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Green energy: tailor made nanocatalysts

Scientists at the Chinese Academy of Science in Beijing and collaborators in the USA have designed a way to enhance TiO2 catalytic efficiency by doping the crystal with pairs of atoms.

Posted: Mar 30th, 2009

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Calculating the costs of testing for nanotechnology risks

If all existing nanomaterials were to be tested for toxicity, it would cost U.S. industries between $249 million and $1.18 billion, but the testing could take as long as 53 years at current levels of investment, according to the first study to estimate the costs and time needed for nanotox testing.

Posted: Mar 28th, 2009

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OIDA urges the strengthening of the U.S. optoelectronics industry

Michael Lebby, president of OIDA, testified Tuesday at a Congressional hearing on China's Industrial Policy and Its Impact on U.S. Companies, Workers and the American Economy. Chaired by Commissioners Patrick A. Mulloy and Daniel M. Slane, Lebby offered OIDA's perspective on the panel discussing China's Nanotechnology and Optoelectronics Industries.

Posted: Mar 27th, 2009

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