Foresight Nanotech Institute Weekly News Digest: June 18, 2008
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For nanotech drug delivery methods to work properly, the nanoparticles must enter the cells without damaging the cell membrane, and then end up in the right compartment of the cell. MIT scientists are discovering what controls the proper movement of nanoparticles into cells—the right kinds of molecules must be arranged in the right patterns…
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Will nanotechnology culminate with diamondoid nanorobots produced in nanofactories by atomically precise mechanosynthesis, or with "soft" machines that mimic the way biological molecular machines work? The June issue of IEEE Spectrum online contains a special report on "The Singularity"…
Using computational methods to guide their experimental work, Australian and Chinese researchers have developed a method of producing titanium oxide crystals with more reactive surfaces, providing a path to commercially available nanotech methods within five years for removing pollution from water and air, within ten years for solar energy conversion…
To better understand the potential of graphene for nanotech applications, scientists in California, New York, and Florida measured the dynamics of how charges move in response to electromagnetic radiation in a 50-micrometer square of graphene integrated into a solid state electronic device…
An item from the June newsletter of the Innovation Society (based in St.Gallen, Switzerland) announces a training course for secondary school science teachers to help them develop a teaching syllabus on nanotech…
—Nanodot posts by James Lewis
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