Tuesday, January 2, 2007

Quote of the day

"It's a brave new world out there," Richard Smalley, Ph.D., Rice University professor of nanotechnology said. "What's new is the notion that we can actually build new nano-objects that have never existed before that increase our arsenal of capabilities." (referring to the NCI Alliance for Nanotechnology in Cancer initiative)

Dr. Smalley passed away in October 2005, at the age of 62. Smalley is best known as co-discoverer of the buckyball. In recent years he had been actively involved in promoting nanotech-enabled energy solutions, and was a vocal, articulate proponent.

"Colleagues and scientific leaders say it is hard to overestimate the role Smalley played in founding and fostering the development of nanotechnology, one of the most important and exciting new areas of scientific inquiry to arise in the past quarter century." Rice media release

To learn more about nanotech-enabled medicine, visit the NanoTumor Center

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