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NanoNewsCustom April 8, 2008

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Academic/Education

Science Officials Ask Presidential Candidates to Set a National Priority
nanoTX USA’08 April 07, 2008 To confront what they call "the gravest challenge of our time," nanoTX USA'08 organizers today dispatched an open letter to senators Clinton, McCain, and Obama on behalf of the scientific community
UAlbany Student is Selected as Recipient of Prestigious Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship
UAlbany CNSE April 07, 2008 Julita Ewa Patrosz, a sophomore majoring in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, receives nation's premier undergraduate award for students engaged in scientific study
UC Davis wants to study environmental hazards of nanotechnology
modbee.com April 07, 2008 The University of California, Davis is hoping to start a research institute to study the unintended environmental consequences of nanotechnology. For example, no-smell socks contain tiny particles of silver that can leach into wastewater during washing. If the wastewater ends up in the soil, the silver particles will kill valuable microbes. Tiny nano materials increasingly are being used in clothing, as well as in medical and electronic products. Nanoparticles can be as small as a billionth of a meter. Scientists say these new technologies should be studied before they are marketed.
Aerospace/Space

Nanotechnology to boost space industry
russiatoday.ru April 07, 2008 The Russian Federal Space Agency is teaming up with state tech giant Rosnanotekh to promoting nanotechnology in the country's key industries. With a budget of $US 5 billion, Rosnanotekh is poised to inject life-saving funds into Russia's long-neglected science departments Head of Rosnanotech, Leonid Melamed, said the first project was to promote Russia's space industry. "The current task is to create competitive advantages for Russia`s space agency using nanotechnology. This will help our space industry not only to maintain its current market position but also to enter other international markets," Melamed said. Under the agreement there will be a special department within the corporation working on aerospace projects.
Announcements

