Nanotech Doesn’t Have To Be Boring

I just spent a less than entertaining 30 seconds playing with the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research’s new coma inducing “interactive tour into the worlds of the micro- and nano-cosmos.” It is all very nicely done, but so tedious, pointless and looks to have been designed around 2002 when fancy flash based web sites were all the rage. …

A “People’s Inquiry”

A new report from the UK Environment Agency has been published, “A people’s inquiry on nanotechnology and the environment” They have certainly spent a great deal of time and effort educating a carefully selected group “of 13 people from East London who knew very little about nanotechnology”. This group then debated the issue of environmental clean-up using nanoparticles. Amazingly – …

Play Time In The Nanoworld

While the rest of the nanoworld runs around squabbling over patents, control over technology, social. ethical and even philosophical issues there is one thing that everyone agrees on – we need more people to study science and engineering otherwise it really doesn’t matter how much taxpayers cash is pumped into nanotech. For once the UK government agrees, with Margaret Hodge, …