed, the professor of Nanotechnology and Advanced Manufacturing at the UCLan. Speaking on the occasion, Dr Kamran said that students at the PU were more talented than students at any other university of the country. He said that the PU had educational linkages with various foreign universities. He said that the PU and the UCLan must sign a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to facilitate their faculties as well as their students. Prof Waqar Ahmad briefed the hosts about his university and extended a proposal for cooperation between the two universities. PU External Linkages Acting Director Dr Rukhsana Kausar and Chemistry Institute Director Prof Dr Jamil Anwar Chaudhry also gave their inputs in this regard.
150 Year Life Spans Becoming Likelier Says Noted Futurist
Michael G. Zey April 01, 2008 With each new scientific discovery, it becomes increasingly more likely that we will be able to achieve an average human life span of 150 years or greater. And better yet, people will be doing so in bodies that are youthful, physically vibrant, and mentally sharp.
Agilent Technologies Broadens Microscopy Portfolio for Life Sciences with Acquisition of TILL Photonics
Agilent Technologies Inc. April 01, 2008 Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE:A) today announced it has completed the acquisition of TILL Photonics GmbH, a developer, manufacturer and marketer of optical, fluorescence microscopy products for life sciences. Financial details were not disclosed.
Oasmia Enters New Important License Agreement for Paclical(R) Vet With Orion Corporation
Oasmia Pharmaceutical April 01, 2008 Oasmia Pharmaceutical has entered into a license agreement with the Animal Health business of Orion Corporation, Finland, for the veterinary product Paclical(R) Vet (paclitaxel). The agreement covers the Nordic countries and Poland, the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Hungary. According to the agreement, Oasmia will receive EUR 2 million in up-front payments plus significant royalties on all sales. Orion obtains exclusive sales and distribution rights for the included territories.
UCLA researchers design nanomachine that kills cancer cells
UCLA April 01, 2008 'Nanoimpeller' releases anticancer drugs inside of cancer cells
Discoveries

Nano-Softball Made of DNA
Wiley-Blackwell April 02, 2008 'Programmed' oligonucleotides with 3 branches organize themselves into dodecahedra
Nanotech boffin gives storage the needle
vnunet.com April 01, 2008 A Dutch researcher is working on next-generation storage technology that could see data held on millions of tiny needles. Alexander le Fèbre showed that a field-emission current signal can be used to arrange the position of nanometre-sharp needles. These probes can be applied to write and read in new storage media with an extremely high density, using bits on a nanometre scale. Le Fèbre, a scientist at the University of Twente's MESA+ research institute, said that being able to control the position of each separate probe is essential for realising a system with extremely high densities. The measurements show that a field-emission current signal can be used to adjust the position of the probes without them making direct contact with the storage medium.
UCLA researchers design nanomachine that kills cancer cells
UCLA April 01, 2008 'Nanoimpeller' releases anticancer drugs inside of cancer cells
Energy

E.ON Supports Nanotechnology with € 6 Million
oilvoice.com April 01, 2008 - Minute particles with great potential in the energy technology sector - Continuation of € 60 million research program Exploring the potential of nanotechnology for energy supply - this is the focus of the current invitation for applications under E.ON's International Research Initiative. This year a sum of € 6 million is again available for this purpose. Teams and researchers from all over the world can apply to E.ON to obtain support for projects dealing with the use of nanotechnology in fields such as energy storage, electricity transmission, carbon capture and storage or energy saving through Nano LEDs for example. With this focus E.ON is backing a still very young research discipline because experts assume that the minute particles ranging from 1 to 100 nanometers in size can greatly benefit energy use that is both more efficient and better for our climate.
iSuppli Establishes Photovoltaic and MEMS Services, Acquires Leading Market Research Firm
iSuppli Corporation April 01, 2008 Amid $100-per-barrel oil prices, rising instability in petroleum-producing regions and mounting concerns regarding the environmental impact of fossil fuels, renewable energy -- particularly solar -- has emerged as a critical technology of the 21st century.
Govt.-Legislation/Regulation/Funding/Policy

