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Saving lives and the other half of the nano risk debate
In August, the FDA proposed a rule that would amend the final monograph for over-the-counter sunscreen products and specifically solicits comment on “the safety and effectiveness of sunscreen ingredients formulated in particle sizes as small as a few nanometers.
Letter From The Editor
The testimony that Dr. Steve Fonash of Penn State University gave before Congress this summer will inform legislation expected to boost funding for technical training.
Forecast Sunny For Small
Forecast: Sunny for small tech in solar
The market has taken a shine to an array of nano-based technologies that now challenge traditional photovoltaics
Nano enables practical, portable fuel cells
A variety of approaches to nano- and micro-engineering have begun to yield portable fuel cells-with dramatic cost and size advantages-for niche markets
Näf guides first nanotech risk management certification
Hans Näf joined a low-key celebration typical of the Swiss to commemorate completion of one of the world’s first certified risk-management systems for nanotechnology companies.
IBM ‘scientist-artists’ display atomic masterpieces
Two images resulting from scientific work at IBM’s labs are part of an art exhibit at the United States Patent and Trademark Museum in Alexandria, Va. U.S.
Nanobots compete in ‘nanoleague’ soccer
They’re neither David Beckham nor Pelé, and they are not playing Major League Soccer.
Ic Industry Model Enable
IC-industry model enables more powerful RFID
As logistical supply-chain management increasingly helps determine success for both commercial and military objectives, the application of MEMS sensors and circuit integration with radio frequency identification (RFID) technology is becoming crucially competitive.
Effective Monitoring For
Effective monitoring for congestive heart failure
Congestive heart failure (CHF) is an epidemic, affecting more than five million U.S. patients and contributing to 300,000 deaths annually.
Mems Mcu And Rf Integrat
MEMS, MCU, and RF integrate for better tire-pressure monitoring
Freescale (www.freescale.com) has combined advanced MEMS technology with a microcontroller and RF transmitter to create a versatile, system-in-package (SiP) tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) that differs from most others.
Nano Grows In The Nether
Nano grows in the Netherlands’ Food Valley
As the Netherlands nurtures its food and nanotechnology pursuits to produce what may be the world’s leading locale for advancing food-related development, it finds a unique support structure
Energy Harvesting System
Energy-harvesting systems for critical operations monitoring
Recent developments in combining sensors, microprocessors, and radio frequency (RF) communications hold the potential to revolutionize the way we monitor and maintain critical systems.
A Revolution In Informat
A revolution in information gathering
One of the hottest topics in microelectronics today is microsystems in which low-power electronics and wireless interfaces are being merged with sensors to form networks of miniature information-gathering devices.
Better Mems Nil With Sur
Better MEMS, NIL with surface engineering
Advanced thin-film deposition methods and tools promise to facilitate device production and operation
An overview of recent funding deal, M&A activity, and market offerings
Congressional Hearing Ad
Congressional hearing addresses need for technical skills
What can we do now to ensure the U.S.’s small-tech industry a supply of workers necessary to fulfill its potential?