Arthur Kaufman Joins Manhattan Scientifics Science and Technology Committee
Manhattan Scientifics April 08, 2008 Distinguished Committee Includes "Father of the Cell Phone," Martin Cooper
Organic Light Emitting Diodes Is Emerging as the Display Technology of Choice Across Sectors
Frost & Sullivan April 08, 2008 With liquid crystal display (LCD) technology having reached a point of maturity from where there can only be evolutionary changes rather than revolutionary, the field is open to disruptive, cost-effective technologies. Some of these include organic light emitting diodes (OLEDs), 3D and holographic displays, as well as multi-touch interfaces.
CombiMatrix Launches BAC HD Scan: Diagnostic for Over 125 Genetic Disorders Including Autism Spectrum Disorder
CombiMatrix Corporation April 08, 2008 BAC HD Scan Test Has the Broadest Genome Coverage and is the Most Comprehensive Array Based Diagnostic Test Available
CoQ10 emulsions boost bioavailability: study
nutraingredients.com April 08, 2008 The Tokyo-based researchers did state however that this difference was not significant, and this may have been due to large particle sizes. "A possible extension of this research would involve further collection of fundamental data on emulsification of CoQ10 with various food materials in order to produce more stable and more bioavailable emulsified products (e.g., nano-emulsion)," wrote the researchers. "It is known that nm-scale of particles improves the adhesion to and adsorption into the intestinal epithelial cells; further improvement of oral bioavailability of CoQ10 is expected by preparation of a nano-emulsion. Therefore, this will be the subject of a future study," they concluded.
Quantum Dot Mission to Germany
Nanoco Technologies Ltd April 08, 2008 Nanoco showcased its quantum dot technology to an audience of British and German representatives from industry and academia at the Nanotechnology Knowledge Transfer Network event held in Berlin on 10 March 2008. Delegates attended from fields such as automotive, photovoltaic, electronics & chemistry.
Starpharma Holdings (ASX:SPL) Signs Research Agreement With Unilever For Dendrimer Technology
Starpharma Holdings Ltd April 07, 2008 Starpharma Holdings Ltd (ASX:SPL)(OTCQX: SPHRY) today announced the signing of an agreement with Unilever, to co-develop a research tool using Starpharma's Priostar(R) dendrimer technology. An undisclosed fee is payable to Starpharma's US subsidiary DNT Inc as part of the arrangement.
UAlbany Student is Selected as Recipient of Prestigious Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship
UAlbany CNSE April 07, 2008 Julita Ewa Patrosz, a sophomore majoring in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, receives nation's premier undergraduate award for students engaged in scientific study
MFIC Corporation Appoints New Microfluidics’ Sales Leadership Team
MFIC Corporation April 07, 2008 MFIC Corporation (OTCBB: MFIC) today announced that its wholly-owned operating subsidiary, Microfluidics Corporation, has appointed William Kober, Xavier Leroy and Kent Chu as Vice Presidents of Sales to execute on the Company's global growth strategy and to lead key regional geographic sales organizations consisting of sales managers, distributors and independent manufacturers representatives. Mr. Kober will oversee North and South America; Mr. Leroy will oversee Europe, the Middle East and Africa and Mr. Chu will oversee Asia-Pacific. All parties will report directly to Michael C. Ferrara, Chief Executive Officer.
Nanotechnology to boost space industry
russiatoday.ru April 07, 2008 The Russian Federal Space Agency is teaming up with state tech giant Rosnanotekh to promoting nanotechnology in the country's key industries. With a budget of $US 5 billion, Rosnanotekh is poised to inject life-saving funds into Russia's long-neglected science departments Head of Rosnanotech, Leonid Melamed, said the first project was to promote Russia's space industry. "The current task is to create competitive advantages for Russia`s space agency using nanotechnology. This will help our space industry not only to maintain its current market position but also to enter other international markets," Melamed said. Under the agreement there will be a special department within the corporation working on aerospace projects.
Kentucky patents
kentucky.com April 07, 2008 The U.S. Patent Office issues patents weekly. These patents were issued for inventors or assignees in the Lexington area: Marker holder and dispensing device. Inventors: Angelo Flamingo, Port Washington, Wis.; James Whitfield II, Lexington; and Todd Thiel, Waupaca, Wis. Patent 7,344,051 unassigned. Imaging apparatus having a programmable throughput rate. Inventors: Michael Donovan and Tommy Lowe, both of Lexington, and Daniel Powell, Versailles. Patent 7,344,212 assigned to Lexmark International Inc., Lexington. Power and ground buss layout for reduced substrate size. Inventors: David King, Shelbyville, and Kristi Rowe, Richmond. Patent 7,344,227 assigned to Lexmark. Multiple layer etch stop and etching method. Inventors: John Krawczyk, Richmond; Andrew McNees, Christopher Money and Girish Patil, all of Lexington; David Rhine, Georgetown; and Karthik Vaideeswaran, Troy, N.Y. Patent 7,344,994 assigned to Lexmark. Aequorin and obelin mutants with differing wavelengths and bioluminescence. Inventors: Sylvia Daunert, Sapna Deo, Emre Dikici and Laura Rowe, all of Lexington. Patent 7,345,160 assigned to the University of Kentucky Research Foundation, Lexington. Method and system for moving content in a content object stored in a data repository. Inventors: William Baer, Robert Hartman Jr., I-Ming Kao and Jerry Robertson III, all of San Jose, Calif.; Edward Hanapole, Pine Brook, N.J.; Richard Hennessy, York, Maine; Janet Murray, Los Gatos, Calif.; and Richard Walkus, Wayne, N.J. Patent 7,346,844 assigned to International Business Machines Corp., Armonk, N.Y., and Pearson Education Inc., Upper Saddle River, N.J. Bariatric patient lift apparatus. Inventors: Robert Ein, Lexington. Patent 7,346,941 unassigned. Polyurethane rolls and methods of manufacturing. Inventors: Bradley Beach; Bhaskar Gopalanarayanan; Johnny Massie II, all of Lexington, Patent No. 7,347,808 assigned to Lexmark International Enhancing thermal conductivity of fluids with graphite nanoparticles and carbon nanotube: Inventors: Zhiqiang Zhang, Lexington; Frances E. Lockwood, Georgetown; Patent No. 7,348,298 assigned to Ashland Licensing and Intellectual Property, LLC, Dublin, Ohio.
