Clearly, the pace and progress of nanotechnology
development will accelerate as capital investment comes on line--driven by industry's insatiable appetite for timely and successful clinical testing.
In planning for the Nanotechnology
for the Forest Products Industry Workshop, we considered many different options for organizing technical focus areas for breakout discussion sessions.
These visionary developments represent the brave--and possibly risk-mined--new world of nanotechnology
, a generic term for a large number of applications and products that contain particles smaller than 100 nanometers.
Many observers not normally given to hyperbole are calling nanotechnology
"the next Industrial Revolution.
Since those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it, and since, for that matter, even those who can remember the past are probably condemned to repeat it, a nanotechnology
bubble is inevitable.
is the study and manipulation of materials on atomic and molecular scales measured in billionths of a meter.
No, the speaker expounding on the wonders of nanotechnology
was Roy Pat Mooney, a longtime anti-globalization activist who directs the Action Group on Erosion, Technology, and Concentration (ETC Group).
According to a forecast by a Japanese business organization, Nippon Keidanren, the domestic market for nanotechnology
could hit [yen] 2.
We believe that all businesses dependent on microtechnology, nanotechnology
, and miniaturization will benefit from our proposed program and we applaud the NIST ATP for having the foresight to stimulate the growth of this crucial and emerging technology.
But in the last few years, scientists have come up with one important innovation after another in nanotechnology
(the term conveys the size of the objects to be manipulated: a nanometer is one billionth of a meter) and science fiction has gradually been rolling into science fact.
(based on the Greek word for "dwarf") is defined as the manipulation of materials measuring 100 nanometers or less in at least one dimension.