Foresight Institute Weekly News Digest: January 29, 2009
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In light of the recent post on the need for open-source sensing arising from nanotech-based environmental monitoring, it is interesting to note this recent progress in building a nanotech-powered biosensor powered by molecular motors…
The Project on Emerging Nanotechnologies, via AAAS EurekAlert, brings us an update on federal efforts to address the potential environmental, health and safety (EHS) risks posed by engineered nanomaterials…
An international team of investigators has demonstrated in mice a nanotech method of orally delivering an anticancer therapy that would normally have to be delivered by injection…
Last September we wrote that one insurer would "no longer insure against bodily injury, property damage, or personal and advertising injury related to the actual, alleged, or threatened presence of or exposure to nanotubes or nanotechnology in any form." Now Christine Peterson passes along this item from Rhitu Chatterjee writing in the American Chemical Society journal Environmental Science & Technology, which notes that the exclusion has disappeared from the company's web site, and then goes on to report how carefully insurers are watching nanotechnology…
Last month at a conference in Luxembourg, Cambridge University scientists announced a way of making long thin carbon nanotubes link together to form a material that might suffice to built a space elevator, perhaps a decade from now after the process has been successfully scaled up…
—Nanodot posts by James Lewis
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April 2, 2009
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