New method to decrease particle size
innovations-report.de April 07, 2008 At the World Largest Invention Market this week, UPM researchers unveil a new method which significantly decreases the catalyst particle size to nanoparticle size. This method is the first such breakthrough in the world. This week, University Putra Malaysia's team unveiled their latest inventions and products at the 34th International Exhibition of Inventions, New Techniques and Products in Geneva (April 2-6, 2008), also known as the World's Largest Market-Place for Inventions. This research is on a new technique for significantly reducing the catalyst particle to nanoparticle size so that the surface area is greatly increased. This significant breakthrough is important because chemical reactions happen on the surface of catalyst. Therefore this allows the catalyst to operate at lower temperatures, higher yields and shorter preparation time TITLE: Nanoparticle of Vanadium Phosphate Catalysts for Selective Oxidation of n-Butane to Malice Anhydride RESEARCHERS: Prof. Dr. Taufiq Yap Yun Hin and Dr. Ali Asghar Rownaghi Contact details: Putra Laboratory for Catalysis Science and Technology, Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, Universiti Putra Malaysia, 43400 UPM, Serdang, Selangor, Malaysia Telephone: 03-8946 6809 Fax: 03- 8946 6758 E-mail : yap@fsas.upm.edu.my
Joint briefing between TTNA & Nanotechnology Alliance
fibre2fashion.com April 07, 2008 A joint briefing has been arranged between the Technical Textiles and Nonwoven Association (TTNA) and the Australian Nanotechnology Alliance (ANA) in Brisbane on 17th April. The TTNA Member speaker is Bill Humphries from CSIRO who will speak on the use of science & technology to develop textiles for the future. The ANA Member speaker is Professor Rob Lamb, who will speak on nanotechnology and the synchrotron and how science can help new technology, especially in technical textiles. Introductory presentations on both the TTNA and ANA will also be made. This is an opportunity to make new business partners, and to create more interest in technical textiles generally, on a national scale. Attendees will also have the opportunity to meet the brand new organization - Future Materials. This organization will be officially launched in Brisbane on 17th April from 3.30-5pm. Dignitaries from that event are invited to the briefing.
Business Technology Plan Competing Teams
University of New Mexico April 07, 2008 Competing teams (alphabetical order by venture name)
Scanning the risk horizon for emerging threats
lloyds.com April 07, 2008 The invasive potential of artificial life and so-called biomimetic robots are among 25 alarming threats to the ecosystem identified by UK environmental scientists and policymakers. As well as risks associated with insect like mini robots, the list includes threats linked to nanotechnology and biotechnology. The list, which is the result of an exercise called horizon scanning, also points to hazards associated with climate change such as coastal flooding, increased fire risk, and the growing demand for biofuels and biomass. Published online in the British Ecological Society's Journal of Applied Ecology, the list came out of a two-day meeting held in Cambridge involving 35 representatives from government, environmental NGOs and academia. "We hope that horizon scanning will help cut down the number of times that policy dealing with foreseeable issues needs to made in the absence of the appropriate research," the lead author, Professor Bill Sutherland of the University of Cambridge, said.
UC Davis wants to study environmental hazards of nanotechnology
modbee.com April 07, 2008 The University of California, Davis is hoping to start a research institute to study the unintended environmental consequences of nanotechnology. For example, no-smell socks contain tiny particles of silver that can leach into wastewater during washing. If the wastewater ends up in the soil, the silver particles will kill valuable microbes. Tiny nano materials increasingly are being used in clothing, as well as in medical and electronic products. Nanoparticles can be as small as a billionth of a meter. Scientists say these new technologies should be studied before they are marketed.
Carnegie Mellon's Nadine Aubry, Colleague Pushpendra Singh Work to Find Method for Improved Self-Assembly of Nanoparticles
Carnegie Mellon University April 07, 2008 Carnegie Mellon University's Nadine Aubry and colleague Pushpendra Singh of the New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) are leading a research team to develop a manufacturing strategy that could improve technologies used in tissue engineering and information technology.
Memory in artificial atoms
University of Copenhagen April 07, 2008 Three of our nano-physicists have made a discovery that can change the way we store data on our computers. This means that in the future we can store data much faster, and more accurate. Their discovery has been published in the scientific journal Nature Physics.
Nano Pet Products, LLC Signs Two Major Distributors to Meet Growing Demand for its Revolutionary Nanotechnology-Based Pet Products
Nano Pet Products, LLC April 07, 2008 Nano Pet Products, LLC, a Wilton, Connecticut-based company dedicated to bringing cleaner and healthier pet products to pet owners worldwide through nanotechnology, has signed two major new distributors, Superdog Pet Food Company based in Leola, Pennsylvania and Southeast Pet based in Austell, Georgia, to meet the growing demand for the company's revolutionary new Dog Gone Smart(TM) Bed and Dog Gone Smart(TM) Wear product lines.
Appointments/New hires/Resignations/Promotions

