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Request for Public Comments on the 2010 NNI Strategic Plan

Monday’s Federal Register carried a notice from the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy and the Nanoscience, Engineering and Technology Subcommittee of the National Science and Technology Council inviting the public to comment on the 2010 National Nanotechnology Initiative Strategic Plan. The NNI Strategic Plan  is the framework that underpins the nanotechnology work of the … Continue Reading

President’s Council Evaluates National Nanotechnology Initiative

This article originally appeared on the National Nanomanufacturing Network’s InterNano website earlier today. It is licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported. Maxine Savitz[1] and Ed Penhoe[2] provided a recent presentation summarizing the highlights of the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST)[3] report on the status of the US National Nanotechnology Initiative … Continue Reading

Fantastic Voyage II: Nanotech Motors

When I was growing up, one of the local tv channels in Baltimore, after football season was over, devoted Sunday afternoons to running old movies. One of those films was Fantastic Voyage, a fairly slick 1966 sf film. The plot of the movie revolved around a submarine and its crew being shrunk to the point where they … Continue Reading

Nanosurgery and being human

Larry Marsh is a columnist for the Kansas City Star. Judging from his recent article, "Stem Cells and Nanosurgery May Change What it Means to be Human", Mr. Marsh has either read or seen some really REALLY bad science fiction. According to Mr. Marsh Nanotechnology, which is just beginning to make its debut, may change … Continue Reading

EPA’s Nanoscale Materials Stewardship Program Receives New Submissions

The first phase of EPA’s voluntary Nanoscale Materials Stewardship Program (NMSP) closes on Monday.  For those keeping track, the most up-to-date NMSP participation statistics as of July 24, 2008 follow.  It is shaping up to be a very respectable list of participants. Submissions Under Basic Program: (9 submissions – covering 68 nanoscale materials) DuPont; Nanophase Technologies Corporation; … Continue Reading

Where Science and Law Meet

The Nano Science and Technology Institute recently published an article, "Where Science and Law Meet," concerning the implications nanotechnology is having on intellectual property law.  As one would expect, patents are being filed for nanotechnology products in increasing numbers.  Given the complexities of both patent law and nanotechnology, there are unique implications when the two meet.  The … Continue Reading