Robert Service, nanotechnology reporter at Science magazine, will interview former Congressman Boehlert about the beginnings of the NNI and about the future of this transformative technology at a live webcast.
The first published study on the environmental impact of manufactured nanoparticles on ordinary soil showed no negative effects, which is contrary to concerns voiced by some that the microscopic particles could be harmful to organisms.
The Houston Chronicle reports today that carbon nanotubes producer Carbon Nanotechnologies Incorporated and Unidym, which is developing carbon-based materials, processes, and devices for the electronics industry, will merge.
A new material developed at Oak Ridge National Laboratory's Nanoscience Center could replace a costly process in the manufacture of biodiesel that consumes chemicals, water and energy and also reduces the yield of the final product.
Life cycle assessment, a cradle-to-grave look at the health and environmental impact of a material, chemical, or product, is an essential tool for ensuring the safe, responsible, and sustainable commercialization of nanotechnology.