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Survey reveals regulatory agencies viewed as unprepared for nanotechnology

In a survey of nano-scientists and engineers, nano-environmental health and safety scientists, and regulators, researchers at the UCSB Center for Nanotechnology in Society and at the University of British Columbia found that those who perceive the risks posed by nanotechnology as 'novel' are more likely to believe that regulators are unprepared.

Posted: Dec 19th, 2013

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New method allows mass-producing graphene-based field effect transistors

Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST) announced a method for the mass production of boron/nitrogen co-doped graphene nanoplatelets, which led to the fabrication of a graphene-based field -effect transistor (FET) with semiconducting nature. This opens up opportunities for practical use in electronic devices.

Posted: Dec 18th, 2013

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New global scientific landscape is shaping up

The world's largest scientific centers are losing some of their prominence due to geographical decentralization at the global scale, according to a team of researchers who conducted a systematic statistical analysis of millions of articles and papers published in thousands of scientific reviews between 1987 and 2007.

Posted: Dec 18th, 2013

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