Arthur Kaufman Joins Manhattan Scientifics Science and Technology Committee
Manhattan Scientifics April 08, 2008 Distinguished Committee Includes "Father of the Cell Phone," Martin Cooper
MFIC Corporation Appoints New Microfluidics’ Sales Leadership Team
MFIC Corporation April 07, 2008 MFIC Corporation (OTCBB: MFIC) today announced that its wholly-owned operating subsidiary, Microfluidics Corporation, has appointed William Kober, Xavier Leroy and Kent Chu as Vice Presidents of Sales to execute on the Company's global growth strategy and to lead key regional geographic sales organizations consisting of sales managers, distributors and independent manufacturers representatives. Mr. Kober will oversee North and South America; Mr. Leroy will oversee Europe, the Middle East and Africa and Mr. Chu will oversee Asia-Pacific. All parties will report directly to Michael C. Ferrara, Chief Executive Officer.
Discoveries

CoQ10 emulsions boost bioavailability: study
nutraingredients.com April 08, 2008 The Tokyo-based researchers did state however that this difference was not significant, and this may have been due to large particle sizes. "A possible extension of this research would involve further collection of fundamental data on emulsification of CoQ10 with various food materials in order to produce more stable and more bioavailable emulsified products (e.g., nano-emulsion)," wrote the researchers. "It is known that nm-scale of particles improves the adhesion to and adsorption into the intestinal epithelial cells; further improvement of oral bioavailability of CoQ10 is expected by preparation of a nano-emulsion. Therefore, this will be the subject of a future study," they concluded.
Memory in artificial atoms
University of Copenhagen April 07, 2008 Three of our nano-physicists have made a discovery that can change the way we store data on our computers. This means that in the future we can store data much faster, and more accurate. Their discovery has been published in the scientific journal Nature Physics.
Energy

Arthur Kaufman Joins Manhattan Scientifics Science and Technology Committee
Manhattan Scientifics April 08, 2008 Distinguished Committee Includes "Father of the Cell Phone," Martin Cooper
Quantum Dot Mission to Germany
Nanoco Technologies Ltd April 08, 2008 Nanoco showcased its quantum dot technology to an audience of British and German representatives from industry and academia at the Nanotechnology Knowledge Transfer Network event held in Berlin on 10 March 2008. Delegates attended from fields such as automotive, photovoltaic, electronics & chemistry.
Environment

