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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...

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2010-05-04 09:40:44

A new national survey on public attitudes toward medical applications and physical enhancements that rely on nanotechnology shows that support for the technology increases when the public is informed of the technology's risks as well as its benefits "“ at least among those people who have heard of nanotechnology. The survey, which was conducted by researchers at North Carolina State University and Arizona State University (ASU), also found that discussing risks decreased support among...

2010-03-11 10:30:00

Alberta Centre for Advanced Micro Nano Technology Products (ACAMP) hosts Conventional Energy seminar EDMONTON, March 11 /PRNewswire/ - Today at ACAMP's latest seminar, Alberta's conventional energy industry learned how nanotechnology, micro-systems and micro-fluidics can play a powerful role in enhancing operational performance, reducing costs and promoting efficient extraction of oil and gas resources, while opening new markets for Alberta companies worldwide. "Micro and Nano technologies...

2010-02-11 03:30:00

LONDON, February 11 /PRNewswire/ -- - World Gold Council Research Paper Demonstrates Important Applications in Development Using Gold Nanoparticles World Gold Council (WGC) has today published 'Gold for Good: Gold and nanotechnology in the age of innovation', a research paper detailing new scientific and technological innovations using gold. The report, which was produced in conjunction with Cientifica Ltd, the world's leading source of global business and investor intelligence...

2009-12-14 06:35:00

WASHINGTON, Dec. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Senior policymakers and experts in the defense and cleantech industries got a boost today with the announced formation of the NanoAssociation for Natural Resources and Energy Security (NANRES). NANRES is a trade organization designed to advance the research, development, and commercialization of innovative energy and environmental-specific nanotechnologies. Among its founding organizations is Lockheed Martin Corporation. "The nexus between national...

2009-12-04 12:22:00

Alberta Centre for Advanced Micro Nano Technology Products (ACAMP) hosts health & medical seminar EDMONTON, Dec. 4 /PRNewswire/ - Today ACAMP hosted a health & medical seminar, explaining how technologies like nanotechnology, biomaterials and microfluidics can play a powerful role in the creation of innovative healthcare products that help promote health and improve the quality, cost and outcomes of patient care, while opening new markets for Alberta companies worldwide....

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2009-09-07 07:09:44

The burgeoning research fields of nanoscience and nanotechnology are commonly thought to be highly multidisciplinary because they draw on many areas of science and technology to make important advances. Research reported in the September issue of the journal Nature Nanotechnology finds that nanoscience and nanotechnology indeed are highly multidisciplinary "“ but not much more so than other modern disciplines such as medicine or electrical engineering that also draw on multiple areas of...

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. Data released today by the Project on Emerging Nanotechnologies (PEN) highlights more than 1,200 companies, universities, government laboratories, and other organizations across all 50 U.S. states and in the District of Columbia that are involved in nanotechnology research, development, and commercialization....

2009-05-28 09:26:00

Funding to Support Current and Pending Nanotechnology Development COLLEGE PARK, Md., May 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Pixelligent Technologies, an emerging leader in developing nanotechnology applications, announced today it has closed on $2 million in new equity financing. Pixelligent is developing ground breaking applications in optical lithography and nanocomposites for the semiconductor and microelectronics markets. "To raise capital for a development stage company in the current economic...


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