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Agriculture and food workers question nanotechnology

The union's declaration called for public debate, warning that products containing nanocomponents were being launched onto the market before civilian society and social movements had a chance to assess their possible implications in economic, environmental and social terms and their effect on human health.

Posted: Jun 4th, 2007

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Future of Nanotechnology symposium

In celebration of the 30th Anniversary of the Cornell NanoScale Science & Technology Facility (CNF) a one day event will take place on June 14, 2007 at the CNF in Ithaca, New York.

Posted: Jun 4th, 2007

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PCAST meeting on nanotechnology

The U.S. President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology has scheduled its next meeting on June 25 on the issues of nanotechnology applications and implications of nanotechnology for health, safety, and the environment.

Posted: Jun 4th, 2007

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Nanotechnology firm makes reverse merger

Increasing numbers of nanotechnology companies see reverse mergers as relatively easy and inexpensive way to raise money, without having to meet listing requirements of an exchange and pay an underwriter for an IPO.

Posted: Jun 4th, 2007

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Atomic spectroscopy on a chip

Researchers have performed atomic spectroscopy with integrated optics on a chip for the first time, guiding a beam of light through a rubidium vapor cell integrated into a semiconductor chip.

Posted: Jun 1st, 2007

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Nanotechnology investing - who do you trust?

If you are looking to balance all the good news and the hype about nanotechnology stocks with a real sober and negative take then you should read last Sunday's Berko column in The Oklahoman.

Posted: Jun 1st, 2007

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Practical protein nanotubes

Chemists in Japan have used a widely available protein and a straightforward technique to make nanotubes that can bind reversibly to oxygen, just like haemoglobin.

Posted: May 31st, 2007

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Golden glue

A single gold atom might be able to serve as a versatile glue to bind together different kinds of monomers into completely unknown structures.

Posted: May 31st, 2007

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