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The Consumer Product Safety Commission has requested $7 million in funding for a new center focused on nanotechnology in consumer products.
Posted: February 20, 2015, 5:00 am
There has been much confusion and misinformation in recent weeks about our Consumer Products Inventory (CPI). Much of this confusion was sparked by a recent report from Friends of the Earth (FOE) on nanoscale materials in food, as well as news articles from Mother Jones and other outlets focused in on the use of nanoscale titanium dioxide in food products.
Posted: June 18, 2014, 4:00 am
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.
Posted: October 28, 2013, 4:00 am
A new case study looks at the work of the Project on Emerging Nanotechnologies (PEN) amidst the shift away from government-led technology assessment.
Posted: October 10, 2013, 4:00 am
The Centers for Disease Control & Prevention and the National Institute for Occupational Safety & Health are taking public comment on their plans for a new exposure assessment and epidemiological study of U.S. workers that are exposed to carbon nanotubes and nanofibers.
Posted: October 3, 2012, 4:00 am
The Food & Drug Administration has released two new guidance documents for public comment outlining agency policy for the use of nanotechnology in food ingredients and packaging and the use of nanotechnology in cosmetic products.
Posted: April 20, 2012, 4:00 am
The European Commission’s Science in Society Programme reflects on how to proceed towards Responsible Research and Innovation in the Information and Communication Technologies and Security Technology fields.
Posted: January 13, 2012, 5:00 am
Today the Food Standards Authority issued a report on consumer attitudes to the use of nanotechnology in Food, drinks and other related products such as processing and packaging. The results, based on focus group studies, suggest that the public perception of nanotechnology in food is not negative, and is based on weighing up the benefits with risks.
Posted: April 21, 2011, 4:00 am
A new report by STIP fellow Noela Invernizzi explores the market changes posed by nanotechnology that may be disruptive for some categories of workers.
Posted: March 24, 2011, 4:00 am
The most recent update to the Nanotechnology Consumer Product Inventory finds that over 1,300 manufacturer-identified nanotechnology-enabled consumer products have entered the marketplace to date.
Posted: March 10, 2011, 5:00 am
The American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) have just posted a new video on the safe development of nanotechnology, featuring former PEN Science Advisor Andrew Maynard, as part of their series of nano educational podcasts.
Posted: March 2, 2011, 5:00 am
Winning projects include smarter crash test dummies, improved firefighting gear, and an advanced water harvesting system for arid climates.
Posted: February 28, 2011, 5:00 am
A new PEN report provides the first ever analysis of voluntary initiatives to regulate nanotechnology. As nanotechnologies move forward, along with other emerging technologies, voluntary programs will play an important role in the governance portfolio available to the federal government as well as states and municipalities.
Posted: November 4, 2010, 4:00 am
The National Nanotechnology Initiative has posted a new draft strategic plan and is accepting public comments until November 30, 2010.
Posted: November 1, 2010, 4:00 am
At an April 29 presentation to the Pesticide Programs Dialogue Committee in Washington, D.C. EPA’s William Jordan announced a new working definition of nanomaterials.
Posted: May 7, 2010, 4:00 am
A new report defines the criteria for a new technology assessment function in the United States, emphasizing the need to incorporate citizen-participation methods to complement expert analysis.
Posted: April 26, 2010, 4:00 am
The President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST) Releases Nanotechnology Report
PCAST has released its “Report to the President and Congress on the Third Assessment of the National Nanotechnology Initiative.”
Posted: March 26, 2010, 4:00 am
AOL News published a three part series on nanotechnology. “Nanotechnology has long been hyped for its potential to cure diseases, ease energy problems, supercharge our computers and more. But increasing evidence shows that the engineered particles could pose a giant risk to the environment and human life.”
Posted: March 26, 2010, 4:00 am
A new paper makes a case for organizing collective responsibility through instruments beyond the regulatory system, such as codes of conduct and various deliberative assessment mechanisms within and outside the policy context.
Posted: February 17, 2010, 5:00 am
A new publication outlines the nature of the public debate on nanosciences and nanotechnologies.
Posted: February 17, 2010, 5:00 am
The UK House of Lords Science and Technology Committee today released its first report of session 2009-10 “Nanotechnologies and Food” where they criticized the food industry for “failing to be transparent about its research into the uses of nanotechnologies and nanomaterials.”
Posted: January 7, 2010, 5:00 am
Project Director David Rejeski assesses the promises and perils of nanotechnology in The Environmental Forum
Pretty much as predicted, the long awaited convergence of nanotechnology and biotechnology has arrived. Can environmental protection, still cleaning up the last Industrial Revolution, avoid the perils while realizing the promises of manufacturing at an atomic scale?
