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OECD nanotechnology update on current safety developments

On December 10, the OECD Environmental Directorate released a compilation of responses given during the nanotechnology Tour de Table by delegations that attended the 4th Meeting of the Working Party on Manufactured Nanomaterials held at OECD Headquarters in Paris.

Posted: Dec 15th, 2008

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Inaugural 'back of the envelope' award funds nanotechnology sensor research

Can a succinct idea written on the back of an envelope have the spark of research genius? Certainly, said University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Public Health (SOPH) Dean Max Michael, M.D., talking about the origins of the inaugural Back of the Envelope Awards, a seed money grant project for health research.

Posted: Dec 15th, 2008

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New routes to gram-scale graphene

Australian researchers have reported making grams of graphene using nothing more complicated than sodium and ethanol. The process, according to team leader John Stride at the University of New South Wales, should help accelerate the progress of applications for a much-hyped material that's proved hard to manufacture cheaply.

Posted: Dec 13th, 2008

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Chemical Industry Trade Fair invites young chemists to attend InformexUSA free of charge

Informex today announced that it will invite young chemists to attend the upcoming InformexUSA exhibition in San Francisco free of charge. The invitation opens the door for chemists and chemical engineers 25 and under to learn more about the chemical technologies manufacturers will require in the years ahead to commercialize exciting new concepts in areas like nanotechnology, pharmaceutical fine chemicals, and green chemistry.

Posted: Dec 12th, 2008

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