EPA, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, will hold a public meeting, Thurs., Sept. 6 and Fri., Sept. 7, 2007 in Arlington, Va., in line with its continuing effort to better understand the potential risks and benefits of nanotechnology.
When assembled into free-standing membranes, the material, a two-dimensional 'paper' made out of titanium-based nanowires, provides solutions for a variety of applications, including chemical and water filtration, solar cells, drug delivery and non-woven textiles stable at high-temperature.
Different segments of nanotechnology promise a high medical potential, for example drug delivery systems. They will be one of the focal subjects at this year's NanoEurope Fair & Conference in St.Gallen from September 11 â?? 13.
In an effort to drive further research in engineering fields such as green innovation, imaging and smart document technology, nanotechnology and MEMS, Xerox Corporation is providing a $1 million grant to fund fellowships at MIT.