Monday, August 28, 2006

hum match jeet gaye...err..did we??

For those who still haven't got the meaning of the topic, it jus' means "we won the match", where we=India & match=Nanotech race.

Well at first thought no sane person would say so with OECD teams likes Yankees & Germans and our own BRIC pool Chinees hitting home runs with their mamoth investments in Nanotech. But that's what I got from a cue, from what Howard Loy suggests.

Here is the picture:

Indiyaa comes on top on Google trends list w.r.t nanotechnology. Now what that means is that, of all internet users in the world, Indians were the one who searched the most for Nanotechnology. Wow....we are the one's who are most inquisitive about Nanotechnology. Folks from Hyderabad, Chennai, Delhi outdid their peers from even cities like Washington & Houston, when it came to being curious about Nanotechnology. That's something to feel wonderful about, afterall we are the ones most passionate about something that might tomorrow prove to be a breakthorough technology, that might make or break economies.

Still, everything's not hunky-dory, we are still far behind in nanotech investment vis-a-vis China, US or others (assuming we are in the match for a post-2010 numero uno pole postition). On the non-govt. front we have a flurry of intiatives (NSTC, Yash nanotech, United Nanotechnologies et al.) and maybe that might tilt the balance for us. After all as one corporate honcho once put "Our economy grows when the Govt. sleeps" and maybe as in cricket we might scrap through in the last over or so. I have my fingers crossed..

P.S: Those who haven't noticed, the Ayatollahs a.k.a. Iran comes 2nd on the Google trends list... something for George to think about when he see my post.. if he's tht smart i.e.

Saturday, August 19, 2006

he...he now u' hav a NanoBot song

Li'll tiny nanobots....doin loops .. loops & figurines

Inside i got broken parts, but nanobots are gonna fix em'
take my cells & DNA & throw in some random nanobots & mix 'em

swimin all thru my brain..takin li'l tiny nano thoughts. Fennyman ....why don't spike my vein...

Check it out NanoBot Song :-)..... It's a real wreck :-))

Orginal pirated copyright by Howard Lovy & real Johnny Cash version one..

Lesson--> Nano techies don't make gud poets ;-)

Tuesday, August 01, 2006

Now NanoEggzz.... and the cancer story

Nanotubes, Nanorice & now NanoEggs... Researchers at Rice Univ have come up with a new shell nanostructure, which like an egg is thicker on one side. These are found to focus light to small nano-regions. Maybe the next step would be to create a nano-photo system; a new arena of nanophotonics. And the best part of it all... these eggs are used to poach Cancerous cells. That's the best part of these eggzz... these nano eggs are soo small (obviously tht's why they are called nano-eggs dummy) that they can specifically target even a single cancerous cell. So they can leave the healthy cells alone. Nowwhen these cells heat up when near Infra-Red light is passed to it, they can 'roast' the cancerous cells leaving the other healthy ones safe.

NanoEgg structures