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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
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
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 regulations would give more oversight to the Committee on Foreign Investment, and focus on critical infrastructure and sensitive data.
Author: Bloomberg
Posted: September 18, 2019, 8:23 pm
The move, according to American auto manufacturers, risks splitting the automobile market in the US between two different emissions standards.
Author: Bloomberg
Posted: September 18, 2019, 8:08 pm
The key is to scale and manage within your traditional business model.
Author: Stephan Liozu
Posted: September 18, 2019, 5:36 pm
Al Tiller says the strike is about “corporate greed” and concessions made to keep GM in business that weren’t paid back.
Author: Ryan Secard
Posted: September 18, 2019, 3:44 pm
The preoccupation with health care in the first two days of the strike underscores how significant medical benefits are for both sides.
Author: Bloomberg
Posted: September 18, 2019, 3:32 pm
More than a third of global installations were in China.
Author: Bloomberg
Posted: September 18, 2019, 3:29 pm
Now is the time for employers to prepare for imminent changes.
Author: Elliot N. Dinkin
Posted: September 18, 2019, 3:16 pm
Don’t let the easily quantifiable metric substitute for the real goal.
Author: Dan Markovitz
Posted: September 17, 2019, 7:48 pm
The company's vaping devices and controversial flavored nicotine pods disappeared online only days after they debuted.
Author: Bloomberg
Posted: September 17, 2019, 7:19 pm
'Various advanced technologies' but no new direct jobs were announced for the factory in San Antonio, which currently employs more than 3,000.
Author: Bloomberg
Posted: September 17, 2019, 6:00 pm
The company’s huge revenue -- and those of other technology firms -- have attracted close scrutiny in Europe, focusing on complicated company structures for transferring profits generated from intellectual property.
Author: Bloomberg
Posted: September 17, 2019, 3:17 pm
Production rose for most major durable goods industries, including a 1.6% jump in the output of machinery.
Author: Bloomberg
Posted: September 17, 2019, 2:37 pm
An On-Demand IndustryWeek-hosted webinar, sponsored by Honeywell
Posted: September 17, 2019, 2:00 pm
Two of GM Canada’s plants--Oshawa and St. Catharines--rely on parts from the U.S. and could see affects as early as this week
Author: Bloomberg
Posted: September 16, 2019, 8:11 pm
Hardware manufacturer MBX Systems shares how the collaboration software has changed its communications.
Author: Justin Formella
Posted: September 16, 2019, 5:57 pm
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Posted: September 16, 2019, 5:07 pm
A Nucor source cited lower prices for plate and sheet steel.
Author: Bloomberg
Posted: September 16, 2019, 4:18 pm
As more states have legalized marijuana for medicinal or recreational use, the number of companies utilizing drug tests, particularly for marijuana, has begun to decline.
Author: Joshua S. Bauchner, Rahool Patel, Esq.
Posted: September 16, 2019, 2:53 pm
The plant was captured and damaged by ISIS before being recaptured by Iraqi militias; Siemens is looking to expand its business in Iraq.
Author: Bloomberg
Posted: September 16, 2019, 2:09 pm
GM has offered $7 billion of investment in eight U.S. plants and more than 5,400 additional jobs, most of which would be new hires.
Author: Bloomberg
Posted: September 16, 2019, 10:20 am
The city is creating an AI ecosystem in the form of an Artificial Intelligence Center of Excellence.
Author: Adrienne M. Selko
Posted: September 16, 2019, 9:58 am
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Posted: September 16, 2019, 8:21 am
Industry 4.0 and the digital age were triggered by an avalanche of technological advances, such as the Internet of Things (IoT), the Cloud, and Artificial Intelligence (AI). These technological advances are ushering in the emergence of a new type of
Posted: September 16, 2019, 5:47 am
The goal of the event is simple: to expose a critical new generation to an industry that is critical to America's health and prosperity.
