Tagged: Nanotechnology

Fingerprints & nanotechnology - Forensic Scientist

Anna Sandiford Jun 07, 2011

Fingerprints and forensic science go back a long way – they are probably the most traditional forensic science tool that people will mention if you ask them about solving crimes.  Having said that, there have been some monumental stuff-ups when it comes to fingerprint ID; the Madrid bomb suspect misidentification springs to mind when a [...] … Read More

“Just So Science” – The Butterfly that Stamped - Just So Science

Elf Eldridge Apr 12, 2011

I wanted to use my first post to welcome one of our national symbols to the folds of nanoscience! Say hello to Eudyptula minor, Korora in Maori or the Little Blue Penguin to its friends. Little Blue Penguin These quirky little critters have just been shown, by a group from Yale and Akron Universities (sadly without any Kiwi institutions contributing), … Read More

A Review of "A Big Discussion about Small Things" - Molecular Matters

Michael Edmonds Feb 18, 2011

On Wednesday evening I went along to “A Big Discussion about Small Things” a panel discussion about the pros and cons of nanotechnology. Some background information can be found here. The discussion was hosted by Kim Hill who, sharp as ever, did a wonderful job keeping the panelists in line and pouncing on any poor or misleading arguments. The … Read More

Overhyping (Nano)technology - Molecular Matters

Michael Edmonds Feb 12, 2011

The other day I was channel surfing and caught the end of a short clip on nanotechnology on one of the documentary channels. I thought this would be interesting to watch as I am off to A Big Discussion About Small Things at the Christchurch College of Education next week.  However I was very annoyed to hear the presenter make a very … Read More

Nano Pills - MacDoctor

Jim McVeagh Oct 03, 2009

Occasionally, you come across a piece of research that has ramifications far beyond the ones envisaged by the researchers. The Journal for Nanotechnology, appropriately named Small has this experiment reported in this month’s copy. In a fascinating understatement they say: The concept of releasing a drug inside a cell and following its action is applicable to [...] … Read More