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Publication of the Report of the Questionnaire on Regulatory Regimes on Manufactured Nanomaterials

This report presents the information obtained from the Questionnaire on Regulatory Regimes on Manufactured Nanomaterials. 24 legislations from 9 jurisdictions were analyzed. The report summarizes objectives and activities covered by each legislation, as well as information on registration/notification, assessment and management of substances which are either pre-market or already in commerce. It also provides a number of legislative features identified in the legislations for consideration when amending or drafting legislation for regulatory oversight of nanomaterials and their products.

May 5th, 2010

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Semiconductor transistor-type hydrogen sensor wins gold medal at Geneva Inventions Exhibition

National Cheng Kung University (NCKU) Microelectronics and Chemical Engineering students, led by Department of Electrical Engineering and Institute of Microelectronics Prof. Wen-Chau Liu and Department of Chemical Engineering Prof. Huey-Ing Chen, have won a gold medal at the 38th International Exhibition of Inventions of Geneva with their Semiconductor Transistor-Type Hydrogen Sensor.

May 5th, 2010

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Gold nanoparticles enrich every day products

Durable paint, water purification, faster computers, tougher shoe soles, and lighter and cheaper televisions are all possibilities now that a Queensland University of Technology scientist has discovered a way to disperse gold nanoparticles evenly through plastic.

May 4th, 2010

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Massgeschneiderte Materialien

Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft foerdert interdisziplinaere Gruppe unter Leitung der TU Chemnitz, die neue Molekuele fuer praxisnahe Anwendungen entwickelt.

May 4th, 2010

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Survey: Hiding risks can hurt public support for nanotechnology

A new national survey on public attitudes toward medical applications and physical enhancements that rely on nanotechnology shows that support for the technology increases when the public is informed of the technology's risks as well as its benefits - at least among those people who have heard of nanotechnology.

May 4th, 2010

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