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.
Russian scientists have created a device that determines micro- and nano-particle size using a laser technology that claims to be more accurate than methods currently used in the laboratory and could find a role in pharmaceutical quality control.
Less than a month after UK organic certifier The Soil Association banned nanoparticles in beauty products bearing its label, French online organic retailer Mademoiselle Bio is launching an information campaign on nanoparticles for the products available on its e-commerce site.
Hybrid electric vehicles that run on both conventional gasoline and stored electricity can be no more than a stop gap until more sustainable technology is developed, according to researchers in France. They suggest that the adoption of HEVs might even slow development of more sustainable fuel-cell powered electric vehicles.