Scanning the risk horizon for emerging threats
lloyds.com April 07, 2008 The invasive potential of artificial life and so-called biomimetic robots are among 25 alarming threats to the ecosystem identified by UK environmental scientists and policymakers. As well as risks associated with insect like mini robots, the list includes threats linked to nanotechnology and biotechnology. The list, which is the result of an exercise called horizon scanning, also points to hazards associated with climate change such as coastal flooding, increased fire risk, and the growing demand for biofuels and biomass. Published online in the British Ecological Society's Journal of Applied Ecology, the list came out of a two-day meeting held in Cambridge involving 35 representatives from government, environmental NGOs and academia. "We hope that horizon scanning will help cut down the number of times that policy dealing with foreseeable issues needs to made in the absence of the appropriate research," the lead author, Professor Bill Sutherland of the University of Cambridge, said.
UC Davis wants to study environmental hazards of nanotechnology
modbee.com April 07, 2008 The University of California, Davis is hoping to start a research institute to study the unintended environmental consequences of nanotechnology. For example, no-smell socks contain tiny particles of silver that can leach into wastewater during washing. If the wastewater ends up in the soil, the silver particles will kill valuable microbes. Tiny nano materials increasingly are being used in clothing, as well as in medical and electronic products. Nanoparticles can be as small as a billionth of a meter. Scientists say these new technologies should be studied before they are marketed.
Food/Agriculture/Supplements

CoQ10 emulsions boost bioavailability: study
nutraingredients.com April 08, 2008 The Tokyo-based researchers did state however that this difference was not significant, and this may have been due to large particle sizes. "A possible extension of this research would involve further collection of fundamental data on emulsification of CoQ10 with various food materials in order to produce more stable and more bioavailable emulsified products (e.g., nano-emulsion)," wrote the researchers. "It is known that nm-scale of particles improves the adhesion to and adsorption into the intestinal epithelial cells; further improvement of oral bioavailability of CoQ10 is expected by preparation of a nano-emulsion. Therefore, this will be the subject of a future study," they concluded.
Nano Pet Products, LLC Signs Two Major Distributors to Meet Growing Demand for its Revolutionary Nanotechnology-Based Pet Products
Nano Pet Products, LLC April 07, 2008 Nano Pet Products, LLC, a Wilton, Connecticut-based company dedicated to bringing cleaner and healthier pet products to pet owners worldwide through nanotechnology, has signed two major new distributors, Superdog Pet Food Company based in Leola, Pennsylvania and Southeast Pet based in Austell, Georgia, to meet the growing demand for the company's revolutionary new Dog Gone Smart(TM) Bed and Dog Gone Smart(TM) Wear product lines.
Govt.-Legislation/Regulation/Funding/Policy

Science Officials Ask Presidential Candidates to Set a National Priority
nanoTX USA’08 April 07, 2008 To confront what they call "the gravest challenge of our time," nanoTX USA'08 organizers today dispatched an open letter to senators Clinton, McCain, and Obama on behalf of the scientific community
Nanotechnology to boost space industry
russiatoday.ru April 07, 2008 The Russian Federal Space Agency is teaming up with state tech giant Rosnanotekh to promoting nanotechnology in the country's key industries. With a budget of $US 5 billion, Rosnanotekh is poised to inject life-saving funds into Russia's long-neglected science departments Head of Rosnanotech, Leonid Melamed, said the first project was to promote Russia's space industry. "The current task is to create competitive advantages for Russia`s space agency using nanotechnology. This will help our space industry not only to maintain its current market position but also to enter other international markets," Melamed said. Under the agreement there will be a special department within the corporation working on aerospace projects.
UC Davis wants to study environmental hazards of nanotechnology
modbee.com April 07, 2008 The University of California, Davis is hoping to start a research institute to study the unintended environmental consequences of nanotechnology. For example, no-smell socks contain tiny particles of silver that can leach into wastewater during washing. If the wastewater ends up in the soil, the silver particles will kill valuable microbes. Tiny nano materials increasingly are being used in clothing, as well as in medical and electronic products. Nanoparticles can be as small as a billionth of a meter. Scientists say these new technologies should be studied before they are marketed.
Interviews/Book Reviews/Essays/Reports

