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IOSH Safe Laboratory Work with Nanomaterials

InterNano - Upcoming Events - May 23, 2016 - 9:25am
Thursday, June 23, 2016 (All day)Singapore http://www.iom-world.sg/services/training-courses/%28nyp%29-iosh-safe-laboratory-work-with-nanomaterials/?eventid=568 Overview The potential risks of working with and using nanomaterials have been widely recognised as has the need to use safe working practices. This training is based on the concepts highlighted in internationally recognized best practice, (ISO, UK Nanosafety Group) combined with tested approaches that are used by leading nanomaterial research institutions. Objectives To provide laboratory staff, students and safety and health professionals at universities and other R&D facilities with a good understanding of approaches towards safe and healthy working in labs where nanomaterials are used or produced. On completion of this course, participants will understand the protection needs and applicable technical and organisational measures including how to identify and correctly wear personal protective equipment. The training includes practical hands-on exercises that will help all participants translate the guidance into their daily lab routines in a safe and healthy way.

Phase-change chalcogenides for neuronal computing

Nanotechweb - May 23, 2016 - 8:07am
IBM researchers are reporting on the first artificial neuron made from phase-change-based memristive devices.

ORNL demonstrates large-scale technique to produce quantum dots

Nanotech-Now - May 23, 2016 - 7:45am
A method to produce significant amounts of semiconducting nanoparticles for light-emitting displays, sensors, solar panels and biomedical applications has gained momentum with a demonstration by resea...

More light on cancer: Scientists created nanoparticles to highlight cancer cells

Nanotech-Now - May 23, 2016 - 7:45am
The group of Russian and French researchers, with the participation of scientists from the Lomonosov Moscow State University, has succeeded to synthesize nanoparticles of ultrapure silicon, which exhi...

Nanotubes are beacons in cancer-imaging technique: Rice University researchers use spectral triangulation to pinpoint location of tumors

Nanotech-Now - May 23, 2016 - 7:45am
Bathing a patient in LED light may someday offer a new way to locate tumors, according to Rice University researchers.

Researchers demonstrate size quantization of Dirac fermions in graphene: Characterization of high-quality material reveals important details relevant to next generation nanoelectronic devices

Nanotech-Now - May 23, 2016 - 7:45am
Quantum mechanics is the field of physics governing the behavior of things on atomic scales, where things work very differently from our everyday world.

Graphene: A quantum of current - When current comes in discrete packages: Viennese scientists unravel the quantum properties of the carbon material graphene

Nanotech-Now - May 23, 2016 - 7:45am
In 2010 the Nobel Prize in physics was awarded for the discovery of the exceptional material graphene, which consists of a single layer of carbon atoms arranged in a honeycomb lattice. But graphene re...

Electronic device detects molecules linked to cancer, Alzheimer's and Parkinson's: An inexpensive portable biosensor has been developed by researchers at Brazil's National Nanotechnology Laboratory with FAPESP's support

Nanotech-Now - May 23, 2016 - 7:45am
A biosensor developed by researchers at the National Nanotechnology Laboratory (LNNano) in Campinas, São Paulo State, Brazil, has been proven capable of detecting molecules associated with neurodegene...

Photon collisions: Photonic billiards might be the newest game!

Nanotech-Now - May 23, 2016 - 7:45am
When one snooker ball hits another, both spring away from each other in an elastic manner. In the case of two photons a similar process - the elastic collision - has never been observed. Physicists fr...

Syracuse University chemists add color to chemical reactions: Chemists in the College of Arts and Sciences have come up with an innovative new way to visualize and monitor chemical reactions in real time

Nanotech-Now - May 23, 2016 - 7:45am
Chemists at Syracuse University have come up with an innovative new way to visualize and monitor chemical reactions in real time.

New type of graphene-based transistor will increase the clock speed of processors: Scientists have developed a new type of graphene-based transistor and using modeling they have demonstrated that it has ultralow power consumption compared with other simil

Nanotech-Now - May 23, 2016 - 7:45am
Scientists have developed a new type of graphene-based transistor and using modelling they have demonstrated that it has ultralow power consumption compared with other similar transistor devices. The...

Mille-feuille-filter removes viruses from water

Nanotech-Now - May 23, 2016 - 7:45am
A simple paper sheet made by scientists at Uppsala University can improve the quality of life for millions of people by removing resistant viruses from water. The sheet, made of cellulose nanofibers,...

Transferring trapped photons between nanocavities

Nanotechweb - May 23, 2016 - 7:41am
New on-a-chip device could be important for future optical processing systems and quantum computing applications.

Carnegie Mellon develops bio-mimicry method for preparing and labeling stem cells: Method allows researchers to prepare mesenchymal stem cells and monitor them using MRI

Nanotech-Now - May 21, 2016 - 7:45am
Researchers led by Carnegie Mellon University Professor of Biological Sciences Chien Ho have developed a new method for preparing mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) that not only leads to the production of...

Novel gene therapy shows potential for lung repair in asthma

Nanotech-Now - May 21, 2016 - 7:45am
Abstract 7875 Thymulin Gene Therapy Delivered by a New Biodegradable DNA Nanoparticle in Experimental Chronic Allergic Asthma A.L. Da Silva1, G.P. Oliveira1, J.Z. Kitoko1, N.G. Blanco1, J.S. Suk2,...

Technique improves the efficacy of fuel cells: Research demonstrates a new phase transition from metal to ionic conductor

Nanotech-Now - May 21, 2016 - 7:45am
Fuel cells, which generate electricity from chemical reactions without harmful emissions, have the potential to power everything from cars to portable electronics, and could be cleaner and more effici...