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NanoNewsCustom April 9, 2008

There have been 11 news stories since your last update.

Academic/Education

HEC launches research, education connection with US foundation
app.com.pk April 09, 2008 "As we will see later in this Workshop, the areas of scientific collaboration between the US and Pakistan are many and varied. They range from studying the impact of climate change on glaciers to cooperation in nanotechnology to trauma and injury research to research in construction products and cement. All of these areas will benefit from this new network connection", he added.
Announcements

Altair Nanotechnologies Names John Fallini CFO
Altair Nanotechnologies Inc. April 09, 2008 Altair Nanotechnologies Inc. (Altairnano) (Nasdaq: ALTI), a leading provider of advanced nanomaterials technology for use in energy, pharmaceutical, life sciences and industrial applications, today named John C. Fallini as its chief financial officer. Mr. Fallini replaces Edward C. Dickinson, who will remain with the company in the newly created position of Senior Director Programs and Contracts. Mr. Dickinson will also retain the position of Corporate Secretary.
HEC launches research, education connection with US foundation
app.com.pk April 09, 2008 "As we will see later in this Workshop, the areas of scientific collaboration between the US and Pakistan are many and varied. They range from studying the impact of climate change on glaciers to cooperation in nanotechnology to trauma and injury research to research in construction products and cement. All of these areas will benefit from this new network connection", he added.
Nanogate AG enters Japanese market: cooperation agreement with leading display supplier
Nanogate AG April 08, 2008 Cooperation begun with a leading Japanese supplier for the display industry - contract with cost sharing confirms quality of the Dotfarm® optics technology platform - a medium seven-figure sales potential possible following successful series launch from 2009 - income projections for the 2007 financial year exceeded considerably
Nanometrics to Announce First Quarter 2008 Financial Results on April 29, 2008
Nanometrics Incorporated April 08, 2008 Nanometrics Incorporated (Nasdaq: NANO), a leading supplier of advanced metrology equipment to the semiconductor industry, will release its first quarter 2008 financial results after market close on April 29, 2008. A conference call to discuss the results will be held at 5 PM ET.
Symposium on energy research highlights future challenges, opportunities
American Chemical Society April 08, 2008 Escalating oil and gas prices along with the global challenge of climate change have spurred new generations of scientists to search for alternative energy sources. A national panel of experts on the topic gathered Monday at the 235th National Meeting in New Orleans to present a comprehensive overview of the current status, limitations, and future challenges of several significant renewable energy sources.
Manufactured Buckyballs don't harm microbes that clean the environment
Purdue University April 08, 2008 Even large amounts of manufactured nanoparticles, also known as Buckyballs, don't faze microscopic organisms that are charged with cleaning up the environment, according to Purdue University researchers.
Making Sure the Wonder Materials Don’t Become the Wonder Pollutant
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution April 08, 2008 As useful as nanotubes may be, the process of making them may have unintentional and potentially harmful impacts on the environment.
ViRexx Announces Change in Board
ViRexx Medical Corp. April 08, 2008 ViRexx Medical Corp. ("ViRexx") (TSX:VIR) (AMEX:REX), announced today that as of April 3, 2008 Mr. Peter P. Smetek, Jr. ceased to be a director of the Corporation. The board of Directors now consists of Darrell Elliott, Doug Gilpin, Jacques Lapointe, Michael Marcus and Yves Cohen.
Connecticut Nature Reserve First in America to Use Green Earth Technologies’ Green Motor Oil
Green Earth Technologies April 08, 2008 Six hundred-acre tree farm and nature preserve protects the environment and employee health with G-OIL 2-Cycle Green Engine Oil
Newly discovered 'superinsulators' promise to transform materials research, electronics design
Argonne National Laboratory April 08, 2008 Superinsulation may sound like a marketing gimmick for a drafty attic or winter coat. But it is actually a newly discovered fundamental state of matter created by scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory in collaboration with several European institutions. This discovery opens new directions of inquiry in condensed matter physics and breaks ground for a new generation of microelectronics.
İstikbal blocks electromagnetic waves with Biocare fabric
todayszaman.com April 08, 2008 İstikbal, a subsidiary of leading Turkish conglomerate the Boydak Group, has developed a new fabric that blocks 98.5 percent of electromagnetic waves and heralds it as an innovative product with potential applications in both homes and industry. The company started out with research and development at its Kayseri facilities with the aim of producing a fabric not injurious to health using nanotechnology that would provide healthier sleep for consumers. However the project yielded unexpected results, creating a fabric that can be used in a wide range of fields from construction to the defense industry. The "Biocare" fabric blocks electromagnetic waves from electronic appliances such as mobile phones, microphones, microwave ovens and wireless communication devices.
Appointments/New hires/Resignations/Promotions

