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Carbon Nanotubes That Look Like Asbestos, Behave Like Asbestos

May 20, 2008
A major study published today in Nature Nanotechnology suggests some forms of carbon nanotubes could be as harmful as asbestos if inhaled in sufficient quantities. The study used established methods to see if specific types of nanotubes have the potential to cause mesothelioma — a cancer of the lung lining that can take 30-40 years to appear following exposure. FULL STORY

Can You Balance the Federal Budget?

May 14, 2008
While the candidates and pundits debate, go online and take control of the federal budget. American Public Media and the Wilson Center's Serious Games Initiative recently launched a new game, Budget Hero, to let people explore the impacts of some of the the most important policy issues facing our country.

Nanotechnology: The Power of Small

Apr 01, 2008
Products incorporating nanotechnology have become a global, multi-billion dollar industry yet much of the public knows little about nano's potential impact on the environment, human health, and privacy. A three-part tv series, "Nanotechnology: The Power of Small," airing in April, will explore these issues.

Where Will the Science of Today Lead Us Tomorrow?

Apr 01, 2008
Nanotechnology promises to affect virtually all aspects of our daily lives, from consumer products and food to medicine and energy, and yet the majority of Americans still know little to nothing about it. As part of its mission to improve public awareness, the Project on Emerging Nanotechnologies uses new media to convey complex technological applications and implications to a public still puzzled about basic science.

Virtual Solutions to Real-World Problems

Feb 19, 2008
The Foresight and Governance Project has been exploring how virtual worlds can be used to solve real world environmental problems. Take a tour of the ecological "hot spots" in Second Life, an online 3D virtual world.

Washington Goes to Sand Hill Road

Jan 30, 2008
January 2008 - F&G releases a new research brief looking into federal efforts at venture capital.

IBM Introduces Video Game to Help University Students Develop Business Skills

Nov 06, 2007
November 2007 - In this IBM release, F&G director, David Rejeski, comments on the rise in games, like IBM's new business skills game, as educational tools.

Consumers Talk Nano

Oct 22, 2007
What are the possible risks and benefits of nanotechnology and consumer products? In an effort to reach out to the American public and engage them in an important online conversation about the issue, the Project on Emerging Nanotechnologies is collaborating with Consumers Union – publishers of Consumer Reports magazine and Consumer Reports Online.

White Paper - Applying Toxicogenomics Data in Chemical Regulation

Jul 01, 2007
July 2007 - This paper provides an overview of the current state of genomic science and technology, and its relevance for risk assessment and chemical regulation.

Nanotechnology Now Used in Nearly 500 Everyday Products

May 18, 2007
The number of consumer products using nanotechnology has more than doubled in the 14 months since the Project on Emerging Nanotechnologies launched the world's first online inventory of manufacturer-identified nanotech goods in March 2006.

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  • David Rejeski // Director, Science and Technology Innovation Program; Interim Director, Commons Lab
  • Todd Kuiken, Ph.D. // Senior Program Associate, Science and Technology Innovation Program
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  • Eleonore Pauwels // Program Associate/Researcher, Science and Technology Innovation Program
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