After more than twenty years of basic and applied research, nanotechnologies are gaining in commercial use.
Nanoscale materials now are in electronic, cosmetics, automotive and medical products. But it has been difficult to find out how many “nano” consumer products are on the market and which merchandise could be called “nano.” Learn more in the Consumer Products Inventory.
- news/archive May 17, 2007 Nanotechnology Now Used in Nearly 500 Everyday Products
- publications/archive December 5, 2006 What Drives Public Acceptance of Nanotechnology? Published in Nature Nanotechnology 1
- news/archive November 27, 2006 Have Yourself A Merry “Nano” Christmas!
- news/archive October 5, 2006 Nanotechnology: Sold in a Store Near You!
- publications/archive July 19, 2006 FDA-Regulated products containing nanotechnology materials
- news/archive April 25, 2006 NPR: Health, Safety and the Future of Nanotechnology On Tuesday April 25th, 2006 Project staff David Rejeski, Julia Moore and Evan Michelson were guests on NPR’s Tech Tuesday show. audio
- news/archive March 13, 2006 NPR: Safety of Nano-Cosmetics Questioned “Morning Edition, March 13, 2006 — Andrew Maynard doesn’t wear makeup. But lately, buying beauty cream and lip gloss is part of his job. Maynard is the science advisor for the Project on Emerging Nanotechnologies at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. The center has just put up a new Web site with a searchable list of 212 commercially available nano-products. Thirty-one of those products are cosmetics.” audio
- events/archive March 10, 2006 First Nanotechnology Consumer Products Inventory Available to Public From laptop computers to sunscreens to stain-resistant clothing, nanotechnology is gaining ground in the consumer products marketplace. video
- publications/archive October 26, 2005 Nanotech: Rolling to Market