Altair Nanotechnologies Names John Fallini CFO
Altair Nanotechnologies Inc. April 09, 2008 Altair Nanotechnologies Inc. (Altairnano) (Nasdaq: ALTI), a leading provider of advanced nanomaterials technology for use in energy, pharmaceutical, life sciences and industrial applications, today named John C. Fallini as its chief financial officer. Mr. Fallini replaces Edward C. Dickinson, who will remain with the company in the newly created position of Senior Director Programs and Contracts. Mr. Dickinson will also retain the position of Corporate Secretary.
ViRexx Announces Change in Board
ViRexx Medical Corp. April 08, 2008 ViRexx Medical Corp. ("ViRexx") (TSX:VIR) (AMEX:REX), announced today that as of April 3, 2008 Mr. Peter P. Smetek, Jr. ceased to be a director of the Corporation. The board of Directors now consists of Darrell Elliott, Doug Gilpin, Jacques Lapointe, Michael Marcus and Yves Cohen.
Chip Technology

Nanometrics to Announce First Quarter 2008 Financial Results on April 29, 2008
Nanometrics Incorporated April 08, 2008 Nanometrics Incorporated (Nasdaq: NANO), a leading supplier of advanced metrology equipment to the semiconductor industry, will release its first quarter 2008 financial results after market close on April 29, 2008. A conference call to discuss the results will be held at 5 PM ET.
Discoveries

Manufactured Buckyballs don't harm microbes that clean the environment
Purdue University April 08, 2008 Even large amounts of manufactured nanoparticles, also known as Buckyballs, don't faze microscopic organisms that are charged with cleaning up the environment, according to Purdue University researchers.
Making Sure the Wonder Materials Don’t Become the Wonder Pollutant
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution April 08, 2008 As useful as nanotubes may be, the process of making them may have unintentional and potentially harmful impacts on the environment.
Newly discovered 'superinsulators' promise to transform materials research, electronics design
Argonne National Laboratory April 08, 2008 Superinsulation may sound like a marketing gimmick for a drafty attic or winter coat. But it is actually a newly discovered fundamental state of matter created by scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory in collaboration with several European institutions. This discovery opens new directions of inquiry in condensed matter physics and breaks ground for a new generation of microelectronics.
Energy

Symposium on energy research highlights future challenges, opportunities
American Chemical Society April 08, 2008 Escalating oil and gas prices along with the global challenge of climate change have spurred new generations of scientists to search for alternative energy sources. A national panel of experts on the topic gathered Monday at the 235th National Meeting in New Orleans to present a comprehensive overview of the current status, limitations, and future challenges of several significant renewable energy sources.
Environment

