Nanotech and Formula One – Is It Legal?

At last weeks Nanotechnology for High performance Motorsport meeting, one of the participants, from a Formula One team, commented that he thought the current FIA regulations precluded the use of nanomaterials. A bit of digging around in the current regulations (thanks to Chris Walker for unearthing this) only finds the following prohibition on using carbon nanotubes incorporated within carbon fibres, although …

First Contact With Nanotech Needs Sizzle?

Something was troubling me as I drove home from yesterdays Nanotechnology Innovations for High Performance Motorsport 2010 meeting, and it took me until this morning to put my finger on the niggle. While we often criticise those who over hype nanotechnology, trillion dollar markets, space elevators, curing cancer etc, many scientists are perhaps guilty of being over pragmatic about nanotech, and …

Nanotechnology Innovations for High Performance Motorsport 2010

I spent a fascinating, but ultimately disappointing day at the Centre of Excellence in Metrology for Micro and Nanotechnologies (CEMMNT for short) “Nanotechnology Innovations for High Performance Motorsport 2010″ meeting at Cranfield University today. As with most Formula One races it started off exciting and trailed off from there. To be fair, it was organised by the Centre of Excellence in …