The World Economic Forum launched its latest scenario study, The Kingdom of Bahrain and the World: Scenarios to 2025, following the success of its recent work on the future of Saudi Arabia and the GCC region.
Nanowires grown at the National Institute of Standards and Technology have a mechanical 'quality factor' at least 10 times higher than reported values for other nanoscale devices such as carbon nanotubes, and comparable to that of commercial quartz crystals.
The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy and Council on Environmental Quality have issued a memo to the heads of executive departments and federal agencies titled 'Principles for Nanotechnology Environmental, Health, and Safety Oversight.'
To ensure that South Africa remains competitive with the international research community in this fast-developing field, the country's nanoscience and nanotechnology effort is being coordinated at national level by the Department of Science and Technology (DST) through its National Nanotechnology Strategy.
A major feature story in this week's The Economist magazine highlights the enormous promise of nanotechnology but also underscores the lack of research being done to determine how safe nanoscale materials are.