Now is the time to toot your own horn or beat the drum for a worthy colleague. Each year the Instrumentation, Systems and Automation Society (ISA) recognizes outstanding technical contributions by individuals to the instrumentation, systems, and automation profession with the ISA Honors & Awards program. The deadline for 2003 award nominations is March 1, 2003. To nominate a deserving individual, visit www.isa.org.
Artificially created metamaterials are already appearing in niche applications like electronics, communications, and defense, says a new report from Lux Research. How quickly they become mainstream depends on cost-effective manufacturing methods, which will include additive manufacturing.
Sharon Glotzer and David Pine are hoping to create the first liquid hard drive with liquid nanoparticles that can store 1TB per teaspoon. They aren't the first to find potential data stores, as Harvard researchers have stored 700 TB inside a gram of DNA.
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