The International Center for Technology Assessment (CTA) and a coalition of consumer, health, and environmental groups today filed a legal petition with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), demanding the agency use its pesticide regulation authority to stop the sale of numerous consumer products now using nano-sized versions of silver.
In a major step toward a practical energy source for powering tomorrow?s nanomachines, researchers in Arizona report development of a new generation of sub-microscopic nanomotors that are up to 10 times more powerful than existing motors.
Federal agencies and large defense contractors are looking for small businesses with good ideas and the technical expertise to pull them off. The goal is to solve homeland security problems and other issues ranging from defense to public health and infrastructure safety, participants learned earlier this month at the Arizona Nanotechnology Cluster Symposium.
Organizers of the international nanotechnology event held each year in Dallas, Texas, announced that K. Eric Drexler will present his latest insights the second day of the event, Friday, October 3, when he speaks to a crowd of nanotech business interests at nanoTX USA'08.
Research proposals from four universities selected for global significance and potential economic impact in the areas of applied mathematics, molecular photovoltaics, nanomaterials and computational science. Cornell University, the University of Oxford, Stanford University, and Texas AM University will be the inaugural KAUST Global Research Partnership centers.
Managing heat is a major challenge for engineers who work on devices from jet engines to personal electronics to nano-scale transistors. A team led by a University of Michigan mechanical engineer has received a five-year, $6.8-million grant from the Air Force to examine this problem, which is a barrier to more powerful, efficient devices.
The Center pursues the limits of miniaturization and high performance of the complementary metal-oxide semiconductor (CMOS) devices with the design rule of 32 nm/22 nm, and also develops a new concept technologies to overcome the miniaturization limit.
The Ministry of Health, Labour, and Welfare has issued a notice to prefectural governments and nanotechnology industry requesting them to take preventive measures with respect to exposure to nanomaterials beginning February 7th, 2008.
Recently launched EU project, 'Photonic sensing of hydrocarbons based on innovative mid infrared lasers,' (SENSHY) to develop a new generation of laserbased spectroscopic gas-sensing systems for hydrocarbons.