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Groups file legal action for EPA to stop sale of 200+ nanosilver products

The International Center for Technology Assessment (CTA) and a coalition of consumer, health, and environmental groups today filed a legal petition with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), demanding the agency use its pesticide regulation authority to stop the sale of numerous consumer products now using nano-sized versions of silver.

Posted: May 1st, 2008

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Arizona scientists report on world's fastest nanomotor

In a major step toward a practical energy source for powering tomorrow?s nanomachines, researchers in Arizona report development of a new generation of sub-microscopic nanomotors that are up to 10 times more powerful than existing motors.

Posted: May 1st, 2008

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Feds seek help applying nanotechnology to defense

Federal agencies and large defense contractors are looking for small businesses with good ideas and the technical expertise to pull them off. The goal is to solve homeland security problems and other issues ranging from defense to public health and infrastructure safety, participants learned earlier this month at the Arizona Nanotechnology Cluster Symposium.

Posted: May 1st, 2008

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Drexler to be a headliner at nanoTX USA'08

Organizers of the international nanotechnology event held each year in Dallas, Texas, announced that K. Eric Drexler will present his latest insights the second day of the event, Friday, October 3, when he speaks to a crowd of nanotech business interests at nanoTX USA'08.

Posted: May 1st, 2008

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King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) announces inaugural Global Research Partnership (GRP) Center Grants

Research proposals from four universities selected for global significance and potential economic impact in the areas of applied mathematics, molecular photovoltaics, nanomaterials and computational science. Cornell University, the University of Oxford, Stanford University, and Texas AM University will be the inaugural KAUST Global Research Partnership centers.

Posted: May 1st, 2008

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Engineering and invention on half-shell

Marine snails, sea urchins, and other animals from the sea are teaching researchers in UC Riverside?s Department of Chemical and Environmental Engineering how to make the world a better place.

Posted: May 1st, 2008

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Heat transfer between materials is focus of new research grant

Managing heat is a major challenge for engineers who work on devices from jet engines to personal electronics to nano-scale transistors. A team led by a University of Michigan mechanical engineer has received a five-year, $6.8-million grant from the Air Force to examine this problem, which is a barrier to more powerful, efficient devices.

Posted: Apr 30th, 2008

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