Update on Nanosys- working on applying hybrid nano to NAND flash

Nanosys has announced that it has developed proprietary nanostructures to address high density NAND flash memory opportunities in areas such as consumer electronics, portable storage, and personal communications. The company, which has more than 450 patents and patent applications on nanotechnology, did not disclose the nature of its nanostructures but said that Micron Technology Inc. …

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Chromophore based circuitry 3 times faster and works at 10 nanometers

The future of high-speed electronics might very well be defined by linking together small, “electrically jumpy” molecules called chromophores. Electrical charges can zip along chains of linked chromophores faster than any electrical charge yet observed in organic semiconductors, beating the previous benchmark in this regard by a factor of three. Chromophore-based circuitry that could create …

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Electromechanic nanoscale imaging in liquids advance

The team achieved 3-nanometer resolution by controlling the conductivity of the solution. The work paves the way to nanoscale piezo-response force microscopy of biomolecular systems. Recent advances in electromechanical imaging in liquid environments by researchers at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory are paving the way to new analytical tools for the biological …

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Comparing nuclear power to coal for carbon dioxide

300,000 tonnes of CO2 would be emitted by the mining, milling, conversion, enrichment, and fuel fabrication of the uranium necessary to produce 1000 megawatts/year of electricity. A 1000 megawatt coal plant would generate 8.2 million tonnes of CO2, or 27 times more CO2 than the nuclear option. Brian WangBrian Wang is a Futurist Thought Leader …

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Researchers find molecular ‘brake’ to cell death

Researchers find molecular break to cell death Researchers at The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center have significantly refined the scientific understanding of how a cell begins the process of self-destruction – an advance they say may help in the design of more targeted cancer therapies. In the June 30 issue of the …

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More nanoscale sensors, newest sensors are for pH

Using unique nanoparticles that convert laser light into useful information, Rice University scientists have created the world’s first nano-sized pH meter. Tiny, high-resolution sensors could probe living cells, tissues. pH may be useful in determining whether or not some cancer tumors are malignant. With current methods, a piece of the tumor would need to be …

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other: Negotiations in Iraq

As Adam Schiff of Law and Order would say Make the Deal. 11 groups offer what look like terms that are in the doable range to stop fighting. Long negotiations are ahead but I think the US should cut some deals. Cut deals with these various groups, use their help to kill those who still …

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Nanoscale tech: Nanorods for solar power

BP and Caltech are starting a 5 year research program to use Nanorods for solar power. The Nanorods will be small cylinders of silicon. A solar cell based on an array of nanorods will be able to absorb light along the length of the rods by collecting the electricity generated by sunlight more efficiently than …

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More on Metamaterials and Superlens over 5 times better than ordinary lenses

Superlens focus is 5 to 10 (1/20th of wavelength) times better than the diffraction limit (half of wavelength). For light that is 350 nanometers it could focus to 17 nanometers. Applications: far faster computers, communications, microscopes, telescopes, DVDs etc… The goal is a perfect lens. Metamaterials make this and invisibility possible. Powerpoint tutorial, by G …

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other tech: ultrasound can treat internal bleeding

Ultrasound can be used to treat internal bleeding in wounded soldiers without surgery The device would first use ultrasound imaging technology, in particular “Doppler ultrasound”, to locate internal bleeding. This employs a physical phenomenon known as the Doppler effect to look for a characteristic signature of bleeding vessels. It would then deliver a focused beam …

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