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Remedies for science's shortage of superheroes

One of the most serious personnel shortages in the global science and engineering workforce - numbering more than 20 million in the United States alone - involves a scarcity of real-life versions of Superman, Superwoman and other superheroes and superheroines with charm, charisma, people skills and communication skills. That's the premise behind an unusual symposium occurring here today at the 242nd National Meeting and Exposition of the American Chemical Society.

Posted: Aug 28th, 2011

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Pioneering nanosystems engineering program receives accreditation

Louisiana Tech University's Bachelor of Science in Nanosystems Engineering - the first program of its kind in the United States, has become the nation's first undergraduate degree program in the field of nanoengineering to receive accreditation from the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET.

Posted: Aug 28th, 2011

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COIN hosts delegation tours showcasing North Carolina's emerging technology

The Center of Innovation for Nanobiotechnology (COIN) will host post-conference delegation tours for registered COMS (Commercialization of Micro-Nano Systems conference) international attendees on September 1, 2011. These tours will showcase some of North Carolina's finest technology-related talent, companies, institutions and programs.

Posted: Aug 26th, 2011

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Danish EPA publishes survey on nanomaterials risks

The Danish Environmental Protection Agency (DEPA) has initiated the study "Survey on basic knowledge about exposure and potential environmental and health risks for selected nanomaterials". The objective of the study is to provide an overview of the applications of the most commonly used or widespread nanomaterials and to identify areas most likely to have health or environmental problems associated with their use.

Posted: Aug 25th, 2011

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