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Drug trials give hope to cancer patientupdated: Tue Oct 05 2010 09:48:00

Out of cancer treatment options, John Cossman turns to clinical trials, without which he says he'd have "no hope."

Cancer 'iron man' puts hope in drug trialsupdated: Tue Oct 05 2010 09:48:00

John Cossman's friends call him cancer's iron man. He's had more than 90 radiation treatments and 200 chemo treatments since being diagnosed with head and neck cancer eight years ago.

'Jellyfish' smoothies offer solar solutionsupdated: Tue Oct 05 2010 08:15:00

Putting thousands of jellyfish in a blender to make a smoothie sounds like the start of bad joke. In fact, it's one way to source ingredients for a new generation of solar power solutions that could aid medical science and offer cheap energy.

Nano technology could cool the heat from server farmsupdated: Tue Sep 07 2010 06:13:00

The internet may soon be a greener place thanks to new research that looks set to slash the carbon footprint of our surfing by introducing nanotechnology to computer servers.

MIT researchers print solar cell on paperupdated: Thu May 06 2010 08:43:00

Scientists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have successfully coated paper with a solar cell, part of a suite of research projects aimed at energy breakthroughs.

MIT researchers discover new energy sourceupdated: Tue Mar 16 2010 18:56:00

It's so tiny, you can't see it with the naked eye.

Tiny technologies could produce big energy solutionsupdated: Tue Sep 22 2009 15:32:00

Forgot to charge your cell phone last night? Imagine that you could power it by walking. Weirder still, you might be able to just spray a new battery on.

Tiny technologyupdated: Tue Sep 22 2009 15:32:00

CNN.com's Liz Landau explains how two leading nanotechnology researchers are developing more efficient ways of delivering electrical power.

FSB: A Kevlar killer comes to marketupdated: Thu Sep 17 2009 13:27:00

Few entrepreneurs plan to shoot their product down. For David Lashmore, it was a necessity.

Cancer cell killerupdated: Tue Aug 18 2009 20:14:00

CNN.com's Liz Landau explains "nanobees," tiny particles designed to destroy cancer cells.

Ultra-tiny 'bees' target tumorsupdated: Tue Aug 18 2009 20:14:00

They're ready to sting, and they know where they're going.

CNNMoney: Space elevator chase yields Earthly rewardsupdated: Sat Aug 15 2009 12:09:00

On an April day in Boulder, Colo., Michael Laine sat onstage in front of a large audience, struggling to hold back tears. That afternoon he was supposed to be presenting to the attendees of the Conference on World Affairs, but at the moment, Laine was finding it hard to concentrate. "Two hours ago I lost a $3 million building," he declared to the room. "And now I don't have a place to live."

Fortune: Nanotech's big boosterupdated: Mon Apr 20 2009 16:53:00

Bernard Marcus, co-founder of Home Depot, free-market absolutist, aquarium builder and philanthropist is way into nanotechnology these days.

Scientists: Humans and machines will merge in futureupdated: Tue Jan 13 2009 13:22:00

A group of experts from around the world will Thursday hold a first of its kind conference on global catastrophic risks.

New nano coating boosts solar efficiencyupdated: Tue Jan 06 2009 06:46:00

Researchers have developed a new anti-reflective coating that boosts the efficiency of solar panels and allows sunlight to be absorbed from almost any angle.

Organic by designupdated: Tue Jan 06 2009 06:35:00

As a product designer, Agustin Otegui's has to "think big" about the objects he creates. From novel portable chairs made out of shovels to chrome radiators that look like modern works of art, he recasts the mundane in a modernist and functional new light.

'Space elevator' would take humans into orbitupdated: Fri Oct 03 2008 18:28:00

A new space race is officially under way, and this one should have the sci-fi geeks salivating.

Fortune: HP's grand vision: measure everythingupdated: Fri Jul 18 2008 11:34:00

Imagine walking down the supermarket aisle with a cheap device you could hold up to a tomato. If the sensor detects a pesticide residue, you'd know the "organic" label is a lie. Similar tools could track the chemical content of water in a stream, telling you if there was lead contamination and when it got there, or keep constant watch on a bridge and tell if a structural steel beam was at risk of collapse.

Scientists: Humans and machines will merge in futureupdated: Tue Jul 15 2008 17:36:00

A group of experts from around the world will hold a first of its kind conference Thursday on global catastrophic risks.

