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Recent Nanotechnology News

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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Nanocrystals, when they are dressed by the right kind of imperfections, adjust their electronic properties to favorably convert energy into heat, an important attribute for potential use in smart materials for energy, health, sensors etc.
Posted: January 24, 2020, 5:59 pm
New touch-responsive technology is 100 times thinner than existing touchscreen materials and so pliable it can be rolled up like a tube.
Posted: January 24, 2020, 5:50 pm
The researchers' solution is to use laser light combined with a phenomenon called second harmonic generation, in which the frequency of the light shone on the material reflects at double the original frequency.
Posted: January 24, 2020, 5:44 pm
The experimental device promises to provide a safe and comfortable power source for technologies that must bend and flex with our bodies.
Posted: January 24, 2020, 5:37 pm
Applying a coat of paint on the walls of a house may soon help to heat it, saving energy and reducing CO2 emissions. It could also clean the air that we breathe, breaking down chemicals and pollutants, and eliminating harmful pathogens.
Posted: January 24, 2020, 1:28 pm
In a potential game-changing shift in how nano- and quantum devices are designed and manufactured, researchers have discovered that these materials are actually very conducive to nanomolding, thanks to their atoms? ability to self-organize.
Posted: January 24, 2020, 1:18 pm
Astrophysicists have, after ten years, found an explanation to the peculiar emission lines seen in one of the brightest supernovae ever observed - SN 2006gy. At the same time they found an explanation for how the supernova arose.
Posted: January 23, 2020, 6:56 pm
Using straightforward chemistry and a mix-and-match, modular strategy, researchers have developed a simple approach that could produce over 65,000 different types of complex nanoparticles, each containing up to six different materials and eight segments, with interfaces that could be exploited in electrical or optical applications.
Posted: January 23, 2020, 6:45 pm
Scientists report the synthesis of graphene quantum dots under an external high magnetic field and their applications in photothermal therapy.
Posted: January 23, 2020, 2:52 pm
A new method is proposed to automate the measurement of nano- to microscale particles suspended in fluid. The single particle extinction and scattering (SPES) method can accurately determine the material properties and size distribution of individual particles.
Posted: January 23, 2020, 2:44 pm
Thin film studies are suggested as a fast and reliable method to determine the degradation of complex biomacromolecules.
Posted: January 23, 2020, 2:35 pm
A 3D printing system that controls the behavior of live bacteria could someday enable medical devices with therapeutic agents built in.
Posted: January 23, 2020, 2:26 pm
Researchers fabricate single crystal copper nickel alloy foils as substrates for the growth of multilayer graphene with specific stacking pattern, and unprecedented quality and size.
Posted: January 23, 2020, 2:17 pm
Here are some new books on nanotechnology topics that just got published.
Posted: January 23, 2020, 2:05 pm
Researchers have found a way to harness the entire spectrum of sunlight.
Posted: January 23, 2020, 8:34 am
This technology is capable of sensitive, precise, and continuous measurement of physiological and physical signals and shows great potential for health monitoring applications and the early diagnosis of diseases.
Posted: January 23, 2020, 8:25 am
Scientists make first detection of 'ghost particles' from Bose-Einstein condensates made of light and matter.
Posted: January 23, 2020, 8:15 am
As 3D printing enters the mainstream, nanotechnology scientists are finding remarkable new ways to extend its future promise.
Posted: January 23, 2020, 7:56 am
Researchers have managed to grow atomically thin films of molybdenum disulfide spanning up to several tens of square centimeters. It was demonstrated that the material's structure can be modified by varying the synthesis temperature.
Posted: January 22, 2020, 8:16 pm
Researchers present the first fully integrated flexible electronics made of magnetic sensors and organic circuits which opens the path towards the development of electronic skin.
Posted: January 22, 2020, 8:07 pm
Researchers present a MOF coating for electronics that releases water vapor to dissipate heat from running devices - a new thermal management method that could prevent electronics from overheating and keep them cooler compared to existing strategies.
