Monthly Archives: September 2010

Shocking Video Reveals the Real Danger Posed by Buckyballs

It’s Buckyball Year here at Rice University (OK it’s always kinda Buckyball Year around here but this year is special) so no buckyball story, no matter how whimsical, is off-limits. At least until 2011. So I had to pass along … Continue reading

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Call for Papers: 5th International Conference on Nanotechnology – Occupational and Environmental Health

Me, Candace and Chuck on theferry to Suomenlinna Just a quick news item to pass along. The call for papers is now open for the 5th International Symposium on Nanotechnology, Occupational and Environmental Health, being held in Boston next August. … Continue reading

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Nano Safety at the Buckyball Discovery Conference

By now you probably know that this year marks the anniversary of the discovery of C60. If not, go ahead and read all about Celebrating 25 Years of C60 Buckyball. I’ll wait… The Buckyball Discovery Conference kicks off on Monday, … Continue reading

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Nanotechnology and Hazardous Waste Worker Training: Preview of the NIEHS White Paper

About a year ago, I cold-called a program manager at the National Institute for Environmental Health Sciences  (NIEHS) to inquire about a new grant solicitation on hazardous waste worker training that I thought might be appropriate for my work with … Continue reading

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Celebrating 25 Years of the C60 Buckyball

Twenty-five years ago in a lab right down the hall from my office at Rice University a serendipitous discovery was made that shook the worlds of chemistry and physics. A team of five researchers was trying to recreate conditions in interstellar … Continue reading

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