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Synthetic biology: Coming up fast!

Synthetic biology is an emerging area of research that uses advanced science and engineering to make or redesign living organisms, such as bacteria, so that they can carry out specific functions.

Posted: Oct 27th, 2008

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'Protection 2033' symposium addresses the future of worker protection

The International Safety Equipment Association (ISEA), in cooperation with the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), will sponsor a symposium Nov. 11, 2008, to examine the hazards workers will face and how they will be protected 25 years from now - in ISEA?s centennial year.

Posted: Oct 24th, 2008

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New spin on electronics production

Chemists have taken a significant step closer to the goal of cheap, flexible and printable organic electronic displays, an idea they claim could revolutionise the electronics industry.

Posted: Oct 24th, 2008

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Intergovernmental Forum on Chemical Safety addresses nanotechnology

Besides issues more specifically related to conventional chemicals, the forum also adopted the 'Dakar Statement on Manufactured Nanomaterials', which includes ten general statements defining a common basis, and a list of 21 specific recommendations addressed to the participating governments, and the other organisations participating.

Posted: Oct 24th, 2008

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