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Free e-learning DVD on Ethics of Nanotechnology

From mid-February 2009, EthicSchool distributes 500 e-learning DVDs on Ethics of Nanotechnology and of Converging Technologies for free to lecturers giving courses on Ethics of Science and Technology, and for self-study.

Posted: Feb 5th, 2009

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Human and Environmental Exposure Assessment of Nanomaterials workshop

The National Nanotechnology Coordination Office, on behalf of the NSET Subcommittee, will hold a February 24-25, 2009 workshop to provide an open forum to discuss the state-of-the-art of the science related to environmental, health, and safety aspects of engineered nanoscale materials in the area of Human and Environmental Exposure Assessment.

Posted: Feb 4th, 2009

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Simplicity is crucial to design optimization at nanoscale

MIT researchers who study the structure of protein-based materials with the aim of learning the key to their lightweight and robust strength have discovered that the particular arrangement of proteins that produces the sturdiest product is not the arrangement with the most built-in redundancy or the most complicated pattern.

Posted: Feb 4th, 2009

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