SCIENCE VIEW
 

This Science pages, since I don’t have much time to expand them at this time, I will try to give some facts about science topics that have my interest, the new articles about Nanotechnology and Nanoscience will be placed in a separate part of the web, and this science pages will include other scientific topics not related to Nanotech or Space.

Apr-04
Nanotechnology II: Some Good Books 2004

A lot of books have been written about Nanotechnology since it is a science discipline, and it's too early for talking about real useful nanomachines  Most of the book now focuses in theoretical approach of the future reality, the research institutes and companies, and the different targets of the actual state of research. Here is the list:

Title: There's Plenty of Room at the Bottom (This is not a book, just a transcript)
Author: Richard P. Feynman, December 29th 1959
Comment: Just the beginning of Nanotechnology
URL: [ http://www.zyvex.com/nanotech/feynman.html ]

Title: Dekker Encyclopedia of Nano Science and Nano Technology
Editors: James A. Schwarz, Christian Contescu, Karol Putyera
Publisher: Marcel Dekker (To be released in May- July 2004)
ISBN: 0824747976
URL: [ http://www.dekker.com/servlet/product/productid/E-ENN ]
Topics:
______Aerosol Nanoparticles: Theory of Coagulation
______Atomic Force Microscopy Imaging Artifacts
______Biological and Chemical Weapon Decontamination by Nanoparticles
______Bionanoparticles
______Carbon Nanotubes: Electronic Properties
______Core/Shell Nanospheres, Hollow Capsules, and Bottles
______DNA Hybridization: Electronic Control
______Fullerenes: Topology and Structure
______Functionalization of Silica Surfaces
______Magnetic Nanoparticles: Preparation and Properties
______Molecular Computing Machine
______Molecular Switches
______Moore's Law: Performance and Disspation
______Nanodiamonds
______Nanofiltration Separations
______Nanomaterials: New Trends
______Nanostructured Catalysts
______Nanostructured Ultrastrong Materials
______Near-Field Microscopy Techniques
______Optical Nanosensors and Nano-biosensors
______Polymer Nanoparticles for Gene Delivery: Synthesis and Processing
______Quantum Dot Lasers
______Self-Assembly of Nanocolloidal Gold Films

Title: Introduction to Nanotechnology
Authors: Charles P. Poole, Jr., Frank J. Owens
Publisher: Wiley (May 2003)
ISBN: 0471079359
URL: [ http://www.wiley.com/WileyCDA/WileyTitle/productCd-0471079359.html ]
Topics:
______Carbon nanostructures
______Organic compounds and polymers
______Bulk nanostructured materials
______Self-assembly
______Nanostructured ferromagnetism
______Catalysis
______Optical and vibrational spectroscopy
______Biological materials
______Quantum wells, wires, and dots
______Nano machines and devices

Title: Recent Advances and Issues in Molecular Nanotechnology
Author: David E. Newton
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group (2002)
ISBN: 1573563072
URL: [ http://www.greenwood.com/books/BookDetail.asp?sku=OXNANO ]
Table of Contents:
______Preface
______Molecular Nanotechnology Today
______The Promise and Threat of Nanotechnology
______Recent Advances
______Biographical Sketches
______Chronology
______Documents
______Molecular Nanotechnology as a Career
______Data and Statistics
______Organizations and Associations
______Research Organizations
______Print Resources
______Non-Print Resources
______Glossary

© David Vivancos, April 2004 vivancos@vivancos.com

 

 
Apr-03 Science & Life

There is a main conexión betwen the term Life and the term Science, First become Life at the begining and joined to the existence comes the need of science to progress, and also to try to become inmortal.

In the last Hundred years more scientific advance was done than in the previous human being, so science fiction could become real science in just matter of years.There are Billions of posibilities of evolution arround it.

In the DNA research a lot has been done since Nobel laureates like George Wells Beadle, Edward Lawrie Tatum, Joshua Lederberg, James Dewey Watson and Francis Harry Compton Crick.
To the 50th anniversary of the discovery of the DNA double helix in 2003, and the International Consortium Completetaion of Human Genome Project in April 14, 2003 sequencing the 3 billion DNA letters in the human genome.

Including hundreds of scientists from 20 sequencing centers in China, France, Germany, Great Britain, Japan and the United States.
With Five institutions generating most of the sequence:

- Baylor College of Medicine, Houston. [ http://www.hgsc.bcm.tmc.edu/ ]

- Washington University School of Medicine. [ http://genome.wustl.edu/ ]

- Whitehead Institute/MIT Center for Genome Research.[http://www-genome.wi.mit.edu/]

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DOE's Joint Genome Institute, Walnut Creek, California [ http://www.jgi.doe.gov/ ]

- The Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, Cambridge, England.[http://www.sanger.ac.uk/]

In fact we need of enlarging the human beeing and life quality, but at the end there is a deep search for the inmortality and the final liberation from death. Could become a reality at the end of this century if we keep the exponetial grow of science and tech advances.

Its up to us.

© David Vivancos, April 2003 vivancos@vivancos.com

 

 
Nov-02 Nanotechnology I

Nanotechnology is a relative recent way of developing new products and archiving goals in the Science scene, since the human beginning we always try to reach the two main scales , the huge one and the smallest one, we first use the micro measure to build chips and components faster and faster each time, trying to miniaturize the circuits more and more.

Now the Nanotechnology, just in a very early stage is focused in bringing us a new refer of scale, making things with atoms, the atom itself is not the smallest thing we know, but it is small enough to build things faster and smaller.
One of the new advances just in the previous month is the "Atom lithography"
Witch introduces the atom level for building circuits.

In this science pages I will talk about many aspects of new science, always from my perspective and I will also publish some of my work.

© David Vivancos, November 2002 vivancos@vivancos.com