The August issue of nanoRISK looks at nanotechnology applications in the military; the use of nanoparticles in the cosmetics industry; reports on a new, collaborative approach to nanotoxicology at the National University of Singapore; and numerous briefs on papers, initiatives, upcoming events and new book releases.
Researchers at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory have demonstrated a new, environmentally friendly process for treating water contaminated by perchlorate, a toxic chemical that has been found in drinking water in 35 states.
Bombarding a carbon nanotube with electrons causes it to collapse with such incredible force that it can squeeze out even the hardest of materials, much like a tube of toothpaste, according to an international team of scientists.
Adhesives are supposed to harden quickly and reliably - and connection should be debondable without difficulty once they have done their job. Fraunhofer researchers have developed the first adhesive to reconcile these contradictory requirements.