Tag Results for Richard Smalley (5)

  1. Time to Start Mourning the Living in Nanotech

    I was alerted to the recent news that Unidym was closing its Houston offices and consolidating their operations in California. Some see the news of the Houston plant closing regretfully as the end of Richard Smalleyâ''s Carbon Nanotech Inc. (CNI). They really shouldnâ''t. They should have counted the sale of CNI over a year ago to Unidym for $5.4 million worth of Arrowhead Research shares, which considering the capital that had already been pumped into CNI was like getting the company for free, as the final denouement of the company. This sorry tale was told some time ago on …

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  2. Nanotech's Outsized Energy Impact

    I think Richard Smalley would have appreciated recent developments in lithium batteries. The Rice University chemist shared the 1996 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for the discovery of soccer ball-shaped carbon cages called buckyballs - the primary charge-generating component in the organic solar cells we covered extensively this spring. Smalley believed that nanotechnology could multiply the efficiency of the myriad energy devices upon which modern human society relies and, as such, had a central role to play in cleaning up our energy systems. I relied …

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