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INL launch summer scholarship programme for Spanish and Portuguese students

As a multilateral organization opened to new countries membership and absolutely committed to Nanotechnology promotion and development, INL manages and administers several educational and research programs specifically orientated to encourage capacities and knowledge in Nanosciences. In this regard, INL launches INL Scholarships Programme offered to portuguese and spanish for second cycle university students of Biology, Chemistry, Engineering, Medicine, Physics and related areas interested in a research career in Nanotechnology. Working on the breakthroughs of tomorrow, INL Scholarships Programme offer hands on training in advanced research projects with INL scientists for two months (July & August). Scholars will also have the great opportunity of sharing first research steps of an international and multidisciplinary community formed by scientists and engineers from all over the world.

Read more information and apply at: http://www.inl.int/work-employment.php

April 20, 2011 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Apple iPhone apps put Nanotechnology in your pocket

The Project on Emerging Nanotechnologies (PEN), established in April 2005 as a partnership between the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars and the Pew Charitable Trusts (Washington) has developed findNano, an application for Apple’s iPhone and iPod Touch that lets users discover and determine whether consumer products are nanotechnology-enabled ranging more than 1,000 different products from consumer electronics, toys or food to improved drug delivery systems.

This application takes as base, the PEN’s “Consumer Products Inventory”, which is one of the leading sources of information on manufacturer-identified nanotechnology consumer products around the world and through this new application becomes more accessible for today’s consumers.

Patrick Polischuk, Research Associate at PEN says: “This innovative tool satisfies the needs of citizen, scientists, tech-savvy consumers, and those who are merely curious about whether products contain nanomaterials.”

To help develop better estimates of the number of nano-based products in commerce, the iPhone app allows users to submit information on new products, including product name and where the product can be purchased. Using the built-in camera, iPhone users can even submit new nanotech product to be included in future inventory updates. This feature will help consumers, researchers, etc to determine how and where nanotechnologies are entering the marketplace.

findNano is available as a free download for the iPhone and iPod Touch, and can be found in the iTunes App Store.

April 20, 2011 Posted by | Nanobiology, Nanoelectronics, Nanofood, Nanomaterials, Nanomedicine, Nanooptics, Nanopackaging, Nanophotonic, Nanoproduction, Nanotester, Nanotextile | , , , , , | Leave a comment