Organic Light Emitting Diodes Is Emerging as the Display Technology of Choice Across Sectors
Frost & Sullivan April 08, 2008 With liquid crystal display (LCD) technology having reached a point of maturity from where there can only be evolutionary changes rather than revolutionary, the field is open to disruptive, cost-effective technologies. Some of these include organic light emitting diodes (OLEDs), 3D and holographic displays, as well as multi-touch interfaces.
CoQ10 emulsions boost bioavailability: study
nutraingredients.com April 08, 2008 The Tokyo-based researchers did state however that this difference was not significant, and this may have been due to large particle sizes. "A possible extension of this research would involve further collection of fundamental data on emulsification of CoQ10 with various food materials in order to produce more stable and more bioavailable emulsified products (e.g., nano-emulsion)," wrote the researchers. "It is known that nm-scale of particles improves the adhesion to and adsorption into the intestinal epithelial cells; further improvement of oral bioavailability of CoQ10 is expected by preparation of a nano-emulsion. Therefore, this will be the subject of a future study," they concluded.
Memory Technology

Memory in artificial atoms
University of Copenhagen April 07, 2008 Three of our nano-physicists have made a discovery that can change the way we store data on our computers. This means that in the future we can store data much faster, and more accurate. Their discovery has been published in the scientific journal Nature Physics.
Nanomedicine

CombiMatrix Launches BAC HD Scan: Diagnostic for Over 125 Genetic Disorders Including Autism Spectrum Disorder
CombiMatrix Corporation April 08, 2008 BAC HD Scan Test Has the Broadest Genome Coverage and is the Most Comprehensive Array Based Diagnostic Test Available
Starpharma Holdings (ASX:SPL) Signs Research Agreement With Unilever For Dendrimer Technology
Starpharma Holdings Ltd April 07, 2008 Starpharma Holdings Ltd (ASX:SPL)(OTCQX: SPHRY) today announced the signing of an agreement with Unilever, to co-develop a research tool using Starpharma's Priostar(R) dendrimer technology. An undisclosed fee is payable to Starpharma's US subsidiary DNT Inc as part of the arrangement.
Carnegie Mellon's Nadine Aubry, Colleague Pushpendra Singh Work to Find Method for Improved Self-Assembly of Nanoparticles
Carnegie Mellon University April 07, 2008 Carnegie Mellon University's Nadine Aubry and colleague Pushpendra Singh of the New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) are leading a research team to develop a manufacturing strategy that could improve technologies used in tissue engineering and information technology.
Nanotubes

