Nanotechnology Now







Heifer International

Wikipedia Affiliate Button


DHgate

Home > Press > Newly Published Book Identifies Nanotechnology as the Secret to Many "Must-Have" Consumer Products

Abstract:
'A Consumer's Guide to MEMS and Nanotechnology' explains how two of the hottest emerging technologies are being put to use in many of today's coolest consumer products.

Newly Published Book Identifies Nanotechnology as the Secret to Many "Must-Have" Consumer Products

Scottsdale, AZ | Posted on August 14th, 2007

Bourne Research LLC today announced publication of the book titled, ‘A Consumer's Guide to MEMS and Nanotechnology.' Written by Marlene Bourne, an industry analyst with more than a decade of expertise covering emerging technologies, the book examines how MEMS (MicroElectroMechanical Systems) and nanotechnology are playing an integral role in many of today's must-have products.

"As a topic, nanotechnology is complex, controversial and cool all at the same time," says Marlene Bourne, President & Principal Analyst of Bourne Research and the book's author. "A Consumer's Guide to MEMS and Nanotechnology puts it all into perspective—not by looking at future 'imagine this' or 'what if' scenarios—but at how and why emerging technologies are being put to use in all kinds of really cool products today."

Divided into two parts, the first half of the book examines the commercial history of MEMS and nanotechnology, their evolution into the marketplace, and how material science (nanotech) and engineering (MEMS) have become intertwined. Dozens of MEMS devices and nanomaterials are discussed in detail—including how they work, what makes them unique and why they're useful.

The second half of the book provides countless examples of real-life applications of MEMS and nanotechnology in cars, homes, consumer electronics, cosmetics/personal care, apparel/textiles, sporting goods, healthcare/medicine, food production, oil exploration and more.

'A Consumer's Guide to MEMS and Nanotechnology' also yields some surprising findings.

"Much of what is being touted as nanotechnology technically isn't," says Marlene Bourne. "The particle size of many materials currently labeled ‘nanotech' doesn't fit within the specified threshold of 1-100 nanometers. This mislabeling is most prevalent with cosmetics and silver nanoparticles."

The book also reveals that current applications of MEMS and nanotechnology are far more innovative, and diverse, than many might think. Examples include:


Self-cleaning windows—some of which also lower energy costs
Interactive sensing for gaming systems and movie production
Flat-irons with nanocoatings to reduce hair damage
Permanent (yet removable) tattoo ink
Swimwear with special fibers that prevent sand from sticking
Protective gear for football, hockey, snowboarding, motocross and more
Lab-on-a-chip devices that can detect a heart attack in just minutes
Sensors implanted into the body to wirelessly monitor pressure
Plastic bottles that prevent beer from going flat


'A Consumer's Guide to MEMS and Nanotechnology' is a must-read for anyone interested in emerging technologies—from curious technophiles and university students, to scientists, engineers, executives, the media and more. The 287-page book includes more than 60 black & white and color illustrations.

For more details about 'A Consumer's Guide to MEMS and Nanotechnology,' or to learn how to purchase the book, please visit: http://www.bourneresearch.com/book.htm .

####

About Bourne Research LLC
Bourne Research is a trusted source of market intelligence, with a specialized focus on MEMS (MicroElectroMechanical Systems), nanotechnology, and the convergence of both. Its founder, Marlene Bourne, is a highly respected industry analyst with more than a decade of experience following the development of emerging technologies, and is internationally recognized as one of the leading experts on MEMS.

For more information, please click here

Contacts:
Marlene Bourne
President & Principal Analyst
Phone: 480-695-0521

or

Copyright © Bourne Research LLC

If 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.

Bookmark:
Delicious Digg Newsvine Google Yahoo Reddit Magnoliacom Furl Facebook

Related News Press

Products

Toronto-based Environmental Technology Pioneer Green Earth Nano Science Expands in EU February 6th, 2015

DELSEY by Philippe Starck DELSEY Launches New Collection by Philippe Starck February 4th, 2015

NEI introduces NANOMYTE® SuperAi, a Durable Anti-ice Coating December 4th, 2014

Biosenta Inc. Updates New Household Disinfectant Testing Results; It Kills 100% of a Broad Range of Deadly Molds, Fungi, Bacteria, and Viruses, Including Ebola and Enterovirus D68 November 20th, 2014

MEMS

MEMS/Sensors Drive IoT/E Innovation in Europe: MEMS Executive Congress Europe Speakers Explore Internet of Things/Everything in Automotive, Consumer, Industrial Markets, 9-10, March in Copenhagen February 9th, 2015

STMicroelectronics Leads European Research Project to Develop Next-Generation Optical MEMS: Extension to a project launched in 2013 builds on current efforts to enable technologies for next-generation applications February 4th, 2015

Entegris Launches Dispense System Optimized for 3D and MEMS Applications: New IntelliGen® MV system delivers process efficiencies and defect reduction in dispensing mid-viscosity fluids February 3rd, 2015

CNSE's Smart System Technology & Commercialization Center Successfully Recertifies as ISO 9001:2008 January 12th, 2015

Announcements

The taming of magnetic vortices: Unified theory for skyrmion-materials March 3rd, 2015

Democratizing synthetic biology: New method makes research cheaper, faster, and more accessible March 3rd, 2015

Pens filled with high-tech inks for do-it-yourself sensors March 3rd, 2015

Black phosphorus is new 'wonder material' for improving optical communication March 3rd, 2015

Interviews/Book Reviews/Essays/Reports/Podcasts/Journals/White papers

The taming of magnetic vortices: Unified theory for skyrmion-materials March 3rd, 2015

Democratizing synthetic biology: New method makes research cheaper, faster, and more accessible March 3rd, 2015

Pens filled with high-tech inks for do-it-yourself sensors March 3rd, 2015

Black phosphorus is new 'wonder material' for improving optical communication March 3rd, 2015

NanoNews-Digest
The latest news from around the world, FREE




  Premium Products
NanoNews-Custom
Only the news you want to read!
 Learn More
NanoTech-Transfer
University Technology Transfer & Patents
 Learn More
NanoStrategies
Full-service, expert consulting
 Learn More










ASP
Nanotechnology Now Featured Books




NNN

The Hunger Project







© Copyright 1999-2015 7th Wave, Inc. All Rights Reserved PRIVACY POLICY :: CONTACT US :: STATS :: SITE MAP :: ADVERTISE