Saturday, July 24, 2004

Royal rulings

Scientists support Prince on nanotech (The Independent)

    Tough new rules must be brought in to guard against dangers to health and the environment from nanotechnology, Britain's top scientific and engineering bodies will conclude this week.

    A weighty new joint report by the Royal Society and the Royal Academy of Engineering will also urge ministers and scientists to adopt a much more open approach to the public over the technology than it has over GM. More here

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Upcoming Event
First International Symposium on Occupational Health Implications of Nanomaterials, 12-14 October 2004, Palace Hotel, Buxton, Derbyshire, UK. More here

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