Friday, March 03, 2006

More nano products than we thought?

Wilson Center about to publish First Nanotechnology Consumer Products Inventory

"The Project on Emerging Nanotechnologies at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars [...] is set to launch the only publicly available, online, and searchable inventory of nanotechnology-based consumer products [...].

This inventory is intended to provide the public with a better understanding of how nanotechnology is being applied to a wide range of consumer products, the nanomaterials used, specific brands, and how many products are available for consumer use. Importantly, the number of consumer products in the inventory far exceeds previous estimates.

The event will showcase a sampling of nano products, from paint to cosmetics and high performance sporting goods. Project on Emerging Nanotechnologies experts will be available to discuss the inventory, to explain how it was compiled, and to demonstrate its use."

Scheduled Release of the Inventory:

Friday, March 10, 2006, 10:00 – 11:00 a.m.

David Rejeski, Director, Project on Emerging Nanotechnologies
Andrew Maynard, Science Advisor, Project on Emerging Nanotechnologies
Evan Michelson, Research Associate, Project on Emerging Nanotechnologies

Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, 5th Floor Conference Room. (The Wilson Center is located in the Ronald Reagan Building at 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, DC)