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NANO Magazine - Issue 8
NANO Magazine, October 2008, Pages: 44
Images of Martian dust from an atomic force microscope on Mars this month was hailed as a major step forward in understanding the history of the planet. In this issue, NANO looks at recent advances in microscopy.
Microscopes on Mars
Nano tells of the microscope on-board the Phoenix Lander which returned the first image of a single particle of dust from the red planet as well as what it could mean in terms of piecing together the history of water on Mars, and improving the chances of a manned mission to the planet
Micro Nano Pico
The recent fact that the Microscopes first created with the help of Galileo are now on the planets he first viewed through his telescope, has provided a fitting opportunity to look at the history and developments of microscopy from their creation, to their ability to provide images of an atom on the pico scale.
The Nose Knows.
Elaine Mulcahy investigates the claims made by a group of U.S. Scientists who say they have the technology to produce a hand-held electronic nose capable of sniffing out even the tiniest traces of explosive, leaving sniffer dogs out of a job.
Nano delves into the world of forensics where advances in nanotechnology are leading to the production of a whole host of improved fingerprint powders, that provide finer, sharper prints even underwater, leaving even the cleanliest criminals high and dry.
Potentials and Applications of nanoparticles
Thorsten Vielhaber, winner of the Nano2Life Writing competition, introduces us all to the Nanorians, our responsibility to control them, and their seemingly endless capabilities.
The ancient pin-hole camera has inspired new technology which can produce lens-less 3-D imaging. Paul Preuss details the production by an international group of scientists of the brightest, sharpest X-ray holograms of microscopic objects ever made.
Smaller, Smarter, Better?
Paul Gershlick examines the legal implications of smart surveillance. From RFID tags to Microsoft technology to allow computers to monitor the expressions and heart-rates of users, the faster technology improves, the more adaptable legislation has to become.
Country Profile- France.
Dr. Jean- Christophe Gabriel, along with more than 20 other program managers, explores investment, research and development at the back-bone of French Nanotechnology, CEA-LETI. Also includes an interview with the Director of CEA-LETI Laurent Malier, who speaks to Ottilia Saxl about his burning ambitions.
What's New in Nano tells of: new stretchable, flexible conductors, new research on quantum dots and how they may provide clues to nutrient movement, the nano coating of Europe's largest city tunnel, the new material that can be used to cool refrigerators and computers, the development of an invisibility cloak, a new cheap, flexible material to collect the sun's energy, the mouthwash that could replace brushing and the creation of an edible optical sensor based on silk-worms
Richard Moore examines the characteristics that make nanomedicine so different to present medical approaches and the potentially exciting developments opening up in medical treatments
Countries covered: France, UK, USA
Products mentioned: Microscopes, Aerospace Microscopes, Fingerprint powders, X-Ray Devices, Drug Delivery Systems, Medical Monitoring Systems, Medical Imaging Devices, Surveillance Devices
What's new in Nano
Microscoped on Mars
Micro Nano Pico- The Evolution of Microscopy
The Nose Knows - An Electronic Nose for Explosive Detection, Nanotechnology in France
Interview with Laurent Malier
Smart Prints- Fingerprints Working Underwater
March of the Nanorians- Potentials and Applications of Nanoparticles
Legal Implications of Smart surveillance
- University of Neuchatel
- Urban Knut
- University of California
- University of Connecticut
- University of Technology, Sydney
- Institute of Nanotechnology
- University of Munster, Germany
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