Posted: January 22, 2020, 4:01 pm
Researchers have engineered a synthetic cell that can encapsulate fundamental biochemical reactions. They also show that such a minimal system can respond to changes in environment.
Posted: January 22, 2020, 3:52 pm
The reference particle captured light for a time exceeding 200 periods of one wave oscillation, 20-40 times longer than usual; this opens new perspectives in such areas as manufacturing compact sensors, night vision devices, and optical data transmission.
Posted: January 22, 2020, 3:47 pm
Tiny nanoparticles can illuminate tissues and cells, but safer, more effective materials are needed before their mainstream application.
Posted: January 22, 2020, 10:25 am
Atomic force microscopy techniques enable scientists to map and modify material properties at the nanoscale for broad applications in energy, biology, medicine and beyond.
Posted: January 22, 2020, 7:11 am
Using tissue engineering techniques, researchers are developing living heart valves that can grow after implantation in the human heart.
Posted: January 22, 2020, 6:59 am
Researchers have developed a new type of smart contact lenses that can prevent dry eyes. The self-moisturising system maintains a layer of fluid between the contact lens and the eye using a novel mechanism.
Posted: January 22, 2020, 6:51 am
Researchers adapted picosecond imaging technology to take pictures and video of transparent objects like cells and phenomena like shockwaves.
Posted: January 21, 2020, 8:47 pm
Scientists have created self-assembled monolayers (SAMs) using buckyballs functionalized with 'tails' of ethylene glycol. These have all the properties of thiol SAMs but remain chemically unchanged for several weeks when exposed to air.
Posted: January 21, 2020, 4:46 pm
PI will highlight new gantries, air bearings, and precision motion control sub-systems for laser material processing, high resolution metrology / microscopy, and silicon photonics (SiP) alignment engines alongside novel piezoceramic drive solutions at Photonics West in San Francisco, starting February 4, 2020.
Posted: January 21, 2020, 4:37 pm
Scientists report a new synthetic system that could guide electron transfer over long distances.
Posted: January 21, 2020, 4:21 pm
Rapid progress in the field of metallic nanotechnology is sparking a science revolution that is likely to impact all areas of society.
Posted: January 21, 2020, 4:15 pm
Grippers or end effectors are an essential tool integrated with robotic arms for implementing grasping and manipulating functions in a variety of tasks, ranging from picking up and holding objects, to digging and sorting, to locomotion and scratching. Engineers have developed a new kind of smart soft actuator, based on the triboelectric nanogenerator (TENG), to fabricate intelligent grippers for robotics, aiming at potential applications in the areas of agriculture, engineering and healthcare and beyond.
Posted: January 21, 2020, 9:08 am
A stacked nanocarbon antenna makes a rare earth element shine 5 times more brightly than previous designs, with applications in molecular light-emitting devices.
Posted: January 21, 2020, 8:49 am
Researchers have developed a new method to embed information in a 3D printed object and retrieve it using a consumer document scanner.
Posted: January 20, 2020, 9:19 am
Researchers design and synthesize highly efficient carbon-based 3rd-generation OLED molecular emitters by linking the donor and acceptor modules into a ring.
Posted: January 20, 2020, 8:53 am
Artificial photosynthesis:visible-light-driven photocatalysts convert CO2 into oxygen and pure CO under water.
Posted: January 20, 2020, 8:39 am
Scientists have for the first time captured and filmed atoms bonding together, using advanced microscopy methods they captured a moment that is around half a million times smaller than the width of a human hair.
Posted: January 20, 2020, 8:16 am
Physicists have exploited light to control the motion of electrons in a metallic nanocircuit. This could have major implications for the future of data processing and computing.
Posted: January 20, 2020, 8:03 am
Engineered ingestible molecular traps created from mesoporous silica particles introduced to the gut can have an effect on food efficiency and metabolic risk factors. The results from studies on mice demonstrate the potential to reduce the energy uptake into the body and could lead to new treatments for obesity and diabetes.
Posted: January 14, 2020, 2:02 pm
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