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Managing the Effects of Nanotechnology

Jan 13, 2006
The Wilson Center's Project on Emerging Nanotechnologies released a report by one of the country's foremost authorities on environmental research and policy, J. Clarence Davies, which examines the strengths and weaknesses of the current regulatory framework for nanotechnology and calls for a new approach to nanotechnology oversight.

New Article: Comprehensive Overview of Nanotechnology's Potential Workplace Health Impacts

Dec 20, 2005
An important article in the current issue of the Journal of Nanoparticle Research gives business leaders, scientists and policymakers the most comprehensive overview of research into nanotechnology's potential worker health impacts to appear in a peer-reviewed journal.

The Future of Technology Assessment

Dec 19, 2005
The Foresight and Governance Project has released a new report titled The Future of Technology Assessment, a collection of three essays designed to explore the issue of technology assessment with a look towards the future--a future that will be continually transformed by investments in science and technology.

Nanotechnology Doesn't Make News

Dec 14, 2005
Nanotechnology is hailed by some scientists, venture capitalists, and government officials as the next industrial revolution. But two media experts at a program sponsored by the Wilson Center's Project on Emerging Nanotechnologies report that, compared to other areas of science, nanotechnology newspaper coverage is scarce.

David Rejeski Addresses the House Committee on Science on the Environmental and Safety Impacts of Nanotechnology

Nov 17, 2005
On Thursday, November 17, 2005, Director of the Wilson Center's Project on Emerging Nanotechnologies, David Rejeski, briefed the Science Committee of the U.S. House of Representatives on current concerns about the environmental and safety impacts of nanotechnology and the status and adequacy of related research programs and plans.

Important First Step to Test Nanomaterials' Toxicity

Oct 18, 2005
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.

Wilson Center Launches New Project on Emerging Nanotechnologies

Oct 04, 2005
The Wilson Center's new Project on Emerging Nanotechnologies will study the potential health and environmental implications of nanotechnology products. Developments from this cutting-edge science will increasingly affect our everyday lives, from medicines to consumer products to new energy sources.

New NIOSH Approaches to Safe Nanotechnology & Strategic Plan for Nanotechnology Research

Oct 04, 2005
According to Andrew Maynard, chief science advisor for the Wilson Center's Project on Emerging Nanotechnologies, a project created in partnership with The Pew Charitable Trusts, the release of Approaches to Safe Nanotechnology: An Information Exchange with NIOSH and Strategic Plan for NIOSH Nanotechnology Research: Filling the Knowledge Gaps is a small but important step forward by the U.S. government to address the possible health implications of nanotechnology.

Nanotechnology: Forging Ahead Responsibly

Oct 04, 2005
A new study shows Americans are excited about the prospects of nanotechnology, but concerned about its potential health and environmental effects.

U.S. EPA Expert Joins Project on Emerging Nanotechnologies

Sep 27, 2005
Internationally-recognized environmental scientist Barbara Karn has joined the Project on Emerging Nanotechnologies. Dr. Karn will focus on innovative ways to apply the principles of "green" chemistry and "green" engineering to nanotechnology.

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