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Synthetic biology is ushering in a new era of biology that is no longer contained within the walls of laboratories in universities and private companies. This movement is known as do-it-yourself bio (DIYbio) and has been compared with models familiar in the cybertech tech world such as commons-based peer production and open source innovation.

Game Changer: Investing in Digital Play to Advance Children's Learning and Health

The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars and the Joan Ganz Cooney Center at Sesame Workshop invite you to a research forum on how video games can be a powerful boon to children's learning and healthy development.

Book Launch: <i>Intervention</i>

New York Times columnist Denise Caruso's new book, Intervention: Confronting the Real Risks of Genetic Engineering and Life on a Biotech Planet (Hybrid Vigor Press, 2006,, was launched on 6 March 2007 at an event held by the Foresight and Governance Project at the Wilson Center.

High-Tech Tools for Water Resources

One of the most promising areas to apply new sensing technology to monitor, assess, and respond to pressing environmental challenges is in water resources. The Foresight and Governance Project, in conjunction with the Center for Embedded Networked Sensing (CENS), launched a new white paper, Distributed Sensing Systems for Water Quality Assessment and Management, at an event at the Wilson Center on 23 February 2007.

<b>Live Webcast--</b> Nanotechnology & the Media: Realities & Risk

Video of this event is now available. Follow the link in the See Also box to the right of this screen.

Nanotechnology is hailed by some scientists, venture capitalists, and government officials as the new industrial revolution. But two media experts at a December 14, program sponsored by the Project on Emerging Nanotechnologies report that, compared to other areas of science, nanotechnolgy newspaper coverage is scarce.

<b>Live Webcast:</b> First Research Inventory of the Environmental, Health and Safety Impacts of Nanotechnology

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New Inventory Of Research Into Nanotechnology's
Health & Environmental Effects

<b>Live Webcast:</b> 2005 State of the Future

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<b>Live Webcast:</b> Release of First International Strategy to Test Nanomaterials' Toxicity


Julie W. Fitzpatrick, Staff Scientist, ILSI RF/RSI; Project Manager, Working Group

Andrew Maynard, Chief Science Advisor, Project on Emerging Nanotechnologies, Woodrow Wilson Center; Member, Working Group

David Warheit, Staff Toxicologist, Dupont Haskell Laboratory; Member, Working Group

Jim Willis, Director, Chemical Control Division, Office of Pollution
Prevention and Toxics, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

<b>Live Webcast:</b> Informed Public Perceptions of Nanotechnology and Trust in Government

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