Governor David A. Paterson today announced significant new investments by IBM and New York State, accelerating New York State's international leadership in nanotechnology research and development and creating up to 1,000 new high-tech jobs Upstate. The State will provide a total of $140 million in economic development grants, leveraging more than a ten-to-one private investment of $1.5 billion from IBM.
For materials scientists like Petra Reinke, an associate professor in the University of Virginia's Department of Materials Science and Engineering, the goal is to be able to engineer materials and construct structures that perform in predictable ways at the nanoscale.
The primary aims of the study by the Federal Institute for Occupational Safety and Health in Germany were to analyse differences between the carcinogenicity of granular dusts in the rat lung after intratracheal instillation, to find out the optimal dose metric for their carcinogenic potency and to interprete their potential relevance for human health.
University of Surrey researchers have found a way to make ultra-small pure carbon crystals entirely formed from the spherical carbon buckyball molecule known as C60. The method used involves mixing two liquids together, one of which contains C60, at low temperature.
Terasem Movement, Inc. will hold its 4th Annual Workshop on Geoethical Nanotechnology on Sunday, July 20, 2008. The workshop will explore what geoethical management, if any, is appropriate for the nanotechnology necessary for cryonic revival and embodiment of downloaded cyber-consciousness.
The Synthetic Organic Chemical Manufacturers Association's (SOCMA) Nanotechnology SME Coalition, American Chemistry Council's (ACC) Nanotechnology Panel, the NanoBusiness Alliance, and join together to fully support the EPA's Nanoscale Materials Stewardship Program.