Latest Implications of nanotechnology Stories

2011-10-14 09:36:17

Design rules will enable scientists to build desired nanomaterials for broad application of nanotechnology to address social challenges, bolstering industry and creating jobs Learning the rules for consistently arranging nanoparticles, like nature arranges atoms into molecules and materials, has been a goal of scientists for quite some time because doing so is essential to capitalize on nanotechnology's potential for broad application. This challenge has now been met for a class of...

2011-08-24 21:38:44

With the curtain about to rise on a much-anticipated new era of "nanoagriculture" – using nanotechnology to boost the productivity of plants for food, fuel, and other uses – scientists are describing huge gaps in knowledge about the effects of nanoparticles on corn, tomatoes, rice and other food crops. That's the topic of the latest episode in the American Chemical Society's (ACS) award-winning "Global Challenges/Chemistry Solutions" podcast series. Jorge Gardea-Torresdey,...

2011-08-02 00:00:30

Nanotechnology continues to transform a wide variety of processes and Elsevier shares these nanotechnology breakthroughs through books and journals. Waltham, MA (PRWEB) August 01, 2011 Nanotechnology continues to transform a wide variety of processes and Elsevier shares these nanotechnology breakthroughs through books and journals. The Elsevier journal Nano Today highlighted the major roles of nanosize in lithium reactive nanomaterials for Li ion batteries. Elsevier Science &...

2011-06-09 13:33:00

Agency outlines roadmap for discussion on nanotechnology in regulated products SILVER SPRING, Md., June 9, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today released draft guidance to provide regulated industries with greater certainty about the use of nanotechnology, which generally involves materials made up of particles that are at least one billionth of a meter in size. The guidance outlines the agency's view on whether regulated products contain nanomaterials...

2011-06-03 16:57:00

NEW YORK, June 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Nowadays, the word Nanotechnology became a buzz word that fascinates, puzzles, intimidates but for sure draws everybody's interest and attention. Let's remind ourselves that the prefix "nano" denotes a fraction of one-billionths of ... size, weight, volume, etc. measurement. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110207/NY43170-b ) (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110207/NY43170LOGO-a ) What is Nanotechnology? Nanotechnology is a...

2011-05-19 10:00:00

SANTA CLARA, Calif., May 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The 2012 federal budget recommends the allocation of $2.1 billion to the National Nanotechnology Initiative (NNI), a federal interagency research and development program that studies the imaging, measuring, modeling, and manipulation of matter at the nanoscale--a measurement of particles between 1 and 100 nanometers (1 billionth of a meter) in size. While nanoscale materials are found in nature as part of smoke, volcanic ash, and sea...

2011-04-12 14:08:10

A new study finds that the general public thinks getting a suntan poses a greater public health risk than nanotechnology or other nanoparticle applications. The study, from North Carolina State University, compared survey respondents' perceived risk of nanoparticles with 23 other public-health risks. The study is the first to compare the public's perception of the risks associated with nanoparticles to other environmental and health safety risks. Researchers found that nanoparticles are...

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