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Sharing My Thoughts With You!

I enjoy sharing my thoughts about how Nanotechnology is going to revolutionize every aspect of our lives as we know it today. We now have the tools in place to repair and restore some of the things that we have abused in the past such as our Environmental concerns. We are also approaching an era where we will have the ability to utilize breakthroughs in NanoMedicine to heal and eradicate many illnesses. So getting these things from the Lab to the user is of utmost importance. Please leave me your thoughts as well and lets start a dialog and see what can manifest.
If you are new to Nanotechnology you can find a wealth of information by going to the Nanotechnology Initiative

Having been involved in the grandfather years of getting Nanotechnology where it is today has provided me with collaborations with the World's top minds of our Modern day times. It is this information that needs to be brought before the masses and make everyone aware of the implications that Nano is going to have on them directly. With all the new technology that is available it becoming easier and easier to get our messages across. Utilizing all the Multimedia platforms and fusing them together to provide the most effective means of instructing. So please share your thoughts on how you vision this to be done. Leave a comment and you will get some responses. Let's get some action going today!

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Genetic Immunity, InPlay: Genetic Immunity Licenses Plasmid DNA Purification Technology

Posted on April 1, 2009 at 6:18pm 0 Comments

Genetic Immunity, InPlay: Genetic Immunity Licenses Plasmid DNA Purification Technology

By: Marketwire .

Apr. 1, 2009 09:51 AM

BUDAPEST, HUNGARY -- (Marketwire) -- 04/01/09 -- Power of the Dream Ventures, Inc. (OTCBB: PWRV), Hungary's premier technology acquisition and development company, is pleased to present this Genetic Immunity release, based on a previously announced agreement whereby Power of the Dream Ventures will issue communications for Genetic… Continue

A Cosmic Gathering of Eagles

Posted on October 19, 2008 at 1:13am 0 Comments

A Cosmic Gathering of Eagles

It is my pleasure to announce that there has been a New Social Network Site put up in memory of Dr. Richard E. Smalley, who was a close friend and confidant. We loved to share our thoughts about the larger picture of how Nanotechnology will transform our own planet and beyond. The name of the new group is ” Cosmic Nanonauts Mission Control

I guess you could say we… Continue

Future planes, cars may be made of `buckypaper'

Posted on October 19, 2008 at 12:50am 2 Comments

Future planes, cars may be made of `buckypaper' (AP)

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - It's called "buckypaper" and looks a lot like ordinary carbon paper, but don't be fooled by the cute name or flimsy appearance. It could revolutionize the way everything from airplanes to TVs are made.

Buckypaper is 10 times lighter but potentially 500 times stronger than steel when sheets of it are stacked and pressed together to form a composite. Unlike conventional composite materials, though, it… Continue

Combining My Videos in One Place for your viewing pleasure-Enjoy!

Posted on October 18, 2008 at 5:53pm 2 Comments

I intend to leave this up because it automatically updates when ever I add a new video. So come back often to see what's new. Simply scroll thru the videos until you find one that resonates with you, click on it and it will appear. Can't get any easier. Hope ya enjoy this feature. To see the titles, simply scroll cursor over the video box.

get your… Continue

Nanotechnology At NASA Could Play Medical Role On Earth

Posted on August 25, 2008 at 8:36pm 0 Comments

Nanotechnology At NASA Could Play Medical Role On Earth

By Katie Leitch

Posted: 29-July-2008

WASHINGTON—Startling changes can come over a material when it is manipulated at the atomic or molecular level—the only difference between graphite and diamond, for instance, is the arrangement of carbon atoms.

Those carbon atoms can also be arranged to form tiny, rolled-up cylinders called carbon nanotubes. Extremely sturdy and flexible, these nanotubes are 50,000… Continue

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At 12:32pm on June 6, 2009,
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Shivam Rastogi
Hello I am a student pursuing my Btech from ece(electronics n communication).
I request the people going through my profile to drop some suggestions to let me acknowledge about my future plans(MS). I am deeply interested in Nanobiotechnology, specially forensic science,medicines or sumthng related to human anatomy concepts. I would be happy if I would get some interesting suggestions and advices too.Please do tell me that is it feasible, taking my background into consideration to have such kind of interest that is quite different from eachother i request you to suggest some wayz so that i can corelate my interest wth my current stream.
At 9:59pm on February 3, 2009,
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At 12:01pm on October 11, 2008,
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Dr. Prashant Kumar
dear prof/reseracher, Its prashant kumar, submitting my ph.d thesis on non-lithographic techniques of surface nanostructuring in december 2008 at university of hyderabad. I have experience of thin film coating, synthesis of nanowires, nanodots and characterization by AFM, SEM, VSM, PL spectra, MR measurements, surface plasmons etc and I seek post-doctoral post and for that I require your help, plz. convey to me if you find anything interesting. or else plz. advise how to get into the groove.I can work towards materials science, engineering, chemical engineering, biomedical applications of nanoparticles, memory application of nanodots etc or any industrial applications of nanoparticles, nanodots or nanowires.
At 12:48am on August 9, 2008,
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David Lyndel
hi Capt,

