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- A report from Europe reveals that the leading nanotechnology users in Europe are cosmetic companies.
- The Nano Science and Technology Institute has a very interesting and informative article on "Where Science and Law Meet" about nanotechnology and intellectual property issues.
- On this humble site, Patrick Lewis slightly expands the definition of nanotechnology in order to blog about geckos and Michael Heintz wonders if nanotubes can swim.
- The BioVision World Life Sciences Forum is scheduled for March 11-14 and features, among other nano-related sessions, a session on "nanotechnology and life sciences." The conference is in Lyon, France – I know it will be a hardship but this humble soul is prepared to suck it up and attend if necessary.
- Advanced Nanotechnology analyzes Samsung’s plan for terabit flash memory.
- The Washington Post (via Nanodot) reports that public schools in Mexico will soon teach nanotechnology but US public schools will not. If you open only one link from this post, make it this article.
- Nanotechbuzz reports on University of Tokyo researcher’s development of photoconducting nanostructures which are nanocables that convert light into electricity.
- Finally, Mayo Clinic researchers have successfully isolated nanoparticles from human kidney stones in cell cultures and have isolated proteins, RNA and DNA that appear to be associated with nanoparticles.