Companies which produce, use, process or market nanomaterials are confronted with specific unknown risks inherent to these substances. A new tool now also allows smaller companies, research institutions and retailers to gain a well-founded overview of the actual risk situation in their operations.
Massachusetts, which just passed a $1-billion life sciences bill to invest in high-tech infrastructure and research and development over the next 10 years, is in the best position of any state to achieve high-quality economic growth thanks to its vast array of technology and science assets, a new Milken Institute study shows.
Das Bundesministerium fuer Bildung und Forschung (BMBF) hat eine neue Broschuere zum verantwortlichen Umgang mit Nanomaterialien veroeffentlicht, die die Chancen und Risiken dieser Zukunftstechnologie allgemeinverstaendlich und anschaulich nach dem aktuellen Stand der Technik darstellt.
Customized microscopic magnets that might one day be injected into the body could add color to magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), while also potentially enhancing sensitivity and the amount of information provided by images.
Researchers in Texas are reporting the design, construction, and assembly of nano-size building blocks into the first giant structures that can sense and respond to changes in environmental conditions.
EPTES, the Center for the Philosophy of Technology and Science at the University of Twente in The Netherlands has posted a call for papers for its 16th International Conference of the Society for Philosophy and Technology: Converging Technologies, Changing Societies in July 2009
As more and more products involving nanomaterials are reaching the market, the European Commission will start a consultation with stakeholders and Member States in order to increase knowledge and awareness about the potential of nanotechnologies and to continue to ensure an adequate protection of nature, environment and health.