Foresight Nanotech Institute Weekly News Digest: September 25, 2008
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Nanotech progress will benefit from tools that permit direct observation of nanometer-scale structural changes in nanosystems in the timescales over which these changes occur. Dynamic Transmission Electron Microscope (DTEM) combines nanometer scale spatial resolution with 15 nanosecond temporal resolution…
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The recent formation of an international alliance to establish the methods used to test the safety of nanotech materials is not only encouraging for the development of nanotechnology in the near-term and intermediate-term, but it may establish a precedent for international cooperation as the even more complex problems related to the development of advanced nanotechnology emerge during the coming decades…
In another important step toward nanotech methods of drug delivery for cancer therapy, researchers have developed a nanoparticle that is stable enough inside an animal to deliver molecules to image a tumor in multiple ways and to deliver drugs to kill the tumor…
A new material called chemically modified graphene (CMG) may lead to ultracapacitors that can store about twice as much electrical charge as is possible with current commercially available materials, thus offering a nanotech energy storage solution that could help make solar and wind power practical alternative energy sources…
On the Editor's Page at Medical DeviceLinkCom, Shana Leonard writes about the crucial need for design and modeling techniques to guide nanosystems development toward fabrication, and cites the Technology Roadmap for Productive Nanosystems…
—Nanodot posts by James Lewis
November 15-16, 2008
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