Let A Million Flowers Bloom

Given the global gloom emanating from all sources, it was at least nice to see that our little bit of the world, nanotechnologies, got a mention in Davos and Andrew Maynard who is also on the nanotechnologies council with me has the background details here. However, I’m still a bit worried that most discussions about nanotechnology tend to focus on …

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Buying Technology For Beans

An article in today’s Wall Street Journal illustrates the effect the credit crunch recession is having on Venture Capital portfolios. John Steuart, a Claremont Creek managing director is quoted as gleefully saying “The portfolio is competing against itself and it’s survival of the fittest. It’s brutal” Here’s the problem for all of those game changing nanotech companies still struggling to …

Good Riddance to Bad Science

I enjoyed Rick Weiss’”Good Riddance” piece directed at the outgoing US administration, and it probably echoes  the views of many US based researchers. Good riddance to the lies, the deception, the White House-edited pseudoscience reports. Good riddance to the stacked science advisory committees, the faux peer-review of proposed regulations, the junkyard claims of “junk science.” Good riddance to the scientist …

Nanodynamics Files For IPO, Ignores Global Stock Market Metltdown

If at first you don’t succeed….Nanodynamics, one of the raft of diversified nanotechnology companies under pressure from investors to get an exit of any kind, have announced that they will be the first nanotechnology US company to be listed on the Dubai International Financial Exchange (DIFX). You have to question the sanity of both the management and their advisors as …