Foresight Nanotech Institute Weekly News Digest: August 20, 2008
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A process that allows the fabrication of different shapes of particles varying in size from about 100 nm to several micrometers demonstrates that long particles are internalized by cancer cells more efficiently than are round particles…
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The SmallTimes web site reports the introduction of H.R. 6661, which establishes a prize competition for five key areas of nanotech…
Nanotech has taken a major step along the road to molecular electronics with the demonstration that one molecule of benzene can form a highly conductive junction between two platinum electrodes…
Nanotech has fashioned from graphene a one atom-thick membrane impermeable even to helium gas…
To form practical nanotech circuits from arrays of nanowires, it is necessary to integrate different types of nanowires into multifunctional circuits. Two different types of nanowires (cadmium selenide for light sensors and germanium core/silicon shell for field-effect transistors) have been integrated on a chip to detect and amplify optical signals…
—Nanodot posts by James Lewis
November 15-16, 2008
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Space Investment Summit 5 - Call for Space-Related Business Plans Submission deadline is September 2, 2008. Los Angeles, CA
Space Investment Summit 5 (SIS-5) features the presentation of a limited number of pre-qualified space-related business plans from reputable entrepreneurs to an audience of leading seed and early stage investors. We are specifically reaching out to nano- and biotech startups seeking capital for new ventures with the promise to solve problems both here on Earth and in the high frontier, in the areas of materials, communications, medicine, and energy. Companies interested in presenting their business plans at the Summit may submit an application for consideration. Early submissions are encouraged and the official deadline is September 2, 2008.
Foresight note: One free conference ticket is available to a Foresight Senior Associate only for the following conference. Please contact Alicia Isaac either at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone 650.289.0860.
Nanotech Northern Europe 2008
Nanotech Northern Europe brings together the field's top scientists and leading international companies in order to advance the beneficial use of nanotechnology. The 2008 event concentrates around three application areas:
The program also features sessions on:
National Nano Engineering Conference 2008
The National Nano Engineering Conference 2008 (NNEC) is the premier event focused on current and future developments in engineering innovations at the nanoscale, as well as the commercialization of nanotechnology.
Presentations on new technologies and their commercial applications in the following disciplines:
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