Posted: December 23, 2009, 5:00 am
Three members of the Wisconsin State Legislature have requested a Legislative Council study to be conducted on the feasibility of creating a nanotechnology registry and the development of subsequent legislation, to monitor the use, manufacture and disposal of nanomaterials in Wisconsin.
Posted: December 17, 2009, 5:00 am
The Project on Emerging Nanotechnologies has developed findNano, an application for Apple’s iPhone and iPod Touch that lets users discover and determine whether consumer products are nanotechnology-enabled.
Posted: November 10, 2009, 5:00 am
A new article by PEN senior advisor J. Clarence (Terry) Davies calls for radical change in how the federal government oversees nanotechnology and other technologies to best protect human health and the environment.
Posted: October 13, 2009, 4:00 am
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The facilities were pitched as a way for Adidas to profitably produce footwear in high-cost, developed economies.
Posted: November 11, 2019, 9:30 pm
The new manufacturing company, Maxeon Solar, will be based out of Singapore.
Posted: November 11, 2019, 9:27 pm
Domestic manufacturers are counting on them becoming the new normal.
Posted: November 11, 2019, 8:03 pm
Although Boeing expects the FAA to certify the plane before the end of the year, other world regulators must approve it separately.
Posted: November 11, 2019, 4:09 pm
A bug in the high-tech helmets caused a green glow in low-light conditions.
Posted: November 11, 2019, 4:03 pm
Their flexibility, accountability and strength in teamwork make veterans a crucial element in the success of any organization—including my company, Panasonic.
Posted: November 11, 2019, 3:48 pm
Military backgrounds give veterans distinctive capabilities and perspectives that can add insight and diversity to your team’s problem-solving.
Posted: November 11, 2019, 2:35 pm
"I appreciate the variety in my work -- one day I can be outlining technical features for a product, the next I can be editing a video or building out tools for our website."
Posted: November 11, 2019, 11:18 am
Cloud ERP can mean many things.
Posted: November 11, 2019, 10:00 am
In a filing, the airliner cited the "continued uncertainty" of when the Max would return to service.
Posted: November 8, 2019, 9:12 pm
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Posted: November 8, 2019, 8:37 pm
An attorney for Hytera, the defendant, said any transfer of information was minor and inadvertent.
Posted: November 8, 2019, 5:33 pm
"I haven't agreed to anything," said the President, in response to China's claim that negotiators had agreed to rollback tariffs in phases.
Posted: November 8, 2019, 4:55 pm
New technology enables robots to dynamically assess and select motion plans.
Posted: November 8, 2019, 4:09 pm
Sentiment that an agreement with China was near contributed to increased sentiment.
Posted: November 8, 2019, 3:38 pm
Sell an idea. Try to make it yourself, with #%$#. Then call in a guy from Tesla.
Posted: November 8, 2019, 2:50 pm
Setting extreme goals is rarely a successful strategy.
Posted: November 8, 2019, 2:28 pm
Claims that Exxon Mobil Corp. intentionally mislead investors were dropped. The New York Attorney General's charge that Exxon violated the Martin Act remains.
Posted: November 7, 2019, 9:40 pm
Lordstown Motors Corp. will use the famous plant to manufacture electric trucks.
Posted: November 7, 2019, 8:25 pm
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Posted: November 7, 2019, 7:37 pm
A spokesman for the Chinese Ministry of Commerce said that negotiators agreed to remove additional tariffs in phases.
Posted: November 7, 2019, 4:24 pm
The automaker has already agreed to a joint project with Ford Motor Co.
Posted: November 7, 2019, 3:58 pm
Despite concerns over the widening skills gap and the haunting fears of generational change, the lesson from manufacturing day 2019 was clear: The kids are doing just fine.
Posted: November 7, 2019, 3:23 pm
This guide can help you navigate the ins and outs of exporting with more detail than a simple buyers list or directory.
Posted: November 7, 2019, 9:05 am
Muilenburg says he considered resigning but said it "wasn't in his character" not to "see it through."
Posted: November 6, 2019, 8:22 pm
Joe Ashton resigned from the GM board in 2017. He faces charges of violating wire fraud and money laundering laws.
Posted: November 6, 2019, 7:09 pm
The real argument is whether tariffs are the best approach to getting China to play by the rules.
Posted: November 6, 2019, 5:55 pm
Xerox could see $2 billion in savings by combining the two companies.
Posted: November 6, 2019, 4:06 pm
The technology and communications company accused its former distributor, Hytera, of poaching their intellectual property.
Posted: November 6, 2019, 3:31 pm
New approach to warehouse management solutions aids visually impaired.
