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Public meeting Jan. 4 on research priorities on EHS aspects of engineered nanoscale materials
The Nanoscale Science, Engineering and Technology Subcommittee of the National Science and Technology Council's Committee on Technology is holding a public meeting on Thursday, Jan. (2006-12-08)
Supercomputing equipment to advance the frontiers of computational biology
Researchers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute will continue to advance the frontiers of computational science with the help of IBM's Blue Gene supercomputer. (2006-12-07)
Nanotechnology: The story behind the headlines
Little science is big news, or is it? Does the media tend to hype nanotechnology, or neglect it? (2006-12-07)
Consumers neutral on risks, benefits of nano
The largest, most comprehensive survey of public perceptions of nanotechnology products finds US consumers are willing to use specific nano-containing products -- even if there are health and safety risks -- when the potential benefits are high. (2006-12-05)
Dreaming of a nanotech Christmas: What persuades the public to embrace and buy nanotechnology?
The results of the first large-scale empirical study of how consumers consider risks and benefits when deciding whether to purchase or use specific nanotechnology products will appear in the December 2006 issue of the journal Nature Nanotechnology. (2006-12-05)
Have yourself a merry 'nano' Christmas! Nanotechnology holiday gifts
Tell a friend you are buying them a nanotechnology gift for the holidays, and visions of Star Trek collectables or geeky electronic toys start to dance in their heads. (2006-11-28)
Brilliant growth without gold
Max Planck researchers in Halle present new methods for manufacturing nanowires from silicon. (2006-11-28)
NCI funds Einstein and U. Albany NanoCollege to make world's smallest cancer detection device
Researchers at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University have received a $2 million grant from the National Cancer Institute to study tumor (2006-11-20)
Scientists set 'Five Grand Challenges' for nanotechnology risk research
Fourteen top international scientists in the field of nanotechnology have identified (2006-11-15)
Boehlert, Gordon call for implementation of new nanotechnology report
House Science Committee Chairman Sherwood Boehlert (R-NY) and Ranking Democrat Bart Gordon (D-TN) issued the following joint statement in response to a paper published today in the journal Nature laying out a research agenda to understand the environmental, health and safety implications of nanotechnology. (2006-11-15)
Specter of possible harm threatens nanotech development, experts say
Society is in danger of squandering the powerful potential of nanotechnology due to a lack of clear information about its risks, conclude 14 top international scientists in a major paper published in the Nov. (2006-11-15)
NASA Goddard's nanotechnology comes to market
Finding affordable ways to make technology available to everyone is a common challenge. (2006-11-14)
ICON issues survey of nanotechnology practices
The first comprehensive, international survey of workplace safety practices in the burgeoning nanotechnology industry finds that many companies are developing special programs and procedures to mitigate potential risks to workers. (2006-11-13)
New techniques pave way for carbon nanotubes in electronic devices
Many of the vaunted applications of carbon nanotubes require the ability to attach these super-tiny cylinders to electrically conductive surfaces, but to date researchers have only been successful in creating high-resistance interfaces between nanotubes and substrates. (2006-11-06)
Penn researcher shows that DNA gets kinky easily at the nanoscale
Physicists from the University of Pennsylvania tackle the fundamental question of how DNA can seemingly violate physics. (2006-11-03)
Europe's leading life science researchers are to convene for the first annual EuroBioForum
Europe's leading life science researchers are to convene for the first annual EuroBioForum in Helsinki, Finland, December 14-15, to discuss how to move forward on life science topics ranging from the production of hydrogen via artificial photosynthesis to learning how to survive without water. (2006-11-03)
US Department of Defense funds Texas Nanotechnology Consortium
The Department of Defense will use a $1.4 million appropriation secured by US Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison to fund the Consortium for Nanomaterials for Aerospace Commerce and Technology (CONTACT), a consortium of seven leading Texas universities created to develop and commercialize revolutionary nanomaterials for the defense aerospace industry. (2006-11-02)
Nanotechnology goes out on a wing
A team of researchers led by Jin Zhang and Zhongfan Liu (Peking University) have used the wings of cicadas as stamps to pattern polymer films with nanometer-sized structures. (2006-10-31)
Chemistry professor named outstanding Louisiana researcher
Dr. Yuri Lvov, a professor of chemistry at Louisiana Tech University, has been recognized as the state's outstanding researcher concerning materials and emerging technologies. (2006-10-24)
UCLA engineering awarded grant from the NIH to establish Nanomedicine Development Center
An interdisciplinary team of scientists from the UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science, the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and UC Berkeley's College of Engineering has secured a federal grant from the National Institutes of Health aimed at improving nanomedical research. (2006-10-19)