Seoul to subsidize foreign-invested companies
kois.go.kr April 02, 2008 Foreign-invested companies can now receive government subsidies during the first half of 2008. Seoul Metropolitan City government announced it would receive applications from such companies for subsidies until April 18. The announcement came after the revising of a related law to ease the conditions for subsidies and improve the whole incentive process. The city government will provide the promised subsidies either in the first or the latter half of the year, depending on the request of the eligible company. The strategic areas that Seoul plans to assist are digital content, information and communication, biotechnology, nanotechnology, finance, business, service and fashion.
E.ON Supports Nanotechnology with € 6 Million
oilvoice.com April 01, 2008 - Minute particles with great potential in the energy technology sector - Continuation of € 60 million research program Exploring the potential of nanotechnology for energy supply - this is the focus of the current invitation for applications under E.ON's International Research Initiative. This year a sum of € 6 million is again available for this purpose. Teams and researchers from all over the world can apply to E.ON to obtain support for projects dealing with the use of nanotechnology in fields such as energy storage, electricity transmission, carbon capture and storage or energy saving through Nano LEDs for example. With this focus E.ON is backing a still very young research discipline because experts assume that the minute particles ranging from 1 to 100 nanometers in size can greatly benefit energy use that is both more efficient and better for our climate.
Human Interest/Art

Peoria's Nuclear Knights Radio Interview
Nuclear Knights April 01, 2008 The Nuclear Knights, Arizona's representatives to the FIRST LEGO League World Festival robotics competition in Atlanta, GA, will be interviewed by Marlene Bourne on KXAM 1310 AM on Sunday April 6 at 3:00 pm. The radio show, The Bourne Report, which originates from Scottsdale, AZ, highlights and discusses nanotechnology issues of the day. During the 60 minute interview, all 8 team members will be discussing their robot and its design, performance and technology, their efforts with Arizona's renewable energy resources, their presentation to be made at the international competition and their overall strategy for the robot against the best in the world.
Interviews/Book Reviews/Essays/Reports

Technologies that press the limits of test
tmworld.com April 02, 2008 In a recent interview, Linda Rae of Keithley Instruments discussed solutions that Keithley has developed to meet the test and measurement needs of emerging technologies. Q: What emerging technologies present the biggest challenges to the test field? A: Wireless is generating many new transmission and reception protocols, including the merging of voice and data so that we can perform more functions on our cellphones. At Keithley, we've been focusing particular attention on the multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) radio architecture. Here, our challenge is to test multiple transmitters and receivers simultaneously, which adds complexity to the measurements that have to be made and to the data analysis that has to be done. Among other emerging areas, we see new challenges from nanotechnology and from the shrinking geometries in semiconductors. In these applications, Keithley brings to bear one of its core competencies, very low current and voltage measurement. Our instruments also must address the thermal energy that devices are subject to during tests, so you see more use of pulse techniques to limit device self-heating.
150 Year Life Spans Becoming Likelier Says Noted Futurist
Michael G. Zey April 01, 2008 With each new scientific discovery, it becomes increasingly more likely that we will be able to achieve an average human life span of 150 years or greater. And better yet, people will be doing so in bodies that are youthful, physically vibrant, and mentally sharp.
Memory Technology

Nanotech boffin gives storage the needle
vnunet.com April 01, 2008 A Dutch researcher is working on next-generation storage technology that could see data held on millions of tiny needles. Alexander le Fèbre showed that a field-emission current signal can be used to arrange the position of nanometre-sharp needles. These probes can be applied to write and read in new storage media with an extremely high density, using bits on a nanometre scale. Le Fèbre, a scientist at the University of Twente's MESA+ research institute, said that being able to control the position of each separate probe is essential for realising a system with extremely high densities. The measurements show that a field-emission current signal can be used to adjust the position of the probes without them making direct contact with the storage medium.
MEMS

iSuppli Establishes Photovoltaic and MEMS Services, Acquires Leading Market Research Firm
iSuppli Corporation April 01, 2008 Amid $100-per-barrel oil prices, rising instability in petroleum-producing regions and mounting concerns regarding the environmental impact of fossil fuels, renewable energy -- particularly solar -- has emerged as a critical technology of the 21st century.
Molecular Machines

UCLA researchers design nanomachine that kills cancer cells
UCLA April 01, 2008 'Nanoimpeller' releases anticancer drugs inside of cancer cells
Molecular Nanotechnology

UCLA researchers design nanomachine that kills cancer cells
UCLA April 01, 2008 'Nanoimpeller' releases anticancer drugs inside of cancer cells
Nanoelectronics