Posted: November 6, 2019, 2:35 pm
Nanowerk Emerging Tech News
Nanowerk Emerging Technologies News
Nanowerk Emerging Technologies News
Scientists have developed cube-shaped magnetic building blocks that can be assembled into two-dimensional shapes and controlled by an external magnetic field. They can be used for soft robotics applications.
Posted: November 11, 2019, 3:44 pm
Chemical engineers have developed a new method for atomic layer deposition, a technique commonly used in high-quality microelectronics. The new method can be used in materials with larger surfaces much more cheaply than current approaches, while preserving quality and efficiency.
Posted: November 11, 2019, 3:32 pm
The goal of the electronics industry has always been to build durable devices with stable performance that last a very long time. 'Transient electronics', however, are designed with the exact opposite goal: to dissolve harmlessly into their surroundings after functioning for a certain amount of time. The fabrication process and the in vivo powering of medical implants that are only made from biodegradable materials are two of the challenges associated with transient electronics. Researchers demonstrate wirelessly powered, frequency-selective magnesium microstructures as promising candidates to be used as power receiver, microheaters and triggering elements for biodegradable implantable medical devices.
Posted: November 11, 2019, 2:16 pm
Researchers have created better biosensor technology that may help lead to safe stem cell therapies for treating Alzheimer's and Parkinson's diseases and other neurological disorders. The technology, which features a unique graphene and gold-based platform and high-tech imaging, monitors the fate of stem cells by detecting genetic material (RNA) involved in turning such cells into brain cells.
Posted: November 11, 2019, 10:25 am
Researchers have shown for the first time that it is possible to print complete integrated circuits with more than 100 organic electrochemical transistors.
Posted: November 11, 2019, 10:11 am
Scientists computed a zoo of millions of alternate genetic polymer molecular structures, giving context for why biology encodes information how it does, and providing potential leads for new drugs and a guide to searches for extraterrestrial biology.
Posted: November 11, 2019, 9:58 am
Synthetic DNA-encoded monoclonal antibodies (DMAbs) allow for in vivo production of broadly neutralizing antibodies in preclinical studies.
Posted: November 10, 2019, 10:23 am
A new technique to change the structure of liquid crystals could lead to the development of fast-responding liquid crystals suitable for next generation displays , for example 3-D, augmented and virtual reality and advanced photonic applications such as mirrorless lasers, bio-sensors and fast/slow light generation.
Posted: November 10, 2019, 10:16 am
Researchers have gained insights into how nanoparticles could develop a biosensor to prevent deadly diseases contracted on medical equipment, such as catheters.
Posted: November 10, 2019, 9:38 am
Wielding state-of-the-art technologies and techniques, a team of astrophysicists has added a novel approach to quantifying one of the most fundamental laws of the universe.
Posted: November 8, 2019, 5:27 pm
With the powerful eyes of the Hubble Space Telescope, an international team of astronomers observed straight into the bright and hot heart of a galaxy 11 billion years old in no less than 12 multiple, gravitationally lensed images. The finding casts light onto a crucial era in our universe?s history: the epoch of reionization.
Posted: November 8, 2019, 1:17 pm
Researchers have developed a new material able to cool another one by emitting infrared radiation. The results are expected to be used in devices where an increase in temperature has drastic effects on performance, like solar panels and computer systems, among other applications.
Posted: November 8, 2019, 1:04 pm
Researchers used a nanoscale electron probe to directly observe infrared plasmonic Fano antiresonances.
Posted: November 8, 2019, 12:53 pm
Beyond solids, liquids, gases, plasma, and other examples only accessible under extreme conditions, scientists are constantly searching for other states of matter. Although newly discovered states tend to be short-lived, a recent experiment transformed a mixture of two materials into a novel state of matter with a much longer lifetime - a supercrystal.
Posted: November 8, 2019, 10:21 am
Scientists have demonstrated a strain-induced structural rearrangement of one-dimensional (1D) metal-organic molecular chains for potential use in fabricating functional nanostructures.
Posted: November 8, 2019, 10:13 am
Its extendable appendage can meander through tight spaces and then lift heavy loads.
Posted: November 7, 2019, 6:14 pm
Swarms of liposomes which are 15,000 times smaller than a pinhead may be able to deliver vital drugs to the brain, offering new hope to patients in the early stages of a stroke.
Posted: November 7, 2019, 2:49 pm
Astronomers have unveiled the results of a newly-completed, state of the art simulation of the evolution of galaxies. It allows researchers to study in detail how galaxies form, and how they have evolved since shortly after the Big Bang. For the first time, it reveals that the geometry of the cosmic gas flows around galaxies determines galaxies? structures, and vice versa.
