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U.S. passes legislation to strengthen nanotechnology safety research

Yesterday, June 5th, H.R. 5940, the National Nanotechnology Initiative Amendments Act of 2008 passed the House of Representatives by a vote of 407 to 6. H.R. 5940 reauthorizes and refines the National Nanotechnology Initiative (NNI), notably strengthening the commitment to environmental and safety research.

Posted: Jun 6th, 2008

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REACH pre-registration phase begins

Following its official launch on June 1, the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) has started to accept pre-registrations of chemicals under the REACH (Registration, Evaluation and Authorisation of Chemicals) legislation.

Posted: Jun 5th, 2008

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Europe gets together to harness quantum physics

The long cherished goal of applying the strange properties of quantum mechanics to the macroscopic world we inhabit has been brought closer by a series of recent developments. The exciting progress was made in the important field of quantum optics and discussed recently at a high level conference organised by the European Science Foundation.

Posted: Jun 5th, 2008

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MEMS and Nanotechnology for Kids wins 2008 IPPY book award

MEMS and Nanotechnology for Kids, written by Marlene Bourne and published by Scottsdale-based Bourne Research LLC, is a bronze medal recipient of the 12th Annual Independent Publisher (IPPY) Book Award in the Juvenile/Young Adult Non-Fiction category.

Posted: Jun 4th, 2008

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CNSE's Associate VP of Technology Dr. Ryan Accepts Position as the Founding Dean of the Joint School of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering of UNCG

James G. Ryan, a professor and administrator at one of the world's leading colleges of nanotechnology and a researcher with 47 U.S. patents, will be the founding dean of the Joint School of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering, a partnership between North Carolina State University and The University of North Carolina at Greensboro.

Posted: Jun 4th, 2008

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