Interview: Naomi Halasupdated: Tue Mar 11 2008 13:06:00

Gray goo or the future of medicine? CNN spoke to Naomi Halas, a professor at Rice University in Texas, about nanotechnology and her work on nanoshells, tiny particles that may hold the key to curing cancer.

Biography: Naomi Halasupdated: Tue Mar 11 2008 12:54:00

Naomi Halas is the inventor of nanoshells, tiny glass particles coated in gold. She dreams of a world without cancer -- and she believes that they hold the key.

Is nanotechnology the key to curing cancer?updated: Tue Mar 11 2008 12:35:00

By 2020, will cancer be a disease of the past? CNN spoke to scientist Naomi Halas and explored her vision of a world where cancer can be cured with tiny gold-coated nanoparticles.

Potent new 'nanofabrics' repel germsupdated: Wed Oct 03 2007 11:02:00

The approach of flu season sends many people scurrying for vaccinations and vitamins. But what if you could avoid the flu and other viruses simply by getting dressed? That's the idea behind two garments that are part of the "Glitterati" clothing line designed by Olivia Ong, a senior design major at Cornell University.

Business 2.0: Nanotech takes on water pollutionupdated: Thu Jul 26 2007 08:43:00

Cleaning up contaminated water is big business. World demand for treatment is forecast to increase 6 percent per year through 2009 to more than $35 billion, according to a 2006 report by research firm Freedonia.

Fortune: Bend it like Corningupdated: Tue Jul 24 2007 22:01:00

Like any gigantic telecommunications company, Verizon is in love with optical fiber.

Business 2.0: Product design, nature's wayupdated: Tue Jun 12 2007 14:04:00

For all their skill and technological prowess, human engineers still can't match Mother Nature's best designs. Take, for example, the toe pads of ordinary house geckos.

Business 2.0: Secrets of the fastest-growing techsupdated: Sat Jun 02 2007 13:32:00

CEOs reveal the business strategies that put companies like Akamai, Netflix, and Priceline at the top of Business 2.0's ranking of the 100 fastest-growing technology companies.

Slivers of silver for what ails you?updated: Mon Mar 19 2007 16:35:00

Want to get rid of germs? Mold and grime? Smelly feet?

CNNMoney: Intel steps up chip race with AMDupdated: Mon Feb 26 2007 15:19:00

Intel made the latest move in its battle with AMD to be the first to introduce next-generation microchips that will run faster and use less energy than existing models.

CNN Future Summit forumupdated: Thu Feb 08 2007 10:51:00

A new breed of nanobots is being designed to assist doctors by going where no surgeon or technology has gone before. Working at the scale of molecules, these micro-machines are taking their cues from bacteria and the way in which they find their way around the human body. If they are successful, they could bring about a new type of molecular surgery and a different perspective to our own inner space.

Nanobots get to the heart of the matterupdated: Thu Feb 08 2007 10:42:00

A new breed of nanobots is being designed to assist doctors by going where no surgeon or technology has gone before.

Nanochip pushes computing limitsupdated: Mon Feb 05 2007 22:31:00

The digital world has just gone molecular.

CNNMoney: HP hypes new nanotechnology chip developmentupdated: Tue Jan 16 2007 07:53:00

Hewlett-Packard researchers announced Tuesday a new advance in its computer chips using nanotechnology, which could significantly improve performance.

Express lift to the starsupdated: Mon Sep 18 2006 05:49:00

Posted September 18, 2006

Nanotech: Small stuff, big concernsupdated: Fri Sep 01 2006 11:39:00

There's nothing tiny about the international controversy brewing over the safety of nanomaterials. In April, a German company recalled a tile sealant called Magic Nano after dozens of consumers suffered breathing problems while using it. Never mind that the product contained particles too large to actually count as nanomaterials (which must be smaller than a billionth of a meter) the scare was on, and European confidence in products labeled "nano" had already sunk.

Science seeks brawn as well as brainsupdated: Wed Aug 16 2006 08:29:00

Since Deep Blue's victory over chess champion Gary Kasparov, humans have had to grow used to the idea of being eclipsed by computers in the most intellectual of mind games.

'Heaven' updated: Mon Jun 19 2006 04:50:00

Heaven or Hell? In the first of a three part series CNN hears how some scientists believe the future will be better than our wildest dreams.

Heaven or hell?updated: Mon Jun 12 2006 03:59:00

Humanity is on the verge of an incredible future. Technologies that seem like science fiction are already becoming science fact as researchers develop innovations that will transform the very essence of what it is to be human.