Posted: November 7, 2019, 2:39 pm
New work provides insight into the control over phase and ordering during halide perovskite epitaxial growth and expands the selection of photoactive materials for growing epitaxial halide perovskites that can be exploited in high-performance electronic applications. Hybrid organic-inorganic halide perovskite has attracted tremendous attention as an exceptional new class of semiconductors for solar harvesting, light emission, lasing and thin-film electronics. However, the toxicity of lead devices and lead manufacturing combined with the instability of organic components have been two key barriers to widespread application. Tin-based inorganic halide perovskites have been considered promising substitutes for their lead analogues.
Posted: November 7, 2019, 8:05 am
Scientists designed and connected two different artificial cells to each other to produce molecules called ATP.
Posted: November 7, 2019, 7:51 am
Researchers create rewritable optical components for 2D light waves.
Posted: November 6, 2019, 7:38 pm
Researchers have developed a micromachine that can perform different actions. First nanomagnets in the components of the microrobots are magnetically programmed and then the various movements are controlled by magnetic fields.
Posted: November 6, 2019, 5:10 pm
An international team has developed a robust material that can selectively take in toxic sulfur dioxide gas at record concentrations and preserve it for use in chemical production.
Posted: November 6, 2019, 2:25 pm
Novel synthetic molecules can be used to diagnose numerous devastating illnesses.
Posted: November 6, 2019, 2:11 pm
Researchers are pushing the boundaries of the laws of physics, developing nanocomposite materials and nanoelectronic circuits to greatly improve energy, thermal and computing performance. This could make smartphones and other electronics more efficient and boost the potential of solar power.
Posted: November 6, 2019, 11:09 am
Scientists use powerful 4D-STEM electron microscopy technique to map out the best atomic 'hangouts' in high-performance materials.
Posted: November 6, 2019, 10:59 am
Through the strategic use of the element indium to replace some of the lead in perovskites, materials scientists say they're better able to engineer the defects in cesium-lead-iodide solar cells that affect the compound?s band gap, a critical property in solar cell efficiency.
Posted: November 5, 2019, 5:51 pm
The new metamaterial could revolutionize magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), making the entire MRI process faster, safer, and more accessible to patients around the world.
Posted: November 5, 2019, 2:57 pm
Coating particles with 'right-handed' molecules could help them penetrate cancer cells more easily.
Posted: November 5, 2019, 1:59 pm
Astronomers have studied the emergence of generalized thermal ensembles in quantum systems with additional symmetries. As a result they found that black holes thermalize the same way ordinary matter does.
Posted: November 5, 2019, 1:52 pm
New method to explore the surface of nanoparticles, unlike existing chemical procedures which have severe limitations.
Posted: November 5, 2019, 1:46 pm
Scientists found that a positively charged ion-species desorption and an ion re-organization dominate the double layer charging during positive and negative polarizations, respectively, leading to the increase in electrical double-layer capacitance with applied potential.
Posted: November 5, 2019, 10:22 am
The answer lies in a film of water that is generated by friction, one that is far thinner than expected and much more viscous than usual water through its resemblance to the 'snow cones' of crushed ice we drink during the summer.
Posted: November 5, 2019, 10:03 am
Engineers have embedded high performance electrical circuits inside 3D-printed plastics, which could lead to smaller and versatile drones and better-performing small satellites, biomedical implants and smart structures.
Posted: November 5, 2019, 9:56 am
Researchers have reported the detection of a picosecond electron motion in a silicon transistor. This study presents a new protocol for measuring ultrafast electronic dynamics in an effective time-resolved fashion of picosecond resolution.
Posted: November 5, 2019, 7:14 am
As an advanced fabrication technique, 3D printing has been increasingly utilized to fabricate complex 3D objects via digitally controlled deposition of phase change and reactive materials and solvent-based inks. When it comes to batteries, 3D printing has several significant advantages compared with conventional battery fabrication technologies and it opens new avenues for the rapid fabrication of 3D-structured batteries with complex architectures and high performance. In next generation futuristic 3D printed energy architectures batteries and supercapacitors could be printed in virtually any shape.
Posted: November 4, 2019, 1:15 pm
Scientists have, for the first time, spotted previously unseen 'instabilities' on the surface of a common compound semiconductor material.
Posted: November 4, 2019, 11:18 am
Practise makes perfect - it is an adage that has helped humans become highly dexterous, and now it is an approach that is being applied to robots.
Posted: November 4, 2019, 11:13 am
An international research group has observed new quantum properties on an artificial giant atom. The quantum system under investigation apparently has a memory - a new finding that could be used to build a quantum computer.
Posted: November 4, 2019, 8:45 am
Imagine a handheld electronic gadget that can soften and deform when attached to our skin. This will be the future of electronics we all dreamed of.
Posted: November 4, 2019, 7:03 am
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Posted: November 12, 2019, 1:52 am
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Posted: November 11, 2019, 9:53 pm
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