The Moveable Feast: Nanotechnology on our Dinner Tables

Kevin Hurley

From genetically modified crops to nanoparticles in our food, converging technologies will likely change the way we eat. By converging technologies, we are referring to the convergence of Nanotechnology, Biotechnology, Information Technologies, and Cognitive Sciences (NBIC ). Genetically modified organisms (GMOs) already part of the legal landscape wiih Monsanto v.

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Special microscope captures defects in nanotubes

University of Oregon chemists have devised a way to see the internal structures of electronic waves trapped in carbon nanotubes by external electrostatic charges.

Drug That Lost High-Stakes Political Fight For Funding Now Being Used Against Ebola

WASHINGTON—An experimental drug now being used by the U.S. government to treat Ebola patients lost a high-stakes battle for federal funding several years ago. The politically connected drug company that won the dispute, meanwhile, filed for bankruptcy in September.http://www.ieet.org/images/uploads/gr20141021fr.jpg

Atom-width graphene sensors could provide unprecedented insights into brain structure and function

Understanding the anatomical structure and function of the brain is a longstanding goal in neuroscience and a top priority of President Obama's brain initiative. Electrical monitoring and stimulation of neuronal signaling is a mainstay technique for studying brain function, while emerging optical techniques—which use photons instead of electrons—are opening new opportunities for visualizing neural network structure and exploring brain functions. Electrical and optical techniques offer distinct...

Nitrogen Doped Graphene Characterized by Iranian, Russian, German Scientists

An Iranian researcher in association with his colleagues from Russia and Germany presented a mathematical model for the characterization of doped graphene.

FUTURISM UPDATE (October 22, 2014)

FUTURISM UPDATE (October 22, 2014)

INFOWORLD: General Electric lays out big plans for big data http://www.infoworld.com/article/2616433/big-data/general-el.….-data.html
THE TELEGRAPH: The Real Cyborgs http://s.telegraph.co.uk/graphics/projects/the-future-is-android/index.html
FUTURE OBSERVATORY: Who Has a Climate Change Adaptation Roadmap? Guess! http://www.21stcentech.com/climate-change-adaptation-roadmap-guess/
Russia threatens US with Five Thousand Nuclear Warheads http://lnkd.in/dPbGPZf...

About Linda

LINDA MACDONALD GLENN, JD, LLM (Biomedical Ethics, McGill) is a healthcare ethics educator, attorney-at-law and a consultant. Currently an Assistant Professor at the Alden March Bioethics Institute, Albany Medical Center, she is also a Fellow at the Institute for Emerging Technologies. Her research encompasses the legal, ethical, and social impact of emerging technologies and evolving notions of personhood.more about Linda
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