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Working and living with nanotechnologies

After engaging in a three-year learning process, European Trade Unions and European environmental NGOs have formulated position statements calling upon industry and governments to pursue the responsible development of nanotechnologies and to operationalise comprehensive precautionary measures that can effectively prevent harm to the user and the environment.

Posted: Mar 27th, 2009

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Twist and turn

Researchers have studied how the electric polarization of multiferroic materials responds to changes in an externally applied magnetic field.

Posted: Mar 27th, 2009

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Nanopore sequencing could slash DNA analysis costs

Researchers have successfully tested a system that can identify a piece of DNA's bases directly as it moves through a modified protein nanopore. With further development, this system could greatly reduce the expensive equipment, chemicals, and lab time needed for current scanning methods.

Posted: Mar 26th, 2009

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