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new technologies: bio-, nano- & genetic engineering

Jury Awards $760 Million in Chemical Trial

Authors:

Pollack, Andrew

Publication Date:

August 8, 1998

Abstract:

Jury awards $760 million to former exployees of five chemical and oil companies for injuries and deaths resulting from exposure to chemicals and plastics used in manufacture of high-tech military aircraft....

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IBM: Sick and Suspicious

Authors:

Herbert, Bob

Publication Date:

September 4, 2003

Abstract:

Describes lawsuit brought by former employees of International Business Machines Corp. (IBM) who say they were harmed by exposure to chemicals during the manufacture of computer components....

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Nanotechnology and Mass Destruction

Authors:

Howard, Sean

Publication Date:

July 31, 2003

Abstract:

Describes the need for an internatinal "inner space treaty" to control the destructive potential of nanotechnology....

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Nanomaterials Show Signs of Toxicity

Publication Date:

April 11, 2003

Abstract:

First report of toxic effects among laboratory animals exposed to certain nano-scale-sized particles of carbon and other materials....

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Japan Sees Nanotech as Key to Rebuilding Its Economy

Authors:

Fried, Jayne

Publication Date:

January 7, 2002

Abstract:

Japan is banking on nanotech to revitalize its industrial economy....

Societal Implications of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology

Publication Date:

March 1, 2001

Abstract:

Proceedings of a U.S. government-sponsored workshop held September 28-29, 2000 at the National Science Foundation....

The Once and Future Nanomachine

Publication Date:

September 16, 2003

Abstract:

Argues that Eric Drexler's self-assembling nanobots are all but impossible, but emulating natural systems may provide a way of creating self-replicating machines....

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The Robot Within

Authors:

Ball, Philip

Publication Date:

March 15, 2003

Abstract:

Describes successful research by German chemist Gunter von Kiedrowski and others who are aiming to create self-replicating DNA molecules in unusual but useful shapes -- a step toward self-replicating nano-scale robots or nanobots....

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Life Made to Order

Authors:

Goho, Alexander

Publication Date:

April 1, 2003

Abstract:

Describes how scientists are planning to create (in the near future) new forms of life my making new genes from the chemical components of DNA. Citation: Alexander Goho, "Life Made to Order," Technology Review April 2003, pgs. 50-57....

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Scientists Planning to Make New Form of Life

Authors:

Gillis, Justin

Publication Date:

November 21, 2002

Abstract:

Describes plans by Craig Venter to create a single-celled, partially-human-created organism with the minimum number of genes to sustain life. Citation: Justin Gillis, "Scientists Planning to Make New Form of Life," Washington Post Nov. 21, 2002, pg. A1....

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