Posted: September 13, 2019, 7:25 pm
The groundbreaking comes as the Brooklyn Navy Yard undergoes a $1 billion expansion, its largest since WWII.
Author: IW Staff
Posted: September 13, 2019, 7:10 pm
How Bosch North America fostered a lean startup approach.
Author: Oliver Steinig
Posted: September 13, 2019, 6:48 pm
"We believe our associates will greatly appreciate the opportunity to secure a degree from such a prestigious university at no cost to them and from the convenience of their own homes," said Erin Bentz, global director of talent. .
Author: IW Staff
Posted: September 13, 2019, 5:37 pm
Thyssenkrupp CEO Kerkhoff has signaled he would prefer to sell a minority stake in the elevator unit.
Author: Bloomberg
Posted: September 13, 2019, 1:59 pm
The software revamp is planned to consolidate VW's IT units and focus on developing an operating system to go in all new models.
Author: Bloomberg
Posted: September 13, 2019, 1:18 pm
The U.S. government has yet to paint a realistic picture of the tariffs’ toll on manufacturers, farmers, and workers.
Author: Paul Ericksen
Posted: September 13, 2019, 12:55 pm
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Building conventional robots typically requires carefully combining components like motors, batteries, actuators, body segments, legs and wheels. Now, researchers have taken a new approach, building a robot entirely from smaller robots known as 'smarticles' to unlock the principles of a potentially new locomotion technique.
Posted: September 19, 2019, 3:26 am
Engineers create tunable, nanoscale, incandescent light source.
Posted: September 19, 2019, 3:14 am
Nanoscale devices open new era in biomedical research and materials science.
Posted: September 18, 2019, 4:59 pm
Researchers create first universal computer model for metal nanoparticle adsorption.
Posted: September 18, 2019, 4:47 pm
By taking a deep dive into the complex interaction between structure and fluid dynamics, mechanical engineering professors hope to advance bio-inspired technology.
Posted: September 18, 2019, 2:22 pm
Films of platinum only two atoms thick supported by graphene could enable fuel cell catalysts with unprecedented catalytic activity and longevity.
Posted: September 18, 2019, 2:16 pm
An international team of 30 scientists is using one of the world's largest telescopes to investigate and map extreme galaxy environments in brilliant detail.
Posted: September 18, 2019, 1:37 pm
Graphene is perfectly selective to protons and blocks even smallest ions like chlorine, new research shows. This result will be important for the development of graphene-based membranes for applications ranging from fuel cells to desalination.
Posted: September 18, 2019, 1:25 pm
Scientists have made a durable and flexible super-water-repelling material inspired by spiky porcupinefish skin.
Posted: September 18, 2019, 11:23 am
Researchers have developed versatile microfluidic chips made of a renewable, biodegradable and inexpensive resource - wood.
Posted: September 18, 2019, 11:15 am
It sounds like science fiction: controlling electronic devices with brain waves. But researchers have developed a new type of electroencephalogram (EEG) electrode that can do just that, without the sticky gel required for conventional electrodes.
Posted: September 18, 2019, 11:10 am
Scientists have constructed synthetic vesicles in which ATP, the main energy carrier in living cells, is produced. The vesicles use the ATP to maintain their volume and their ionic strength homeostasis.
Posted: September 18, 2019, 8:40 am
What should be a dream solar panel? Efficient, cheap to produce, durable, flexible and eco-friendly. All these we can get thanks to perovskites: new material offering energy conversion efficiency comparable to silicon panels but much cheaper to produce with simple technology.
Posted: September 18, 2019, 7:29 am
A theory about what dark matter might be suggests that it could be a particle called an axion and that these could be detectable with laser-based experiments that already exist.
Posted: September 18, 2019, 6:36 am
Scientists directly measured the tensile strengths of individual structure-defined single-walled carbon nanotubes, revealing key insights into the relationship between their structure and strength.
Posted: September 18, 2019, 5:48 am
Researchers report a way of constructing DNA-based microcapsules that hold great promise for the development of new functional materials and devices.
