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Towards responsible nanotextiles and coatings: a new risk approach

A new study has developed risk assessment criteria for engineered nanomaterials (ENMs) to help inform innovation and policy decisions. It illustrates that product design can influence the unintended release of ENMs and that combining knowledge about the product life cycle with a systematic assessment of the potential hazards may enable responsible choices for future product developments to be made.

Jun 24th, 2011

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Euro Atomic Force Microscopy Forum 2011

ETH Zurich, Atomic Force F+E GmbH and Asylum Research announce the third Euro AFM Forum 2011 to be held in Zurich, Switzerland on September 7 to 9 in cooperation with Prof. Ralph Spolenak at the campus Science City of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich.

Jun 23rd, 2011

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New FDA sunscreen rules called blind to nanotechnology

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration's newly released sunscreen rules fail to meaningfully consider the risks posed by nanoscale ingredients, according to public interest groups including Friends of the Earth, The International Center for Technology Assessment and Consumers Union.

Jun 23rd, 2011

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Department of Energy projects win 36 R+D100 Awards for 2011

U.S. Department of Energy researchers have won 36 of the 100 awards given out this year by R+D Magazine for the most outstanding technology developments with promising commercial potential. The coveted awards are presented annually in recognition of exceptional new products, processes, materials or software developed throughout the world and introduced into the market the previous year.

Jun 23rd, 2011

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Innovative anti-biofouling technologies can make shipping more eco-friendly

Organisms that stick to the lower structures of ships increase fuel consumption and costs of maintenance substantially. Currently, the organisms are killed with toxic biocides, but these chemicals need to be removed to protect our environment. Researchers are trying to develop environmentally friendly anti-biofouling technologies, such as nano-structured surfaces that make organisms fall off when the ships move.

Jun 23rd, 2011

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