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MIT webcast 'It's a small world'

On November 15, the MIT Alumni Association, in conjunction with regional Clubs, is planning a webcast and reception for alumni in Cambridge and around the world. The broadcast, tentatively entitled 'It's a Small World', will include a panel of three MIT faculty members, from a variety of disciplines and research areas, discussing the various aspects of nanotechnology and the ways in which MIT is paving the way in the field of nanotechnology.

Posted: Nov 14th, 2007

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ASU colleges collaborate on ethics project

A transdisciplinary team of faculty members and students at Arizona State University (ASU) has begun a research project to address the growing lag between emerging technologies, and the policies and ethics that govern them, and to recommend solutions for improving the timeliness and flexibility of these regulatory processes.

Posted: Nov 14th, 2007

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'Wiring up' enzymes for producing hydrogen in fuel cells

Researchers in Colorado are reporting the first successful 'wiring up' of hydrogenase enzymes. Those much-heralded proteins are envisioned as stars in a future hydrogen economy where they may serve as catalysts for hydrogen production and oxidation in fuel cells.

Posted: Nov 14th, 2007

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Top 12 areas for innovation through 2025

In the first-ever report of its kind, futurists and analysts at the DC-based research and consulting firm Social Technologies released a series of 12 briefs this month that shed light on the top areas for technology innovation through 2025.

Posted: Nov 13th, 2007

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Russia to design nanotechnology weapons

Principally new weapons based on nanotechnology will be designed in Russia within 15 years for combating radiation, chemical and biological terrorism, the chief of the Russian Radiation, Chemical and Biological Defence Troops, Colonel-General Vladimir Fillipov said.

Posted: Nov 13th, 2007

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