Tuesday, August 01, 2006

'Nano Air Vehicle' is one-third mislabeled

I wonder if those who are demanding "nano" labeling standards would want to crack down on the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), whose Nano Air Vehicle program involves no actual nanotechnology.

Just like a German company did in the "Magic Nano" con, DARPA is using "nano" as simply a synonym for "small." Any actual nanotechnology provided by Lockheed Martin would be pure coincidence.

Update: My friend Jack Uldrich has the scoop at The Motley Fool.

Magic Nano' nano? Naahhh
Groups call for moratorium on nano-named products
How low can nano go?

1 comment:

Nano Guru said...

I believe that NASA used the term "nano" in their air-vehicles (nanosatellites) before DARAP did, but I am willing to stand corrected.