Rating the Rankings

Richard Jones over at the excellent Soft Machines takes a look at the ranking of nanotech countries based on publications, and more importantly how this fails to reveal the true picture. The same is true when looking at government spending – how do you compare one nanotechnology program that adds ‘nano’ to an existing facility with one that pays for …

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Ebola in the Kitchen

Nanotechnology.com, currently undergoing something of a relaunch as “The International Network of Small Technology”, has a new white paper available entitled “10 Ways Nanotechnology Could Save Your Life.” The $9.95 report (or free if you click on the link) caught our eye for the claim is that “Countertops, tables, and other surfaces can be contaminated by many killer pathogens: e. …

A Monstrous Misconception

Jobs portal Monster.com has an article on how to get a job in the Nanotechnology Industry, but perhaps that should that be the yet to come Molecular Nanotechnology Industry? Ominously, the article starts with Michael Crichton’s definition of nanotechnology as “the quest to build man-made machines of extremely small size, on the order of 100 nanometers, or 100/billionths of a …

Whitesides on Nanobots

Earth and Sky has an interview with National Medal of Science winner and Mallinckrodt Professor of Chemistry at Harvard University, George Whitesides. Whitesides is regarded as one of nanotechnology’s pioneers, although there is no love lost between him and the Drexlerians, as evidenced by his views on nanobots, which are pretty much the same as most mainstream scientists: “It’s a …

And There’s More…

Biophan were still at it late on Friday afternoon, filing patents and press releases even after the markets closed. We are not sure whether the filing of a patent is newsworthy, the issuing perhaps is, but any IP lawyers or PR companies wanting to earn a quick buck should probably get in touch with Biophan, pronto.

Biophan Has a Brainstorm?

We seem to be bombarded almost daily by press releases from Biophan covering everything from their plans for the future to the CFO’s bowel movements (well, fortunately not quite). Since the onslaught began on August 11th we have received 14 releases though Business Wire (sometimes twice a day) and the companies stock price has plummeted by almost 20%. Whether the …