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October 24th, 2005

Nanotech: Is it soup yet?

Abstract:
Speakers and executives attending the Lux Executive Summit put on by Lux Research said Monday that the adoption of nanotechnology will likely follow a path similar to other general-purpose technologies, such as electricity and Internet-based communications.

Nanotechnology will be applied across many industries, so a complete picture of its usages is difficult to ascertain, said Matthew Nordan, vice president of research at Lux Research. But when commercial and research efforts are viewed in total, the impact of nanotech becomes more evident, he said.

(Ed.'s note: what they're talking about is nanoscale materials, NOT molecular manufacturing, the term that is now used to distinguish between the "new" nanotechnology - materials science - and the old definition - nanoscale machines, devices, and fabricators.)

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