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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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Fresh new look, same great content

I’m migrating my NanoRisk blog from blogger over here to WordPress. Thanks for your patience as I work out the kinks.

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You like me, you really LIKE me

Much to my surprise, this humble blog showed up on a list of’s 10 popular nanotechnology blogs. Since I’m expecting a veritable tsunami of new NanoRisk readers, I figured I had better say something clever today. (KK: “something clever … Continue reading

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Big Whig History and Nano Narratives

My colleague (and nanotech course co-instructor) Cyrus Mody in the Rice History department has co-authored a very interesting piece posted at Science Progress today. He and co-author Patrick McCray of UCSB challenge the narratives and analogies used by both nanotech … Continue reading

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Safety of nanomaterials: How to make science sexy

The European Project NanoSafe2, funded under Framework Programme 6, has produced a new website called NanoSMILE whose general objectives are to 1. Contribute to stimulate nanomaterial risks understanding: how to make science sexy?2. Provide the knowledge and understanding about the … Continue reading

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State of California Issues Data Call-in on CNTs, Legislature Mulls Comprehensive Nano Regulation

On January 22, 2009 the California Department of Toxic Substance Control (DTSC) issued a notification stating its intent to “request information regarding analytical test methods, fate and transport in the environment, and other relevant information from manufacturers of carbon nanotubes.” … Continue reading

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Massachusetts State Government Explores Occupational Practices

On January 29, I attended the 2nd Annual Massachusetts Nanotechnology Workshop held in Boston, MA. The focus of the workshop, sponsored by the Massachusetts Interagency Nanotechnology Committee, a State governmental organization, was on best practices. As such it was a … Continue reading

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