Ed. note: every Friday (more or less) Nanotechnology Law Report’s David Fischer will look back at the week’s news and analysis of nano related issues. If you have something you’d like to bring to our attention, email him.
There was no Week In Review last week (let’s blame the three day weekend, shall we?), so this week we a have special double-stuffed, two week review. Let’s get started:
- News.com reports on the National Nanotechnology Coordination Office’s January 4, 2007 public meeting; NanoHype blogs about the meeting too.
- Voting is open in the 2006 Nanoart competition.
- The 2nd Meeting of the OECD Working Party on Manufactured Nanomaterials will take place in Berlin/Germany, on April 25-27, 2007.
- Check out this fasciinating article about Purdue’s University’s Birck Nanotechnology Center (and note that "[o]utside funding for research throughout the park has totaled $84 million since July 1, 2005, and the pace is accelerating").
- A consumer study from Rice University’s Center for Biological and Environmental Nanotechnology (CBEN), University College London (UCL) and the London Business School reveals that consumers rate nanotechnology "safer than some commonplace, everyday products, including herbicides, chemical disinfectants and food preservatives."
- Advanced Nanotechnology discusses the structure of gold nanoclusters, bacteria that is resistant to artificial skin, and the world’s fastest optical chip.
- Nanodot draws our attention to an open source nanotechnology textbook and the U.S. National Academy of Engineering’s Grand Challenge.
- Nanotechbuzz on Brian Eno, Darwin, biotechnology and nanotechnology (all in one short post) and on a nanotechnology patent litigation dispute.
- Finally, congratulations to Home Depot co-founder Bernie Marcus, the Forbes/Wolfe 2006 Nanotech Person of the Year.