Manufactured Buckyballs don't harm microbes that clean the environment
Purdue University April 08, 2008 Even large amounts of manufactured nanoparticles, also known as Buckyballs, don't faze microscopic organisms that are charged with cleaning up the environment, according to Purdue University researchers.
Making Sure the Wonder Materials Don’t Become the Wonder Pollutant
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution April 08, 2008 As useful as nanotubes may be, the process of making them may have unintentional and potentially harmful impacts on the environment.
Connecticut Nature Reserve First in America to Use Green Earth Technologies’ Green Motor Oil
Green Earth Technologies April 08, 2008 Six hundred-acre tree farm and nature preserve protects the environment and employee health with G-OIL 2-Cycle Green Engine Oil
Financial Reports

Nanometrics to Announce First Quarter 2008 Financial Results on April 29, 2008
Nanometrics Incorporated April 08, 2008 Nanometrics Incorporated (Nasdaq: NANO), a leading supplier of advanced metrology equipment to the semiconductor industry, will release its first quarter 2008 financial results after market close on April 29, 2008. A conference call to discuss the results will be held at 5 PM ET.
Govt.-Legislation/Regulation/Funding/Policy

Manufactured Buckyballs don't harm microbes that clean the environment
Purdue University April 08, 2008 Even large amounts of manufactured nanoparticles, also known as Buckyballs, don't faze microscopic organisms that are charged with cleaning up the environment, according to Purdue University researchers.
Nanomedicine

ViRexx Announces Change in Board
ViRexx Medical Corp. April 08, 2008 ViRexx Medical Corp. ("ViRexx") (TSX:VIR) (AMEX:REX), announced today that as of April 3, 2008 Mr. Peter P. Smetek, Jr. ceased to be a director of the Corporation. The board of Directors now consists of Darrell Elliott, Doug Gilpin, Jacques Lapointe, Michael Marcus and Yves Cohen.
Nanotubes

Making Sure the Wonder Materials Don’t Become the Wonder Pollutant
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution April 08, 2008 As useful as nanotubes may be, the process of making them may have unintentional and potentially harmful impacts on the environment.
Products

İstikbal blocks electromagnetic waves with Biocare fabric
todayszaman.com April 08, 2008 İstikbal, a subsidiary of leading Turkish conglomerate the Boydak Group, has developed a new fabric that blocks 98.5 percent of electromagnetic waves and heralds it as an innovative product with potential applications in both homes and industry. The company started out with research and development at its Kayseri facilities with the aim of producing a fabric not injurious to health using nanotechnology that would provide healthier sleep for consumers. However the project yielded unexpected results, creating a fabric that can be used in a wide range of fields from construction to the defense industry. The "Biocare" fabric blocks electromagnetic waves from electronic appliances such as mobile phones, microphones, microwave ovens and wireless communication devices.
Safety-Nanoparticles/Risk management

Manufactured Buckyballs don't harm microbes that clean the environment
Purdue University April 08, 2008 Even large amounts of manufactured nanoparticles, also known as Buckyballs, don't faze microscopic organisms that are charged with cleaning up the environment, according to Purdue University researchers.
Textiles/Clothing

İstikbal blocks electromagnetic waves with Biocare fabric
todayszaman.com April 08, 2008 İstikbal, a subsidiary of leading Turkish conglomerate the Boydak Group, has developed a new fabric that blocks 98.5 percent of electromagnetic waves and heralds it as an innovative product with potential applications in both homes and industry. The company started out with research and development at its Kayseri facilities with the aim of producing a fabric not injurious to health using nanotechnology that would provide healthier sleep for consumers. However the project yielded unexpected results, creating a fabric that can be used in a wide range of fields from construction to the defense industry. The "Biocare" fabric blocks electromagnetic waves from electronic appliances such as mobile phones, microphones, microwave ovens and wireless communication devices.
Tools

Nanometrics to Announce First Quarter 2008 Financial Results on April 29, 2008
Nanometrics Incorporated April 08, 2008 Nanometrics Incorporated (Nasdaq: NANO), a leading supplier of advanced metrology equipment to the semiconductor industry, will release its first quarter 2008 financial results after market close on April 29, 2008. A conference call to discuss the results will be held at 5 PM ET.

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