Navigation Links
findNano app puts nanotech in your pocket
Date:11/14/2009

WASHINGTON The Project on Emerging Nanotechnologies (PEN) has developed findNano, an application for Apple's iPhone and iPod Touch that lets users discover and determine whether consumer products are nanotechnology-enabled. Nanotechnology, the emerging technology of using materials by engineering them at an incredibly small scale, has applications ranging from consumer electronics to improved drug delivery systems.

findNano allows users to browse an inventory of more than 1,000 nanotechnology-enabled consumer products, from sporting goods to food products and electronics to toys, using the iPhone and iPod Touch. Using the built-in camera, iPhone users can even submit new nanotech products to be included in future inventory updates.

The new application makes PEN's unique Consumer Products Inventory more accessible for today's consumers. The inventory, which was launched in 2006, is the leading source of information on manufacturer-identified nanotechnology consumer products around the world.

"The Consumer Products Inventory provides valuable insight into the world of nanotech consumer products, and now it's even easier to access because of findNano," says PEN Research Associate Patrick Polischuk. "This innovative tool satisfies the needs of citizen scientists, tech-savvy consumers, and those who are merely curious about whether products contain nanomaterials."

The number of nanotech products in the inventory has risen from approximately 200 in 2006 to more than 1,000 today. But this is most likely an underestimate of the number of products using nanotechnology available worldwide. To help develop better estimates of the number of nano-based products in commerce, the iPhone app allows users to submit information on new products, including product name and where the product can be purchased.

Using findNano, users can take or select a photo of a possible nanotech product and submit it for inclusion in the PEN inve
'/>"/>

Contact: Patrick Polischuk
patrick.polischuk@wilsoncenter.org
202-691-4283
Project on Emerging Nanotechnologies
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related biology technology :

1. Researcher honored for experimental work in nanotechnology
2. New nanotech sensor developed with medical, chemistry applications
3. Public must be involved in nanotech policy debate demands groundbreaking
4. TechConnect World 2010 Solving Global Technology Challenges with Clean Technology, Nanotechnology and Biotechnology
5. Nanotech particles affect brain development in mice
6. New statistical technique improves precision of nanotechnology data
7. Particle Sciences and Microfluidics Collaborate to Share Formulation and Nanotechnology Expertise for Pharmaceutical Drug Product Development, Analysis and Commercialization
8. Dozens of New Clean Technology and Nanotech Products Unveiled at TechConnect World Expo in Houston, Texas, May 5-6
9. Novel CU-Boulder technique shrinks size of nanotechnology circuitry
10. Quest PharmaTech Announces Strategic Alliance with IntelligentNano to Develop Nanotechnology-Based Next Generation SL052
11. Advance Nanotechs Owlstone Announces First Pharmaceutical Industry Order
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:1/15/2014)... Cynvenio, a cancer diagnostics company focused on ... of tumor cells in the bloodstream, today announced that ... support application powered by CollabRx, Inc. , Available ... Therapy Finder will provide breast cancer patients and their ...
(Date:1/15/2014)... (PRWEB) January 15, 2014 This webinar ... nonclinical and clinical safety assessment in biosimilars. , Regulatory ... for biosimilar drug development, however the complex nature of ... quality, safety and efficacy extremely challenging. Based on the ...
(Date:1/15/2014)... Two champions of science, technology, engineering, ... an annual competition for middle and high school students ... STEM study. The competition presents students with real-world problems ... Aptitude, Mathematics, and Sciences is a program administered ...
(Date:1/15/2014)... Arizona (PRWEB) January 15, 2014 2013 ... for Scottsdale’s Brain State Technologies®. They saw continued independent ... Medical Center who were awarded a $1 million grant ... published in “Brain and Behavior” a peer reviewed journal, ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Cynvenio Offers New Breast Cancer Therapy Finder Application for its ClearID Breast Cancer Genomic Test 2Cynvenio Offers New Breast Cancer Therapy Finder Application for its ClearID Breast Cancer Genomic Test 3Xtalks Life Sciences Webinar Examines Safety Assessment of Biosimilars 2Technology Student Association Partners with Leaders in STEM Education Advocacy for Annual Competition 2Technology Student Association Partners with Leaders in STEM Education Advocacy for Annual Competition 3Technology Student Association Partners with Leaders in STEM Education Advocacy for Annual Competition 4Technology Student Association Partners with Leaders in STEM Education Advocacy for Annual Competition 5Dynamic Innovative Technology Showcased at Scottsdale Company’s Open House 2Dynamic Innovative Technology Showcased at Scottsdale Company’s Open House 3
... 21, 2009) A faster tool for cell programming and ... have won grand prizes of the 2009 Collegiate Inventors Competition, ... by the Abbott Fund, the non-profit foundation of the global ... Trademark Office (USPTO). Harris Wang, who invented a new ...
... Myriant Technologies LLC (Myriant), a privately-held, biotech developer ... of its Science Advisory Board and the appointment ... collectively will provide broad insight into all aspects ... biomass feedstocks into valuable chemicals. , (Logo: ...
... N.J. and WALTHAM, Mass., Oct. 21 BioWa, ... today that they have entered into an agreement ... POTELLIGENT(®) Technology platform for the development of antibody-dependent ... grants NKTT non-exclusive rights to research, develop, manufacture ...
Cached Biology Technology:Winners announced in 2009 Collegiate Inventors Competition 2Winners announced in 2009 Collegiate Inventors Competition 3Winners announced in 2009 Collegiate Inventors Competition 4Winners announced in 2009 Collegiate Inventors Competition 5Myriant Technologies LLC Announces Appointment of Science Advisory Board Members 2Myriant Technologies LLC Announces Appointment of Science Advisory Board Members 3BioWa and NKTT Announce Licensing of BioWa's POTELLIGENT(R) Technology For Use in Antibody Research and Development 2BioWa and NKTT Announce Licensing of BioWa's POTELLIGENT(R) Technology For Use in Antibody Research and Development 3
(Date:4/23/2014)... has transformed the energy landscape in the U.S., ... conflict among the energy industry, residents and agricultural ... add that degraded water quality is a potential ... article appears in the ACS journal Environmental ... and colleagues point out that a major criticism ...
(Date:4/23/2014)... the family of bacteria that causes whooping cough ... surprising findings about the bacteria,s origin and evolution. ... to control this respiratory disease, which kills 195,000 ... 343 strains of the Bordetella pertussis ... last 100 years illustrates how vaccination has shaped ...
(Date:4/23/2014)... quickly. It involves visual searching for clues to ... Similarly to humans, biological systems are sometimes under ... that need to be read quickly are usually ... easier it will be to read them quickly. ... Portugal) and Centre for Molecular and Structural Biomedicine ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):How to avoid water wars between 'fracking' industry and residents 2Impact of whooping cough vaccination revealed 2Cell division speed influences gene architecture 2
... is nicknamed "yellowcake" for its color and powdered consistency. ... , The yellow monster surfaced on the Navajo Nation ... continued for the next several decades. In its aftermath ... and worries about environmental contamination among people who live ...
... one day precisely release drugs and vaccines inside the ... study, by researchers at Ghent University and the Universit? ... Jan. 9, 2006, print issue of the American Chemical ... other microcapsules, which release their drug cargo only when ...
... study is being published in an advance online version of ... XPB helicase from an archaea, a single cell organism similar ... strands of the nucleic acid double helix, an action that ... well as other cell processes. , "XPB was initially ...
Cached Biology News:Study may help slay 'Yellow Monster' 2Study may help slay 'Yellow Monster' 3Enzyme crystal structure reveals 'unexpected' genome repair functions 2