Foresight Update 45

A publication of the Foresight Institute

Foresight Update 45 was originally published 30 June 2001.
Original Publication Masthead

Table of Contents

NSET Report Examines Impacts of Nanotechnology
New York Advances State Nanotech Programs
Inside Foresight
IMM Prizes in Computational Nanotechnology
Niehaus Ryan Wong Nanotechnology Opportunity Report
Rand report examines technology trends
AAAS examines impacts of nanotechnology
$519 million for NNI in FY2002 Open Source invention disclosure site
World science community seeks open library
Steps Toward Nanotechnology [On IMM Web site]
    Structural Components
Moving Parts
Scanning Probe Techniques
Nanomedicine: Nanorobots and Phagocytosis I [On IMM Web site]
Zyvex Founder Donates $2.5 million for Nanotech Center at UT-Dallas
Northwestern University Establishes Nanotechnology Center
Universities, states, provinces scrambling to start nanotech programs
Media Watch
South Korea Plans 10-year Nanotech Program
UW, PNNL form partnership for NT research
Web Watch
Credits and Kudos

Original Publication Masthead:

A publication of the Foresight Institute
Preparing for nanotechnology
Board of Advisors

Stewart Brand
Global Business Network

Jamie Dinkelacker, Ph.D.
Hewlett-Packard Laboratories

Douglas Engelbart, Ph.D
Bootstrap Institute

Prof. Arthur Kantrowitz
Dartmouth College

Ralph C. Merkle, Ph.D.
Zyvex, LLC

Prof. Marvin Minsky

Peter Schwartz
Global Business Network
Board of Directors

Chairman K. Eric Drexler, Ph.D.

Director Glenn H. Reynolds

Director James C. Bennett
President Christine L. Peterson

Executive Director Chuck Piercey

Secretary/Treasurer Paul Melnyk

Executive Director, Foresight Europe
Philippe van Nedervelde

Nanodot Webmaster Dave Krieger

Director of Communications Tanya Jones

Director of Development Yakira Heyman

Membership Services Coordinator
Elaine Tschorn

Office Administrator Harriet Weiss

Chief Information Officer Ben Harper

Webmaster James Lewis, Ph.D.

Web Enhancement Project Ka-Ping Yee

Editor/Graphic Design Richard Terra

Events Coordinator Marcia Seidler

Media Relations Ed Niehaus

ISSN 1078-9731

Publication date
30 June 2001

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