Short film delivers nanotech for the massesupdated: Thu May 04 2006 13:52:00

A baseball zooms through clouds, straight through a wall and into the waiting hand of actor Adam Smith, who is tricked out like a magician, complete with wand, tuxedo and top hat. "How do you do it?" Smith asks conspiratorially. "You just need a small enough ball, of course."

CNNMoney: IBM takes step towards chip nanotechnologyupdated: Fri Mar 24 2006 07:14:00

IBM announced Friday it had built the first electronic circuit around a carbon molecule, which could potentially herald the next generation of semiconductors.

Business 2.0: The 62,000-Mile Elevator Rideupdated: Fri Mar 17 2006 15:24:00

Every world-changing wonder has to begin somewhere. But it would be hard for the space elevator to have a less auspicious start than it got last October in a foggy office parking lot in Mountain Vi...

Business 2.0: Pushing Past Post-Itsupdated: Tue Nov 01 2005 00:01:00

A little over five years ago, several top executives at 3M called together their senior managers in R&D to show them the not-so-rosy writing on the wall. The company's annual revenues were stalled,...

Business 2.0: The Nanotech Makeoverupdated: Tue Nov 01 2005 00:01:00

To create natural-looking makeup, L'Oréal is borrowing a concept from nature. Next year the Paris-based cosmetics powerhouse will unveil a line of nanotechnology makeup that gets its color not from...

Flash forward! Fortune magazine's top trends updated: Wed Oct 05 2005 16:13:00

This is not your father's future.

Phones will soon be able to smellupdated: Tue Sep 20 2005 07:21:00

An "electric nose" that can distinguish the personal scent of an individual may begin to replace four-digit pin numbers and secret passwords within the next decade.

CNNMoney: Nanotech: It's a small worldupdated: Fri Jul 08 2005 12:02:00

NEW YORK (CNN/Money) - Nanotechnology, the science of manipulating matter at the sub-molecular scale, has gotten a lot of buzz in the mainstream media, but it's mostly been "ooh, ahh, gee-whiz" type coverage.

Nanotech delivers cancer treatmentupdated: Tue Jun 21 2005 06:59:00

Scientists using nanotechnology have devised a way of delivering cancer drugs that could make them up to 10 times more effective in combating the killer disease.

Top 25: Innovationsupdated: Mon Jan 03 2005 14:13:00

The world was different before the Internet.

Business 2.0: The Germproof Fridgeupdated: Sat Jan 01 2005 00:01:00

At last, a reason to toss out that musty box of Arm & Hammer. In 2004, Samsung equipped its newest line of refrigerators with an interior coating of nanoscale silver particles—known to be a natural...

Green breakthrough for nanoscienceupdated: Mon Dec 06 2004 06:38:00

A South Korean scientist says he has come up with an inexpensive way to produce nanoparticles on a large scale without harming the environment.

Fortune: CAN CHINA OVERTAKE THE U.S. IN SCIENCE?updated: Mon Oct 04 2004 00:01:00

BOUNDING UP THE STAIRS AT THE BEIJING Genomics Institute, Darren Cai, vice president of business development, pulls a flight ahead of me before I realize that the usual pace here is close to a spri...

CNNMoney: No-no for nanotechupdated: Thu Aug 05 2004 11:00:00

It looks like nanotech isn't ready for prime time after all.

CNNMoney: Tiny bubbles?updated: Thu Jul 29 2004 11:37:00

There's been a lot of fuss this week about whether Google should really be worth $36 billion when it goes public.

Business 2.0: GE Sees the Light By learning to manage innovation, Jeffrey Immelt is remaking America's flagship industrial corporation into a updated: Thu Jul 01 2004 00:01:00

In a lobby at the General Electric Complex known as the "House of Magic" sits a desk that belonged to GE founder Thomas Edison. There, under glass, are copies of his notebook papers with sketches o...

Fortune: Seeing Nanoscapes A family of tools for seeing and manipulating atoms and molecules is moving out of the lab and onto the factorupdated: Mon Jun 14 2004 00:01:00

One summer day in 1985, not that long before he shared the Nobel Prize in Physics for a device he had invented five years earlier for seeing atoms, known as a scanning tunneling microscope, IBM sci...

Fortune: Quantum Dot NANOTECHupdated: Mon May 17 2004 00:01:00

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Fortune: Is nanotech ready for its close-up? The tiny science has inspired hundreds of startups and bigtime hype. So why are its accompliupdated: Mon May 17 2004 00:01:00

You may not be able to see it, but you can't avoid its buzz. Nanotechnology is fast becoming as pervasive a cultural icon as TiVo or Levitra. The wizardry of building teeny things that are measured...

