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Solid State Technology
Remembering why size matters
During the past couple of weeks I have heard the comment, “size doesn’t matter,” from a variety of sources.
Why the difference between risk and hazard matters for nanotechnology
Scientific progress is a balancing act: Weigh the empirical evidence and determine the appropriate balance between allowing new technologies and protecting public health.
Letter From The Editor
“[Nanotechnology] is becoming real a lot faster than I was anticipating,” says Feynman Prize-winning researcher Stan Williams, whose work is profiled in this issue’s Q&A feature.
Compensation trending upward
As micro- and nanotechnologies begin to mature, industry salaries increase
Power microscopy for the masses
A new breed of sophisticated, low-cost microscopes is enabling new vision for industry and academe
HP research results satisfy Williams
Stan Williams and his colleague Greg Snider at HP Labs in Palo Alto, Calif., have completed research that could lead to making field-programmable gate arrays (FPGAs) up to 8x denser-while using less energy for a given computation-than those currently being produced.
It’s all fun and games
Gaming for the greater good is the higher purpose of PlayGen’s managing director Kam Memarzia, one of the founding members of the London-based interactive media company that uses game technology for learning rather than just entertainment.
Small tech for food safety applications, a high-voltage CMOS process with embedded flash, an interstellar compass, and more…
Large-ish nanotech breaks barriers in drug delivery
A team of researchers at Johns Hopkins University has demonstrated a new way to slip drug-bearing nanoparticles through the body’s protective shields of mucus while surprising even themselves with just how big these microscopic delivery vehicles can be constructed.
3D MID circuits enable device miniaturization
MEMS technology has been used to gain significant improvements in a number of electronic and industrial applications, but until recently, the area of electronic circuitry has been neglected.
Automated research: Not just for pharma
Nanotech development is beginning to benefit from methods popular in the pharmaceuticals industry
Small Tech Meets Lsquoim
Small tech meets ‘impossible’ defense goals
Aerospace systems engineers are famous for their tendency to levy impossible specifications on materials and components.
Another Labrsquos Treasu
Another lab’s treasure
Nanotech start-ups are finding great deals on used semiconductor processing equipment that can be altered to fit their needs
Equity financing & Acquisitions
Nanotech’s David and Goliath tale
As Goliath Ltd. prepares to debut its nanotech-enabled product, the David Co. brandishes its slingshot full of patents
The fifth category - work force - of our state rankings shows few surprises. The density of the East Coast and the engineering clusters around national labs play a big factor in pushing certain states ahead.