Entrepreneurs Dont RequireVenture capital, high-tech or government programs
RACINE -- Developing entrepreneurial eco-systems -- where the seeds of start-up and early stage ventures take root and bloom -- does NOT require venture capital, high technologies, and new government programs. It can happen anywhere if three ingredients are brought together, a national expert on en...
We Need Techo-Savy Leaders - Dont just blame government and education for economic problems
At last years 2002 Wisconsin Economic Summit it was suggested that we focus on expanding the high-tech sector of our economy as the quickest way to create faster economic growth and raise our per capita income above the national average. It was pointed out that our basic industries are in relative...
Women and Capital: Two words that dont always marry
Whats the market for women entrepreneurs?
The market is good for their ideas. Census data show that the number of women-owned businesses and the revenue from them has increased faster than the number of all businesses combined.
Women-owned businesses are less likely to fail, too, experts sa...
Federal government taps NC State experts to explain nanotech risks
...o explain any potential risks to the public in a manner that they can understand because what is the point of developing these technologies if people dont
Berube notes that the white paper could also be used for years to come to inform how the government, industry and researchers convey i...
New technique measures ultrashort laser pulses at focus
... the focus.
A lot of chemists and biologists use ultrafast lasers, so it was important that our device be easy to use because non-laser scientists dont
want to spend all day measuring their laser pulses, noted Bowlan.
The research team which also included former graduate students Pablo Gabolde and...
Citrate appears to control buckyball clumping but environmental concerns remain
...ngineering at Virginia Tech. Once they clump, they dont
settle out. People dont
know why they remain suspended. And we dont
really know how many molecules are in a clump. We ...
More solid than solid: A potential hydrogen-storage compound
...advantages over competitors. In principle they could be engineered so that refueling is as easy as pumping gas at a service station is today, and MOFs dont
require the high temperatures (110 to 500 C) some other materials need to release hydrogen.
In particular, the team examined MOF-74, a porous cryst...
The future of computing -- carbon nanotubes and superconductors to replace the silicon chip
...governed by quantum theory can be in several different states at once, like a light switch being simultaneously on and off. These superposition states dont
correspond to anything familiar from our everyday world, but countless experiments have proved that they can exist so long as the quantum objects are ...
Nanomaterials show unexpected strength under stress
...ilica its counterintuitive fracture characteristics.
The terms brittle and ductile are macroscopic terminology, Kim says. It seems that these terms dont
apply at the nanoscale.
Using an atomic force microscope (AFM), Kim and Namboodiri were able to look more closely at interfacial fracture than had ...
DNA is blueprint, contractor and construction worker for new structures
...les) are positioned in the final crystal structure, arranging the particles in a functional way. The DNA does all the heavy lifting so the researchers dont
Mirkin, Schatz and their team just used one building block, gold spheres, but as the method is further developed, a multitude of building ...
Rice wins innovation award for international program
...r vein here at Rice under the supervision of a post-doc in Professor Naomi Halas' laboratory. I am also continuing to study Japanese, although classes dont
really match the opportunity that living in Japan for 11 weeks provided."
NanoJapan also had a significant impact on other participants. For exampl...
Discovery of 'creator' gene for cerebral cortex points to potential stem cell treatments
... only during the stage when the developing cortex is made up of stem cells, not before or after. In addition, they found that cortical stem cells that dont
express the Lhx2 gene turn into a different cell type called a hem cell that induces neighboring cells to become the hippocampus, the oldest part of...
Feeling the heat
... The rough surfaces are definitely playing a role in reducing the thermal conductivity of the silicon nanowires by a hundredfold, but at this time we dont
fully understand the physics, said Majumdar. While we cannot say exactly why it works, we can say that the technique does work.
Nearly all of the...
International team identifies 480 genes that control human cell division
...cer cells are most significant.
These genes seem to be important, but we dont
yet know which ones play key roles or might be targets for drug therapy, Si...f the cell cycle. When the cells are released from arrest, Simon said, some dont
resume cycling at all, while others resume at different intervals.
Experiments reveal unexpected activity of fuel cell catalysts
...e WGS reaction, Hrbek said. Added Brookhaven physicist Ping Liu: After you dissociate the water, the reaction continues on to eliminate CO. But if you dont
have nanosized oxide particles, none of this will work.
The researchers plan to continue their study of these catalysts at the NSLS and CFN in order...
Making gas out of crude oil
...gy in Norway, report in Nature that the dominant process is, in fact, fermentation. It is caused by anaerobic bacteria that live in oil reservoirs and dont
This is the main process thats occurring all over the Earth, in any oil reservoir where youve got biodegradation, Larter says.
Explosives at the microscopic scale produce shocking results
...he users didnt exactly know the microscopic details and extreme states of matter found within a detonating high explosive.
In fact, most scientists dont
know what happens either.
But researchers from Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have created th...
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NEUROBIOLOGY: You snooze, you dont
lose: Cellular repercussions of sleep deprivation
Sleep loss can be both beneficial (as an antidepressive) and detrimental (as it can cause cogni...
Shinya Yamanaka reprograms human adult cells
...embryos, both he and Srivastava emphasized that research must continue. We are still a long way from finding cures or therapies from stem cells and we dont
know what processes will be effective, Yamanaka said.
CIRMs Murphy added, Dr. Yamanakas work, which uses viral vectors to introduce into cells plur...
World's most complex silicon phased-array chip developed at UC-San Diego
...h the amplitude, you control the width of the beam, which is critical, for example, when you send information to from one satellite to another but you dont
want the signal to reach any nearby satellites. And with amplitude and phase control, you can synthesize deep nulls in the antenna pattern so as to gr...
