Nanotechnology News

Nanotechnology Now Used in Nearly 500 Everyday Products

May 18, 2007
The number of consumer products using nanotechnology has more than doubled in the 14 months since the Project on Emerging Nanotechnologies launched the world's first online inventory of manufacturer-identified nanotech goods in March 2006.

Mapping the New U.S. NanoMetro Economy

May 15, 2007
With nanotechnology poised to be the globe's next big economic driver, five U.S. cities have emerged as the country's top "Nano Metro" locations—areas with the nation's highest concentration of nanotech companies, universities, research laboratories, and organizations. Utilizing technology from Google Maps®, the Project on Emerging Nanotechnologies has created a mashup to display this newly compiled data.

Nanotechnology and the World

May 02, 2007
As other countries increasingly incorporate nanotechnology into products, they too have the opportunity to address safety, oversight, and public perception concerns from the outset. We all share this responsibility, says Wilson Center research associate Evan Michelson.

The Promise of Nanotechnology

May 01, 2007
Nanotechnology is used to make hundreds of different consumer products and is already revolutionizing medicine. The Wilson Center's Project on Emerging Nanotechnologies, supported by the Pew Charitable Trusts, is assessing the enormous potential while keeping an eye on environmental and safety concerns.

New Podcasts and Newsletter Look to the Future of Nanotechnology

Apr 26, 2007
Given the incredible promise of the fast emerging field—and the billions in public and private investment that it has attracted—the Project on Emerging Nanotechnologies has launched a series of newsletters and podcasts focused on progress toward exciting applications on the horizon of nanotechnology.

Nanotech Safety Needs Specific Government Risk Research Strategy and Funding

Jan 04, 2007
"Prioritizing nanotechnology risk research isn't rocket science," says Project on Emerging Nanotechnologies chief scientist Andrew Maynard.

Research Needs and Priorities Related to the Environmental, Health, and Safety Aspects of Engineered Nanoscale Materials

Jan 03, 2007
Testimony by Andrew D. Maynard, Ph.D.Chief Science Advisor Project on Emerging Nanotechnologies

Nanotechnology's Potential Threatened by Weak Public Education and Outreach?

Dec 05, 2006
"Nanoscale science and engineering promise to be as important as the steam engine, the transistor, and the Internet, and have the potential to revolutionize all other technologies" according to Neal Lane, former science advisor to U.S. President Bill Clinton. "But that outcome is not guaranteed."

Have Yourself A Merry "Nano" Christmas!

Nov 27, 2006
Tell a friend you are buying them a nanotechnology gift for the holidays, and visions of Star Trek collectables or geeky electronic toys may start to dance in their heads. But nanotechnology gifts can include everything from silver nanoparticle enhanced food storage containers to to fleece jackets and gloves from the Lands' End™ catalog—with Nano-Tex® Resists Static treatment.

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