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UK Scientists at the John Innes Centre Use a Plant Virus to Create Electronicall

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UK Scientists at the John Innes Centre Use a Plant Virus to Create Electronically Active Nanoparticles

http://www.nano.org.uk/news/march2006/latest282.htm

For Now, Consumer Nanotech Concentrates on the Little Things

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For Now, Consumer Nanotech Concentrates on the Little Things

By Rick Weiss
Washington Post Staff Writer
Friday, March 10, 2006; Page A03

They promised robots the size of blood cells, able to crawl through the body in search of disease. Featherweight aircraft parts stronger than steel. Solar-charged batteries better and cheaper than oil.

When Technology Displaces the Farmer

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PANOS (London), December 19, 2005
Arnold Munthali
Hong Kong
http://allafrica.com/stories/200512200913.html

As the World Trade Organisation's (WTO) ministerial conference captures global attention, a new technology standing in the wings could be about to take centre stage: nanotechnology is already bringing a sci-fi reality to our door and could assign many commodities to history's dustbin, including some produced in the poorest nations of the world.

EPA Draft White Paper Makes Clear the Need for a Nanotech Moratorium

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External Review Draft Nanotechnology White Paper

Draft Summary web location: http://www.epa.gov/osa/nanotech.htm

To read the full 134 page report click here: EPA Nanotech Draft white Paper

Prepared for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
by members of the Nanotechnology Workgroup, a group of EPA's Science Policy Council

Nanotechnology Regulation Needed, Critics Say

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By Rick Weiss
Washington Post Staff Writer
Monday, December 5, 2005; A08

Amid growing evidence that some of the tiniest materials ever engineered pose potentially big environmental, health and safety risks, momentum is building in Congress, environmental circles and in the industry itself to beef up federal oversight of the new materials, which are already showing up in dozens of consumer products.

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