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Effects Of Manufactured Nanoparticles On Soybean Crops Examined By Scientists
2012-08-20 15:38:54

Sunscreens, lotions, and cosmetics contain tiny metal nanoparticles that wash down the drain at the end of the day, or are discharged after manufacturing.

2012-05-02 13:15:54

Engineered nanomaterials, prized for their unique semiconducting properties, are already prevalent in everyday consumer products — from sunscreens, cosmetics and paints to textiles and solar batteries — and economic forecasters are predicting the industry will grow into $1 trillion business in the next few years.

2011-08-24 21:38:44

With the curtain about to rise on a much-anticipated new era of "nanoagriculture" — using nanotechnology to boost the productivity of plants for food, fuel, and other uses — scientists are describing huge gaps in knowledge about the effects of nanoparticles on corn, tomatoes, rice and other food crops.

2010-07-28 14:53:20

Nanotechnology refers to a broad range of tools, techniques and applications that simply involve particles on the approximate size scale of a few to hundreds of nanometers in diameter.

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2010-02-01 10:55:09

As researchers around the world hasten to employ nanotechnology to improve production methods for applications that range from manufacturing materials to creating new pharmaceutical drugs, a separate but equally compelling challenge exists.

2009-09-13 12:45:12

The same properties of nanoparticles that make them so appealing to manufacturers may also have negative effects on the environment and human health.

2009-08-25 08:00:00

Public Inventory Continues to Grow WASHINGTON, Aug. 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Nanotech consumer products have now crossed the millennial threshold.

2009-08-18 08:00:00

New data show nanotechnology-related activities in every U.S. state WASHINGTON, Aug. 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Every state can now lay claim to the nanotechnology revolution.

2009-07-08 15:37:00

WASHINGTON, July 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new review article appearing in Environmental Health Perspectives (EHP) co-authored by Dr. Todd Kuiken, a research associate for the Project on Emerging Nanotechnologies (PEN), focuses on the use of nanomaterials for environmental cleanup.


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