Micronora, the international microtechnology and high-precision trade fair, will be held from September 23-26, 2008 in Besancon (in Eastern France). In 2008, for the first time, the event will also feature a Nanotechnology Pavilion.
A talented young physicist at Rensselaer has developed two innovations that could vastly improve magnetic data storage and sense extremely low level magnetic fields in everything from ink on counterfeit currency to tissue in the human brain and heart.
The new GaN transistor could reduce the power consumption and improve the efficiency of power electronics systems in everything from motor drives and hybrid vehicles to house appliances and defense equipment.
Consumer's Guide to MEMS and Nanotechnology, written by Marlene Bourne and published by Scottsdale-based Bourne Research LLC, is an Honorable Mention recipient of the prestigious 2008 Arizona Book Award in the Science/Environment category.