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Letter From The Editor
At Small Times we have always prided ourselves on staying ahead of the curve. Whether it is trends in MEMS fab outsourcing, the latest tools or materials innovations, or even nano startup financing, we have always aimed to report and analyze what has recently happened, and also point out for readers what we expect to come next.
Letter To The Editor
Sending the wrong message
I’ll start by freely admitting that FEI is a fabulous company and the Titan is an awesome piece of gear.
The nanotech researcher’s dilemma: publish or patent?
As nanotech researchers develop inventions that are ready for the marketplace, they face a dilemma: how to balance the pressures to publish and promote their findings with the need to keep developments secret in order to preserve patentability.
Nanotech evolves from a mere community to a rich and diverse ecosystem
Frequently you hear the term “nanotechnology community.” I know I’ve used it on many occasions in my column and while speaking at events.
Around the next bend: 2007
Unpacking the year’s micro/nano agenda before the trip even begins
Dyed in the wool nano processes
A group of French researchers have determined that processes for dying gray human hair black that were developed two millennia ago rely on nanoscale phenomena.
Aerospace market still struggling to take off
Structural nanomaterials, sensors show promise but providers must prove reliability first
Nanoparticles help runners sock it to ’em
When someone pronounces that their stockings have run, it is usually a bad thing.
EHS efforts caught in the crosstalk
Government, researchers and industry disagree over best approaches to environment, health and safety oversight
Financing and Acquisitions
Download a PDF of Equity and debt financing and Acquisitions.
Legal changes could impact nanoscale invention
Two bills seek to change patent rules but they may be too different to reconcile
State Rankings Part 3: Research
The map and the charts comprise the third installment of our ongoing series that ranks the U.S. states for their micro- and nanotechnology development.
Mems Report Card
The 2006 MEMS industry report card
Evaluating the sector for its efforts at developing standards, building clusters, rolling out products and more
Spinach scare highlights need for inline food testing
A molecular diagnostic tool has been at the forefront of addressing the recent outbreak of E. coli detected in fresh spinach, which had resulted in nearly 200 cases of illness as of late September.
Bio techniques: shooting tiny gold bullets at viruses
Researchers at U.K.-based PowderMed say they’ve scored a bull’s eye with a new gene gun.
Power play: MEMS-based energy monitoring comes of age
Sensors, software protocols have reached a point of maturity where real world rollouts are finally feasible
A new national asset: the Hispanic nanotechnologist
More needs to be done to attract this burgeoning population to fill the growing number of high tech jobs
Aiming for the top of their class
Community colleges integrate micro, nanotech into curricula in drive to support local industry development