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Archive for June, 2007|Monthly archive page

my new column out: NBICS and the Convention on Biological diversity (CBD)

In Disabled People, Health, nano on June 30, 2007 at 5:37 pm

see here
a list of all columns can be found here

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Seeing the environmental wood for the nanotech trees

In nano on June 29, 2007 at 5:49 pm

see here the article with the title
the German report in German one finds here

Für einen verantwortungsvollen Umgang mit der Nanotechnologie Eine erste Diskussionsgrundlage am Beispiel der Nanopartikel

other stuff from Germany in English

Draft: Nanotechnology: Health and Environmental Risks of Nanoparticles – Research strategy (PDF file, 261 KB)

Draft: BAuA/VCI-Guidance for handling and use of nanomaterials at the workplace

Questionnaire on aspects of worker protection during the production and handling of engineered nanomaterials (PDF file, 81 KB)
(approximate translation from Korinna Horta and Scott Walsh at Environmental Defense, USA)

Nanoparticle drug delivery system created

In nano on June 29, 2007 at 5:32 pm

U.S. scientists said attaching polymeric nanoparticles to red blood cells might become a new way to deliver drugs.
more here

PRELIMINARY OPINION ONSAFETY OF NANOMATERIALS IN COSMETIC PRODUCTS

In nano on June 28, 2007 at 1:41 pm

Scientific Committee on Consumer Products SCCP European Commission

see more at source

Royal Society Call for views: Synthetic biology

In Uncategorized on June 27, 2007 at 3:09 am

Call for views: Synthetic biology
The Royal Society seeks your views on the emerging area of
synthetic biology. This is your opportunity to shape the focus of
the Royal Society’s future policy work in this important area.
We welcome views from individuals or organisations by 27
August 2007.
see here and here

U.S. Is Creating 3 Centers for Research on Biofuels

In Uncategorized on June 27, 2007 at 3:03 am

The New York Times
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June 26, 2007
U.S. Is Creating 3 Centers for Research on Biofuels
By MATTHEW L. WALD

WASHINGTON, June 25 — The Energy Department is creating three
bioenergy research centers to find new ways to turn plants into fuel.

The three centers, which the department described as three start-up
companies with $125 million each in capital, will be in Oak Ridge,
Tenn.; Madison, Wis.; and near Berkeley, Calif. They will involve
numerous universities, national laboratories and private companies.
The goal of the centers, which are to be announced on Tuesday, is to
bring new technologies to market within five years…..
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USA President’s Council on Bioethics Meeting, session on nanotechnology

In Health, nano on June 26, 2007 at 4:50 am

President’s Council on Bioethics Meeting, session on nanotechnology
When: Friday, June 29, 2007, 8:30 a.m. – 11:45 a.m
Where: Hay-Adams Hotel, 16th & H Streets NW, Washington DC
see also here

The Global Renewable Energy Policies and Measures Database

In Uncategorized on June 26, 2007 at 4:37 am

see here and an article about it here

Oil from Algae

In Uncategorized on June 26, 2007 at 4:26 am

is reported as a solution here

Researchers Develop Method for Enzymatic Production of Hydrogen from Biomass at High Yields

In Uncategorized on June 26, 2007 at 4:18 am

more at source

three blogs which cover the conference synthetic biology 3.0 going on in the moment

In Uncategorized on June 26, 2007 at 2:39 am

1)The journal Nature
2) ETC
3) The Molecular Systems Biology Blog on Systems & Synthetic Biology

also related Synthetic Biology, Global Push To Advance Research

NIA Forecast of Emerging Technologies (UK)

In nano on June 19, 2007 at 1:07 pm

see report
see also Unblocking Roadmapping Congestion

European Research Key figures of science, technology and innovation

In Uncategorized on June 19, 2007 at 12:48 pm

Highlights of the Key Figures include discussion of the following topics:

* The diminishing weight of Europe in the multi-polar world of science and technology, and its implications for research strategies
* Transition towards knowledge-intensive economies: the need to intensify the pace of Lisbon-driven reforms
* The nature and dynamics of the EU’s industrial structure is the reason for the R&D investment deficit with the US
* The important role of the public sector
* Less opportunities for high-tech venture capital
* Research excellence: the EU remains second behind the US, but excels in traditional domains
* Scientific output is more dispersed across scientific disciplines in the EU than in the US
* Knowledge flows from science to technology are weaker in the EU
* Weaker high-tech performance in the EU
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Nature stem cell news page

In Uncategorized on June 18, 2007 at 1:36 pm

see at source

Nanotechnology Risk Perceptions

In nano on June 18, 2007 at 4:36 am

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Nano50 winners from Nanobriefs

In nano on June 18, 2007 at 3:26 am

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AlternativeEnergyBlogs

In Uncategorized on June 17, 2007 at 3:37 pm

see here

AlternativeEnergyBlogs is a gateway to the following Alternative Energy Blogs:

The Bioeconomy Blog
The Bioeconomy Blog is devoted to the promotion of all key literature relating to biorenewable fuels, most notably bioethanol and biodiesel. It will focus on the economic, environmental, medical, political, and social aspects of bioeconomy initiatives. The Bioeconomy Blog is a companion to the The Bioenergy Blog, which is devoted to the technical aspects and technologies associated with production.
[http://www.bioeconomyblog.blogspot.com/]
Facebook Group
[http://iastate.facebook.com/group.php?gid=2350983131]

The Bioenergy Blog
is devoted to the documentation of key literature relating to biorenewable fuels, most notably bioethanol and biodiesel. It is focused on the technical aspects and technologies associated with the production of these fuels. The Bioenergy Blog is a companion blog to The Bioeconomy Blog, which is focused on the non-technical aspects of bio-based fuels.
[http://thebioenergyblog.blogspot.com/]
Facebook Group
[http://iastate.facebook.com/group.php?gid=2363348674]

The Geothermal Energy Blog
The Geothermal Energy Blog is devoted to the documentation of key monographic literature relating to all aspect of geothermal energy.
[http://thegeothermalenergyblog.blogspot.com/]
Facebook Group
[http://iastate.facebook.com/group.php?gid=2362519065]

The Wind Energy Blog
The Wind Energy Blog is devoted to the promotion of all key literature relating to wind energy and wind turbines and related technologies. It will also focus on non-technical issues as well.
[http://windenergyblog.blogspot.com/]
Facebook Group
[http://www.windenergyblog.blogspot.com/]

In Preparation

The Clean Coal Blog
The Green Building Blog
The Hydrogen Energy

More reports on biofuel…

In Uncategorized on June 17, 2007 at 3:32 pm

Ethanol Expansion in the United States How Will the Agricultural Sector Adjust?
USDAhttp://www.proquest.com/products_pq/descriptions/pqdt.shtml
Ethanol Expansion in the United States How Will the Agricultural Sector Adjust?

Emerging Biofuels: Outlook of Effects on U.S. Grain, Oilseed, and Livestock Markets
Emerging Biofuels: Outlook of Effects on U.S. Grain, Oilseed, and Livestock Markets
Center for Agricultural and Rural Development
Iowa State University
Ames, Iowa 50011-1070
http://www.card.iastate.edu

Congressional Research Service CRS Regort for Congress Ethanol and Biofuels: Agriculture,…

In Uncategorized on June 17, 2007 at 2:43 pm

Ethanol and Biofuels: Agriculture Infrastructure, and Market Constraints Related to Expanded Production
March 16, 2007
more at source

Videos from BioSysBio2007

In Uncategorized on June 16, 2007 at 10:30 pm

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