Contact with a wide range of chemicals and other hazardous substances at work is endangering the health of workers across Europe, and nanotechnology is one of the risks causing most concern to experts from 21 European countries.
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.
A new technology which dramatically improves the sensitivity of Magnetic Resonance techniques including those used in hospital scanners and chemistry laboratories has been developed by scientists at the University of York.
UC Berkeley and Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, aims to achieve new peaks in research excellence through collaboration in three research areas which are of significance globally - synthetic biology, stem cells and energy efficiency.
Science fiction fans still have another two months of waiting for the new Star Trek movie, but fans of actual science can feast their eyes now on the first movie ever of carbon atoms moving along the edge of a graphene crystal.
In response to the growth and development of nanotechnology companies that produce and use nanoscale materials, SOCMA's Nanotechnology SME Coalition has expanded its membership categories to address their specific needs.
Using aquatic microbes as their 'canary-in-a-cage', scientists from Ohio today reported that nanoparticles now being added to cosmetics, sunscreens, and hundreds of other personal care products may be harmful to the environment.