NanoTechnology Development Corporation
Founded in 1998 by the principals of the NanoComputer Dream Team and Three Degrees Kelvin Inc. publishers of the NanoTechnology Magazine, to capatalize on Molecular Nanotechnology opportunities identified by intelligence gathered in the field. This company has the only "top down" approach (with working prototypes) under contract for commercial production. Working with Digital Matter is our future.
NASA/JSC Area Nanotechnology Study Group
The NASA Area Nanotechnology Study Group came into manifestation as a result of a need to gather and disseminate the very latest advancements and achievements in the vast arena of Molecular Nanotechnology. This group is blessed by having direction and leadership coming from NASA, Rice University, University of Houston, University of Texas Medical Branch, University of Houston Clear Lake, Monsanto, Texas Instruments and various independent scientists. With this vast arsenal of talent at our disposal we are poised to be a very viable source of information and guidance to those that show a sincere interest in this expanding field.
The Digital Universe provides an online knowledge repository and community of knowledge-building collaborators, held in the public trust by the non-profit Digital Universe Foundation.
The Digital Universe:
- Offers the tools and the interactivity to encourage an active lifelong learning process.
- Organizes information and offers knowledge tools to empower an informed citizenry.
The Digital Universe is a virtual universe (and university) of human thought and experience — an open, noncommercial Web space totally created and evolved by its users.
Portals in the Digital Universe will span tens of thousands of subjects of human interest, from space to earth to human health, from culture to music to sports. It will enable users to explore and enjoy the Web, and to interact with each other, in ways never before possible.
The “Digital Universe” — this new directory of highly interactive, trusted Web portals — is designed to revolutionize online education, entertainment, and communications.
The Digital Universe is made possible, and its impact will be felt worldwide, because of four key components:
- A Growing Public-Private Alliance of Institutions and Companies
- A Breakthrough Technology Platform
- A Sustainable Subscriber-Supported Business Model
- An Ethical Ownership and Governance Architecture
ManyOne is building the Public Internet Media System — a new Internet service and open source Web browser that empower non-profits, companies, agencies and individuals to build and operate financially self-sustaining Internet services and Web portals.
ManyOne Networks is a for-profit company backed by individual and institutional investors. The company will become wholly owned by the non-profit ManyOne Foundation in 2006. Thus, the company is structured to ensure that its activities and assets remain dedicated to public benefit, while providing financial partners with a responsible, capped return on their capital. Through this groundbreaking socially responsible business architecture, ManyOne will become the Internet’s first truly public information service, designed to serve the needs of citizens worldwide, and the world’s most trusted institutions.
This ownership and governance architecture not only represents a key promise to the content partners building the Digital Universe — it also represents a powerful value proposition to users Internet services, who are increasingly seeking a genuinely trustworthy online content and service provider, a provider that actually serves their interests first.
Nanorex Inc. is the leading provider of computational modeling tools made specifically for the design and analysis of productive nanosystems. Nanorex’s first product, nanoENGINEER-1™, is a 3D nanomechanical CAD program. It includes both a sophisticated CAD module for the design and modeling of atomically precise components and assemblies, and a molecular dynamics module for setting up and simulating mechanical nanodevices. nanoENGINEER-1 is currently under development and is scheduled for release in early 2006.
NCI Alliance for Nanotechnology in Cancer
To help meet the goal of eliminating suffering and death due to cancer, the National Cancer Institute (NCI), part of the National Institutes of Health, is engaged in efforts to harness the power of nanotechnology to radically change the way we diagnose, treat and prevent cancer.
The NCI Alliance for Nanotechnology in Cancer is a comprehensive, systematized initiative encompassing the public and private sectors, designed to accelerate the application of the best capabilities of nanotechnology to cancer.
Currently, scientists are limited in their ability to turn promising molecular discoveries into benefits for cancer patients. Nanotechnology can provide the technical power and tools that will enable those developing new diagnostics, therapeutics, and preventives to keep pace with today’s explosion in knowledge.