Kentucky patents
kentucky.com April 07, 2008 The U.S. Patent Office issues patents weekly. These patents were issued for inventors or assignees in the Lexington area: Marker holder and dispensing device. Inventors: Angelo Flamingo, Port Washington, Wis.; James Whitfield II, Lexington; and Todd Thiel, Waupaca, Wis. Patent 7,344,051 unassigned. Imaging apparatus having a programmable throughput rate. Inventors: Michael Donovan and Tommy Lowe, both of Lexington, and Daniel Powell, Versailles. Patent 7,344,212 assigned to Lexmark International Inc., Lexington. Power and ground buss layout for reduced substrate size. Inventors: David King, Shelbyville, and Kristi Rowe, Richmond. Patent 7,344,227 assigned to Lexmark. Multiple layer etch stop and etching method. Inventors: John Krawczyk, Richmond; Andrew McNees, Christopher Money and Girish Patil, all of Lexington; David Rhine, Georgetown; and Karthik Vaideeswaran, Troy, N.Y. Patent 7,344,994 assigned to Lexmark. Aequorin and obelin mutants with differing wavelengths and bioluminescence. Inventors: Sylvia Daunert, Sapna Deo, Emre Dikici and Laura Rowe, all of Lexington. Patent 7,345,160 assigned to the University of Kentucky Research Foundation, Lexington. Method and system for moving content in a content object stored in a data repository. Inventors: William Baer, Robert Hartman Jr., I-Ming Kao and Jerry Robertson III, all of San Jose, Calif.; Edward Hanapole, Pine Brook, N.J.; Richard Hennessy, York, Maine; Janet Murray, Los Gatos, Calif.; and Richard Walkus, Wayne, N.J. Patent 7,346,844 assigned to International Business Machines Corp., Armonk, N.Y., and Pearson Education Inc., Upper Saddle River, N.J. Bariatric patient lift apparatus. Inventors: Robert Ein, Lexington. Patent 7,346,941 unassigned. Polyurethane rolls and methods of manufacturing. Inventors: Bradley Beach; Bhaskar Gopalanarayanan; Johnny Massie II, all of Lexington, Patent No. 7,347,808 assigned to Lexmark International Enhancing thermal conductivity of fluids with graphite nanoparticles and carbon nanotube: Inventors: Zhiqiang Zhang, Lexington; Frances E. Lockwood, Georgetown; Patent No. 7,348,298 assigned to Ashland Licensing and Intellectual Property, LLC, Dublin, Ohio.
Memory in artificial atoms
University of Copenhagen April 07, 2008 Three of our nano-physicists have made a discovery that can change the way we store data on our computers. This means that in the future we can store data much faster, and more accurate. Their discovery has been published in the scientific journal Nature Physics.
Patents/IP/Tech Transfer/Licensing

Kentucky patents
kentucky.com April 07, 2008 The U.S. Patent Office issues patents weekly. These patents were issued for inventors or assignees in the Lexington area: Marker holder and dispensing device. Inventors: Angelo Flamingo, Port Washington, Wis.; James Whitfield II, Lexington; and Todd Thiel, Waupaca, Wis. Patent 7,344,051 unassigned. Imaging apparatus having a programmable throughput rate. Inventors: Michael Donovan and Tommy Lowe, both of Lexington, and Daniel Powell, Versailles. Patent 7,344,212 assigned to Lexmark International Inc., Lexington. Power and ground buss layout for reduced substrate size. Inventors: David King, Shelbyville, and Kristi Rowe, Richmond. Patent 7,344,227 assigned to Lexmark. Multiple layer etch stop and etching method. Inventors: John Krawczyk, Richmond; Andrew McNees, Christopher Money and Girish Patil, all of Lexington; David Rhine, Georgetown; and Karthik Vaideeswaran, Troy, N.Y. Patent 7,344,994 assigned to Lexmark. Aequorin and obelin mutants with differing wavelengths and bioluminescence. Inventors: Sylvia Daunert, Sapna Deo, Emre Dikici and Laura Rowe, all of Lexington. Patent 7,345,160 assigned to the University of Kentucky Research Foundation, Lexington. Method and system for moving content in a content object stored in a data repository. Inventors: William Baer, Robert Hartman Jr., I-Ming Kao and Jerry Robertson III, all of San Jose, Calif.; Edward Hanapole, Pine Brook, N.J.; Richard Hennessy, York, Maine; Janet Murray, Los Gatos, Calif.; and Richard Walkus, Wayne, N.J. Patent 7,346,844 assigned to International Business Machines Corp., Armonk, N.Y., and Pearson Education Inc., Upper Saddle River, N.J. Bariatric patient lift apparatus. Inventors: Robert Ein, Lexington. Patent 7,346,941 unassigned. Polyurethane rolls and methods of manufacturing. Inventors: Bradley Beach; Bhaskar Gopalanarayanan; Johnny Massie II, all of Lexington, Patent No. 7,347,808 assigned to Lexmark International Enhancing thermal conductivity of fluids with graphite nanoparticles and carbon nanotube: Inventors: Zhiqiang Zhang, Lexington; Frances E. Lockwood, Georgetown; Patent No. 7,348,298 assigned to Ashland Licensing and Intellectual Property, LLC, Dublin, Ohio.
Personal Care

