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1995-01 Carroll, J. 2/1/95. Tapping Dickens for Clues to the Future; New sci-fi master Neal Stephenson pens a follow-up to cu. San Francisco Chronicle. P E1 fictional bookN/A – book review"His new book is based in a time when, once again, national boundaries have been made archaic by technology." (E1) ",,nanotechnology that allows bacteria-size gadgets to do the scut work" (E1) buildings that float – vision of future in which basic materials include nanotechshows technology advancements
1995-02 Boyle, A. 3/7/95. Writing career takes off in cyberspace; 'diamond age' gives author access to fame. Seattle Post-Intelligencer. P. C1 Neal Stephenson, his home, bookN/A – book review"..society had rediscovered the benefits of shared cultural values, with the result that one of the world's dominant cultures is neo-Victorian in dress and attitudes." (C1)"…microscopic machines can build anything ranging from a passable breakfast to whole synthetic islands." (C1) "The Diamond Age"-dominant technological thread has to do with nanotechnologySci-fiction prediction: "Nanotech is so widespread that computers and sensors, time-bombs and bomb defusers float in the air like motes of dust, finding their way onto skin and into the bloodstream" (C1)
1995-03. 4/12/95. Nanotechnology: At Cornell, A little discovery could mean big things. ATU. P. C8researchers at Cornell University , Noel MacDonald TMS Technologies in Ithaca, NY, U of ChicagoNo information provided"a thumbnail-sized device capable of holding the information contained on 10,000 standard hard drives." (C8)scientists want microelectomechanical scanning tunneling microscope to store millions of bits of information on tiny head of pincomputers"This is potentially a major breakthrough for the computer industry. Right now we are capable of moving the device, scanning two dimensions, and getting images. By lining up eight of them it could read one byte at a time. We are talking about a size-scale of an individual atom at a time." (C8) - Cornell spokesperson
1995-04. Chandler. D. 5/15/95. Atom by atom; Can we build computer chips and machines from the bottom up? Boston Globe. P. 37 Cornell University's National Nanofabrication Facility, K.Eric Drexler, Noel McDonald, David E.H. Jones of the University of New Castle, Nabil Amer-IBM's Watson Research Center, Forsight Insitute. "They have built the world's smallest 'scanning tunneling microscope,' a device the width of two human hairs that can be used to manipulate indivi- dual atoms thousands of times more rapidly than any existing device." (37) "…but it took the researchers hours just to move those 35 atoms." (37)"Most scientists would now agree that atomic-level manipulations may indeed lead to amazing advances in computers and biotechnology, and perhaps some other fields, but many still discount the more grandiose predictions as science fiction." (37) "…the replacement of sticks and stones by metals and cements, and the harnessing of electricity." (37) "Molecular machines will permit the assembly in short order of virtually any device or material out of the most basic of raw materials. By just punching in the right instructions on a little console, the notion goes, gazillions of tiny, invisible machines would swing into action and produce anything from a VCR to a diamond ring to a T-bone steak to a moon rocket, at virtually no cost.." (37)
1995-05. Lovejoy, T. 5/28/95. Bugs, Plants, and Progress. NYT. P. 4.11Nitto Company in Japan"Using an enzyme from a bacterium called Themus aquaticus found in a Yellowstone hot spring, this polymerase chain reaction can make possible a quick diagnosis of a strep throat." (4.11)"vast as the spill is, a solution may lie in the microscopic world of bacteria and other microorganisms." (4.11)1994 oil spill near Usinsk, 1000 miles northeast of Moscow "Japan is investing $25 million to search for promising heat-resistant enzymes from organisms that live around the thermal rifts at the bottom of the sea" (4.11)science, medicine, environment, industrial processes"Furthest out on the horizon is nanotechnology - the ultimate in miniarization." (4.11)
1995-06. Day, K. 6/22/95. Laboring Toward Lilliput; Md. Firm's goal: A chip-sized Biotech Lab. WP. P. D8Bayview Research Campus of Johns Hopkins University, Philip Goelet - Molecular Tool's co-founder and president"In the same way that a computer chip manipulates electrons through microscopic wires, biotech chips would manipulate fluids along microscopic channels." (D8)"trying to compress most of the functions of a biotechnology laboratory that is, say, 0 feet by 15 feet, into a one-inch square chip." (D8)condensing a test device 3'x5'x1/2' to 2'x3' with almost no thicknessmedical, biotechnologybiotech deals with objects visible to the naked eye - not quite at the nanotech level yet
1995-07. Langreth, R. Aug 95 Vol 247 Iss 2. Scoping for Data. PS. P 34. Cornell Engineers - Yang Xu, Scott Miller, Noel MacDonald"ultra-fine metal tip powered by several small motors. When the tip is passed closely over a metal surface, the STM [Scanning tunneling microscope] can observe the properties of individual atoms and even push atoms along the surface." (34)prediction about what STM's will do: "…work in concert to create computer storage systems that are the size of a fingernail yet can hold as much data as several thousand of today's hard disk drives." (34)-researchers took 9 years to make STM smaller and faster -estimate that 10,000 STM's will fit on a single chip -STM invented in 1980computersnanotech's applications, such as the STM, will help make computer storage smaller.
1995-08. Maslin, J. 8/4/95. Film Review; Villian by Computer. NYT. P. C14Brett Leonard - film director of VirtuosityN/A – film reviewvirtual reality thriller in which Russel Crowe is known as "the prototype of future humanoid nanotechnology" (C14) and regenerates body parts with silicon cells through nanotechLeonard directed The Lawnmower Man and Hideawayalso film, virtual realitynanotech is used as a means of entertainment - sci fi in a movie
1995-09. Gabriel, T. 9/3/95. Earning It; Peering Into the Murky Jobs Crystal Ball for 2015. NYT. P. 3.9Paul Saffo, computer industry analyst at the Institute for the FutureN/A"the jobs picture 15 to 20 years out will be shaped by the evolution of technology" (3.9)-government predicts hot jobs 10 years into the future, but after that, do not know -baby boomers will turn 65 in 2010 and increased need for medical fieldsbiotech, jobs"Future technologies that could become big include biotechnology…and nanotechnology." (3.9) seen as a futuristic application
1995-10. Carreau, M. 10/29/95. Thinking Big about Small/ Scientists champion emerging nanotechnology. HC. P. 1NASA's Johnson Space Center, Robert Stroud project engineer - Aerospace Corp think tank, Rice University Center for Nanoscale Science and Technology, Richard FeynmanN/Ausing tiny components for computing, navigational and communications in space travelhope to have 20 lb satellites with nanotech's help integrated circuitry, medicine, automotives, cell phonesturning point: "It's real. We are not talking about science fiction anymore." (1) - Robert Stroud