- Published: June 2010
NANO Magazine - Issue 7
- Published: August 2010
- Region: World
- 44 Pages
- NANO Magazine
In this issue of NANO we explore new technologies for energy generation, disease prevention and water purification that have the potential to change the developing world and save millions of lives.
Nanotechnology in the Developing World
The Chief Executive of the Academy of Sciences for the Developing world explores the developments and potentials in nanotech that could equal and surpass monumental occasions like the creation of the steam engine.
Water for All
The cause of 6000 deaths a year, getting clean water to the 50% of those in 3rd world countries without it is the topic of much research. One group of Australian researchers are hopeful of finding the answer through electrostatically charged powders which attract and remove contaminants.
HIV- Under the Microscope
Developing countries are home to more than 60% of the world's HIV- sufferers. Nano explores how nanotechnology, and more specifically microscopy, is being utilised to achieve better ways of investigating, manipulating and treating this disease.
Solar Power- Accessible Energy for All
We look into the nanotechnology development in the field of solar cells which could mean major progress in initiatives like ‘Lighting Africa’, designed to bring non- fossil fuel based, low cost, reliable lighting products to Africa.
Nanotechnology in South Africa.
Nano provides an insight into what the fastest, richest country in sub-Saharan Africa is doing in terms of Nanotechnology strategy and development as well as how it intends to allocate the twenty six million dollars of government money the nation has been allocated over the next three years.
Historically valued for their rarity and reliability, precious metals have been regarded as a sound investment since the introduction of the gold standard in 1695. However, nanotechnology has revealed new and exciting properties in these rare metals which are finding their way into a whole new range of technologies.
Globalisation has brought a sharp increase in the level of international collaboration in the world of science and technology. Kshitij Adiyeta Singh details how nanotechnology is no exception.
Ken Donaldson gives an insight into the similarities found between the damage to cells by nanotubes to the now infamous asbestos, as well as the cautious approach now being stressed before this technology is introduced to the masses.
Ottilia Saxl interviews Professor James Gimzewski, holder of the Guiness World Record for creation of the world's smallest calculator and one of the first scientists to image molecules with the scanning tunneling microscope, about his mission to achieve the impossible.
What's New in Nano?
We provide a view into the latest developments in nano. Such as: the introduction of kidney cells to improve dialysis, insect repellent clothing, the oil cleaning capabilities of Nano-membranes, the first witnessing of live DNA repair, the creation of the world's smallest Scanning Electron Microscope, a new method for measuring HIV progression, the European Parliament's green light to fuel cells and hydrogen initiative, plans to use nano to boost Indian agriculture and the creation of Nano-String barcodes in Australia.
James Moore reports on the battle to squeeze a medical laboratory on to a microchip hoped to be able to provide earlier diagnosis, better prognosis and reduced healthcare costs.
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What's new in Nano
Nanotechnology in the Developing World
Purifying Powder- A Simple Powder for Cleaning Contaminated Water
Nano Tunnels - HIV Uses Hidden Passageways to Move From Cell to Cell
Nanotechnology in South Africa
Interview with Jim Gimzewski
Precious Metals- A new Role for Platinum Silver and Gold
Knowledge Society- Connecting Scientists Across the Globe
Asbestos Repeated?- Asbestos and Nanotube Similarities riggers Urge for Caution
- University of South Australia
- Imperial College London
- Institute of Nanotechnology
- University of Edinburgh
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