Nanotechnology

  • Karnataka to promote nanotechnology December 8, 2011

    Bangalore: The Karnataka government will provide enhanced budgetary support to promote nanotechnology for the benefit of masses, Chief Minister D.V. Sadananda Gowda said on Thursday. "The state government will certainly provide enhanced budgetary support for nano initiatives and activities of the vision group on science and technology in the budget...
  • Indian Americans form body to boost nanotechnology November 8, 2011

    Washington: Given the huge potential of nanotechnology, a group of Indian Americans professionals have launched The Indus Nanotech Association (TINA), which would connect entrepreneurs and businesspersons, researchers, technologists and investors. The idea to launch TINA came up at a Nanotechnology Commercialisation conference organised by Thomas Abraham, president of Innovative Research and...
  • Can space elevators be a reality in 2100? September 8, 2011

    Think of a day in the year 2100. The walls of your room light up like screens and your chosen software program, a familiar face named, say, Molly, wakes you up in the morning and lays out the day's plan. As you enter the bathroom, DNA and protein sensors in...
  • Need nanotechnology for health sector: Kalam August 7, 2011

    Thanjavur: Former President APJ Abdul Kalam on Saturday stressed the need for developing nanotechnology applications in healthcare to manufacture nano-robots for cancer treatment and nano-drug delivery systems for HIV. "Development of nanotechnology applications in healthcare needs to be utilised to develop nano-robots for cancer cure and nano-drug delivery systems for HIV,"...
  • Semicon industry to invest in nanotechnology February 21, 2011

    Bangalore: The fledgling Indian semiconductor (semicon) industry has to invest in the research and development (R&D) of nanotechnology to face the challenge of disruptive technologies and shrinking innovative product cycles, a top expert said on Monday. "Nanotechnology is the future of the electronics industry worldwide. With disruptive technologies and product cycles...
  • IBM uses DNA to make next-gen microchips August 18, 2009

    San Francisco: International Business Machines Corp is looking to the building blocks of our bodies - DNA - to be the structure of next-generation microchips. As chipmakers compete to develop ever-smaller chips at cheaper prices, designers are struggling to cut costs. Artificial DNA nanostructures, or "DNA origami" may provide a...
  • Coming soon: CDs that store 2,000 times more May 23, 2009

    Washington: Futuristic discs with a storage capacity 2,000 times that of current DVDs could be just around the corner, thanks to researchers who have created them using nanotechnology to store information in various colours. An international team, led by Swinburne University of Technology, has in fact been able to use nanoscopic...
  • Meet the Nano-bama, the smallest Obama image March 14, 2009

    New Delhi: A 3D image of Obama, smaller than a grain of salt was created by Professor John Hart of the University of Michigan. Professor Hart isn't just another Obama fan. He's trying to bring Nanotechnology - the science of the very, very small - to the level of the...
  • Watch: Honey, I shrunk President Obama January 21, 2009

    New Delhi: After the huge party at Obama's inaguration - here's a story on something really small. And the science behind it. A 3D image of Obama, smaller than a grain of salt. The maker, Professor John Hart, isn't just another Obama fan. He's trying to bring Nanotechnology -...
  • US scientists learn how to levitate tiny objects January 9, 2009

    Chicago: US scientists have found a way to levitate the very smallest objects using the strange forces of quantum mechanics, and said on Wednesday they might use it to help make tiny nanotechnology machines. They said they had detected and measured a force that comes into play at the molecular level...
  • Fuel pure for sure? Thank him June 22, 2007

    New Delhi: Racketeers who adulterate oil have met their match. David Moxam, CEO and president of Authentix, which helps in detecting in industrial counterfeiting, is in India. Moxam has used molecular nano-technology to detect oil adulteration worldwide and now he's hoping to do the same in India. The Petroleum Ministry in...
  • HP claims nano-chip breakthrough June 17, 2007

    San Francisco: Hewlett-Packard (HP) has invented a revolutionary computer chip that uses nanotechnology to achieve a significant performance boost. Researchers at the world's largest computer maker on Tuesday said that the new approach could allow an eightfold increase in the number of transistors that can be squeezed onto a variety of...
  • Indian steel for Muslim crusaders November 28, 2006

    Hamburg: The curved sabres used by Muslims against Christian knights in the crusades may have been deadly because Muslim blade-makers used a form of nanotechnology, the steel coming from India, say German experts. The Damascus blades wielded by Muslim fighters, renowned for their exceptional strength, sharp cutting edge and beautiful banding...