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5th Annual Meeting of the Society for the Study of Nanoscience & Emerging Tech

| May 1, 2013

After meetings in Arizona and the Netherlands in 2011 and 2012, S.NET decided to hold their 5th Annual Meeting at Northeastern University’s School of Law on October 27-30, 2013. S.NET is an international association that promotes intellectual exchange and critical inquiry about the advancement of nanoscience and emerging technologies in society. Its aim is to advance critical reflection from […]

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3Qs: The 3-​​D printing of tomorrow

3Qs: The 3-​​D printing of tomorrow

| March 14, 2013

Ahmed Bus­naina, the William Lin­coln Smith Pro­fessor and director of the NSF Nanoscale Sci­ence and Engi­neering Center for High-​​rate Nanoman­u­fac­turing at North­eastern, has devel­oped a method called directed assembly that he calls the 3-​​D printing of tomorrow. It is faster, cheaper, and more ver­sa­tile than tra­di­tional 3-​​D printing, and he said it could enable a wave of inno­va­tion […]

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NSF Nanoscale Science and Engineering Center for High-rate Nanomanufacturing

| March 5, 2013

The National Research Council’s second Triennial Review of the US National Nanotechnology Initiative (NNI) has been  released and is now available for free download. The 142-page review of NNI identified five “cross-cutting, high-priority areas for focus and improvement for NNI going forward”: Improve information gathering and communication at the project level; Develop and implement interagency […]

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A nano approach to maintain manufacturing momentum

A nano approach to maintain manufacturing momentum

| December 4, 2012

For the last 60 years, inno­va­tion has been cen­tral to fos­tering the nation’s eco­nomic growth, and Amer­ican man­u­fac­turers have been its dri­vers. In order to main­tain this momentum in the midst of an increas­ingly ten­uous eco­nomic cli­mate, the nation must work to pro­mote a vibrant man­u­fac­turing sector, according to Ahmed Bus­naina, the William Lin­coln Smith Chair […]

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Podcast: Nanocanary – Using living cells as sensors

Podcast: Nanocanary – Using living cells as sensors

| October 22, 2012

Physicist Dr. Joel Therrien for the Center for High-rate Nanomanufacturing at the University of Massachusetts Lowell describes his research into creating a “nano-canary.” This sensing system can detect tiny cellular changes caused by toxins or diseases. [View video] Museum of Science / Youtube, October 22, 2012

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From ACS Nano: Synthesis and Transformation of Linear Adamantane Assemblies inside Carbon Nanotubes

From ACS Nano: Synthesis and Transformation of Linear Adamantane Assemblies inside Carbon Nanotubes

| October 1, 2012 | 0 Comments

Jinying Zhang,† Yanquan Feng,‡,# Hitoshi Ishiwata,§ Yasumitsu Miyata,† Ryo Kitaura,† Jeremy E. P. Dahl,§ Robert M. K. Carlson,§ Hisanori Shinohara,†,* and David Tomanek‡,* † Department of Chemistry and Institute for Advanced Research, Nagoya University, Nagoya, 464-8602, Japan ‡ Department of Physics and Astronomy, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan 48824-2320, United States § Stanford Institute […]

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Geckoman – an online game about nanotechnology

Geckoman – an online game about nanotechnology

| January 1, 2014

An explosion in his laboratory has shrunk Harold to nanoscale and flung him to the ceiling. As Harold journeys through strange new worlds, his lab partner, Nikki, helps him to understand nanoscale forces to get back to full size. Harold must find all the pages of his notebook and all the parts of the broken […]

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From ASME.org: Can Video Games Reshape STEM Education?

From ASME.org: Can Video Games Reshape STEM Education?

| September 1, 2012

“if done correctly, gaming can be a very powerful teaching tool.” An explosion in his laboratory has shrunk Harold to nanoscale and flung him to the ceiling. As Harold journeys through strange new worlds, his lab partner, Nikki, helps him to understand nanoscale forces to get back to full size. Harold must find all the […]

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Nanoinverters are created with low-cost additive manufacturing process

Nanoinverters are created with low-cost additive manufacturing process

| August 27, 2012

R&D Magazine, August 27, 2012 Microchips are per­va­sive in today’s high-tech society, playing inte­gral roles in the inner work­ings of your cell phone to your Keurig coffee machine. A pro­cessing tech­nology called CMOS, or com­ple­men­tary metal–oxide–semiconductor, made microchips eco­nom­i­cally fea­sible in the 1980s, said Siva­sub­ra­manian Somu, a research sci­en­tist in Northeastern’s Center for High-rate Nanoman­u­fac­turing. […]

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A small-​​scale solution with a large-​​scale impact

A small-​​scale solution with a large-​​scale impact

| August 24, 2012

Microchips are per­va­sive in today’s high-​​tech society, playing inte­gral roles in the inner work­ings of your cell phone to your Keurig coffee machine. A pro­cessing tech­nology called CMOS, or com­ple­men­tary metal–oxide–semiconductor, made microchips eco­nom­i­cally fea­sible in the 1980s, said Siva­sub­ra­manian Somu, a research sci­en­tist in Northeastern’s Center for High-​​rate Nanoman­u­fac­turing. Read more.

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