February 22, 2012 – Nano News

Posted on February 22, 2012 in Nano News

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pureNANO Technologies will be ‘the Intel of nanotechnology,’ power …

Technically Philly – Jan. 10, 2012

If you want to talk about the Philadelphia region’s distinction for startups, it lies in the slice of life sciences called nanotechnology, says Lev Davidson.

Davidson is the CEO and co-founder of pureNANO Technologies, which produces proprietary, ultra-pure carbon nanotubes said to be some 50,000 times narrower than a human hair and 100 times stronger than steel.

“Drexel, Penn and Temple have all proven invaluable resources for the company in its early stages, he said, adding that the University City Science Center could be a sensible next step for the company, which is currently being incubated on Temple’s Main Campus.

“On the investment side, both Ben Franklin Technology Partners’ Nanotechnology Institute and the state’s PA Nano Center demonstrate regional long-term commitment to investing in and supporting nano-based business,” he said. “Additionally, there are several local angel and VC groups interested in socially-focused ventures — cleantech in particular — from which nano-based startups can absolutely benefit.”


Development of Novel Tip Aids in Nanolithography and Nanomanufacturing Applications

Published on February 10, 2012 at 1:33 AM

By Cameron Chai

A team of researchers at IBM Research – Zurich, the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the University of Pennsylvania has developed a nano-sized silicon carbide tip that has a wear resistance of 10,000 folds higher than that of the earlier designs, a major breakthrough in nanomanufacturing for applications such as biosensors for environment and healthcare monitoring.

Source: http://www.ibm.com/; http://www.azonano.com


January 3rd, 2012

MRI: Quantum computing meets medicine



A new study advances toward nanoscale MRI instruments that could study the properties of specific molecules in a noninvasive way.

The research, at the interface of quantum measurement and nanotechnology, suggests that quantum computing may have applications in areas outside of pure electronics.




UAlbany NanoCollege receives over $5 million in federal funding to support innovations driven …

The College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering (CNSE) of the University at Albany announced today that it has been selected to receive more than $5 million in federal funding for a host of nanotechnology-enabled education and research programs that support innovative applications for the clean energy, environmental, nanomedicine and defense industries.

To read the full, original article click on this link:

UAlbany NanoCollege receives over $5 million in federal funding to support innovations driven by nanoscale research and education

Source: http://www.nasvf.org; http://www.nanowerk.com


NRC Report Maps Well with NNI EHS Research Strategy

The agencies participating in the National Nanotechnology Initiative (NNI) appreciate the National Research Council’s (NRC) recently released report. It is unfortunate that the NRC report was already completed and in peer review when the NNI released its EHS Research Strategy in October 2011, which precluded the NRC from considering the NNI’s strategy in its deliberations.


‘Dark plasmons’ transmit energy

Microscopic channels of gold nanoparticles have the ability to transmit electromagnetic energy that starts as light and propagates via “dark plasmons,” according to researchers at Rice University. …

Source: Rice University

Thursday, February 9, 2012


February 24, 2012

The Future of Nanoinnovation. Philadelphia, PA.



The NNI 2012 Workshop on Regional, State, & Local (RSL) Initiatives in Nanotechnology, May 1-2, 2012

10th Feb 2012

Event: A workshop sponsored by the National Nanotechnology Initiative (NNI) and local partners to assess the current landscape of regional, state, and local (RSL) nanotechnology initiatives.

Date and Location: The workshop will be held at the Embassy Suites hotel in downtown Portland, Oregon, on May 1-2, 2012, with optional site visits to nanotechnology facilities on April 30th, 2012.



Symposium to Explore Nanotechnology’s Economic Impacts

Experts from around the world will participate in next month’s International Symposium on Assessing the Economic Impact of Nanotechnology, which will be hosted by the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

  • Feb 10, 2012

    Registration opens Feb. 10 for next month’s International Symposium on Assessing the Economic Impact of Nanotechnology, a top-level meeting that will be hosted by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) and sponsored by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development in collaboration with the U.S. National Nanotechnology Initiative. Speakers from all over the world are participating in the March 27-28 event held at the AAAS in Washington, D.C.


The NTI 2011 Annual Report is Now On-Line!

27th Jan 2011

The NTI 2011 Annual Report is available for download. Please click here to download: NTI 2011 Annual Report

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