ICON issues review of nanotechnology practices
The International Council on Nanotechnology (ICON) today issued a comprehensive review of existing efforts to develop (2006-10-18)
New biomedical device uses nanotechnology to monitor hip implant healing, may reduce wait times
It is so small, you can barely see it, but a microsensor created by University of Alberta engineers may soon make a huge difference in the lives of people recovering from hip replacement surgery. (2006-10-17)
UCSB's Glenn Fredrickson wins American Physical Society's Polymer Prize
Glenn Fredrickson, professor of chemical engineering and materials at UC Santa Barbara, has won the American Physical Society's 2007 Polymer Prize. (2006-10-16)
Researchers make nanosheets that mimic protein formation
How to direct and control the self-assembly of nanoparticles is a fundamental question in nanotechnology. (2006-10-12)
Nano competition debuts at Oak Ridge National Laboratory
A nanotechnology-oriented forum bringing together academia, industry and budding entrepreneurs, will be held April 2-4, 2007, at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. (2006-10-11)
Louisiana Tech receives $400,000 grant to purchase research equipment
Louisiana Tech's Institute for Micromanufacturing has received a $400,000 grant and plans to use the funds to purchase a state-of-the-art system for nanotechnology research. (2006-10-05)
AZoNano/NanoVic release podcast of Nanotech -- A review with an Australian perspective
Marking a major milestone in the delivery of Nanotechnology related information, AZoNetwork and Nanotechnology Victoria today announced the official release of the first in a series of Nanotechnology Reviews in a podcast format. (2006-09-28)
Pitt combines tiny science, tiny tech in multidisciplinary NSF-funded course
The University of Pittsburgh has been awarded a National Science Foundation Nanotechnology Undergraduate Education grant, one of only 10 such awards in the United States and the first such grant Pitt has received. (2006-09-27)
UCSB's College of Engineering to present 'Engineering Insights' Oct. 17 and 18, 2006
The College of Engineering at UC-Santa Barbara is holding a two-day symposium designed to bring industry leaders to the College of Engineering for research updates and discussions. (2006-09-21)
NSET releases document: EHS research needs for engineered nanoscale materials
The Nanoscale Science, Engineering, and Technology Subcommittee of the National Science and Technology Council's Committee on Technology has released a document identifying environmental, health, and safety research and information needs related to understanding and management of potential risks of engineered nanoscale materials. (2006-09-21)
Nanocar inventor named top nanotech innovator
Rice University chemist and nanocar inventor James Tour has been selected Innovator of the Year in Small Times magazine's Best of Small Tech Research Award competition. (2006-09-21)
Quantum dots reviewed -- Could these nanoparticles hold the cure to cancer?
The worlds of medical and biological research are abuzz with the promises offered by nanoparticles known as semiconductor quantum dots. (2006-09-14)
NSF gives $12M to Rice to study nanotech's impact on health, environment
The National Science Foundation has extended funding for Rice University's Center for Biological and Environmental Nanotechnology with a five-year renewal worth $12 million. (2006-09-11)
Nanotube ink: Desktop printing of carbon nanotube patterns
Using an off-the-shelf inkjet printer, a team of scientists has developed a simple technique for printing patterns of carbon nanotubes on paper and plastic surfaces. (2006-08-30)
'Nanocantilevers' yield surprises critical for designing new detectors
Researchers at Purdue University have made a discovery about the behavior of tiny structures called nanocantilevers that could be crucial in designing a new class of ultra-small sensors for detecting viruses, bacteria and other pathogens. (2006-08-28)
Rush researchers explore nanotechnology as diagnostic and treatment tool
At Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, researchers believe nanotechnology can lead to strikingly new ways to diagnosis and treat ovarian cancer. (2006-08-14)
Purdue engineers lay groundwork for 'vertically oriented nanoelectronics'
Engineers at Purdue University have developed a technique to grow individual carbon nanotubes vertically on top of a silicon wafer, a step toward making advanced electronics, wireless devices and sensors using nanotubes by stacking circuits and components in layers. (2006-08-01)
UCI receives $2.9 million grant to start 'LifeChips' program
UC Irvine has been awarded nearly $2.9 million over five years to create a new graduate program in which students will combine the practices of engineering, physical sciences, biological sciences and medicine to produce small-scale technologies that benefit human health. (2006-07-20)
Connect the Quantum Dots
A new study, published today in the current issue of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences has significant implications for the design of disease markers and the development of chemoreceptors used in human biomedical research. (2006-07-18)
American Chemical Society national meeting: San Francisco, Sept. 10-14
Mark your calendars for a science extravaganza as the American Chemical Society holds its 232nd national meeting in San Francisco, September 10-14. (2006-07-12)
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