People walking around Northeastern University campus may notice some new additions to outdoor scenery - husky statues. The statues, sponsored by Northeastern and the visual arts department, aim to bring art and creativity to campus while promoting some of the school's achievements. Nano Dog was created in recognition of Northeastern's efforts in nanomanufacturing research.
The latest breakthroughs in optics and photonics research and expert-led programs examining technology innovation and new-business issues will be presented at the SPIE Europe Photonics Europe symposium in April. The event will be held at the Palais de la Musique et des Congres in Strasbourg, France, April 7-11, 2008, and is the third in a series that began in 2004.
A handful of highly specialised manufacturers and artisan weavers from Tango, in the region of Japan's ancient capital Kyoto, were in Paris last week to showcase their innovations, combining centuries-old tradition with the latest in nanotechnology.
Dr. Mohammed Nashai, a renowned nanotechnologist from Egypt, has been appointed dean of King Abdullah Institute for Nanotechnology (KAIN), which will be up and running at King Saud University's Department of Physics here in six months.
Pittcon 2008, the 59th annual Pittsburgh Conference and Exposition on Analytical Chemistry and Applied Spectroscopy, will feature 55 symposia, 118 short courses, 115 oral sessions, 80 poster sessions, 14 new product forums and 10 workshops on the latest innovations and technical developments in analytical chemistry and applied spectroscopy. It will take place March 2-7 in New Orleans.
Bob Pisani over at the CNBC website has an article about investing in nanotechnology that basically is about the announcement of a new research firm covering the nanotechnology space - iNano Capital Advisors.
A new type of membrane has been internationally patented by researchers at The Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) in Trondheim. The membrane is made from a plastic material that has been structured by means of nano technology. It catches CO2 while other waste gases pass freely.
Scientists at the Naval Research Laboratory have successfully produced carbon nanotubes in high yields in bulk solid compositions using commercially available aromatic containing resins. The concentration of multi-walled carbon nanotubes and metal nanoparticles can be easily varied within the shaped carbonaceous solid.