Posted: September 18, 2019, 5:33 am
Scientists have developed a new anti-cancer nanomedicine for targeted cancer chemotherapy. This new nano-tool provides a new approach to use cell-based nanomedicines for effcient cancer chemotherapy.
Posted: September 17, 2019, 6:12 pm
Physicists constructed a two-dimensional spin transistor, in which spin currents were generated by an electric current through graphene.
Posted: September 17, 2019, 3:39 pm
Engineers have developed a true-to-scale gas turbine that impressively demonstrates the current potentials and limitations of powder bed-based additive technologies.
Posted: September 17, 2019, 2:56 pm
Researchers have fabricated a novel glass and synthetic diamond foundation that can be used to create miniscule micro- and nanostructures.
Posted: September 17, 2019, 12:05 pm
Not all bacteria spread diseases, many are beneficial and this strain has nanoscale syringes that deliver proteins which cause metamorphosis in marine animals, and could be modified as a novel drug delivery tool for future vaccines and cancer care.
Posted: September 17, 2019, 11:04 am
New research combines sound and light waves in silicon chips to create a new type of signal processing.
Posted: September 16, 2019, 4:51 pm
Previously, researchers reported on doping of organic semiconductors using Lewis acids to increase the conductance of some semiconducting polymers; however, no one knew why this increase happened until now.
Posted: September 16, 2019, 4:44 pm
An overview of the state of the art of warp drive theory and the feasibility of a future working system.
Posted: September 16, 2019, 2:31 pm
Scientists have developed a platform that uses nanoparticles known as metal-organic frameworks to deliver a promising anti-cancer agent to cells.
Posted: September 16, 2019, 2:09 pm
Researchers have found a way past a frustrating catch 22 issue of stability and reproducibility that meant that graphene based junctions were either mechanically stable or electrically stable but not both at the same time.
Posted: September 16, 2019, 1:59 pm
The unique material outperforms most of today?s synthetic and natural materials by providing high strength and stiffness, combined with increased toughness.
Posted: September 16, 2019, 1:26 pm
A collaborative study describes how fuel cells, which use chemical energy to power cars and devices, can be developed using nanomaterials to be more cost-effective and efficient in the long term.
Posted: September 16, 2019, 1:18 pm
Researchers have developed tiny, gold antennas to help cameras and sensors that 'see' heat deliver clearer pictures of thermal infrared radiation for everything from stars and galaxies to people, buildings and items requiring security.
Posted: September 16, 2019, 1:11 pm
Physicists have managed to cool a swinging nanosized string to near-zero temperature without using external refrigeration. In their experiment, the cooling is an intrinsic result of the 'snapshot' position measurement they did on a specially designed nanostructure.
Posted: September 16, 2019, 11:58 am
Scientists have developed organic solar cells optimised to convert ambient indoor light to electricity. The power they produce is low, but is probably enough to feed the millions of products that the internet of things will bring online.
Posted: September 16, 2019, 9:39 am
The science of climate change is more than 150 years old and it is probably the most tested area of modern science. However the energy industry, political lobbyists and others have spent the last 30 years sowing doubt about the science where none really exists.
Posted: September 16, 2019, 8:56 am
Later during this century, around 2060, a paradigm shift in global energy consumption is expected: we will spend more energy for cooling purposes than for heating. New refrigeration processes such as magnetic cooling could limit the resulting impact on climate and the environment.
Posted: September 16, 2019, 8:27 am
Reserchares demonstrate an advanced nanomanipulation technique that works on optical forces alone.
Posted: September 16, 2019, 7:16 am
An international team of researchers has observed that local thermal perturbations of spins in a solid can convert heat to energy even in a paramagnetic material - where spins weren't thought to correlate long enough to do so.
Posted: September 16, 2019, 6:16 am
Researchers report a new method for the synthesis of magnetic nanoparticles.
