Some 30 activists representing 14 environmental, technology assessment and consumer organisations from Europe, the United States, Canada and Latin America met for the 4th International Nanotechnology Activist Summit in Berlin on October 6 and 7.
A new kind of screen pixel doubles as a solar cell and could boost the energy efficiency of cell phones and e-readers. The technology could also potentially be used in larger displays to make energy-harvesting billboards or decorative solar panels.
Der Ausschusses fuer Ernaehrung, Landwirtschaft und Verbraucherschutz des Deutschen Bundestages hielt am 24. Oktober eine Oeffentlichen Anhoerung zum Thema "Verbraucheraspekte beim Umgang mit der Nanotechnologie".
Professor John Boland, Director of CRANN, the Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) funded nanoscience institute at Trinity College Dublin, has today been named the Laureate of the 2011 ACSIN Nanoscience Prize for his outstanding work in the development and application of scanning probe microscopy and spectroscopy and in the use of these tools to advance our understanding of chemical and physical phenomena of materials.