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2010-05-04 09:40:44

A new national survey on public attitudes toward medical applications and physical enhancements that rely on nanotechnology shows that support for the technology increases when the public is informed of the technology's risks as well as its benefits "“ at least among those people who have heard of nanotechnology. The survey, which was conducted by researchers at North Carolina State University and Arizona State University (ASU), also found that discussing risks decreased support among...

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2010-03-26 12:30:06

In a report issued to President Barack Obama on Thursday, his Council of Advisors on Science and Technology said that the United States needs to invest more in nanotechnology if it wants to maintain a global lead in the promising field. The council reported that between 2003 and 2008, US public and private nanotechnology investments grew at about 18 percent annually, compared to 27 percent throughout the world. The council made recommendations that would help bring the US back to the...

2010-02-11 03:30:00

LONDON, February 11 /PRNewswire/ -- - World Gold Council Research Paper Demonstrates Important Applications in Development Using Gold Nanoparticles World Gold Council (WGC) has today published 'Gold for Good: Gold and nanotechnology in the age of innovation', a research paper detailing new scientific and technological innovations using gold. The report, which was produced in conjunction with Cientifica Ltd, the world's leading source of global business and investor intelligence...

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2010-02-01 10:55:09

As researchers around the world hasten to employ nanotechnology to improve production methods for applications that range from manufacturing materials to creating new pharmaceutical drugs, a separate but equally compelling challenge exists. History has shown that previous industrial revolutions, such as those involving asbestos and chloroflurocarbons, have had some serious environmental impacts. Might nanotechnology also pose a risk? Linsey Marr and Peter Vikesland, faculty members in the Via...

2010-01-04 07:30:00

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Jan. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- The advent of nanotechnology on the modern landscape has dramatically changed the shape, size, quality, cost, and efficiency of various applications. Nanotechnology is believed to be the most path-breaking technology, with this market expected to reach $1 trillion by 2015. The remarkable properties of the various nanomaterials have caught the attention of scientists, researchers, and manufacturers alike, and ongoing research activities are...

2009-12-14 06:35:00

WASHINGTON, Dec. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Senior policymakers and experts in the defense and cleantech industries got a boost today with the announced formation of the NanoAssociation for Natural Resources and Energy Security (NANRES). NANRES is a trade organization designed to advance the research, development, and commercialization of innovative energy and environmental-specific nanotechnologies. Among its founding organizations is Lockheed Martin Corporation. "The nexus between national...

2009-12-04 12:22:00

Alberta Centre for Advanced Micro Nano Technology Products (ACAMP) hosts health & medical seminar EDMONTON, Dec. 4 /PRNewswire/ - Today ACAMP hosted a health & medical seminar, explaining how technologies like nanotechnology, biomaterials and microfluidics can play a powerful role in the creation of innovative healthcare products that help promote health and improve the quality, cost and outcomes of patient care, while opening new markets for Alberta companies worldwide....

2009-11-12 09:43:00

PEN's Consumer Products Inventory Now Available via iPhone and iPod Touch WASHINGTON, Nov. 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Project on Emerging Nanotechnologies (PEN) has developed findNano, an application for Apple's iPhone and iPod Touch that lets users discover and determine whether consumer products are nanotechnology-enabled. Nanotechnology, the emerging technology of using materials by engineering them at an incredibly small scale, has applications ranging from consumer...

2009-10-13 15:52:05

Current safety equipment may not be adequate for nanoprotection Writing in a forthcoming issue of the International Journal of Nanotechnology, Canadian engineers suggest that research is needed into the risks associated with the growing field of nanotechnology manufacture so that appropriate protective equipment can be developed urgently. Patricia Dolez of the Department of Mechanical Engineering, at the Ó°cole de technologie sup©rieure, in Montr©al and...

2009-09-28 23:01:00

Landmark poll shows that 9 in 10 Americans want to know more about the development of emerging technologies WASHINGTON, Sept. 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Nanotechnology and synthetic biology continue to develop as two of the most exciting areas of scientific discovery, but research has shown that the public is almost completely unaware of the science and its applications. A groundbreaking poll of 1,001 American adults conducted by Peter D. Hart Research Associates and the Project on...


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