Jay West

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Senior Director, Chemical Products and Technology | American Chemistry Council
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National Nanotechnology Day: Celebrating the possibilities of the small

It’s National Nanotechnology Day! A day for raising awareness of nanotechnology and celebrating the science of the small. What is nanotechnology and how small is it? Nanotechnology involves the use of incredibly small pieces of matter. How small? “Nano” means a billionth of a meter. To put that in perspective, an average human hair is […]

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Celebrating the first National Nanotechnology Day

The U.S. Nanotechnology community will come together to celebrate the first National Nanotechnology Day on October 9, 2016 (an homage to the nanometer scale, 10-9 meters). The annual event will serve as a day to inform the public about nanotechnology, to share the accomplishments of the industry and to promote the future possibilities and benefits nanotechnology offers. Nanotechnology […]

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Nanotechnology – A small part of big solutions

Researchers are constantly looking for ways to combat disease, whether it is a familiar one like the flu or something never seen before like the Zika virus. Nanotechnology may offer hope to develop treatments for both. Dr. Tom Webster, chair of Northeastern University’s chemical engineering department and the president of the Society of Biomaterials, is […]

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Hidden in plain sight: Nanotechnology helps create color-shifting mechanical chameleon

They say you have to see it to believe it. But what if it’s really there – and you just can’t see it? Imagine buildings hiding in plain sight, clothing able to adapt to the surrounding environment or even planes seamlessly blending into the sky. It’s called active camouflage, and while it might appear to […]

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Nanotechnology could be the next big thing in medical care

A recent article on CNN.com notes how important the role of nanotechnology could be to the future of medicine. Currently, scientists in the U.S. are researching how nanotechnology and nanoparticles may be used to fight many diseases, including cancer and Ebola. Researchers hope that nanoparticles have the ability to attach to medications and then bind […]

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Another big innovation from the world’s smallest form of technology

What type of advanced technology could create winter clothes that capture the body’s heat to help us stay warm, while also potentially cutting down on our home energy bills? The answer is nanotechnology. According to a recent Wall Street Journal article, researchers at Stanford University have developed a fabric with silver nanowires that can repurpose […]

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