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Nano in the Teen Years

I recently participated in a nanotechnology panel discussion on November 21 sponsored by the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the American Chemical Society, and the Georgetown University Program on Science in the Public Interest. pressed into service somewhat … Continue reading

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Me:David::Rush Limbaugh:Goliath

Imagine my surprise when I was informed that the humble Susan Harwood program, which doled out a grand total of $10.75 million to 61 organizations, had attracted the attention of no less than Rush Limbaugh. His thesis seems to be that since many of the grants were awarded to labor unions, universities and small community-based organizations the whole program is part of a vast left-wing conspiracy to redistribute wealth to illegal immigrants and political cronies. Continue reading

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Live-Tweeting the Buckyball Discovery Conference

I’ll be doing my best to cover the highlights of today’s Buckyball Discovery Conference, especially this morning’s Nobel session. You can follow the conference at my Twitter feed. UPDATE: The event is being webcast, be sure to join in Tuesday … Continue reading

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NSF Program Director Opening in NanoEHS Program

The National Science Foundation is seeking applicants for a program director for the Environmental Health and Safety of Nanotechnology Engineering (EHSN) program in the Division of Chemical, Bioengineering, Environmental, and Transport Systems (CBET). Qualified applicants will have the equivalent of … Continue reading

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Final Program for Buckyball NanoEHS Session

A few minor adjustments have been made to the nano-EHS session at the Buckyball Discovery Conference, celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Nobel-Prize winning discovery of C60 buckminsterfullerene. Here is the final program: Welcoming Remarks, me The NIOSH Nanotechnology Program: … Continue reading

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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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