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October 2011 Issue

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In This Issue: Event News | Innovation & Investment | Chemicals & Materials | Electronics & Microsystems | Health Sciences & Biotech/Pharma | Energy & Cleantech| TechConnectNews

Event News

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Innovation & Investment:

Venture Capital Activity Declines in Third Quarter of 2011 - Double digit decrease in both number of deals and total investments when compared to Q2 2011... Read more


President Obama Honors Twelve Researchers with National Medal of Science, National Medal of Technology and Innovation - More than half of the recipients honored this month are working with emerging technologies in areas of nano, clean, and biotech... Read more

  Chemicals & Materials

Motorola Creates World’s Thinnest Smart Phone - New phone is only 7.1 mm-thick, and includes a nano-enabled water resistant coating...Read more


Nano Materials 101: Researchers Develop Design Rules for Nanoparticles - Lead author Dr. Chad Mirkin of Northwestern University and research team create rules that enable scientists to make any structure for almost all applications...Read more

  Electronics & Microsystems

Physicists to Develop New Way of Electronic Computing - UC Riverside’s Roland Kawakami leads a four-year $1.85 multicampus research project aimed at speeding up applications that process large amounts of data...Read more


Crocus Technology and IBM Announce Joint Development Agreement - Agreement encompasses both a technology license and mutual access to patents...Read more

  Health Sciences & Biotech/Pharma

Tiny stamps for tiny sensors - Researchers at MIT develop new glass stamp that may make cheaper, more precise biosensors...Read more


Ontochem and Priaxon Join Forces to Increase Stress Tolerance of Crops - New approach shall minimize growth losses without genetic engineering...Read more

  Energy & Cleantech

Researchers at National University of Singapore Create Energy-Storing Membrane - Proprietary membrane could perform better than traditional batteries and be more cost effective...Read more


Tokyo Electron and UK’s Nanoco Extend Joint Development Deal for Solar Panels - Both companies came together in 2010, and have completed the first stage of the project with success...Read more

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