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Solid State Technology
Mind the (global perspective) gap
What’s the biggest barrier to small-tech commercialization today? Is it a lack of standards? Manufacturing or infrastructure challenges? Shortage of a qualified workforce? Intellectual property or EH&S (environmental, health, and safety) concerns?
Letter From The Editor
As we put the finishing touches on our annual university rankings’ issue, the news is filled with reflection on the tragic shootings that took place at the Virginia Tech.
Community colleges are critical
Go to any small-tech seminar or conference these days and you’re almost guaranteed to hear folks lamenting the shortage of workers skilled in small-tech topics.
Top 10, by category
The Small Times’ university survey included 26 questions about funding, facilities, patenting, company formation, research, publishing, plus micro- and nano-specific courses and degree programs.
Index of universities, by state
The following list includes all the universities that responded to the Small Times’ survey and summarizes their micro- and nanotech programs.
The survey and its analysis
Small Times introduced its university rankings in 2005, based on a survey sent to research institutions in the United States.
Educating small tech’s revolutionaries
Institutions that teach skills and nurture innovation: A guide for students, researchers, inventors, and CEOs
Designing molecular machines from the comfort of home
Tom Moore, a nanotechnology blogger, has set up a Machine Phase blog at http://machine-phase.blogspot.com to chronicle his nanotechnology adventures designing molecular machines using NanoEngineer-1 software from Nanorex.
Students’ cars drive the power of nanotechnology
Fuel-cell-powered balsa-wood cars are driving students from Broadlands, Ill.-based Heritage High School into the age of nanotechnology.
Kohrt examines energy/education
Managing industrial innovation is a challenge, whether in a corporate setting or in research.
How Germany nurtures its nanotech industry
The country supports innovators in interesting ways.
Meeting production pressures
Are today’s test-and-measurement tools up to the demands of high-volume small-tech manufacturing?
Manufacturing progress key to flexible electronics’ success
As the first commercial flexible electronics reach consumers, many significant manufacturing and technological obstacles must be overcome for the market to reach its multi-billion-dollar potential over the next five to ten years.
Nanoident opens facility for organic semiconductors
In March, Nanoident opened in Linz, Austria, what it claims to be “the world’s first dedicated manufacturing facility for printed organic semiconductors.
Equity financing and Acquisitions and mergers
Can we talk-about nano?
Nanotechnology offers fantastic benefits-but it’s controversial.
EPA reviews EHS implications of nanotechnology
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) recent nanotechnology White Paper is the result of a 27-month review of the positive potential uses and the possible negative environmental, health, and safety (EHS) implications of nanotechnology.