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Professor compares nanomaterials to asbestos - really?

Cosmetics Design-Europe.com runs an article today saying that "Nanomaterials used in cosmetics have been compared to the invisible airborne killer, asbestos, by a high-profile chemistry professor at the BA Festival of Science in York." Kristen Kulinowski answers.

Posted: Sep 13th, 2007

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European Commission is world's largest public investor in nanotechnology

With 1.4 billion Euros ($1.8 billion) allocated to 550 projects in the field of nanosciences and nanotechnology, the EU's 6th Research Framework Programme accounts for one-third of total public funding for nanotechnology and is the world's largest single funding agency worldwide for this exciting field.

Posted: Sep 13th, 2007

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UT Dallas receives part of $12 Million in new defense funding

Part of the funding, $1 million, in collaboration with UT Southwestern Medical Center, will go to conduct research into the use of nanotechnology for the treatment of a variety of medical conditions including cancer, autoimmune deficiencies, HIV and organ transplant rejection.

Posted: Sep 12th, 2007

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Intelligent extruder plans its own growth

A bench top extruder developed at Bradford University is able to collect data about its own operation and to determine a wide range of characteristics of the material with which it is working.

Posted: Sep 12th, 2007

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