China’s Military and economy

There is an article and report by the Center for Economic and Policy Research (CEPR) where there are projections of a deficit in US military spending as China’s economy grow. The assumptions in this report and the time frame is nuts. They are talking about a big deficit in 2050-2080 assuming higher than US per …

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MIT launches global medical nanotech (not molecular manufacturing) push

Leaders of 10 research universities from around the world will gather at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology today to launch an international collaboration to use nanotechnology tools for global health and medical research. The collaboration, called GEM4, or Global Enterprise for Micro-Mechanics and Molecular Medicine, represents an ambitious effort to apply global sourcing principles to …

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Protein-based assembly of nanoscale parts

Robert Bradbury provides a broad analysis of protein-based assembly He discusses recent capabilities in molecular electronics (rotaxane) and organic chemistry. He describes why the march of progress in computers, computer aided enzyme design and algorithms are lowering the cost necessary to advance protein assembly to be able to manufacture a programmable nano-assembler (PNA). Probably in …

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Advanced S/TEMs and other advanced microscope makers and projects

FEI announced Aug 1, 2005 that it is shipping its new scanning/ transmission electron microscope (S/TEM), the Titan(TM) 80-300 as it publicly unveiled the new system at the Microscopy and Microanalysis 2005 Conference in Honolulu. With an all-new platform dedicated to correction and monochromator technology, the Titan S/TEM system is the world’s highest resolution commercially-available …

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World’s smallest universal material testing system created

World’s smallest universal material testing system created researchers at Northwestern University have designed and built the first complete micromachine that makes possible the investigation of nanomechanics phenomena in real time. The findings are published online this week by the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS). The machine, which can fit in tiny spaces …

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Advance in buckyball-polymer solar efficiency

Organic solar cells being developed by the team at New Mexico State University and Wake Forest are made of plastic that is relatively inexpensive, flexible, can be wrapped around structures or even applied like paint, said physicist Seamus Curran, head of the nanotechnology laboratory at NMSU. The level of energy conversion has been a problem …

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Eric Drexler’s new design for a carbon transfer tool

Eric Drexler has posted his new design for a carbon transfer tool. Eric Drexler is of course the originator of key concepts and seminal works in molecular manafacturing. He originated advanced nanotechnology in Engines of Creation and Nanosystems. He introduces a novel carbon-transfer tool design(named “DC10c”), the first predicted to exhibit key properties in combination. …

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Site recreated

I have recreated this site after the original data was lost by blogger back in July. I had hoped that the original could be recovered but that has not happened. So now I have recreated it. I am hoping that data loss will not happen again.

Addressable field emitter array for scaling volume of chips from electron beams

In the addressable field emitter array concept, electron beams from amorphous diamond cathodes “write” circuit patterns onto a computer chip wafer. The technology could help chip makers attain the degrees of chip density that designers are approaching. Researchers at ORNL are developing a method of packing more circuitry into a smaller space on these silicon …

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NASA Nanotechnology in particular Buckypaper

NASA has a lot of nanotechnology research that they are looking for business partners for commercial development. Carbon nanotube based membranes known as buckypaper may be used as filter media for analytical mission instruments or implantable device support for astronaut health monitoring The NASA Ames Research Center offers the opportunity to license and co-develop a …

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