Business Technology Plan Competing Teams
University of New Mexico April 07, 2008 Competing teams (alphabetical order by venture name)
Possible Futures

Scanning the risk horizon for emerging threats
lloyds.com April 07, 2008 The invasive potential of artificial life and so-called biomimetic robots are among 25 alarming threats to the ecosystem identified by UK environmental scientists and policymakers. As well as risks associated with insect like mini robots, the list includes threats linked to nanotechnology and biotechnology. The list, which is the result of an exercise called horizon scanning, also points to hazards associated with climate change such as coastal flooding, increased fire risk, and the growing demand for biofuels and biomass. Published online in the British Ecological Society's Journal of Applied Ecology, the list came out of a two-day meeting held in Cambridge involving 35 representatives from government, environmental NGOs and academia. "We hope that horizon scanning will help cut down the number of times that policy dealing with foreseeable issues needs to made in the absence of the appropriate research," the lead author, Professor Bill Sutherland of the University of Cambridge, said.
Safety-Nanoparticles/Risk management

Scanning the risk horizon for emerging threats
lloyds.com April 07, 2008 The invasive potential of artificial life and so-called biomimetic robots are among 25 alarming threats to the ecosystem identified by UK environmental scientists and policymakers. As well as risks associated with insect like mini robots, the list includes threats linked to nanotechnology and biotechnology. The list, which is the result of an exercise called horizon scanning, also points to hazards associated with climate change such as coastal flooding, increased fire risk, and the growing demand for biofuels and biomass. Published online in the British Ecological Society's Journal of Applied Ecology, the list came out of a two-day meeting held in Cambridge involving 35 representatives from government, environmental NGOs and academia. "We hope that horizon scanning will help cut down the number of times that policy dealing with foreseeable issues needs to made in the absence of the appropriate research," the lead author, Professor Bill Sutherland of the University of Cambridge, said.
UC Davis wants to study environmental hazards of nanotechnology
modbee.com April 07, 2008 The University of California, Davis is hoping to start a research institute to study the unintended environmental consequences of nanotechnology. For example, no-smell socks contain tiny particles of silver that can leach into wastewater during washing. If the wastewater ends up in the soil, the silver particles will kill valuable microbes. Tiny nano materials increasingly are being used in clothing, as well as in medical and electronic products. Nanoparticles can be as small as a billionth of a meter. Scientists say these new technologies should be studied before they are marketed.
Self Assembly

Carnegie Mellon's Nadine Aubry, Colleague Pushpendra Singh Work to Find Method for Improved Self-Assembly of Nanoparticles
Carnegie Mellon University April 07, 2008 Carnegie Mellon University's Nadine Aubry and colleague Pushpendra Singh of the New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) are leading a research team to develop a manufacturing strategy that could improve technologies used in tissue engineering and information technology.
Textiles/Clothing

Joint briefing between TTNA & Nanotechnology Alliance
fibre2fashion.com April 07, 2008 A joint briefing has been arranged between the Technical Textiles and Nonwoven Association (TTNA) and the Australian Nanotechnology Alliance (ANA) in Brisbane on 17th April. The TTNA Member speaker is Bill Humphries from CSIRO who will speak on the use of science & technology to develop textiles for the future. The ANA Member speaker is Professor Rob Lamb, who will speak on nanotechnology and the synchrotron and how science can help new technology, especially in technical textiles. Introductory presentations on both the TTNA and ANA will also be made. This is an opportunity to make new business partners, and to create more interest in technical textiles generally, on a national scale. Attendees will also have the opportunity to meet the brand new organization - Future Materials. This organization will be officially launched in Brisbane on 17th April from 3.30-5pm. Dignitaries from that event are invited to the briefing.

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