Posted: September 16, 2019, 6:07 am
Researchers have modified the photoconductance of nanoparticles of tungsten oxide in a controlled manner.This research has potential applications in photonics and optomechanics,
Posted: September 13, 2019, 8:23 am
A time-lapse sequence showing all the major steps during the catalytic cycle of an enzyme reveals a fundamental element in the molecular foundations of biology.
Posted: September 13, 2019, 8:15 am
Dynamic data routing could make for faster photonic chips that use their entire footprint.
Posted: September 13, 2019, 5:13 am
The new coating is 10 times darker than other very black materials.
Posted: September 13, 2019, 5:02 am
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Nanotechnology will reform agriculture and sustenance industry by innovation new strategies, for example, Precision farming systems, enhancing the ...
Posted: September 19, 2019, 7:07 am
The major players [Nanotechnologies IncMulti-Direction, Advanced Nanotechnology, Altair Nanomaterials, Access Business Group, 20 MICRONS, ...
Posted: September 19, 2019, 7:07 am
Nanotechnology is accelerating at a rapid pace with ever-growing applications in diverse sectors, and is revolutionizing every industry, while attracting ...
Posted: September 19, 2019, 5:02 am
Global Healthcare Nanotechnology (Nanomedicine) Market report analyze the Healthcare Nanotechnology (Nanomedicine) industry from two aspects ...
Posted: September 18, 2019, 11:48 pm
Nanotechnology Drug Delivery Market by New Market Opportunities, Production Cost Analysis, Market Development and Market Dynamics Forces.
Posted: September 18, 2019, 8:03 pm
Specifically, Mikhail says the nanotechnology delivery system could be valuable for gene therapy drugs because of its impermanence in the body ...
Posted: September 18, 2019, 6:56 pm
The increasing focus on nanotechnology is considered as a major factor contributing to the growth of the global scanning electron microscope market.
Posted: September 18, 2019, 4:41 pm
The idea of using DNA as a construction material goes back to the 1980s, when biochemist Nadrian Seeman pioneered DNA nanotechnology.
Posted: September 18, 2019, 4:30 pm
Worldwide Market Reports offers a comprehensive research report namely “Agricultural Nanotechnology Market” that provides global opportunity ...
Posted: September 18, 2019, 3:45 pm
Some of the prominent trends that the market is witnessing include rising demand for ceramics in the developing markets, role of nanotechnology in ...
Posted: September 18, 2019, 2:15 pm
Microscope is several technological advancements in the field of nanotechnology and semiconductors are the major key factors driving the growth of ...
Posted: September 18, 2019, 2:03 pm
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Posted: September 18, 2019, 1:41 pm
SME of the Week: Among the most profitable branches of nanotechnology is Graphene-based and is also hailed as the 'wonder material' as the ...
Posted: September 18, 2019, 1:30 pm
Numerous prominent players cited in the Lithium Silicate report are PQ Corporation, Silmaco, Sterling Chemicals, NYACOL Nano Technologies, ...
Posted: September 18, 2019, 1:19 pm
The Global Nanotechnology Market is expected to reach USD 24.56 billion by 2026, from USD 7.24 billion in 2019 growing at a CAGR of 16.5% ...
Posted: September 18, 2019, 12:31 pm
The Global Food Nanotechnology Market Size, Status and Forecast 2019-2025. The report provides a valuable source of insightful data for business ...
Posted: September 18, 2019, 12:04 pm
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Posted: September 18, 2019, 12:00 pm
Global Nanotechnology in Medical Market Size, Status, Business Future Scenarios and Brief Analysis 2019-2024. A newly published market study by ...
Posted: September 18, 2019, 11:15 am
The use of nanotechnology in metal plating has paved new avenues for the global metal plating chemicals market. Nanotechnology facilitates ...
Posted: September 18, 2019, 10:52 am
The Global Food Nanotechnology market report covers valuable insights of this industry with reference to essential parameters. In essence, the ...
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