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Watchdog group slams FDA for continued delay and inaction

The Food and Drug Administration came under heavy fire today at a meeting it held to once again solicit comments regarding the agency?s oversight of nanomaterials. A coalition of nonprofit consumer and environmental groups accused the agency of being derelict in its duty to protect Americans from harmful products.

Posted: Sep 8th, 2008

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Production of gold nanorods without the use of cytotoxic additives

A German-American research team at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Hunter College in New York, and the RWTH Aachen has developed a new method for the production of nanoscopic gold rods. In contrast to previous methods, they have achieved this without the use of cytotoxic additives.

Posted: Sep 8th, 2008

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A living sensor that can spot contamination

Scientists studying arsenic pollution have discovered a living sensor that can spot contamination. They have also discovered new bacteria that can clean up arsenic spills even in previously untreatable cold areas.

Posted: Sep 7th, 2008

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Solar-powered plane flies for three and a half days

The solar powered plane flew for 82 hours 37 minutes, exceeding the current official world record for unmanned flight which stands at 30 hours 24 minutes set by Global Hawk in 2001 and Zephyr's previous longest flight of 54 hours achieved last year.

Posted: Sep 7th, 2008

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Shaping single photons

ou can squeeze it and stretch it and even chop it up, but a photon is still a photon, a particle of light. Physicists have been manipulating single photons for several years, but now a team has modulated the time profile of a photon. Using the same optical equipment that fashions ordinary light pulses, the team molded single photons into arbitrary shapes, such as a pair of square pulses.

Posted: Sep 5th, 2008

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Electronic DNA sequencing in nanopores funded with $6.5m

The National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), awarded a $6.5 (over 4 years) grant to a team of Harvard University researchers to further develop electronic sequencing in nanopores.

Posted: Sep 5th, 2008

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