Posts Tagged ‘Weapons/Military’

Forthcoming conferences and Events organised by the Institute of Nanotechnology (UK)

In Animal, Health, nano on October 13, 2007 at 12:38 am

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Nanoparticles for European Industry II

Investing in Medical Nanotechnologies II

One-day Course: ‘What is Nanomedicine?’

Public Debate: Nanomedicine


Nanotechnology for Security and Crime Prevention III

Albert Franks Memorial Lecture: Micro and Nano Technologies for Food

Nanotechnology and Smart Textiles for Industry, Healthcare and Fashion

Nanotechnology: A Contributor to Reducing Animal Experiments?

new column of mine is out Bionics

In Disabled People, Health, nano on September 16, 2007 at 1:33 am


Russia tests giant fuel-air bomb

In nano on September 12, 2007 at 1:08 pm

It contains about seven tons of high explosives compared with more than eight for the Moab but is four times more powerful because it uses a new type of explosives developed with the use of nanotechnology,more here

More soldiers in nanotechnology labs?

In nano on August 22, 2007 at 2:46 pm

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Danger Room Whats next in National Security

In Uncategorized on August 8, 2007 at 1:22 am

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Robotic flies are future spies

In Uncategorized on August 3, 2007 at 4:35 pm

Robotic Insect Takes Off

On the Future of Warfare

In Uncategorized on July 31, 2007 at 4:11 am

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Department of Defense awards $1.6 million for implantable biochip research

In nano on July 31, 2007 at 3:44 am

(Nanowerk News) The Department of Defense has awarded $1.6 million to the Center for Bioelectronics, Biosensors and Biochips (C3B) at Clemson University for the development of an implantable biochip that could relay vital health information if a soldier is wounded in battle or a civilian is hurt in an accident.
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ApNano Materials Establishes Nano Armor Subsidiary to Produce Ultra-Strong Bullet-Proof Products

In nano on July 31, 2007 at 3:39 am

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my new column out: NBICS and the Convention on Biological diversity (CBD)

In Disabled People, Health, nano on June 30, 2007 at 5:37 pm

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New Laws of Robotics proposed for US kill-bots

In nano on April 15, 2007 at 11:21 pm

New Laws of Robotics proposed for US kill-bots

By Lewis Page

Published Friday 13th April 2007 17:05 GMT

A new set of laws has been proposed to govern operations by killer
robots. The ideas were floated by John S Canning, an engineer at the
Naval Surface Warfare Centre, Dahlgren Division – an American
weapons-research and test establishment. Mr Canning’s “Concept of
Operations for Armed Autonomous Systems” presentation can be downloaded
here (pdf) (http://www.dtic.mil/ndia/2006disruptive_tech/canning.pdf).

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In Uncategorized on March 19, 2007 at 2:39 am

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2007 DARPA Military Technology Plan: Future Medical Promise or Danger?

In Uncategorized on March 19, 2007 at 2:31 am

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Nanotechnology and the Pentagon’s 21st century military visions

In nano on March 4, 2007 at 12:30 am

Nanowerk News) Last Wednesday, a new report came out from the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD), dryly titled “Defense Science Board 2006 Summer Study on 21st Century Strategic Technology Vectors” (pdf download, 1.1 MB).
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Nanotechnology Development to be Largely Application-Specific – Report

In Uncategorized on February 24, 2007 at 1:48 am

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This Frost & Sullivan research service entitled Nanotechnology for Defense and Security provides an overview of the key technologies and important developments that will impact the defense and security sectors along with a complete analysis of key market drivers and restraints and trends. University research, often funded by defense agencies and government organizations, is cited to exemplify the directions nano development is taking in the field of materials and in devices. In this research service, expert analysts examine the following technologies: nanomaterials, nanosensors, and nanodevices.

Market Sectors

Expert analysts thoroughly examine the following market sectors in this research:

The following technologies are covered in this research:

Market Overview

Nanotechnology to be of Strategic Importance for the Defense and Security Sectors

Enhanced performance is likely to be emphasized, in many cases, over lower costs, as a key driving force behind the adoption of nanotechnology in the defense and security sector. Nanotechnology is expected to generate improvements in existing capabilities and the development of entirely new capabilities, typically non-critical applications before critical ones. Materials technologies, such as nanocomposites and other nanophase materials are expected to offer a number of capabilities – such as improved strength at reduced weight, for example – for defense and security applications. “It should be noted that while coatings are likely to get commercialized quite quickly, critical structural applications of nanomaterials face a more delayed adoption due to stringent qualification requirements for defense and security applications,” explains the analyst of this research service.

Nanoelectronics are also expected to witness several advancements that not only extend the capabilities of microelectronics, but also assist in the development of autonomous and reconfigurable systems. As the technologies, and computational capability, underlying these applications improve, system level benefits such as high performance and improved communications capabilities, at reduced cost, will provide enhanced accuracy for unmanned combat air vehicles or missiles.

Nanotechnology Development to be largely Application-Specific

The ability to meet specific application level requirements is likely to be crucial to the success of nanotechnology in the defense and security sectors. Nanotechnologies must offer optimal solutions to solve specific problems that competing technologies cannot. This also assists in helping ensure near-to-mid term funding, whether from the corporate sector or the government. “By focusing on clear applications level problems that are relevant to their customers such as the need to develop components with higher temperature endurance, nanotech firms give themselves a safe, solid first step, and an ideal launch pad,” says the analyst. “It also allows them to prove their technology, and generate revenues to support ongoing development.”

Partnerships between nanotechnology firms and defense suppliers are likely to be a significant trend that not only serves to bridge the knowledge gap, but also supports application-specific development. In addition to applications-level knowledge, these partnerships drive technological development by offering funding support, especially for smaller nanotech start-up companies.

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In Uncategorized on February 12, 2007 at 4:15 am

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NBICS and Military Products

In nano on February 6, 2007 at 1:25 am

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Breakthroughs in electronics warfare may deploy in 2 years

In Uncategorized on January 27, 2007 at 10:14 pm

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