Tag Archives: Nanotechnology

UbiQD Eyes Solar Energy Applications for Quantum Dot Technology

The National Science Foundation has awarded UbiQD a 12-month, $225,000 grant to advance research and development on luminescent solar-concentrating glass windows with quantum dot coatings under the Small Business Innovation Research Phase I program. The Los Alamos National Laboratory and University of Milano-Bicocca in Italy originally helped create the solar energy …

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SpaceX Spacecraft Brings Back NASA Research Cargo From 8th ISS Resupply Mission

SpaceX‘s Dragon spacecraft has returned to Earth with 3,700 pounds of NASA cargo including science and technology samples after a commercial resupply mission to the International Space Station. The space agency said Thursday the spacecraft landed in the Pacific Ocean on Wednesday and will be shipped to California to unload some cargo for NASA and prepare for …

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PARC Lands DARPA Contract to Develop Printer for Macroscopic Objects

PARC has been awarded a Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency contract to build a nanotechnology-enabled printer that uses micrometer-size particles to produce macroscopic objects. The company said Wednesday the contract was awarded as part of DARPA’s Atoms to Product program, which began research efforts in December 2015. PARC said it will employ the help of Johns Hopkins University and …

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Daniel Heller: Lockheed Tests Nanotech for Oil-Drilling Wastewater Filtration

Lockheed Martin has signed an agreement with two oil and natural gas producers to evaluate the potential of a Lockheed-designed membrane technology to filter wastewater at oil drilling sites, Reuters reported Friday. David Alexander writes Daniel Heller, vice president for sustainability technologies at Lockheed, said the company has been exploring the Perforene …

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Pharmaco-Kinesis Corp Picked for DoD Biosensor Nanotech Grant; Frank Adell Comments

The Defense Department has awarded a $150,000 grant to medical device firm Pharmaco-Kinesis Corp. to develop a carbon-nanotube-based biosensor technology for early detection of organ injuries, an expansion of PKC’s current Nano-Impedance Biosensor. PKC said Monday that it was awarded the grant through the DoD Defense Health Program’s Small Business Innovation Research initiative after the Pentagon …

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Lockheed Forming Quantum Research Partnership; Brad Pietras Comments

Lockheed Martin is partnering with a nanotechnology research center to collaborate on developing quantum and nanotechnologies, the International Data Group reported Thursday. The partnership with the London Centre for Nanotechnology also aims to help develop technical talent in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields, Sophie Curtis writes. Lockheed and the …

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Want to Cut Costs? Move Servers to Iceland

With shrinking budgets and belt tightening across all sectors, it’s no wonder some major IT companies have focused on a new way to reduce their bills by moving data centers and servers to countries where climates are typically cooler year around. Their main focus: the Northern Hemisphere. Iceland is not …

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Are DoD Budget Cuts Ever Coming?

We reported in June that new administration’s defense budget includes major cuts to big spending programs.  But overall, will the DoD’s bottom line really shrink?  Counterinsurgency expert David Kilcullen, senior advisor to Afghanistan theatre commander Gen. Stanley McChrystal, sees “about two more years of heavy fighting” ahead of us in …

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