Business 2.0: Sifting for Cancer Cellsupdated: Sat May 01 2004 00:01:00

Cancer treatment is notoriously inexact. To make it more effective, doctors need a better way to detect cancerous cells spreading in patients' blood. That would allow them to quickly halt therapies...

Will nanotech save the world or is it mostly hype?updated: Thu Apr 15 2004 16:36:00

Nanotechnology is often mentioned as the tool that will dramatically alter the future.

Business 2.0: Field of Dreams With capital flowing and deep technological change afoot, it's the best time in years to updated: Thu Apr 01 2004 00:01:00

The vintage vinyl booths at Buck's diner in Woodside, Calif., a few miles from venture capital central along Sand Hill Road, are extra-long, and the wedge of apple pie with vanilla ice cream is ext...

World leaders look to tech, not politicsupdated: Tue Jan 27 2004 19:07:00

"I do not see much hope in the political domain, but a lot of hope in the technological domain," said Shimon Peres last week at a private breakfast he hosted in a knotty wood-paneled ski-hotel dining room in Davos, Switzerland.

Business 2.0: How To Think About Nanotech CHARLES LIEBER Professor of chemistry, Harvard University; scientific co-founder, Nanosysupdated: Mon Dec 01 2003 00:01:00

One of the least important things about nanotechnology is that it is small.

Business 2.0: Microelectromechanical Systems (MEMS) The next Machine Age arrives in miniature.updated: Sat Nov 01 2003 00:01:00

A tad too large to qualify as nanotechnology, but still as tiny as a speck of dust, MEMS are making a big splash. Once considered a laboratory novelty, MEMS are functional micromachines that use me...

Fortune: 40 Under 40 The celebration of youth flamed out with the dot-coms, but these 40 (plus one brother act) show that updated: Mon Sep 15 2003 00:01:00

YOUNG, RICH, POWERFUL, AND CHANGING THE WORLD Work your way up from the bottom? Forget it. Our list of 40 (okay, 41) who have vaulted to the top before they hit 40.

FSB: The Brain Trust You can't put them on your staff (unfortunately), but you can put their best new ideas to updated: Sun Dec 01 2002 00:01:00

If you could assemble the world's most perfect board of directors, whom would you put on it? You'd probably want some theoreticians from the business schools, a venture capitalist or two, maybe a s...

Fortune: Building For The Next Chip Boom Never mind that sales are off by 30%. Chipmakers are racing ahead with snazzy new teupdated: Mon Aug 12 2002 00:01:00

The headlong rush of semiconductor miniaturization, it seems, waits for no one. Just because chipmakers are staring at woefully thin order books doesn't mean they can stop following Moore's law, th...

Fortune: The Soot That Could Change The World One of today's hot technologies, the making of amazing molecules called updated: Mon Jun 25 2001 00:01:00

This past Valentine's Day, a year-old Houston startup called Carbon Nanotechnologies Inc., or CNI, began FedExing jelly-jar-sized containers of a high-tech soot so coveted that buyers have been wil...

Fortune: Nanotechupdated: Mon Oct 09 2000 00:01:00

When it comes to the mirrors in optical switches, small is all. That's because the smaller the mirrors, the more of them you can cram into a single switch, making it possible to route ever more opt...

Fortune: Ray Kurzweil "By 2030 we'll have full-immersion, shared, virtual-reality environments."updated: Mon Oct 09 2000 00:01:00

Speech technology pioneer Ray Kurzweil is the author of The Age of Intelligent Machines and The Age of Spiritual Machines, published last year. He was interviewed by David Kirkpatrick.

Fortune: What's Cooking in the Chem Labs? In an accelerated hunt for industry's blockbuster new materials, researchers are using radical updated: Mon Apr 17 2000 00:01:00

Never has industry had a greater stake in the process of inventing and producing materials that are the flesh of new technology. Stuff like semiconductors, optical fibers, metallic alloys, and poly...

Fortune: Micro Machines THEY'RE DA BOMB! A chip whose tiny gears and motors could prevent an accidental nuclear blast is just one of the updated: Mon May 10 1999 00:01:00

Unnoticed, like dust mites on a couch, are growing numbers of tiny mechanical gadgets with amazing capabilities. Rugged motion sensors smaller than a fingernail. Micromirrors, 1.2 million of the li...

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