Category Archives: Nanotechnology

Instrument Driven Data Overload

We have discussed inductive and deductive science, now here is more to chew on, how excess instrumentation and data gathering can make science spin its wheels.

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New Food Scare: Nano-Powder on Your Donuts: Should You Worry?

“There are nano-sized particles in your food. Does this make you nervous?” Continue reading

Nanotechnology: Armed resistance

Nature assesses the aftermath of a series of nanotechnology-lab bombings in Mexico — and asks how the country became a target of eco-anarchists. Continue reading

Why wood pulp is world’s new wonder material

THE hottest new material in town is light, strong and conducts electricity. What’s more, it’s been around a long, long time. Continue reading

Super-Strong, High-Tech Material Found to be Toxic to Aquatic Animals by Researchers at MU and USGS

Carbon nanotubes hold promise for industry but need monitoring, say researchers Continue reading

Nanoparticle ‘risk’ to food crops

A pair of widely used chemicals in the form of tiny “nanoparticles” have been shown to spread throughout a crop plant or affect growth and soil fertility. Continue reading

Sunlight May Trigger Nanoparticle Formation

Nanoparticles found in the environment could come from natural processes, not just from man-made sources. In rivers and other bodies of water, sunlight can help dissolved organic matter reduce silver and gold ions to form nanoparticles of the metals, according to researchers in China (ACS Nano, DOI: 10.1021/nn302293r). Continue reading