The U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Science today released a comprehensive update of its landmark 2003 publication, Facilities for the Future of Science: A Twenty-Year Outlook, that shows the agency has made "significant progress" in deploying the scientific facilities and instruments that the United States needs to capture world scientific leadership, extend the frontiers of science and support the Department's missions.
BSI British Standards will publish nine documents for nanotechnology terminology and guidance for UK industry, addressing nanotechnology health and safety issues, materials specifications, and labelling of nanotechnology-based products.
As part of a new interdisciplinary research programme supported jointly by the Danish Strategic Research Council and Technical University of Denmark, "Nanoscale Investigations of Biological Surfaces and Biofilms by Scanning Probe Microscopy", two Ph.D. fellowships are open. The positions are available for a period of 3 years.
Johns Hopkins faculty members specializing in disciplines ranging from engineering to public health have received federal funding to develop an undergraduate minor in nanotechnology risk assessment and public policy. The program is expected to accept its first students by fall 2009.
Nanotechnology Island has launched in Second Life with the goal to establish a place for the Nano Science and Technology communities to come together and to bring key ideas and research into public discussion.
For the first time, researchers from the European Synchrotron Radiation Facility (ESRF) and the Centre National de Recherche Scientifique (CNRS) have used X-ray diffraction to determine the structure of microcrystal grains of only one cubic micrometre in size.