Foresight Nanotech Institute Weekly News Digest: November 20, 2008
Discuss these news stories at http://foresight.org/nanodot.
Miss Foresight's Vision Weekend, Convergence08? See Senior Associate Drew Reynolds's photos (you may need to sign up for Facebook) including keynoter Paul Saffo, director Brad Templeton, Senior Associates PJ Manney, Ralph Merkle, & Brian Wang, president Chris Peterson, and the Big Board of unconference sessions.
Nanotech membranes made of nanoporous alumina coated with diamond-like carbon films promise to minimize problems with medical implants…
Today we have a nanotech nod to last week's historic election for US President and an example of the artistic possibilities of nanotechnology, rather than news of scientific or technological advances…
Paul Marks of New Scientist reports on the release of a report by the UK Royal Commission on Environmental Pollution titled "Novel Materials in the Environment: The case of nanotechnology". The report concludes that nanotech products are coming to market without adequate tests for safety based upon the unique properties of the nanomaterials…
If you are unable to attend the Convergence08 Unconference this weekend, you can follow some of the developments on FastForward Radio…
Recently announced results of a US national survey on nanotech applications for "human enhancement" show widespread public support for enhancements seen as promising an improvement in human health, but little support for other uses…
British scientists are investigating telescoping carbon nanotubes as a nanotech replacement for current computer memory technologies…
—Nanodot posts by James Lewis
January 22, 2009
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