The Food and Drug Administration issued final recommendations Tuesday for companies using nanotechnology in products regulated by the government, which can include medical therapies, food and cosmetics. FDA regulators want companies to consult with them before launching nanotechnology products, though the decision whether to go to market will essentially rest with manufacturers.
Supporters of the North Carolina life sciences industries often tout that business sector as crucial to the state's economic health. And a new report affirms that belief, pointing out that N.C. life science jobs increased 7 percent to more than 66,000 through 2012 while wages grew even faster - up nearly 13 percent to almost $82,000.
Chapel Hill and AT&T have signed an agreement to open the way for AT&T to build an ultrafast Internet network. The AT&T plan is part of the North Carolina Next Generation Network initiative. Five of six city governments involved have now signed on to the AT&T plan.
In a patent application filed last December and published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, Lenovo says it has created a unique "electronic device and sound capturing method." But it sure looks a lot like Google Glass.
An Android update, wearable gadgets and so-called smart home devices are just some of the innovations Google is likely to show off at its two-day developer conference, which begins Wednesday in San Francisco.
Analysis: Jeff Bezos put on a show with the interesting, apparently high-quality Fire phone, but Technology Business Research believes the Fire phone won't greatly impact Amazon or the smartphone market.