Archive for April, 2007|Monthly archive page

another of my columns out

In Health, nano on April 30, 2007 at 11:29 pm

Neurodiversity, Neuroenhancement, Neurodisease, and Neurobusiness see here

new Journal of Nano Education

In nano on April 30, 2007 at 11:27 pm

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Is the world ready for cyborg athletes?

In Disabled People, nano on April 26, 2007 at 3:38 am

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NanoFrontiers: Visions for the Future of Nanotechnology

In nano on April 26, 2007 at 3:30 am

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NanoPharmaceuticals Online Journal, Vol 1, Oct, 2006 Death by Nanoparticles

In Health, nano on April 24, 2007 at 12:24 am

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1. Abstract

2. Introduction

3. Nanoparticles
3.1. Nanoparticles containing metals
3.2. Fluorescent nanoparticles and nanoparticles containing drugs

4. Cell death induced by nanoparticles
4.1. Nanoparticle properties and interactions with cells
4.2. Types of cell death and roles of individual organelles

5. Mechanisms involved in nanoparticle-induced cell death
5.1. ROS generation and nanoparticle-induced cell death
5.2. Metals and cell death

6. Nanoparticles: prospects and perils

7. References

Debunking the trillion dollar nanotechnology market size hype

In Health, nano on April 24, 2007 at 12:13 am

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my comment
Although the Cientifica paper might inflate the numbers what I find more astonishing is that by 2015 80% of the sales are suppose to be in the pharma healthcare sector up from 2% today.

Nanoparticles Can Damage DNA, Increase Cancer Risk

In Health, nano on April 24, 2007 at 12:07 am

Science Daily — Tissue studies indicate that nanoparticles, engineered materials about a billionth of a meter in size, could damage DNA and lead to cancer, according to research presented at the 2007 Annual Meeting of the American Association for Cancer Research.
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Nanotech Cleantech

In nano on April 16, 2007 at 9:32 pm

Nano and Climate
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Building Up Nanotech Research

In nano on April 16, 2007 at 9:25 pm

Chemical & Engineering News April 9, 2007 Volume 85, Number 15 p. 15-21
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TNT Weekly 16th April 2007 — The Return of the Trillion Dollar Market

In Health, nano on April 16, 2007 at 9:22 pm

a) The nanomaterials boom is over and future growth opportunities in the nanotechnology sector will lie in pharmaceutical and healthcare applications of nanotechnologies, according to a new report from Cientifica.
b) It suggest that bottom up design might come after 2010
c)Highest growth rates will be in the healthcare and pharmaceutical sectors, accounting 80% of the 2015 US$ 1.5 trillion market
That is in particular interesting as so far its only making up 2% in 2007 when you look at their pie chart
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Food Sovereignty or Green Revolution 2.0?

In Uncategorized on April 16, 2007 at 9:11 pm

This time the “silver bullet” has a gun

ETC Group today releases a 16-page review

of five new initiatives intended to launch what ETC dubs “Green Revolution 2.0” in Africa.

New Laws of Robotics proposed for US kill-bots

In nano on April 15, 2007 at 11:21 pm

New Laws of Robotics proposed for US kill-bots

By Lewis Page

Published Friday 13th April 2007 17:05 GMT

A new set of laws has been proposed to govern operations by killer
robots. The ideas were floated by John S Canning, an engineer at the
Naval Surface Warfare Centre, Dahlgren Division – an American
weapons-research and test establishment. Mr Canning’s “Concept of
Operations for Armed Autonomous Systems” presentation can be downloaded
here (pdf) (http://www.dtic.mil/ndia/2006disruptive_tech/canning.pdf).

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Nanotechnology:The Future is Coming Sooner Than You Think

In nano on April 15, 2007 at 11:18 pm

Nanotechnology:The Future is Coming Sooner Than You Think
Jim Saxton (R-NJ), Ranking Member
Joint Economic Committee
433 Cannon House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515
Phone: 202-226-3234
Fax: 202-226-3950
Internet Address:

Enhanced abilities to understand and manipulate matter at the molecular and atomic levels
promise a wave of significant new technologies over the next five decades. Dramatic
breakthroughs will occur in dive
rse areas such as medicine, communications, computing,
energy, and robotics. These changes will generate large amounts of wealth and force
wrenching changes in existing markets and institutions.
This paper discusses the range of sciences currently covered by nanotechnology. It begins
with a description of what nanotechnology is and how it relates to previous scientific
advances. It then describes the most likely future development of different technologies in a
variety of fields. The paper also reviews the government’s current nanotechnology policy
and makes some suggestions for improvement.

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‘World’s first nano-material based water filter’

In Uncategorized on April 10, 2007 at 2:09 am

Business Daily from THE HINDU group of publications
Friday, April 6, 2007
‘World’s first nano-material based water filter’

IIT-Madras is just about to release a water purifier using nanotechnology. “Technology used in the product is the very first and is home-grown. No nanoparticle based water filter exists in the world as of now,” says Dr T. Pradeep, Professor in the Depart ment of Chemistry and Sophisticated Analytical Instrument Facility, Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IITM).
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UK: Nanosciences and Nanotechnologies: A Review of Government’s Progress on its Policy Commitments MARCH 2007MARCH 2007

In nano on April 3, 2007 at 1:57 am

the report here

The UK government has failed to fund adequate research into potential risks posed by developing nanotechnology, a report by leading advisors has warned.

BBC take here

Commission of the Bishops’ Conferences of the European Community only in Freench

In Health, nano on April 3, 2007 at 1:42 am

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The European Group on Ethics in Science and New Technologies to the European Commission: Opinion on the ethical aspects of nanomedicine – Opinion N° 21 –

In Health, nano on April 3, 2007 at 1:34 am

to be found here

Proceedings of the Workshop on Proceedings of the Workshop on Assessment

In nano on April 3, 2007 at 1:31 am

report here