The sensitive side of carbon nanotubes: Creating powerful pressure sensors
...er composites, to make a new material with a longer-lived strain-resistance relationship.
The challenge will be to choose the correct polymer so we dont
lose efficiency, but retain the same response in all directions, Sreekala said.
Scientists discover how cancer may take hold
...ent in children and nitrogen balance in adults. T-cells also depend on it for their immune response after invading cells have been recognized. If they dont
get enough tryptophan, the T-cells die and the invaders remain undetected.
The scientists looked at the chemical transformations that tryptophan un...
New nanoparticle vaccine is more effective but less expensive
...rticles that mimics the surface chemistry of a bacterial cell wall. The DCs dont
recognize this as a specific invader, but do know that its something foreig...ticles wont degrade until they are in the body. They are in liquid form and dont
require refrigeration, so preparation and handling costs are reduced, and t...
Bone-growing nanomaterial could improve orthopaedic implants
...nt and other implants, said Webster, associate professor of engineering at Brown. Right now, bone doesnt always properly meld to implants. Osteoblasts dont
grow or grow fast enough. Adding carbon nanotubes to anodized titanium appears to encourage that cell growth and function.
Websters long-term visio...
Two nanostructures are better than one
... tank. Or replacing todays semiconductors with these structures, ushering in the next generation of small, powerful electronics.
These technologies dont
exist yet, but the work of a researcher at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM) is bringing them closer to reality with hybrid materials made w...
NIH grants $750,000 to develop device to determine temperature of neonate's brain
...erebral Palsy, other neurological damage, and death.
While recent studies have demonstrated the effectiveness of the brain-cooling regimen, doctors dont
yet have a precise way to measure the brains temperature. The NIH grant will allow researchers to adapt a non-invasive radiometric-sensing device -- ...
...especially if theyre likely to hear something they dont
Now the hard part. Heres concrete advice...Bored of Boards?
The majority of entrepreneurs dont
go through this kind of process to identify board ...a B technology than an A technology and a B team." dont
put together a B team. Invest in your board. The t...
Boundaryless: Economic Development?
...In Chicago. Sure enough, a $39 ticket on Southwest Airlines gets you from Music City to the Miracle Mile. Talent is already behaving as if state lines dont
exist. Yet, we continue to talk about brain drain and economic development as a zero sum game. Thats so 1980s.
For more information on boundaryless...
Are We Headed for a Global Economic Collapse?
...and Japan into a posture of together we can make this thing work. For if we dont
take the lead, then shame on us. These very complex economic problems each ...of life, but overall things are still pretty murky, and their crystal balls dont
look too clear at this point.
The very sorry state of the airline indus...
Lowering the fear factor for entrepreneurs, intra-preneurs
... associated with a failure, he said. And Web sites dont
help. What entrepreneurs need [is] access to suppo...about having a big piece of the pie, and we really dont
give a damn if the pie is growing or not, he chide...mbrace failure as a part of success, Kroeger said. dont
go looking for it so much as understand that you c...
Employer Brands Require More Than Slick Marketing
...t are truly serious about creating compelling employee brands find ways to connect with the dreams, hopes and deepest beliefs of their employees they dont
simply indoctrinate them with the values and beliefs that the leaders of the company decide they should embrace.
Its not an accident that many com...
WTN Exclusive Interview with Josh Heling
... sender of the virus was often a friend or a co-worker. Keeping virus definitions up to date is always recommended but the reality is that most people dont
take the time to protect themselves properly. SQLSlammer is probably the best example. The virus exploited a vulnerability that had been fixed six mo...
The End is Near or Is It?
...e who can shift quickly from recessional thinking to growth thinking, to those who will begin to reinvest in the growth of the organization early. You dont
want to hit too soon an updraft that isnt there, or wait too long when youve got to sprint like mad to catch up. The opportunity costs of future growt...
A Race without a Finish Line!
... When times get difficult, its the companies who dont
panic, that will continue to grow and serve their ...domestic and global economy, its the companies who dont
panic, and who continue to work diligently by payi...heir auto assembly plants mostly in the south, and dont
have to deal with the union issue, or costly pensi...
Old Computers find new uses
...The biggest challenge we face is continuously educating people. Most people dont
know that our service exists and they dont
know where to go with old computers, Peters-Michaud said.
Federal Funding Supports Small Business Innovation
...equon company has received six awards from the Department of Energy, and John DeFord, President, offers the following advice to grant-hopefuls: If you dont
have a strong reason to believe your project will be funding before you start writing the proposal, its probably not worth writing.
The Outreach o...
Wisconsin Leaders Discuss Economic Development
Wisconsin needs to stop using the term clusters for economic development, as it is an overused term that is 50 years old, said Donavan. dont
spend an enormous amount of time and money on clusters. He recommends that Wisconsin narrow its focus on target industries and initiatives. Look at wh...
Scheduling made easy with Suite Scheduler
...are was begun in order to create schedules and manage human resources, said Cari Lieding, account manager of Suite Scheduler. Schedules in health care dont
get stuck on the wall theyre alive. In the automated world, schedule changes are made on computers.
These scheduling products enable Suite Schedul...
Wisconsin Tourism Aided by Internet Technology
...t don't relate to what they're looking for.
Sayler said that time is too valuable to waste surfing the Internet to find tourism information. People dont
like clicking all over the place, she said. They just want to go to one place and find it all.
Biotech Investing Evaluating Risk!
... on many biotech stocks because they flat out just dont
want to be left behind. The herd instinct in this ...foolhardy at best. Slow down and do your homework. dont
rush to buy biotech stocks just because you dont
want to miss out on the next great thing!