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2013-10-29 23:35:17

The updated Nanotechnology Consumer Products Inventory now contains 1,628 consumer products that have been introduced to the market since 2005, representing a 24 percent increase since the last update in 2010. In addition to finding new products introduced to the market, the newly re-launched inventory seeks to address scientific uncertainty with contributions from those involved with nanomaterials production, use, and analysis. WASHINGTON (PRWEB) October 29, 2013 The updated...

2011-03-10 15:19:06

Oversight Challenges Still Exist Nanotech consumer products continue to grow at a consistent pace. According to the Project on Emerging Nanotechnologies (PEN) over 1,300 manufacturer-identified, nanotechnology-enabled products have entered the commercial marketplace around the world. The most recent update to the group's five-year-old inventory reflects the continuing use of the tiny particles in everything from conventional products like non-stick cookware to more unique items such as...

2010-11-04 14:29:14

Using all the tools A new report from the Project on Emerging Nanotechnologies (PEN) at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars explores a variety of voluntary options available for the oversight of nanotechnology products and processes. The report, Voluntary Initiatives, Regulation, and Nanotechnology Oversight: Charting a Path, by Dr. Daniel Fiorino, Director of the Center for Environmental Policy at American University, provides a historical overview of voluntary approaches to...

2010-09-10 13:15:39

National survey finds support for research but with oversight and greater attention to risks Synthetic biology"”defined as the design and construction of new biological parts, devices, and systems or re-design of existing natural biological systems for useful purposes"”holds enormous potential to improve everything from energy production to medicine, with the global market projected to reach $4.5 billion by 2015. But what does the public know about this emerging field, and what...

2010-06-08 18:59:50

New report compares US and European funding A new analysis by the Synthetic Biology Project at the Woodrow Wilson Center found that the U.S. government has spent around $430 million on research related to synthetic biology since 2005, with the Department of Energy funding a majority of the research. By comparison, the analysis indicated that the European Union and three individual European countries "“ the Netherlands, United Kingdom, and Germany "“ had spent approximately $160...

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...

2009-10-01 14:55:59

Scientists say a poll of 1,001 U.S. adults finds 90 percent say they should be better informed about nanotechnology and synthetic biology developments. The poll was conducted by Peter Hart Research Associates and the Project on Emerging Nanotechnologies. Historically, government and industry have done a poor job of informing and engaging the public about scientific developments that could have transformative impacts on society, said David Rejeski, director of PEN. The poll showed that better...

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2009-09-29 14:24:53

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 Emerging Nanotechnologies (PEN) found that 90 percent of Americans think the public should be better informed about the development of cutting-edge technologies....

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...

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...


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