In news that is not boding well for the future of nanomaterial safety testing, Environmental Science & Technology today reports that the chemical industry fails to deliver on its promise to identify chemical hazards.
Despite its significant market expectations for a vast area of applications, many microsystems (MST, MEMS) still face key manufacturing challenges in guaranteeing stability, robustness and associated reliability within the target working environment.
A website being dubbed the YouTube for scientists has been launched, raising new hopes of bringing science closer to the people. The initiative has three high-profile backers: the Public Library of Science; the US' National Science Foundation and the San Diego Supercomputer Center.
An innovative technique for producing very small, conductive nano-wires on silicon chips. The technique can produce wires that are 5,000 times longer than they are wide and meet the need for connecting ever-smaller electronic components.
The North Carolina Biotechnology Center, the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and Carolinas Medical Center are hosting "Nanotechnology in Biology and Medicine," a one-day conference on nanotechnology's potential impact on medicine on November 5, 2007.
Moving beyond carbon nanotubes, researchers are developing insights into a remarkable class of tubular nanomaterials that can be produced in water with a high degree of control over their diameter and length.