Thursday, March 04, 2004

News in a NanoSecond

  • Nanophase's Small Step Back (Motley Fool)

      A couple of years back, when I lived in Romeoville, Ill., I thought it was just a pleasant conglomeration of strip malls and rapidly expanding family-housing developments. Little did I know that a future nanotech superstar was just a quick SUV ride away. More
  • Putting the excitement back in (Guardian)

      Faced with a big drop in science students, some universities have devised innovative courses, writes Rebecca Smithers, including a physics degree with no exams at all

      ... Another area likely to be popular in the future is nanotechnology, the RSC says. Leeds is starting a nanotechnology BSc this year, while Sussex started a nanoscience and nanotechnology BSc last year. More

  • After years of promise, nanotubes can deliver (Houston Chronicle)

      Three years ago, carbon nanotubes made gold look like dirt. A pound of gold at the time cost just $3,500, a pittance compared with the going rate of half a million dollars per pound of nanotubes.

      With 100 times the strength of steel at a fraction the weight, electrical conductivity and high heat resistance, a carbon-based nanotube is certainly the Superman of the polymer world. But its prohibitive cost precluded any practical use.

      One Houston company is now beginning, however, to deliver on the vast promise of nanotechnology. More

  • Bond adventure leaves players shaken, stirred (The Plain Dealer)

      007: Everything or Nothing

      Format: PlayStation 2 (

      ), Xbox ( )

      Grade: A-

      Bottom Line: Pierce Brosnan stars as spy James Bond. In an adventure that takes place on four continents, Bond must use all of his MI-6 knowledge to track down a scientist (played by Heidi Klum) who specializes in nanotechnology and thwart the plan of a former KGB officer (played by Willem Dafoe). Other Bond mainstays such as Judi Dench and John Cleese also are involved. More

  • Tears of rage wept in France (New Scientist)
  • Open-Source Biology And Its Impact on Industry (
  • Fish or foul? DNA chip can detect 33 species of animals in food (Small Times)
  • Holograms to sort, steer nanotubes, cells (United Press International)
  • The Junk Science of George W. Bush (The Nation)
  • S. Korea to Spend 180 Billion Won on Nanotechnology (Yonhap News)



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