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Nanorex acquires Nano-Hive

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    Molecular simulation software maker Nanorex has acquired Nano-Hive, developer of a powerful open source tool that speeds up nanoscale simulation through
    Message 1 of 1 , Aug 31, 2006
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      Molecular simulation software maker Nanorex has acquired Nano-Hive,
      developer of a powerful open source tool that speeds up nanoscale
      simulation through distributed computing. Together, Nanorex's
      NanoEngineer-1 and the renamed NanoHive-1 are going to produce faster,
      better-quality animations.

      Researchers and instructors working with current simulation technologies
      can tell you how frustrating it is to wait hours or days for a nanoscale
      simulation program to perform all the necessary calculations. Nanorex's
      acquisition of NanoHive promises to turbo-charge that process.

      Here's a link
      <http://www.nanoengineer-1.com/mambo/index.php?option=com_content&task=v\
      iew&id=122&Itemid=1> to the news release, but if you want some
      illustrations you won't find in the press release, take a look at this
      link
      <http://www.nanoengineer-1.com/mambo/index.php?option=com_content&task=v\
      iew&id=101&Itemid=69> .

      This is the result of work done by Nanorex CEO Mark Sims earlier this
      year. Sims used NanoHive-1 to give NanoEngineer-1 the ability to
      visualize the electrostatic potential (ESP) of molecular devices, and
      then calculated the ESP of a small nanomechanical bearing. To understand
      a molecular device’s ESP is to know its potential to
      “push” or “pull” other charged objects. But
      to model ESP on such a tiny scale takes quantum mechanical calculations
      that NanoEngineer-1 could not perform without the help of NanoHive-1.

      Another example of the kind of power unleashed by NanoHive-1 can be
      found in this video:
      http://www.nanoengineer-1.com/nh1/videos/dc-cnt1.mpg

      It was produced by Nano-Hive founder Brian Helfrich last year as a
      demonstration of distributed computing mechanisms. It simulates three
      carbon nanotubes being pushed on by a diamondoid carbon
      “knife.” Did the knife cut through the tough tubes? Watch
      the simulation and find out.



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