The International Congress of Nanotechnology and the Nanotech Expo 2004 are being held in San Francisco from Nov. 7 to 11. Conference topics will include scientific presentations, and business and societal implications of nanotechnology. Organizers are soliciting speeches and original research paper submissions. For more information, go to www.nanotechcongress.com.
NASA and Boeing developed a huge, carbon composite cryogenic fuel tank for deep space missions, and started testing it last month. The 18-ft cryotank will enable heavy-lift launch vehicles to send both humans and robots into deep space.
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