HOME >> BIOLOGY >> NEWS
New report explores nanotechnology's future

ily merges and converges with other technologies and could change how we do just about everything." The report singles out advances in three underpinning technical areasresearch tools, information management, and assembly and manufacturingas fundamental to progress across the entire spectrum of nanotechnology research and development needs.

"Nanotechnology is in an early phase of development and, as of now, only relatively rudimentary nanostructures are being used to make improvements in existing materials and systems," noted Mihail Roco, NSF senior advisor for nanotechnology. "We are aiming at the systematic control of matter at the nanoscale to create revolutionary new generations of products and nanosystems as the primary foundation for converging and emerging technologies. For this reason, we need a transformative, responsible and anticipatory global governance approach for nanotechnology that involves both researchers and the public across many countries, scientific and engineering domains."

In the area of tools, workshop participants called for better devices for imaging, measuring, manipulating, and modeling at the nanoscale, or between 1 nanometer and 100 nanometers. As impressive as microscopes that "see" single atoms and as the other tools in the current generation of research instruments may seem, "these kinds of innovative nanotools are just the beginning," the report says. "The Nano Toolshed is still relatively empty." Filling it with more powerful instruments would translate into gains in scientifically useful knowledge, the starting point for next-generation nanotechnologies.

Researchers also expressed a need for integrated sets of probes and other tools capable of yielding the combined data necessary to gain a "fuller picture of the nanoworld in 3-D and in real time." However, gathering enormous volumes of information also presents practical challenges. Participants advised that scientists and policy planners should foc
'"/>

Contact: Sharon McCarter
sharon.mccarter@wilsoncenter.org
202-691-4016
Project on Emerging Nanotechnologies
23-Apr-2007


Page: 1 2 3 4

Related biology news :

1. Beyond Mesopotamia: A radical new view of human civilization reported in Science
2. A new report, Where Does the Nano Go? End-of-Life Regulation of Nanotechnologies
3. U-M, Israeli scientists report major advance in search for genes associated with colon cancer
4. Investigating Life in Extreme Environments report gives hints on facts of life
5. Wolves of Alaska became extinct 12,000 years ago, scientists report
6. Penn researchers report that gene therapy awakens the brain despite blindness from birth
7. Breakthrough developments in rheumatoid arthritis reported
8. Origins of nervous system found in genes of sea sponge, report scientists at UC Santa Barbara
9. ChemGenex reports successful personalized dosing of Quinamed at ASCO
10. DNA analysis suggests under-reported kills of threatened whales
11. 1 month post launch, Interactive Autism Network reports 13,000 participants

Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:5/6/2017)... May 5, 2017 RAM Group ... a new breakthrough in biometric authentication based on ... mechanical properties to perform biometric authentication. These new sensors ... material created by Ram Group and its partners. This ... transportation, supply chains and security. Ram Group is ...
(Date:4/17/2017)... -- NXT-ID, Inc. (NASDAQ: NXTD ) ("NXT-ID" or ... 2016 Annual Report on Form 10-K on Thursday April 13, 2017 ... ... Investor Relations section of the Company,s website at http://www.nxt-id.com  under ... http://www.sec.gov . 2016 Year Highlights: ...
(Date:4/11/2017)... Research and Markets has announced the addition of the ... ... to grow at a CAGR of 30.37% during the period 2017-2021. ... been prepared based on an in-depth market analysis with inputs from ... prospects over the coming years. The report also includes a discussion ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):
(Date:5/23/2017)... , ... May 23, 2017 , ... ... this month its 20th anniversary, marking the occasion with a strong presence at ... meeting’s Welcome Reception and further extends an invitation to all attendees to view ...
(Date:5/23/2017)... , ... May 22, 2017 , ... ... Photonics 2017 in San Diego, California, this August will feature high-level speakers ... and autonomous vehicles. , SPIE Optics and Photonics, the largest multidisciplinary optical sciences ...
(Date:5/23/2017)... ... May 23, 2017 , ... ... technology applications, has announced a facility expansion to accommodate its rapid growth. , ... of new workspace and renovation of the existing areas. The expansion includes, a ...
(Date:5/23/2017)... ... May 23, 2017 , ... Bacterial biofilms, surface adherent ... can cause diverse pathologies ranging from food poisoning and catheter infections to gum disease ... in the tens of billions of dollars per year, there is currently a paucity ...
Breaking Biology Technology:
Cached News: