- About Us
- Career Center
- Nano-Social Network
- Nano Consulting
- My Account
With nanotechnology being described by business and government leaders as "The Next Industrial Revolution," the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars and The Pew Charitable Trusts today announced they will expand their efforts to help industry, governments and the public reap nanotechnology's benefits by better anticipating and managing possible environmental and health implications.
"The Project on Emerging Nanotechnologies is engaged in something very rare in our rapidly changing, technology-driven world," said Wilson Center President and Director Lee Hamilton. "It is working to look over the horizon at one of the most critical technologies of the day and help the nation to stay ahead of the technology curve."
Today's announcement reflects an additional $3 million Pew investment over the next two years. Since it was launched in 2005, the Project has helped jumpstart and shape the nation's understanding of nanotechnologies, and helped policymakers assess industry and government readiness to manage its implications. The Project also developed the first broad inventory of consumer products that claim nano-properties. More information can be found at http://www.nanotechproject.org/ .
According to Hamilton, "It has produced objective, in-depth analysis of nanotechnology's potential environmental, health, and social impacts. It is providing sound principles and policy recommendations for coping with and reaping the benefits that nanotechnology promises, and it is bringing together stakeholders from every sector for informed, productive and creative discussion and collaborations. The Project also is fostering a better understanding of how institutions need to change to accommodate this new technology."
"Nanotechnology has the potential to revolutionize everything from the medicine Americans take to the food they eat, but we also need to understand and manage its risks," said Jim O'Hara, Managing Director of Policy Initiatives and the Health & Human Services Program at The Pew Charitable Trusts. "The Project demonstrates how critical thinking and analysis can lead to constructive steps to protect environmental safety and human health."
About The Project on Emerging Nanotechnologies
The Project is led by science policy expert David Rejeski. For more information about the Project on Emerging Nanotechnologies, log on to http://www.nanotechproject.org .
Nanotechnology is the ability to measure, see, manipulate and manufacture things usually between 1 and 100 nanometers. A nanometer is one billionth of a meter; a human hair is roughly 100,000 nanometers wide. By 2014, Lux Research estimates that $2.6 trillion in manufactured goods will incorporate nanotechnology.
The Pew Charitable Trusts ( http://www.pewtrusts.org ) is driven by the power of knowledge to solve todayís most challenging problems. Pew applies a rigorous, analytical approach to improve public policy, inform the public and stimulate civic life. We partner with a diverse range of donors, public and private organizations and concerned citizens who share our commitment to fact-based solutions and goal-driven investments to improve society.
The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars ( http://www.wilsoncenter.org ) is the living, national memorial to President Wilson established by Congress in 1968 and headquartered in Washington, D.C. The Center establishes and maintains a neutral forum for free, open, and informed dialogue. It is a nonpartisan institution, supported by public and private funds and engaged in the study of national and international affairs.
For more information, please click here
Phone: (202) 691-4016
Copyright © Woodrow Wilson International Center for ScholarsIf you have a comment, please Contact us.
Issuers of news releases, not 7th Wave, Inc. or Nanotechnology Now, are solely responsible for the accuracy of the content.
|Related News Press|
Preparing for Nano
Searching for a nanotech self-organizing principle May 1st, 2016
Nanotechnology is changing everything from medicine to self-healing buildings: Nanotechnology is so small it's measured in billionths of metres, and it is revolutionising every aspect of our lives April 2nd, 2016
Durnham University's DEEPEN project comes to a close September 26th, 2012
UTSA study describes new minimally invasive device to treat cancer and other illnesses: Medicine diffusion capsule could locally treat multiple ailments and diseases over several weeks December 3rd, 2016
Novel Electrode Structure Provides New Promise for Lithium-Sulfur Batteries December 3rd, 2016
SUN shares its latest achievements during the 3rd Annual Project Meeting November 1st, 2016
The Sustainable Nanotechnologies Projectís Final Events: Bringing Nano Environmental Health and Safety Assessment to the Wider Discussion on Risk Governance of Key Enabling Technologies November 1st, 2016
Call for NanoArt and Art-Science-Technology Papers June 9th, 2016
Are humans the new supercomputer?Today, people of all backgrounds can contribute to solving serious scientific problems by playing computer games. A Danish research group has extended the limits of quantum physics calculations and simultaneously blurred the boundaries between mac April 14th, 2016
Quantum obstacle course changes material from superconductor to insulator December 1st, 2016
'Back to the Future' inspires solar nanotech-powered clothing November 15th, 2016