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2009-09-15 09:37:00

Move will expand nanotechnology emphasis throughout State of Ohio CLEVELAND, Sept. 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today NorTech, the champion for high tech industry growth in Northeast Ohio, announced it will transition operations of its Nano-Network initiative to PolymerOhio, a statewide organization that accelerates commercialization activities across a wide range of applications in the polymer and advanced materials industries. Since 2005, NorTech has been supporting, staffing and...

2009-09-13 12:45:12

The same properties of nanoparticles that make them so appealing to manufacturers may also have negative effects on the environment and human health. However, little is known which particles may be harmful. Part of the problem is determining exactly what a nanoparticle is. A new analysis by an international team of researchers from the Center for the Environmental Implications of NanoTechnology (CEINT), based at Duke University, argues for a new look at the way nanoparticles are selected when...

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2009-09-07 07:09:44

The burgeoning research fields of nanoscience and nanotechnology are commonly thought to be highly multidisciplinary because they draw on many areas of science and technology to make important advances. Research reported in the September issue of the journal Nature Nanotechnology finds that nanoscience and nanotechnology indeed are highly multidisciplinary "“ but not much more so than other modern disciplines such as medicine or electrical engineering that also draw on multiple areas of...

2009-08-25 08:00:00

Public Inventory Continues to Grow WASHINGTON, Aug. 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Nanotech consumer products have now crossed the millennial threshold. Over 1,000 nanotechnology-enabled products have been made available to consumers around the world, according to the Project on Emerging Nanotechnologies (PEN). The most recent update to the group's three-and-a-half-year-old inventory reflects the increasing use of the tiny particles in everything from conventional products like non-stick...

2009-08-18 08:00:00

New data show nanotechnology-related activities in every U.S. state WASHINGTON, Aug. 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Every state can now lay claim to the nanotechnology revolution. Data released today by the Project on Emerging Nanotechnologies (PEN) highlights more than 1,200 companies, universities, government laboratories, and other organizations across all 50 U.S. states and in the District of Columbia that are involved in nanotechnology research, development, and commercialization....

2009-08-12 12:20:02

U.S. scientists say a major inter-laboratory study has resulted in an update in guidelines used to measure the size of nanoparticles in solutions. The study, organized principally by the National Institute of Standards and Technology and the Nanotechnology Characterization Laboratory, enabled updated guidelines that now include statistically evaluated data, researchers said. The standards body ASTM International -- formerly known as the American Society for Testing and Materials -- used data...

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2009-08-05 10:05:00

A new study raises the possibility that flies and other insects that encounter nanomaterial "hot spots," or spills, near manufacturing facilities in the future could pick up and transport nanoparticles on their bodies, transferring the particles to other flies or habitats in the environment. The study on carbon nanoparticles "” barely 1/5,000th the width of a human hair "”is scheduled for the Aug. 15 issue of ACS' Environmental Science & Technology, a semi-monthly...

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2009-07-14 09:00:00

Whether in the fields of medicine, sustainable energy supply or environmental protection, without making use of nanotechnology we will not be capable of overcoming the challenges which the future presents. In parallel with these efforts, though, it is essential that we examine the new technology very carefully for potential risks, such as those presented by free nano-particles. This is the conclusion drawn at the close of Empa's 3rd NanoConvention, held on July 6th in Zurich and attended by...

2009-07-08 15:37:00

WASHINGTON, July 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new review article appearing in Environmental Health Perspectives (EHP) co-authored by Dr. Todd Kuiken, a research associate for the Project on Emerging Nanotechnologies (PEN), focuses on the use of nanomaterials for environmental cleanup. It provides an overview of current practices; research findings; societal issues; potential environment, health, and safety implications; and possible future directions for nanoremediation. The authors...

2009-06-20 07:46:56

Review article calls for measures to enable safe design of nanomaterials The recent explosion in the development of nanomaterials with enhanced performance characteristics for use in commercial and medical applications has increased the likelihood of people coming into direct contact with these materials. There are currently more than 800 products on the market "” including clothes, skin lotions and cleaning products "” claiming to have at least one nanocomponent, and therapeutic...


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