Soladigm, the makers of Smart Windows, will build plant in Mississippi, eliminating up to 25% of a building’s heating and cooling costs

Posted: July 30th, 2010 | Author: admin | Filed under: Clean Tech, Products | Comments

soladigm_logoSoladigm, established in 2007 and up to now in “stealth-mode” announced today that they will build their factory plant in Mississippi after receiving a $40 million loan and another $4 million of incentives from the state.

The technology, called “Smart Windows”, will eliminate the need for blinds that prevent excess light to enter the building through the windows. The company claims that Smart Window technology can eliminate up to 25% of a building’s cooling and heating costs.

Terahertz (Thz) Signal Processing Speeds and Gallium Arsenide

Posted: July 19th, 2010 | Author: admin | Filed under: General | Tags: , , , , | Comments

Gallium Arsenide is showing the possibility of reaching speeds in the Terahertz range making quantum computing look ever more possible.

“Time-resolved terahertz-pump and optical-probe measurements demonstrate that the 1s heavy-hole and light-hole exciton resonances undergo large-amplitude spectral modulations when the terahertz radiation is tuned near the 1s–2p intraexciton transition” is how the paper begins by researchers from Oregon State, University of Iowa, and others. You can read the full abstract of the paper titled “Ultrafast nonlinear optical effects in semiconductor quantum wells resonantly driven by strong few-cycle terahertz pulses“.


Posted: April 5th, 2010 | Author: admin | Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: , , | Comments

NanoTec Laser Particle Sizer

FRITSCH Introduces ANALYSETTE 22 NanoTec Laser Particle Sizer

FRITSCH Introduces ANALYSETTE 22 NanoTec Laser Particle Sizer

The ANALYSETTE 22 NanoTec offers with the measuring range of 10 nm to 2000 µm true entry into the nano range. This is achieved through the use of a second laser beam that is directed at the sample from behind, allowing for detection of the back-scattering light.

The patented capability to move the measurement cell within the beam path of the optical system during the measurement also results in a very high number of effective detection channels, which can be over 500 for the NanoTec model, which leads to a correspondingly high number of particle size classes and therefore a very high resolution. The special shape of the detector combined with intelligent evaluation software MaS control also allows information to be obtained about the particle shape.


Shape-Shifting Robots are Coming

Posted: October 14th, 2009 | Author: admin | Filed under: General | Tags: , , , | Comments

“Jamming Skin Enabled Locomotion” or JSEL for short is the name iRobot is giving to its all-new technology, which for the first time allows a small robot to act like both a liquid and a solid, with tons of potential military and consumer applications down the road.

This DARPA funded project has huge military (as well as consumer) implications down the road.

Nanotech Gloves

Posted: October 12th, 2009 | Author: admin | Filed under: Gloves, Products | Tags: , , | Comments

This may be as useful as the Ice Cream Glove idea proposed by Ali G – but it seems that you can now get your hands in the nano-engineered Touch-Tech Glove that enables you to operate your iPhone – or any capacitive touch screen, such as ATM machines.

Developed by amateur inventor Jerry Leto, TouchTec gloves use nano-impregnated textiles–including real leather–to mimic the capacitive properties of the human hand. In other word, you don’t even need to have your hand in them to use them.

Story via Gear Log.

Panasonic unveils Lithium-Ion battery module and home fuel cell cogeneration facility

Posted: October 7th, 2009 | Author: admin | Filed under: Battery, Products | Comments

Techcruch is reporting the unveiling of a new Panasonic Lithium-Ion battery module, often used in laptops and other portables, for the purpose of renewable engergy regneration. Specfically, you can string a bunch of these together which give you a great storage module to store the solar-generated power on the roof of your  house.

Expect these technologies to gain traction over the next few years as solar cells, battery, and storage technologies improve.


Nanotech paint blocks WiFi signal

Posted: October 5th, 2009 | Author: admin | Filed under: Paint, Products | Tags: , , , | Comments

Want to keep your neighbor from snooping on your WiFi signal (which is downloading an adult video from an illegal bittorrent site)?

Fear not – nanotechnology is to the rescue!

NaturalNano has developed a spray coating paint that can block high frequency radio signals, such as those used by your WiFi equipment (usually 2.4Ghz). This passive blocking of Radio Frequency signals (RF) has a variety of applications, including movie theaters who need a legal way of blocking cell phones from ringing during a movie (active signal jammers are illegal).


Nanotech Conference & Expo 2010

Posted: October 2nd, 2009 | Author: admin | Filed under: Events | Comments

The Nanotech Conference & Expo 2010, the largest nanotech conference and expo event will hold its 13th annual show at the Anaheim Convention Center on June 21-25, 2010, with an expected 5,000 attendees and over 300 exhibits.

The mission of this conference is to unit innovators to bring nanotechnology from laboratories into the marketplace.

The seven tracks of the conference cover:

  • Fabrication, Characterization & Tools
  • Advanced Materials
  • Electronics & Microsystems
  • Medical & Biotech
  • Energy & Environment
  • Ventures, Investment & Partnering
  • Industrial Applications & Solutions Showcase

Keynote and other speakers include (amongst others):

  • Larry Kellner, Chairman and CEO, Continental Airlines Inc
  • John Mendelsohn, President, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
  • R. James Woolsey, Venture Partner and Senior Advisor, VantagePoint
  • Scott W. Tinker, President, American Association of Petroleum Geologists
  • Doyle Beneby, Senior Vice President, Exelon Power

For more info contact Christopher Erb or add yourself to the distribution list.

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Posted: October 2nd, 2009 | Author: admin | Filed under: General | Tags: | Comments
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Nanotech is the study of matter at a very small (nano) scale – generally at the single molecule or even the single atom scale.

Given the relatively new tools and techniques now available, we are now able to devise and develop products starting with nano materials as the starting building blocks. This ability has profound ramifications in all aspects of human life, as nanotech provides us the ability to attack problems from an entirely new angle: the nano angle.

This blog is meant for the non-technical person who has an interest in breakthroughs and commercial endeavors that occur in the field of nanotechnology. Our aim is to breakdown the science into understandable language, and providing a platform for education and discourse within this new and exciting field.