It's alway good to listen to both sides of an argument. In that respect, a blog entry on the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF)'s website is quite interesting. Titled 'State-level nano regulation: Yes, indeed, the industry 'should have seen it coming' - it caused it!', Richard Denison gives his take on the role of state and federal regulations relating to nanomaterials.
Scientists succeeded in mapping the inner life of an intact human cell three-dimensionally via cryo-electron tomography. In this way they were able to show where the ribosomes are located in the cell and how they are arranged.
In der Zukunft koennten wenige Millionstel Millimeter grosse Nanofaehren Wirkstoffe oder auch Gene in Zellen schleusen. Derartige Therapien haetten den Vorteil, dass der Wirkstoff keine Nebenwirkungen auf dem Weg durch den Organismus ausloesen kann. Der therapeutische Effekt entfaltet sich erst am Ziel, sodass etwa auch toxische Krebsmedikamente in der Chemotherapie relativ niedrig dosiert werden koennen.
A one day workshop organized by the Observatory for Micro and Nanotechnologies (CNRS-CEA, France), titled Multicellular assemblies : Architectures, Properties, Engineering, will take place on october 20, 2010 in Paris.
King Harald of Norway presented the Kavli Prize in Astrophysics, Nanoscience and Neuroscience to the eight laureates from US, Germany and Great Britain at spectacular gala performance at Oslo Concert Hall in Oslo, Norway, on 7 September.
The Sixth Biennial International Congress on the relationship between neurobiology and nano-electronics titled "The Eye and The Chip" will bring together the world's leading researchers involved in advancing artificial human vision at Henry Ford Community College Sept. 13-15, 2010.
In what could be a step toward higher efficiency solar cells, an international team including University of Michigan professors has invalidated the most commonly used model to explain the behavior of a unique class of materials called highly mismatched alloys.
The California NanoSystems Institute at UCLA has announced plans to collaborate with Hamamatsu Photonics Corp., a leading developer and manufacturer of photon detectors and camera systems, to apply nanoscience and nanotechnology to projects having global importance in health, medicine, energy and the environment.
Using a one-of-a-kind instrument designed and built at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), an international team of researchers have 'unveiled' a quartet of graphene's electron states and discovered that electrons in graphene can split up into an unexpected and tantalizing set of energy levels when exposed to extremely low temperatures and extremely high magnetic fields.