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Displaying items by tag: Nanotechnology

Doing business in 25 years time might be radically different than the way we work now, with robots, holograms and drones all part of life at work and home in the brave new world of technology in 2040.

Published in Accounting Software

Silicon-Valley based intellectual property (IP) strategy and startup advisory firm, Foresight Valuation Group, has announced a Startup-IP Program (STR-IP), which it says is aimed at helping technology startups build an IP portfolio that is aligned with their business goals and that would enhance their valuation.

Published in Strategy

Swinburne University of Technology researchers have developed a technique that uses nanotechnology to increase the storage capacity of optical discs and encrypt the data they carry.

Engineers at the University of California, Berkeley, have found a way to grow nanolasers directly onto a silicon surface, which could lead to a new class of faster, more efficient microprocessors, as well as to powerful biochemical sensors that use optoelectronic chips.

Wednesday, 07 July 2010 17:29

Nanotechnology centre opens in Melbourne

Victoria looks set to become Australia's nanotechnology centre of expertise, with the Federal Government opening a $63 million Melbourne Centre for Nanofabrication, as the core research lab within the Australian National Fabrication Facility.

Published in Government Tech Policy
Saturday, 23 January 2010 21:50

Clear your clogged arteries with nanoburrs

U.S. lead researchers from MIT and Harvard University have developed nanoparticles called nanoburrs that attach to damaged arteries and release medicine to open clogged arteries and repair injured ones. The new nanoparticles could vastly improve the repair and treatment of such cardiovascular problems in humans.

Published in Biology
Scientists at  IBM's Zurich Research Laboratory, in collaboration with two European universities, have demonstrated the ability to measure the charge state of individual atoms using noncontact atomic force microscopy.

Published in A Meaningful Look
American scientists and engineers from Cornell University have created a graphite balloon that is the thinnest balloon ever made. It is only one atom in thickness so probably won’t be used at birthday parties and New Year’s celebrations.

Published in Energy
Wednesday, 21 May 2008 18:47

Possible cancer from nanotubes studied

U.K./U.S. toxicologists studied carbon nanotubes and their effect on the abdomens of mice. They found, in the first study of its kind, that nanotubes could potentially cause cancer from actions similar to asbestos fibers inhaled into the lungs of humans.

Published in Health
English biologist Paul H. Dear has proposed The N-prize, a race to put the first Nanosatellite in orbit for a cost of only 999.99 pounds (about US$2,000). Your first place prize is 9,999.99 pounds (about US$20,000).

Published in Space
Scientists at the University of Queensland have developed a new polyurethane coating with potential applications for improving the strength and flexibility of anything from condoms and golf balls to shoe soles and Lycra.

Published in Health
A new report from the Australian arm of the Friends of the Earth warns of 104 food and food-related products on sale around the world using questionable nanotechnologies which could put our health at risk, with no local labelling laws or safety checks in place to keep Australians safe from the tiny nano threat.

Published in Health
An amazing new nanowire battery has finally been developed that delivers the revolutionary leap in battery technology we’ve all been waiting for, giving our gadgets and notebooks up to 10x the battery life, while reliably powering the electric cars of tomorrow. At last!

Published in Fuzzy Logic
University of California—Berkeley physicists have created what they call a nanotube radio, or nanoradio, which is one ten-thousandth the diameter of a human hair. They predict “Good Vibrations” from their new invention.      
Published in Energy
Monday, 22 October 2007 17:54

Hey, hand me a supercomputer

Scottish, German, and Italian engineers and scientists are studying how nano-sized wires could one day bring the size of a supercomputer so it could be held in one’s hand. The key to reducing the size of computers is learning how wires within microchips behave at tiny diameters.        
Published in Energy
According to NASA engineer Ram Tripathi, the best way to protect astronauts from cosmic radiation on long-duration space trips could be a grapefruit-shaped spacecraft with a bunch of cherries stuck on sticks.           
Published in Space
Tuesday, 16 October 2007 05:12

New Hitachi heads promise 4T drives by 2011

A new technology for hard disk recording heads is expected to allow the quadrupling of drive capacities within a few years.

Saturday, 08 September 2007 15:23

IBM's atomic art on display

IBM scientists in 1990 famously wrote the letters of the company name by very carefully arranging single atoms. Now an online gallery of such atomic images has been opened for our wonder and delight.

Published in A Meaningful Look
Sunday, 15 July 2007 19:54

Nanolaser: Smallest laser yet made

A laser that is considered a nanoscale device—one with dimensions of 0.1 to 50 nanometers, where one nanometer equals one billionth of a meter—has been developed by Japanese scientists. It is considered the smallest laser ever constructed.

Published in Energy
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