Latest Implications of nanotechnology Stories

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. Those nanoparticles eventually end up in agricultural soil, which is a cause for concern, according to a group of environmental scientists that recently carried out the first major study of soybeans grown in soil contaminated by two manufactured nanomaterials (MNMs). The team was led by scientists at UC Santa Barbara's Bren School of...

2012-05-02 13:15:54

'A huge step forward in the safety screening of nanomaterials,' researchers say 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. But how safe are these materials? Because the semiconductor properties of...

2012-04-29 15:07:34

A recent paper by Kathleen Eggleson, a research scientist in the Center for Nano Science and Technology (NDnano) at the University of Notre Dame, provides an example of a nanotechnology-related safety and ethics problem that is unfolding right now. The world of nanotechnology, which involves science and engineering down at billionths-of-a-meter scales, might seem remote. But like most new advances, the application of that technology to everyday experience has implications that can...

2012-01-27 14:18:39

The National Research Council said on Wednesday that in order to study the potential health hazards of nanotechnology, researchers will need to drum up an additional $24 million a year. The research council said in a study that a new federal oversight agency is also required to integrate research by private business, universities and international groups. Nanotechnology is being used in a fast-growing variety of consumer products, and involves designing and manufacturing materials on a...

2012-01-25 14:32:51

Cohesive Research Plan Needed to Help Avoid Potential Risks From Rapidly Evolving Technology Despite extensive investment in nanotechnology and increasing commercialization over the last decade, insufficient understanding remains about the environmental, health, and safety aspects of nanomaterials.  Without a coordinated research plan to help guide efforts to manage and avoid potential risks, the future of safe and sustainable nanotechnology is uncertain, says a new report from the...

2012-01-25 04:22:41

Ultraviolet radiation is the catalyst for cellular damage in phytoplankton The Bren School-based authors of a study published Jan. 20 in the journal PLoS ONE have observed toxicity to marine organisms resulting from exposure to a nanoparticle that had not previously been shown to be toxic under similar conditions. Lead author and assistant research biologist Robert Miller and co-authors Arturo Keller and Hunter Lenihan — both Bren School professors and lead scientists at the UC...

2011-12-28 08:00:00

Tomowave Laboratories, Inc, announces award of a Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I grant from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences to investigate the potential health risks of nanotechnology applications in industry and medicine. Houston, TX (PRWEB) December 28, 2011 Tomowave Laboratories, Inc, today announced the award of a Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I grant from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences to investigate...

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