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2008-12-10 09:04:00

Long-awaited report gives Obama administration direction for change WASHINGTON, Dec. 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A National Research Council (NRC) committee today issued a highly critical report describing serious shortfalls in the Bush administration's strategy to better understand the environment, health and safety (EHS) risks of nanotechnology and to effectively manage those potential risks. The report, Review of the Federal Strategy to Address Environmental, Health, and Safety...

2008-07-07 12:00:25

To: NATIONAL EDITORS Contact: Colin Finan of Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, +1-202-691-4321, colin.finan@wilsoncenter.org Federal Research Programs Must Be Realigned to Meet the Environmental and Economic Challenges of the Future WASHINGTON, July 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In an article recently published in the journal Science, a group of former senior federal officials call for the establishment of an independent Earth Systems Science Agency (ESSA) to meet the...

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2008-04-24 10:50:00

Nanotechnology consumer products are in your mouth and on your faceNew nanotechnology consumer products are coming on the market at the rate of 3-4 per week, a finding based on the latest update to the nanotechnology consumer product inventory maintained by the Project on Emerging Nanotechnologies (PEN).One of the new items among the more than 600 products now in the inventory is Swissdent Nanowhitening Toothpaste with "calcium peroxides, in the form of nano-particles." Today, in testimony...


Word of the Day
negawatt
  • A unit of saved energy.
Coined by Amory Lovins, chairman of the Rocky Mountain Institute as a contraction of negative watt on the model of similar compounds like megawatt.