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> The Nano tech Future: A Conversation with Mihail Roco
> Friday, November 9 2007 – 12:30 – 1:30 P.M.
> Woodrow Wilson Center – sponsored by the Project on Emerging Nanotechnologies
> It is hard to discuss the future of nanotechnology without talking about or with Mike Roco, the key architect of the National Nanotechnology Initiative (NNI)-America’s $8 billion investment in the science and engineering research expected to revolutionize technology and industry.
> Nanotechnology refers to the emerging science of manufacturing materials that are measured in nanometers, usually at the 1-100 nanometers scale. The head of a pin is 1 million nanometers wide. By 2014, Lux Research estimates that $2.6 trillion in manufactured goods will incorporate nanotechnology, or about 15 percent of global output.
> What was Dr. Roco’s vision in 2000 at the start of the NNI? What are his expectations for nanotechnology’s many promises-in medicine, sustainable energy, and electronics? What challenges does nanotechnology pose for the future, particularly as it reaches toward third and fourth generation development-in guided molecular assembly, 3D networking, robotics, supra-molecules, molecules by design, and evolutionary systems? Robert Service, nanotechnology reporter at Science magazine, will interview Dr. Roco about these topics and more.
> speaker: Dr. Mihail Roco, Senior Advisor for Nanotechnology, National Science Foundation
> interviewer: Robert F. Service, Correspondent, Science
> moderator: David Rejeski, Director, Project on Emerging Nanotechnologies
> Webcast LIVE at http://www.wilsoncenter.org/nano/
The World Nanotechnology Market (2006)
(Nanowerk News) With nanotechnology industry advancing rapidly RNCOS released a report titled “The World Nanotechnology Market (2006)”, provides an updated and detailed overview of the Nanotechnology market worldwide. The report provides an updated and detailed overview of the Nanotechnology market worldwide. It examines the emerging trends in the industry and provides exclusive forecasts- product wise and application wise. It includes the snapshots of different players in the industry, R&D spending in various countries and studies the patents in this technology.
The state of environmental, health, and safety research of engineered nanoparticles gets a critical exam
A University of Arkansas researcher and his colleagues have found a novel way to “look” at atomic orbitals, and have directly shown for the first time that they change substantially when interacting at the interface of a ferromagnet and a high-temperature superconductor.
Researchers in California today report development of the world’s first working radio system that receives radio waves wirelessly and converts them to sound signals through a nano-sized detector made of carbon nanotubes.
Harvard chemists have built a new wire out of photosensitive materials that is hundreds of times smaller than a human hair. The wire not only carries electricity to be used in vanishingly small circuits, but generates power as well.
1) Synthetic Genomics: Options for Governance see here
The authors are mostly from the synbio field Michele S. Garfinkel, The J. Craig Venter Institute, Rockville, Maryland, Drew Endy, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts, Gerald L. Epstein, Center for Strategic and International Studies, Washington, District of Columbia and Robert M. Friedman, The J. Craig Venter Institute, Rockville, Maryland
2) The NGO response Syns of Omission: Civil Society Organizations Respond to Report on Synthetic Biology Governance from the J. Craig Venter Institute and Alfred P. Sloan Foundation see here