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Engineering professor conducts explorations on the nanoscale

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.

Posted: Jul 15th, 2008

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Research on the carcinogenicity of nanoparticles and other dusts

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.

Posted: Jul 14th, 2008

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4th Annual Workshop on Geoethical Nanotechnology

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.

Posted: Jul 14th, 2008

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Joint statement on EPA's Nanoscale Materials Stewardship Program

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.

Posted: Jul 11th, 2008

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'India set for nanotechnology revolution'

India is all set for a nanotechnology revolution, which would dramatically improve the standard of life of the people and find solutions to major problems in health, agriculture and water management, according to an internationally well known researcher in the field.

Posted: Jul 11th, 2008

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Arizona State University creates Solar Power Laboratory

Arizona State University is strengthening its commitment to boost Arizona's economic development prospects in the renewable energy industry by establishing the Solar Power Laboratory. Prominent scientists and engineers are being hired to lead the endeavor to improve the efficiency of solar electric power systems while making them more economically feasible.

Posted: Jul 11th, 2008

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A colorful approach to solar energy

Revisiting a once-abandoned technique, engineers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have successfully created a sophisticated, yet affordable, method to turn ordinary glass into a high-tech solar concentrator.

Posted: Jul 10th, 2008

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