As you can imagine, its been slow news on the regulatory front, what with the holidays, changing of political administrations, and the like.  But that doesn’t mean there isn’t anything to talk about.  I submit for your consideration an interesting article from yesterday’s The New York Times.  Reporter Natasha Singer’s article is on public perception cocnerning nanomaterials in consumer products.

Ms. Singer presents her views on the change occurring in the public concerning the touting of nanotechnology.  While a few years ago, as Ms. Singer writes, "nano" was attached with anything and everything, now, manufacturers are beginning to retreat from some claims given the increased level of scrutiny, and in some instances fear, shown by the public.  Ms. Singer provides a look at the sociological issues being faced by the sector.  Worth taking a few minutes to read.