Best of 2003 Awards from Nanotechnology Now

Nanotechnology Now announces the Best of 2003 Awards. The "Best of the Best and Best Advocate" awards went to the Center for Responsible Nanotechnology (see following post), "for their efforts to help insure the safe use of nanotechnology-enabled products."

Press release from Nanotechnology Now:

CONTACT: Galen Fous, [email protected], 503-246-1293

Feb. 3, 2004
Portland, Oregon

Nanotechnology Now announces Best of 2003 Awards

Nanotechnology Now (, the leading nanotechnology news and information site, announces the Best of 2003 – Nanotechnology Awards.

For the past six years the team at Nanotechnology Now has tracked the thousands of websites, individuals, businesses, and government and educational institutions that exist in the nanospace.

"We read about and report on them every day, 365 days a year," said Nanotechnology Now Editor Rocky Rawstern. "By interviewing and speaking with them, and covering their news, opinions, discoveries, triumphs and failures, we have come to appreciate a few above the rest. Selected from the whole, the ones we've chosen as the Best of 2003 represent a small fraction of the tens of thousands of participants in the nanospace."

"These companies and individuals are the ones to watch closely as we take the next step into the future," said Rawstern.

Winners of the 2003 Awards included:

  • Best of the Best and Best Advocate: Center for Responsible Nanotechnology, for their efforts to help insure the safe use of nanotechnology-enabled products
  • Best News Organization: Nanotechweb, featuring articles by Tim Harper (founder of CMP Cientifica, Executive Director of the European NanoBusiness Association, and an advisor to the US NanoBusiness Alliance), and TNT Weekly, Paul Holister contributing editor.
  • Best Product: Quantum Dot Corporation for their pioneering work with nanocrystals.
  • Best Discovery: Naomi Halas and Jennifer West for their cancer-fighting gold nanoparticles.
  • Best Policy Makers: Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.), Sen. Joe Lieberman (D-Conn.), Sen. George Allen (R-Va.), and U.S. Rep. Mike Honda (D-Calif.) for a multi-year shepherding of the 21st Century Nanotechnology Research and Development Act through to the final signature of the President.
  • Best Books: The Next Big Thing Is Really Small: How Nanotechnology Will Change the Future of Your Business by Jack Uldrich & Deb Newberry; Hacking Matter: Levitating Chairs, Quantum Mirages, and the Infinite Weirdness of Programmable Atoms by Wil McCarthy; The Mother of All Minds by Dudley Lynch; and Metaplanetary, by Tony Daniel.

Nanotechnology Now covers basics, news, and general information regarding nanotechnology, nanosciences, and molecular manufacturing. Reporting on disruptive technologies such as MEMS, NEMS, Nanoscale Materials, Molecular Manufacturing, Quantum Computing, Nanomedicine, Nanoelectronics, Nanotubes, Self Assembly, and Molecular Biology.

"For those searching for news and background information on trends and research in the field of nanotechnology, consider your search over."

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