Modumetal, NanoSteel, and Nano-Metals

Last year we spent time in the Caucasus drinking cheap wine, scouting technology startups, and trying not to offend the Azerbaijanis by speaking too highly of the Armenians. (And vice versa.) During that visit, we ended up on the nightly Azerbaijani news talking about startups. First question out of the gate, “what is a startup?” […]

More About the World’s Largest Nano Company OCSiAl

In a previous article, we highlighted the acquisition of Zyvex Technologies by OCSiAl in what was said to be the creation of the world’s largest nanotechnology company. While our previous article looked into more details about Zyvex, this article will examine the acquiring company, OCSiAl. About OCSiAl While not winning any awards for catchiest company name, OCSiAl was started in […]

The World’s Oldest and Biggest Nanotechnology Company

When George W. Bush signed the 21st Century Nanotechnology Research and Development Act in 2003, it wasn’t too long after that before investors began driving up the price of any stock that contained any variation of the word nanotechnology. In a previous article, we highlighted 6 companies that used the hype surrounding nanotechnology to burn […]

Nanotechnology Combats Laser Aircraft Strikes

Aircraft laser strikes are a growing problem in the aviation industry. A laser strike happens when an individual with a laser pointer directs the laser at the cockpit of an in-flight aircraft. In theory, this sounds very difficult to accomplish, however it is a problem serious enough to draw the attention of the United States […]

Fulcrum’s Genetically Engineered Nanocomposites

According to a March 2013 report from Lucintel, the global composites industry has experienced moderate growth over the last five years but is anticipated to gain momentum, reaching approximately $34.1 billion in 2018 with a CAGR of 5.1% over the next five years. According to a July 2013 report by Transparency Market Research, the demand for nanocomposites in […]