Category Archives: Nanotechnology

Christine Peterson – Nanotechnology – Video

Posted: February 8, 2013 at 10:55 pm

Christine Peterson - Nanotechnology Christine Peterson writes, lectures, and briefs the media on coming powerful technologies, especially nanotechnology and life extension. She is Co-Founder and Past President of Foresight Institute, the leading nanotech public interest group. Foresight educates the public, technical community, and policymakers on nanotechnology and its long-term effects. She serves on the Advisory Board of the International Council on Nanotechnology, the Editorial Advisory Board of NASA's Nanotech Briefs, and the Advisory Board of Singularity Institute, and served on California's Blue Ribbon Task Force on Nanotechnology. She has often directed Foresight Conferences on Molecular Nanotechnology, organized Foresight Institute Feynman Prizes, and chaired Foresight Vision Weekends. She lectures on nanotechnology to a wide variety of audiences, focusing on making this complex field understandable, and on clarifying the difference between near-term commercial advances and the "Next Industrial Revolution" arriving in the next few decades. Her work is motivated by a desire to help Earth's environment and traditional human communities avoid harm and instead benefit from expected dramatic advances in technology. This goal of spreading benefits led to an interest in new varieties of intellectual property including open source software, a term she is credited with originating. Wearing her … Continue reading

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Nanotechnology Park Sri Lanka – Video

Posted: February 7, 2013 at 9:53 pm

Nanotechnology Park Sri Lanka Located on 50 Acres of lush land, tranquil and verdant, creating an ideal space for'thinking', SLINTEC aims to develop a world-class Nanotechnology Park in Sri Lanka by attracting investments and establishing collaborations with local as well as global companies. Perfectly connected via highways, surrounded by a knowledge hub of universities and only 45 minutes from the commercial center that is Colombo, the Park offers a perfect synergy of serenity and convenience. The Park creates opportunities for all businesses to develop new products through a collaborative innovation process, taking them from research through development toward commercialization. The foundation for this framework is the Nanotechnology Centre of Excellence (NCE), which marks the first phase of the development of the Park. By: Slintec Sri Lanka … Continue reading

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Nano Track – Self cleaning coating on glass with nanotechnology, test with dirty water – Video

Posted: February 6, 2013 at 7:54 pm

Nano Track - Self cleaning coating on glass with nanotechnology, test with dirty water Nano Track offers a coating that makes most surfaces become almost maintenance free and easily cleaned. This is because the coating makes the surface water repellent (hydrophobic) with very strong anti-stick properties. Because of this, dirt is picked up by water and then gets carried away. It also means that fouling can't grow on the surface. The coating is weather and UV resistant and it even withstands temperature changes, both plus and minus over time. This probably leads to an extended lifetime of the product. In regards to health, environmenta and safety our coating does not contain any nanoparticles. We use SiO2 liquid and it is called "nano" because of it's thickness which is below 100nm (nm = nanometer). The coating works with small modifications on glass, glazed ceramics, plastic, painted surfaces like automotive paint, precious metals, textile, microporous surfaces and stone (mineral surfaces). By: NanoTrackAB … Continue reading

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Innovative uses of nanotechnology in food and agriculture

Posted: January 30, 2013 at 5:51 am

Public release date: 28-Jan-2013 [ | E-mail | Share ] Contact: Vicki Cohn 914-740-2100 x2156 Mary Ann Liebert, Inc./Genetic Engineering News New Rochelle, NY, January 28, 2013The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) invests nearly $10 million a year to support about 250 nanoscale science and engineering projects that could lead to revolutionary advances in agriculture and food systems. Examples of current projects in development are presented in a Special Research Section published in Industrial Biotechnology, a peer-reviewed journal from Mary Ann Liebert Inc., publishers. The articles are available on the Industrial Biotechnology website. In their introductory article, "Overview: Nanoscale Science and Engineering for Agriculture and Food Systems," Co-Guest Editors Norman Scott, PhD, Professor, Cornell University (Ithaca, NY) and Hongda Chen, PhD, National Program Leader, National Institute of Food and Agriculture, USDA (Washington, DC), describe the promising early advances nanotechnology is enabling all along the food supply chain, from production through consumption, and especially in the area of food safety. This special issue of IB includes the review article "Bioactivity and Biomodification of Ag, ZnO, and CuO Nanoparticles with Relevance to Plant Performance in Agriculture" by Anne Anderson and coauthors, Utah State University, Logan, in which they discuss the environmental … Continue reading

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