Seeing is believing, at least for the Guinness Book of World Records, which recently turned down a submission from a team of University of Texas students who spent months building a three-dimensional, seven-micron-tall American flag that they claim is the world’s smallest.
You might think a scientific tool called the Titan would be used to study gargantuan things, but FEI’s Titan scanning/transmission electron microscope peers into the diminutive - in fact, the smallest ever seen by a commercial instrument.
Go to any meeting sponsored by the NanoBusiness Alliance and you’ll see Sean Murdock in half a dozen places at once - introducing speakers, making sure things are running smoothly, and furiously hobnobbing in the hallways.
You could say Morinobu Endo is one of the fathers of the carbon nanotube. Even though he didn’t call his intellectual offspring by that name, he began working with carbon nanotubes and related materials in the mid-1970s, back when the “micro”-scale was still the latest thing.
Technology clusters - geographic concentrations of companies, suppliers and institutions specializing in a particular field - first became prominent in the Route 128 area of Boston in the early 1940s to support U.S. military involvement in World War II.
An American Bar Association committee of attorneys has concluded that no major changes are required in statutes to bring nanotech products and processes under the jurisdiction of the Environmental Protection Agency.