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Nanotechnology used to probe effectiveness of antibiotics

A group of researchers led by scientists from the London Centre for Nanotechnology, in collaboration with a University of Queensland researcher, have discovered a way of using tiny nano-probes to help understand how an antibiotic is effective against bacteria.

Posted: Feb 3rd, 2009

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Reducing nanotechnology liability exposure when risks are unknown

Part of a team of more than two dozen attorneys involved in nanotechnology issues note in an article that while there has not been a single lawsuit filed where someone claimed injury because they were exposed to engineered nanomaterials, many scientists are raising questions regarding the manufacturing of nanomaterials and its effects on workforces, researchers and consumers.

Posted: Feb 3rd, 2009

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'Frontiers of Propulsion Science' explores warp drives, gravity control

The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics has published a new book, Frontiers of Propulsion Science, that compiles for the first time the emerging science of such novel propulsion concepts as space drives, warp drives, gravity control, and faster-than-light travel - breakthroughs that would revolutionize spaceflight and enable human voyages to other star systems.

Posted: Feb 2nd, 2009

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