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Know Your Nano!

In nano on February 2, 2007 at 10:03 pm

Center for Technology Assessment, TA Swiss, Know Your Nano! publifocus Nanotechnology, Health and the Environment, http://www.ta-swiss.ch/a/nano_pfna/2006_TAP8_IB_Nanotechnologien_e.pdf, 2006 –

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Prevalence of Overweight Among Children and Adolescents: United States, 2003-2004

In Health on February 2, 2007 at 10:01 pm

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/products/pubs/pubd/hestats/overweight/overwght_child_03.htm

Reports that an estimated 17% of children and adolescents aged 2-19 are overweight. Also offers data on recent trends. From the National Center for Health Statistics.

Nanoengineered Concrete Could Cut Carbon Dioxide Emissions

In nano on February 2, 2007 at 9:59 pm

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Human metabolome database

In Uncategorized on February 2, 2007 at 9:56 pm

Canadian scientists have announced the completion of the first draft of the human metabolome, the chemical equivalent of the human genome, as published in the latest issue of Nucleic Acid Research (full text freely accessible). The metabolome is the complete complement of all small molecule chemicals (metabolites) found in or produced by an organism.
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Tactical Biorefinery

In Uncategorized on February 2, 2007 at 9:42 pm

A group of scientists have created a portable refinery that efficiently converts food, paper and plastic trash into electricity. The machine, designed for the U.S. military, would allow soldiers in the field to convert waste into power and could have widespread civilian applications in the future.

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