Las Vegas based manufacturing startup gearing up to be the go-to manufacturer for small hardware sta
Las Vegas, July 29, 2014 Las vegas downtown is going through a major transformation to revive entrepreneurial ecosystem. Factorli, one of the initiatives backed by the downtown project is gearing up to be the go-to manufacturer for hardware startups. Read the GigaOm story
NY Investing $135M In Nanotech Initiative With GE
NISKAYUNA, N.Y. (AP) -- New York state is teaming with General Electric and other companies on a $500 million initiative to spur research and development in miniature electronic components. Gov. Andrew Cuomo joined GE CEO Jeffrey Immelt on Tuesday at the Fairfield, Connecticut, company's upstate research center to announce the manufacturing consortium. The state will invest $135 million, with GE and other private companies expected to contribute the remaining $365 million. Re
Nevada moves up 18 places in ranking for best states for business
Among the best states for business, the Silver State ranks No. 29 overall, a new analysis shows. In CNBC’s annual list of top states for business, released in June, Nevada jumped 18 spaces from No. 47 to No. 29. The study uses a point system to rate 56 criteria such as economy, cost of living and cost of doing business. For scoring purposes, criteria such as cost of doing business and economy earn states more points than criteria such as business friendliness and access to ca
So, How big is the current Biotech economy ?
The Battelle/BIO report on the US bioeconomy is too inclusive in some places and too exclusive in others. Q: What's rich and lies at the heart of the US bioscience industry? A: Thousands of highly paid corporate lawyers (jobs that should be included the next time Battelle/BIO compile their report on US bioscience jobs)! According to nonprofit R&D organization Battelle and trade association the Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO), in the past decade US bioscience compani
Team uses nanoparticles to enhance chemotherapy
(Phys.org) —University of Georgia researchers have developed a new formulation of cisplatin, a common chemotherapy drug, that significantly increases the drug's ability to target and destroy cancerous cells. Cisplatin may be used to treat a variety of cancers, but it is most commonly prescribed for cancer of the bladder, ovaries, cervix, testicles and lung. It is an effective drug, but many cancerous cells develop resistance to the treatment.Shanta Dhar, assistant professor o
Making graphene from plastic?
Graphene is gaining heated attention, dubbed a "wonder material" with great conductivity, flexibility and durability. However, graphene is hard to come by due to the fact that its manufacturing process is complicated and mass production not possible. Recently, a domestic research team developed a carbon material without artificial defects commonly found during the production process of graphene while maintaining its original characteristics. The newly developed material can b
Small but imperfectly formed
VACUUM TUBES, semiconductors and the internet have changed how we live; now nanotechnology promises a similar revolution. Nanocoatings that make it impossible for liquid to even touch a treated surface are transforming material science. Carbon nanotubes can help artificial muscles behave like the real thing, while nanoscale drug delivery can target cancer cells with deadly accuracy. Concrete infused with nanofibres can be self-sensing, enabling roads and bridges to be monitor
IBM betting carbon nanotubes can restore Moore’s Law by 2020
The ongoing collapse of Moore’s Law is one of the least reported stories in technology today. That old canard says that the number of transistors that’s possible to fit onto a chip will double every two years. Like a shark, our processing industry can only survive in its current form thanks to that constant forward motion — and with the rate of semiconductor advance now slowing, the industry could well slow down with it. Silicon is, at this point, totally incapable of providi