On October 24, 2007 the Nano/Bio Interface Center of the University of Pennsylvania sponsors a day of education and outreach programs for the Penn community as well as regional high schools and neighbors.
Say "nanotechnology," and geeks imagine iPhones, laptops and flash drives. But more than 60 percent of the 580 products in a newly updated inventory of nanotechnology consumer products are such "un-geeky" items as tennis racquets, clothing, and health products.
The National Applied Research Laboratories will open branches on nanotechnology and chip design at National Chengkung University in southern Taiwan later this week, a university spokesman said yesterday.
Engineers have shown how to grow forests of tiny cylinders called carbon nanotubes onto the surfaces of computer chips to enhance the flow of heat at a critical point where the chips connect to cooling devices called heat sinks.
UC Irvine's Henry Samueli School of Engineering has been awarded $2.18 million to blend traditional DNA sequencing techniques with cutting-edge nanotechnology to develop a faster and less costly method of analysis.
Internationally recognized experts will present recent achievements in molecular diagnostics based on nanotechnological tools. These principles will open the door to personal diagnosis and therapy but also to bio-electronic circuitry.
On the 50th anniversary of the launch of Sputnik, former Harvard Business School professor John Kao describes the U.S. as fat and complacent, and gives the nation a failing report card on how it stacks up in innovation capacity compared to other countries.