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Discovery of a new driving force for chemical reactions

New research just published in the journal Science by a team of chemists at the University of Georgia and colleagues in Germany shows for the first time that a mechanism called tunneling control may drive chemical reactions in directions unexpected from traditional theories.

Jun 9th, 2011

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Responsible realization of nanotechnology's full potential

The White House Emerging Technologies Interagency Policy Coordination Committee (ETIPC) has developed a set of principles specific to the regulation and oversight of applications of nanotechnology, to guide the development and implementation of policies at the agency level.

Jun 9th, 2011

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EPA proposes policy on nanomaterials in pesticide products

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced today it plans to obtain information on nanoscale materials in pesticide products. Under the requirements of the law, EPA will gather information on what nanoscale materials are present in pesticide products to determine whether the registration of a pesticide may cause unreasonable adverse effects on the environment and human health. The proposed policy will be open for public comment.

Jun 9th, 2011

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Rethink nanotechnology to convert a car's waste heat into electrical power

No one is happy about rising gas prices, and to make matters worse, up to 60 percent is wasted, lost as heat that pours out of the exhaust pipe. But what if some of that heat could be collected and converted back into electricity that can recharge the battery that powers the lights, wipers, power steering, or even the electric motor in a hybrid vehicle? The technology to do just that exists, but it's still a work in progress

Jun 9th, 2011

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