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Nanotech Europe 2009, Europe's largest international nanotechnology conference and exhibition, will be held from September 28-30, 2009, in Berlin, Germany. The conference, in its fifth year, is for nanotechnology professionals with an interest in research or taking that research to market. It...
Concerns over the health and environmental risks of nanotechnology are causing the European Parliament to consider tougher regulation for the nascent industry. The Parliament is in the process of drafting a report on the topic. According to the draft, which is currently before the Committee on the...
Nanotech Northern Europe (NTNE), a conference taking place in March 2007 in Helsinki, Finland, will focus on nanotechnology applications, safety issues concerning nanotechnology products, and nanoscale measurement tools. The article says that the conference is motivated by a need to form cooperation...
This article says that Tekes, Finland's main public funding organization for research and development, is establishing FinNano, a new technology program designed to "accelerate and improve the competitiveness of nanotechnology research in Finland". According to the article, Finland is...
Pharmacists from King's College in the U.K. have developed a gel containing nano-encapsulated vitamin E in order to increase the vitamin's water solubility and increase the amount of it that is absorbed by the skin. The article says that vitamin E, which is used in a variety of skin care products,...
The next Nanotech Insight conference will be held from March 29 - April 2, 2009, in Barcelona, Spain. The previous two Nanotech Insight conferences were held in Egypt in 2005 and 2007. The conference "... aims to integrate the scientific and sociological aspects of nanoscience and technology with...
A plant nutrition study that addresses nano-sized plant nutrients is now available from the Landbouwkundige Uitgeverij G.C. van den Berg (Veenendaal, The Netherlands). This publication looks at the many scientific studies and patent publications from the last decade regarding this innovative technology,...
This year’s Nobel Prize for physics has been awarded to Albert Fert of Université Paris-Sud in France and Peter Grünberg of Forschungszentrum Jülich in Germany for their discovery of giant magnetoresistance (GMR), described by the Nobel citation from the Royal Swedish Academy of...
European nanomaterials manufacturer Oxonica has announced that it will supply Turkish oil company Petrol Ofisi A.S. with its nanotechnology-based Envirox Fuel Borne Catalyst fuel additive that reduces emissions and fuel consumption. The article says that Envirox reduces trucks' fuel consumption...
A researcher from the University of Twente in the Netherlands is developing nanoscale “needles” that can potentially be used to store data and applied to write and read in storage media with very high densities. Researcher Alexander le Febre has demonstrated that a field-emission current...