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May 9th, 2007

Into The Nano Frontier—Closer Than You Might Think

Getting ready for the annual NanoBusiness Alliance conference, I finished shaving and slathered my skin with nanoparticle-enhanced sunscreen. I pulled on some nanofiber-coated pants, finished getting dressed, and headed out to my car, which gleamed thanks to its shiny nanopaint finish.

I stopped at the mailbox and pulled out the latest Red Herring, whose front-cover headline screamed "NANO NO-NO" and asked who will assess the dangers of nanotechnology.

According to Red Herring, $50 billion worth of nano-enabled products were sold worldwide in 2006, with another $12 billion spent on nano R&D. More than 380 consumer products currently contain nanotech elements, while the National Science Foundation predicts a $1 trillion market by 2015.


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