Nanotech boffin gives storage the needle
vnunet.com April 01, 2008 A Dutch researcher is working on next-generation storage technology that could see data held on millions of tiny needles. Alexander le Fèbre showed that a field-emission current signal can be used to arrange the position of nanometre-sharp needles. These probes can be applied to write and read in new storage media with an extremely high density, using bits on a nanometre scale. Le Fèbre, a scientist at the University of Twente's MESA+ research institute, said that being able to control the position of each separate probe is essential for realising a system with extremely high densities. The measurements show that a field-emission current signal can be used to adjust the position of the probes without them making direct contact with the storage medium.
Nanomedicine

Nano-Softball Made of DNA
Wiley-Blackwell April 02, 2008 'Programmed' oligonucleotides with 3 branches organize themselves into dodecahedra
Oasmia Enters New Important License Agreement for Paclical(R) Vet With Orion Corporation
Oasmia Pharmaceutical April 01, 2008 Oasmia Pharmaceutical has entered into a license agreement with the Animal Health business of Orion Corporation, Finland, for the veterinary product Paclical(R) Vet (paclitaxel). The agreement covers the Nordic countries and Poland, the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Hungary. According to the agreement, Oasmia will receive EUR 2 million in up-front payments plus significant royalties on all sales. Orion obtains exclusive sales and distribution rights for the included territories.
UCLA researchers design nanomachine that kills cancer cells
UCLA April 01, 2008 'Nanoimpeller' releases anticancer drugs inside of cancer cells
Patents/IP/Tech Transfer/Licensing

Oasmia Enters New Important License Agreement for Paclical(R) Vet With Orion Corporation
Oasmia Pharmaceutical April 01, 2008 Oasmia Pharmaceutical has entered into a license agreement with the Animal Health business of Orion Corporation, Finland, for the veterinary product Paclical(R) Vet (paclitaxel). The agreement covers the Nordic countries and Poland, the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Hungary. According to the agreement, Oasmia will receive EUR 2 million in up-front payments plus significant royalties on all sales. Orion obtains exclusive sales and distribution rights for the included territories.
Sensors

iSuppli Establishes Photovoltaic and MEMS Services, Acquires Leading Market Research Firm
iSuppli Corporation April 01, 2008 Amid $100-per-barrel oil prices, rising instability in petroleum-producing regions and mounting concerns regarding the environmental impact of fossil fuels, renewable energy -- particularly solar -- has emerged as a critical technology of the 21st century.
Tools

Technologies that press the limits of test
tmworld.com April 02, 2008 In a recent interview, Linda Rae of Keithley Instruments discussed solutions that Keithley has developed to meet the test and measurement needs of emerging technologies. Q: What emerging technologies present the biggest challenges to the test field? A: Wireless is generating many new transmission and reception protocols, including the merging of voice and data so that we can perform more functions on our cellphones. At Keithley, we've been focusing particular attention on the multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) radio architecture. Here, our challenge is to test multiple transmitters and receivers simultaneously, which adds complexity to the measurements that have to be made and to the data analysis that has to be done. Among other emerging areas, we see new challenges from nanotechnology and from the shrinking geometries in semiconductors. In these applications, Keithley brings to bear one of its core competencies, very low current and voltage measurement. Our instruments also must address the thermal energy that devices are subject to during tests, so you see more use of pulse techniques to limit device self-heating.
NT-MDT's new automated SPM offers ease-of-use for all user levels
NT-MDT Co. April 01, 2008 NT-MDT will participate in the Spring 2008 ACS National Meeting & Exposition in New Orleans, LA, USA, April 6th to10th . During the ACS exhibition, NT-MDT will debut their newest product innovation the Solver Next, the first general-purpose SPM automated for ease-of-use at any user level. The system offers complete automation, intelligent software and ergonomic design making this general-purpose SPM acceptable for state-of-the-art scientific laboratories and multi user facilities.
Agilent Technologies Broadens Microscopy Portfolio for Life Sciences with Acquisition of TILL Photonics
Agilent Technologies Inc. April 01, 2008 Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE:A) today announced it has completed the acquisition of TILL Photonics GmbH, a developer, manufacturer and marketer of optical, fluorescence microscopy products for life sciences. Financial details were not disclosed.

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