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Nano 50 Deadline

Nominations for Nanotech Briefs' third annual Nano 50 awards competition are being accepted through 11:59 PM today, April 2. The awards honor the top 50 innovators, products, and technological advancements that demonstrate the greatest potential toward developing the commercialization of nanotechnology. Previous winners include companies such as: Motorola, General Motors, IBM, and Easton Sports Visit the official Nano 50 Web site and fill out the online form at no charge. Submit your nominations today before it's too late!

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Technology Business Briefs

High Performance Multi-Sensor for Non-Stop Biological Monitoring A Fiber Optic-Based Integration System (FOBIS) has been developed that may be capable of in-situ, real-time biological monitoring, and is based on a single fiber optic system. A compact, multi-functional device, the FOBIS incorporates three working units (a Micro-Flow Cytometer, a Micro-Photometer, and a Micro-Sensor) into a compact, space-worthy package with small, low-cost, rugged packaging and field applicability. For more information, click here. The Technology Business Briefs portray licensing or selling opportunities intermediated by NextTechs. NextTechs Technologies, LLC is a Global Technology Investment Bank engaged in technology offers and needs intermediation in over 41 industries and 141 research disciplines. Search NextTechs' Technology Portfolio.

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Chain-mail Fabric

University of Illinois scientists have fabricated the world's smallest chain-mail fabric that consists of a network of small rings about 500 University of Illinois scientists have fabricated the world's smallest chain-mail fabric that consists of a network of small rings about 500 microns in diameter and even smaller links about 400 microns long. The rings and links are built upon a planar substrate and then released to create a flexible sheet that can bend along two axes and drape over curved surfaces. Because the rings and links can slide and rotate against each other, the fabric possesses unique mechanical and electrical properties. These properties could prove useful for the development of smart fabric and wearable electronic devices for pervasive computing. For more information, click here.

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White Papers

LabVIEW for Measurement and Data Analysis Thousands of engineers and scientists rely on National Instruments' LabVIEW for a variety of applications. This paper focuses on the capabilities that make LabVIEW the right tool for data and measurement analysis. Torque Measurement Methods This white paper from HBM showcases torque measurement products in action and details how measurement experts measure torque. It outlines torque measurement in the following areas: calculation from electrical power, measuring reaction torque, measuring in-line torque, and strain gages in torque measurement.

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New Coating

Materials engineers at Purdue University have created a new type of coating that attracts water yet beads oils, promising potential applications such as "self-cleaning" eyeglasses and antifogging car windshields and ski goggles. The coating consists of a single-molecule-thick layer of a material called polyethylene glycol, where each molecule is tipped with a Teflon-like "functional group" made with fluorine. Water molecules pass through theTeflon-like layer, which acts as a barrier to the larger oil molecules. The water is then attracted to the polyethylene glycol immediately adjacent to the glass surface. Click here for more information.

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Tech Needs of the Week

Technical assistance is needed for the manufacture of serrated, scalloped (concave), and wavy (convex) bandknife blades. Of interest are 14 and 16 TPI (teeth per inch) by blanking for the serrated edge. Blanking has been achieved for the scalloped edge, but the resulting shape is not satisfactory. Blanking was not achieved for the wavy edge utilizing the current machine. To respond to this Tech Need, click here. Screen-printing, foil-stamping, or laser-marking methods are needed to engrave permanent markings on stainless steel. The method will be used on both flat surfaces and curvatures. The visibility of the engravings must be clear and prominent. The method will be used on stainless steel dining ware and cups/mugs. To respond to this Tech Need, click here. The Technology Needs of the Week are anonymous requests for technology, distributed through the yet2.com marketplace, that you and your organizationmay be able to fulfill. Responding to a Tech Need is the first step to gaining an introduction with a prospective "buyer" for your technology solution.

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NASA News

The "Research Opportunities in Aeronautics" announcement from NASA's Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate seeks research in several new topic areas for the Next Generation Air Transportation System Air Traffic Management Airspace Project and the Subsonic Fixed Wing Project. The primary goal of the Airspace Systems Program is to develop revolutionary concepts, capabilities, and technologies that will enable significant increases in the capacity, efficiency, and flexibility of our National Airspace System. A major focus of the Subsonic Fixed Wing project is to develop improved prediction methods and technologies for future subsonic aircraft with lower noise, lower emissions, and higher performance. For evaluation criteria and deadlines click here.

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