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Aiding the environment, a nanostep at a time

The New York Times runs an article today (Aiding the Environment, a Nanostep at a Time) takes a critical look at nanotechnology's promised benefits for the environment - with not much to show yet.

Posted: Nov 7th, 2007

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UTSA, UT Austin lead national nanoscience team

The University of Texas at San Antonio and the University of Texas at Austin are two of five research universities in a nationwide consortium awarded $1.4 million from the National Science Foundation. The Nanoscale Interdisciplinary Research Team grant will enable researchers to explore ways to concentrate optical energy on a scale of nanometers and develop means to control optical energy for applications in nanoscience and nanotechnology.

Posted: Nov 7th, 2007

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A giant step toward infinitesimal machinery

In a newly announced global Alliance for Nanosystems VLSI (very-large-scale integration), researchers at Caltech's Kavli Nanoscience Institute (KNI) in Pasadena, California, and at the Laboratoire d'Electronique et de Technologie de l'Information-Micro- and Nano-Technologies (CEA/LETI-MINATEC) in Grenoble, France, are working together to take the pursuit of Feynman's vision to an entirely new level.

Posted: Nov 6th, 2007

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A conductive plastic fights corrosion

The Universidad Autonoma de Madrid has tested a new protection technique that consists of the electrodeposition of a conductive polymer (polypyrrole) over the surface of a material like copper that is easily oxidized.

Posted: Nov 6th, 2007

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Nanotechnology expert to keynote annual educator's conference

What do Americans know about nanotechnology-the technology that promises to ignite the next Industrial Revolution? According to polls, the answer is not much. A federally-supported national network of U.S. scientists, museum professionals, and educators is working to change that.

Posted: Nov 5th, 2007

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Joining up nanocircuits

A team of scientists based in the UK and Germany have covalently bonded strings of porphyrin molecules on a gold surface - a step forward in the quest to develop nano-electronics.

Posted: Nov 5th, 2007

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Bangalore poised to become nanotechnology city

Just months after the proposal for a Nano Park was announced, the Department of Science and Technology (DST) of the Centre has made public its plans to establish an Institute of Nano Science and Technology in Bangalore.

Posted: Nov 5th, 2007

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Nanobattery Fiat driven 300km in one day

A Micro-Vett Fiat Doblò, a regular size 5-seat station wagon, powered by a custom 18kWh Altairnano lithium-ion NanoSafe battery pack, traveled 300 kilometers (186 miles) in one day in an urban delivery circuit.

Posted: Nov 3rd, 2007

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