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Oscar Pistorius and the Future Nature of Olympic, Paralympic and Other Sports

In Ableism, Bionic, Disabled People, nano on May 20, 2008 at 10:31 pm

in SCRIPT-ed – A Journal of Law, Technology & Society
Gregor Wolbring, pp.139-160

Oscar Pistorius is a Paralympic bionic leg runner and record holder in the 100, 200, and 400 meters who wants to compete in the Olympics. This paper provides an analysis of a) his case; b) the impact of his case on the Olympics, the Paralympics and other –lympics and the relationships between the –lympics; c) the impact on other international and national sports; d) the applicability of the UN Convention on the rights of persons with disabilities. It situates the evaluation of the Pistorius case within the broader doping discourse and the reality that new and emerging science and technology products increasingly generate internal and external human bodily enhancements that go beyond the species-typical, enabling more and more a culture of increasing demand for, and acceptance of modifications of the human body (structure, function, abilities) beyond its species-typical boundaries and the emergence of new social concepts such as transhumanism and the transhumanisation of ableism.

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Double-amputee sprinter can pursue Olympic dream: ruling

In Bionic, Disabled People, nano on May 16, 2008 at 4:00 pm

In a unanimous ruling, the Court of Arbitration for Sport announced Friday that double-amputee sprinter Oscar Pistorius will have a chance to represent South Africa at the Beijing Olympics this summer.
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Nanotechnology: Ethics and Society (Perspectives in Nanotechnology) (Paperback)

In Ableism, Disabled People, nano on May 15, 2008 at 12:39 am

Nanotechnology: Ethics and Society (Perspectives in Nanotechnology) (Paperback)
by Deb Bennett-Woods (Author)
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I have a little piece in there called “Nanoscale sciences and technology and the framework of Ableism:”

Environmental Nanotechnology/Nano Environment, Health and Safety Bibliography

In Health, nano on May 15, 2008 at 12:24 am

my April 30 2008 column here

Oscar Pistorius and the Future Nature of Olympic, Paralympic and Other Sports

In Bionic, Disabled People, nano on May 15, 2008 at 12:22 am

in SCRIPT-ed – A Journal of Law, Technology & Society
Gregor Wolbring, pp.139-160

Oscar Pistorius is a Paralympic bionic leg runner and record holder in the 100, 200, and 400 meters who wants to compete in the Olympics. This paper provides an analysis of a) his case; b) the impact of his case on the Olympics, the Paralympics and other –lympics and the relationships between the –lympics; c) the impact on other international and national sports; d) the applicability of the UN Convention on the rights of persons with disabilities. It situates the evaluation of the Pistorius case within the broader doping discourse and the reality that new and emerging science and technology products increasingly generate internal and external human bodily enhancements that go beyond the species-typical, enabling more and more a culture of increasing demand for, and acceptance of modifications of the human body (structure, function, abilities) beyond its species-typical boundaries and the emergence of new social concepts such as transhumanism and the transhumanisation of ableism.

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Researchers Target Tumors With Tiny ‘Nanoworms’

In Health, nano on May 7, 2008 at 3:10 am

Segmented “nanoworms” composed of magnetic iron oxide and coated with a polymer are able to find and attach to tumors. (Credit: Ji-Ho Park, UCSD)

ScienceDaily (May 7, 2008) – Scientists at UC San Diego, UC Santa Barbara and MIT have developed nanometer-sized “nanoworms” that can cruise through the bloodstream without significant interference from the body’s immune defense system and-like tiny anti-cancer missiles-home in on tumors.

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Review of the Federal Strategy to Address Environmental, Health, and Safety Research Needs for Engineered Nanoscale Materials

In nano on May 4, 2008 at 12:31 am

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Groups Demand EPA Stop Sale Of 200+ Potentially Dangerous Nano-Silver Products

In Health, nano on May 4, 2008 at 12:22 am

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Virtual Journal Table of Contents Alerting from AIP and APS

In nano on May 4, 2008 at 12:20 am

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NanoFutures

In nano on May 4, 2008 at 12:19 am

by Center for Nanotechnology in Society Arizona State University
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my columns of this year so far

In nano on April 21, 2008 at 3:38 am

* Nano-Engineered Plastic [April 15, 2008]
* Nano Architecture and Construction
[March 30, 2008 – published by Healthwrights]
* Anti-Aging, Longevity and Immortality Technology [March 15, 2008]
* Nanotoxicology
[February 29, 2008 – published by Healthwrights]
* Nano South Africa [February 15, 2008]
* Nano Cosmetics, Sunscreen and Personal Care
[January 30, 2008 – published by Healthwrights]
* Nano-Aerospace [January 15, 2008]

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Nanotechnology Still Holds Huge Untapped Potential for the Industry

In nano on April 21, 2008 at 3:35 am

(Nanowerk News) Finland is a forerunner in nanotechnology, and the fast-growing field has already produced strong results. The 70 million euro Tekes FinNano programme, currently in its third year, has launched companies and new business throughout the country. Applications of nanotechnology are in widespread use in the key areas of Finnish industry.
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Subnanometer Motion of Cargoes Driven by Thermal Gradients along Carbon Nanotubes

In nano on April 21, 2008 at 3:27 am

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National Nanotechnology Initiative: Charting the Course for Reauthorization

In nano on April 21, 2008 at 3:26 am

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NGO’s volgen ontwikkeling nanotechnologie

In nano on April 21, 2008 at 3:25 am

Dutch but in short A group of environmental and consumer organisations in the Netherlands wants to start a political lobby for improving environmental regulations and labelling nanotechnology. more

Hydrogen storage in nanoparticles works

In nano on April 21, 2008 at 3:22 am

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Code of Conduct Nanotechnology by Swiss Retail Organizations Published

In nano on April 21, 2008 at 3:21 am

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Are multi-walled carbon nanotubes more like asbestos than we thought?

In Health, nano on April 21, 2008 at 3:17 am

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New Artificial Material Paves Way To Improved Electronics

In nano on April 21, 2008 at 3:09 am

The new material, a superlattice, which has a multilayer structure composed of alternating atomically thin layers of two different oxides (PbTiO3 and SrTiO3), possesses properties radically different to either of the two materials by themselves. These new properties are a direct consequence of the artificially layered structure and are driven by interactions at the atomic scale at the interfaces between the layers.

“Besides the immediate applications that could be generated by this nanomaterial, this discovery opens a completely new field of investigation and the possibility of new functional materials based on a new concept: interface engineering on the atomic scale,” said Dr. Dawber.

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Four European countries discuss voluntary safety standards in nanotechnology

In nano on April 21, 2008 at 3:07 am

(Nanowerk News) Representatives of authorities from Switzerland, Austria, Liechtenstein and Germany discussed at TÜV SÜD Industry Service GmbH in Munich the current state of voluntary safety measures in nanotechnology risk management. CENARIOS®, the world`s first certifiable, nanospecific risk management and monitoring system was also presented to the authorities and discussed.
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