Thanks MM. i'll record the particulars. It reminds me of a recent report of the flat 'onion roll' NPs created by a team. One member of that team remarked they do not create NPs randomly. Instead they determine a need for a specific application and then fabricate the suitable nanovectors. I've had some productive communication with one of the researchers investigating nanotoxicity. She and collaborators' at NCSU are not as gloomy and tedious as Lewinski, N. et al. article in Small. In defense of the latter article it is in no way short on data. Very thorough indeed. Yet I agree with Chris Tourney of the U. of South Carolina NanoCenter's assessment of the Small article. After making my way through it the 'fear and loathing' of dread was almost overwhelming. Then near the end they write that "based on the present studies published...[it would be premature to conclude] that nanoparticles are inherently dangerous." Quite a rollarcoaster ride. As you are well aware biocompatibilty and hermetic encapsulation are some of the crucial ways to approach the challeges. The NCSU researcher kindly shared some of their specific methods, results, info and conclusions. Two German researchers in NanoToday say size, shape, material, production process and even some by-product impurities could contribute to cytotoxicity. I was fascinated by how Boston Childrens Hospital team made a new nanoformulation for a cancer drug that showed much promise by inducing remission, etc. Side-effect was the old drug-delivery caused memory and cognition problems. The BCH team increased it size using polymers to prevent its penetration of the blood-brain barrier. Beauty in simplicity.
I do always appreciate the newest ideas, insights, innovations and inventions in nanomed and all aspects of nanoscitech.
At 10:25pm on August 7, 2008,
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David Lyndel
hi Capt,
I noticed we share similar interests. Always good to find a kindred explorer. I'll read the info you have here.
Have you heard or read about the new motor-type that a Japanese firm has secured an international patent for?
I do not really intend to sound so cryptic but I'm going over what information is available to me. Its really rather exciting material.
best always,
At 12:12am on April 25, 2008,
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Michael McDonald aka CaptNano
Greetings Nanonauts,

I am very proud to be able to show this to you as I was involved with this for many years. As most of you know, Rick Smalley and I were involved with several things which have come into manifestation. This is just another example.

News > Nanowerk Research and General News >
Posted: April 22, 2008
Animation reveals nanotechnology role in breakthrough cancer treatment
(Nanowerk News) Hybrid Medical Animation is offering audiences a second chance to catch a 60 Minutes segment that features their original animation on nanoparticles.
The segment, about a promising new cancer treatment, will be available for viewing on the Minneapolis studio s Web site.

Originally airing April 13, the 60 Minutes piece, entitled "The Kanzius Machine: A Cancer Cure?", focuses on an experimental nanotechnology cancer-treating machine invented by a former business man with no medical or cancer research training. John Kanzius, diagnosed with leukemia himself, developed a prototype that uses radio waves and activated nanoparticles to kill cancer cells.
The Hybrid animation, produced exclusively for 60 Minutes, demonstrates how gold nanoparticles, circulated throughout the body, can specifically target cancerous tissue. Once the particles attach to the cancer cells, the Kanzius machine emits radio waves that excite the nanoparticles and causes them to heat up. The treatment has been shown by Kanzius and others to destroy cancerous cells while sparing healthy surrounding tissue, with virtually no side effects.
During the segment, Dr. Steven Curley, a liver cancer surgeon with M.D. Anderson, presents the animation to 60 Minutes reporter, Leslie Stahl. Gosh, it does look like one of those science fiction movies, Stahl remarks as the animation concludes.
Hybrid Medical Animation, Inc. (http://www.hybridmedicalanimation.com/), produces medical and scientific 3D animation for the pharmaceutical, medical device, and biotechnology industries. The Minneapolis-based studio employs ten in-house animators and a board-certified physician as producer and medical director. Hybrid has won numerous awards for animation excellence.

Source: Hybrid Medical Animation
At 3:45am on February 12, 2008,
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very glad to be involved!
As you might well imagine I am having a Ball!
At 6:27am on February 9, 2008,
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Dr. Aldrin E. Sweeney
Dear Mr. McDonald,

Thank you for the "friend invitation" ... much appreciated. I have taken a quick look at the nanocomputer.org website, and am highly intrigued by what you and your group are doing ... specifically the educational aspects of your efforts. I expect to be in the Houston area on or around March 17th ... so perhaps there is a possibility of being able to meet in person. If not, then perhaps another time. Feel free to e-mail me at asweeney@ucf.edu .

Best wishes,


Aldrin E. Sweeney, Ph.D.
At 7:44pm on February 7, 2008,
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