On December 16, 1947, scientists at Bell labs succeeded in building what many consider to be the greatest invention of the twentieth century; the transistor. Since then, engineers and scientists have continued to drive performance improvements incorporating hundreds of millions of transistors on a single microchip.
In the quest for economic development, nearly every municipality determines its growth will come from attracting or building specific industries. Whether it is biotechnology, nanotechnology or computer science, the goal of cultivating multiple firms within a given industry is a relatively common tactic. The question is: Should a community hang its hat on the agglomeration strategy?
The World Gold Council has identified five key markets—advanced electronics, optical materials, fuel cell systems, biomedical applications and industrial catalysts—for future research funding to develop new industrial applications for gold.
Oxford Instruments, the high-technology tools and systems company, has announced that it has won an order for 9 process tool systems, worth a total in excess of £2.5m ($5m), to equip a new cleanroom facility at the University of Southampton, UK.
BASF subsidiary PCI offers a nanostructured mortar - the decisive material structures for each function are in the nanoscale range. The special goal in developing these materials was to influence the curing of the mortar so as to produce these optimal nanostructures.
Powered by 20 A electrical current, M-110P Microfluidizer laboratory scale processor requires no compressed air or cooling water. Operating pressures from 2,000-30,000 psi enable production of nano-suspensions and nano-emulsions as well as liposomal encapsulation and cell disruption.