Toxic Food Nano Poison and a Slow Lingering Death for the Human Race?

A scientist injecting fruit with toxic nanoparticles before feeding it to your children to make lots of money? Friends of the Earth in Australia, who have been running a long anti nanotech campaign have just released a new report prompting sensationalist and confused headlines headlines like this – “Is nanotechnology a toxic food nano poison in Australia?“As always, it’s a …

The Tata Nano

I’m in Pune, India this week enjoying subjee in the sun while lecturing on entrepreneurship with a team put together by the British Council. Coincidentally, Tata Motors chose today to unveil their new car, and the world’s cheapest, the Tata Nano which although not containing much nanotechnology provides a metaphor of sorts for what we are attempting to do in …

The State of British Nanotech

I popped along to the UK Nanoforum conference last week and what I found wasn’t a particularly pretty sight, especially in comparison with the previous week’s Nanosolutions/ 4th Nanotech Hesse Forum the week before. The main difference between the two events was in the number of people actually doing things, rather than talking about them or supporting them. While the …

UK Government Drives Nanotech Companies To France

At last, the UK government has given a reason for the various Nanotech Trade/Industry associations to exist with its rather bizarre plans to penalise enterprise. The increase in Capital Gains Tax to 18% will particularly affect emerging technology business, in contrast to the previous rules which rewarded entrepreneurs for the long term development of businesses via a 10% CGT rate …