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U.S. agencies hold first public meeting on nanotechnology safety

During the U.S. government's first public meeting January 4 on research needed to understand the effects of nanotechnology, speakers called for a significant increase in research funding, a central source of technical information, and a master plan for identifying and reducing potential risks.

Posted: Jan 5th, 2007

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First legal disputes over nanotechnology patents emerging

In what may become an increasingly frequent occurence of nanotechnology commercialization, a supplier of sophisticated polishing compounds has announced plans to pursue a patent infringement enforcement action against a rival over a nanotech application.

Posted: Jan 3rd, 2007

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New class of polymers discovered

Researchers have discovered a new class of ultra-thin polymer films with potential applications ranging from coating tiny microelectronic devices to plastic solar cells.

Posted: Jan 3rd, 2007

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