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Oxford Nanotechnology Summer School 2010

Oxford University has announced the dates for its 2010 Nanotechnology Summer School. The Summer School Programme offers five one-day courses designed to introduce participants to the advances that are being made in the rapidly developing field of nanotechnology. The courses focus on nanotechnology for energy, biomedical nanotechnology and nanosafety.

Posted: Mar 3rd, 2010

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FramingNano report on current and future challenges in nanotechnology governance

After two years of consultation, the FramingNano Governance Platform as the final outcome of the corresponding FP7 research project has been published. The Platform describes a heuristic process of how current and future challenges in nanotechnology governance can be identified, assessed and decided on, and proposes a number of strucutal elements to achieve this.

Posted: Mar 3rd, 2010

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New study show that silver nanoparticles can cause toxicity in fish

Tested on fathead minnows - an organism often used to test the effects of toxicity on aquatic life - nanosilver suspended in solution proved toxic and even lethal to the minnows. When the nanosilver was allowed to settle, the solution became several times less toxic but still caused malformations in the minnows.

Posted: Mar 2nd, 2010

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New device for ultrafast optical communications

A new device could make it much faster to convert pulses of light into electronic signals and back again. The technology could be applied to ultrafast, high-capacity communications, imaging of the Earth's surface and for encrypting secure messages.

Posted: Mar 1st, 2010

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