Science and Technology Innovation Program

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PEN 16 - Nanotechnology: The Social and Ethical Issues

View Recent action in Congress to reauthorize the U.S. federal nanotechnology research program offers the chance to address the social and ethical issues concerning the emerging scientific field, experts say. “It is crucial to address social and ethical issues now as we consider both the substantial potential risks of nanotechnology and its possible significant contributions to our well-being and environmental sustainability,” says Ronald Sandler, Northeastern University philosophy professor and author of a new report funded by the Project and the National Science Foundation. The report emphasizes ways in which such topics intersect with governmental functions and responsibilities, including science and technology policy, as well as research funding, regulation and work on public engagement.

Center Explores Nanotechnology and Energy

The application of nano-scale technologies is beginning to dramatically impact both how we produce and conserve energy. How far can these technologies take us on the road towards energy independence? In this seminar, a panel of industry experts explored a wide range of technologies, ranging from photovoltaics to lighting and clean coal technology.

Important First Step to Test Nanomaterials' Toxicity

The International Life Sciences Institute will release a new report that for the first time gives scientists the elements of a framework for assessing the potential human health effects from exposure to engineered nanomaterials.

PEN 4 - Nanotechnology in Agriculture and Food Production: Anticipated Applications

View Thanks to nanotechnology, tomorrow’s food will be designed by shaping molecules and atoms.

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Data Journalism and Policymaking: A Changing Landscape

July 30, 2014 // 10:00am12:00pm

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