/>
X
Innovation

The Morning Briefing: Nanotechnology advances

"The Morning Briefing" is SmartPlanet's daily roundup of must-reads from the web. This morning we're reading about advances in nanotechnology.
Written by Charlie Osborne, Contributing Writer on

"The Morning Briefing" is SmartPlanet's daily roundup of must-reads from the web. This morning we're reading about advances in nanotechnology.

1.) New process creates infrared LEDs using quantum dots. A new process developed by Dr. Liangfeng Sun and his team holds promise for improving the production and capabilities of the infrared light emitting diode, or LED, for use in technologies ranging from communications to night vision devices used by the military.

2.) Iran, South Korea to hold joint meeting on nanotechnology. Iran and South Korea plan to hold a joint conference on nanotechnology early in October.

3.) Molecular nanotechnology: Computer chip developed from seasquirt molecules. Scientists from the University of Aberdeen's Marine Biodiscovery Centre and the University of St Andrews have presented their work on the components of a new type of computer chip created using molecules from a sea squirt sourced from the bottom of the Great Barrier Reef.

4.) $18.5 million grant to fuel nanotechnology center at UT. The National Science Foundation announced today that it will award $18.5 million to the University of Texas for a new engineering research center whose charge is to parlay advances in nanoscience.

5.) Public awareness of nanotechnology continues to dwindle. The numbers are in again and it seems that Americans are still largely ignorant of nanotechnology's existence.

This post was originally published on Smartplanet.com

Editorial standards

Related

The 21 best Black Friday deals under $30 ahead of Cyber Monday
Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K

The 21 best Black Friday deals under $30 ahead of Cyber Monday

The 52 best Black Friday deals on Amazon ahead of Cyber Monday
Image of Amazon Echo Show 8 on a wooden table in front of a person cooking and folding pastry dough.

The 52 best Black Friday deals on Amazon ahead of Cyber Monday

The 62 best Black Friday deals at Costco ahead of Cyber Monday
LG 65" Class - QNED80 Series

The 62 best Black Friday deals at Costco ahead of Cyber Monday