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September 2007 Issue
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Welcome to NSTI’s Nano World News the monthly newsletter that seeks to inform the broad range of professionals representing the multi-disciplinary and multi-sector community integrated by nanotechnology. Each issue focuses on the research, development and business of nanotechnology and its numerous pulling industries.

GE Looks at Nano to Power Next-Gen Solar In Historic R&D Labs of Thomas Edison
By: Vance McCarthy

At General Electric, nanotechnology is seen as “the ultimate materials science,” and holds a special power to change the fundamental landscape of the energy industry.
Today, GE’s nano-researchers probe the promises of nanosciences in the successor facility to the historic R&D lab where GE’s founder Thomas Edison unlocked the powers of electricity a century earlier and pioneers such as Langmuir and Blodgett established the field of surface science. Among GE’s early discoveries are nano-ceramic materials to make lighter and higher-powered aircraft engines, nanofibers to build more effective windblades for wind power, and nanotechnologies to drive more economical and high-efficiency solar panels.
Nano World News speaks with GE’s Loucas Tsakalakos, a project leader in GE’s Nanotechnology Program and a member of the program’s original team, to learn more about how GE sees nanoscience unlocking the power of the sun.

Cleantechnology and Sustainable Industries (CSI) Summit Is One Month Away

Leaders from Business and Government To Discuss Sustainable Industry Practices and Bring Collective Voice to Nation’s Cleantech Industry Needs.
The Cleantechnology and Sustainable Industries (CSI Summit) will be held in the heart of the nation’s capital at the Renaissance Washington, D.C. hotel October 30-31, 2007.

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