“Innovation is no Longer an Option, it’s Mandatory”

Australia’s ABC has a long piece on textile technologies with the focus being very much on underwear. Being from down under, the article can’t avoid the subject of wool. Dr Tony Pierlot, a researcher with CSIRO Textile & Fibre Technology, summed up what an increasing number of people are discovering about nanotechnologies: “Funnily enough, it turns out nature’s already thought …

Nanopants Going Out of Style?

After a few weeks running around Asia, from Mumbai to Beijing and Singapore to Tokyo, one of the areas that is attracting the most attention is the merger between nanotechnologies and textiles. We are not just talking about stain resistant shirts here, and the embedding of sensors and electronics is really catching the imagination, with almost every government we talk …

Nano-dwarves as environmental angels?

According to Nanotechwire, someone at BMW has been looking closely at the applications of nanotechnologies (or at least reading some of the Drexlereian side of it) in the automotive industry and came up with the following scenario… ” Purchasing a new car in 2020 – the scenario: the showroom dealer, in addition to exhibiting BMW’s latest shiny new models, also …

The Verdict

The UKs NanoJury finally reported back (or least four out of the sixteen did) so we trekked across town to The Guardian Newsroom to see what they had to say. It was very very refreshing to hear the views of people not closely associated with field. Having spend several weeks hearing both sides of the argument, the jury seemed to …

Miaow!

There’s something about the combination of molecular and nanotech that makes people adopt all kinds of highly entrenched and xenophobic positions, as in this blog piece and subsequent comments at the Foresights nanodot site. Richard Jones, usually a paragon of diplomacy is provoked into asking with regard to MNT: “Even in Silicon Valley, I can’t believe that there was ever …