Hundreds of firms using nanotech in food (Independent.co.uk)
- Two hundred companies are already working on inserting nanotechnology into food, posing "immense" risks to health, new research claims.
The study estimates that use of the technology in food has created an industry, now worth more than £1bn, which will grow within six years to more than £10bn, with thousands of firms involved. More
Holy Flying Nanotubes! (PhysOrg.com)
- Diamonds are the hardest known substance. Carbon nanotubes are the strongest. Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory tried to combine the best of both worlds by creating a composite nanostructure. They wanted to grow tiny carbon tubes with tiny diamonds.
But the results were not as expected.
Instead, the experiment altered the surface area of the nanotubes, creating wing-like extensions. Even though the result wasn't what the experimenters were looking for, these modified surfaces may push nanotubes further into the world of practical and applied materials and systems. More.
- Nanosys, Nanosys, Nanosys
- … the Bay Area is "well positioned" in the industries likely to spawn new technology start-ups. The region has the highest concentration of biotechnology firms in the country and more nanotechnology firms than all countries except Germany … More