CNS News

  • Meridian Institute Nanotechnology and Development News Service November 1, 2010 Studies in Sustainability Source:Chemical Heritage Foundation Author: Christian Beaudrie and Anna Lamprou The Chemical Heritage Foundation's Studies in Sustainability series has two white papers focused on...
  • CNS Director Barbara Herr Harthorn will deliver the opening lecture in the Globalizing Risk UCSB Faculty Lecture Series, sponsored by Transcriptions and ACGCC.   Harthorn will speak on Ambivalence, Uncertainty & Risk: Public Engagement with New [Nano]Technologies, Friday, October...
  • CNS-UCSB News A 2010 ACLS Collaborative Research Fellowship was awarded to researchers from CNS-UCSB IRG-1.  Co-PI Patrick McCray, Cyrus Mody (Rice University), and Mara Mills (NYU) received the award for Micro-Histories and Nano-Futures: The Co-Production of Miniaturization and Futurism...
  • Richard P. Appelbaum, CNS co-Principal Investigator, has been named to a John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Chair. Appelbaum's professorship will be supported by a $1 million endowment for a five-year term, and the annual earnings on those funds will finance a range of teaching,...
  • CNS-UCSB Director Barbara Herr Harthorn provides a guest blog to 2020 Science on public participation in nanotechnology, concluding that, in addition to the political will to include participation as an element of the National Nanotechnology Initiative (NNI), there is considerable basis for...
  • Who is working in the nanotech industry – as opposed to doing academic research involving nanomaterials?  The New Haven Independent reports that no study has fully answered that question, and estimates vary widely.   However, researchers at the Center for Nanotechnology in...
  • CNS-UCSB is proud to host visiting researcher, Dr. R. Kalpana Sastry. Dr. Sastry, Head of the Division of Agricultural Research Systems Management Policies at the National Academy of Agricultural Research Management in Hyderabad, India, will give a public talk on Monday, April 12, 2010, in the...
  • By Rebecca Bratburd / Staff Writer Daily Nexus, UCSB Published Monday, March 8, 2010 Volume 90 A free public forum, “Nano-Meeter,” will inform attendees about cutting edge nanotechnology and nanoscale materials in a campus presentation this Thursday, courtesy of a number of...
  • CNS-UCSB News October 26, 2009 News from the Center for Nanotechnology in Society at the University of California, Santa Barbara, and the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars MEDIA CONTACT:  Anna Davison, Center for Nanotechnology in Society, University of...
  • Just a month before the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen, energy experts who had gathered in Washington, DC, for the Emerging Technologies/Emerging Economies conference headed to Capitol Hill to talk about how technology and innovation will help emerging economies limit...
  •   CNS-UCSB News February 22, 2010 CNS-UCSB Social Science Fellow and UCSB Political Science Graduate student Meredith Conroy was one of four recipients of GRASSS awards from UCSB's Institute for Social, Behavioral, and Economic Research (ISBER). The purpose of the Graduate Research...
  • CNS-UCSB will have a substantial presence at the first meeting of the Society for the Study of Nanoscience and Emerging Technologies (S.NET). The conference, which is being held in Seattle this week, will explore economic, societal, and philosophical aspects of nanotechnology. The S.NET...
  • CNS-UCSB News August 18, 2009 Four undergraduate students recruited as summer interns at the Center for Nanotechnology in Society at UCSB (CNS-UCSB) are now completing their first foray into the world of academic research. During their 8-week paid internships, the students – Sean...
  • View video (124MB wmv) of the presentation by CNS-UCSB Principal Investigator, Barbara Herr Harthorn, to the Nanoethics Graduate Education Symposium, University of Washington, September 2009.   Videos from the conference have been made available on the University of Washington's...
  • CNS-UCSB News September 20, 2009 Nanotechnology is viewed favorably, but that could change; Possible risks should be acknowledged. Article published in Nature Nanotechnology. (Santa Barbara, California)  New technologies may change our lives for the better, but sometimes they have...
  • Miller-McCune April 7, 2009 Researchers studying media coverage tend to rely on the LexisNexis database for a record of the articles appearing in newspapers. More recently, Google News has offered another way of monitoring media – and it generally does a better job, according to research...
  • The Guardian, UK March 26, 2009 CNS Co-Principal Investigator Richard P. Appelbaum is quoted in an article in the UK’s Guardian newspaper titled “China’s Giant Step into Nanotech.” Dr. Appelbaum studies how technology trickles out into the world to transform lives and...
  • Miller-McCune.com talked to historian Michael Bess when he visited CNS-UCSB. Bess, Chancellor's Professor of History at Vanderbilt University, argued in a seminar at CNS that sci-fi blockbusters like Star Wars, Star Trek and Blade Runner mislead us. Although they depict a future filled with...
  • CNS-UCSB News March 09, 2009 In order for the potential health risks associated with nanotechnology to be properly assessed, the current regulatory system in the US must be changed. That’s the conclusion of a new paper, published in the peer-reviewed journal Environmental Science and...
  • CNS-UCSB News December 09, 2008 (Santa Barbara, Calif.) –– The results of a new U.S.–U.K. study published in this week's issue of the journal Nature Nanotechnology show that ordinary people in both countries hold very positive views of nanotechnologies and what the future...
  • July 12, 2011. CNS is recruiting research fellows for our Globalization and Solar Future groups. Ph.D. students from any UCSB social science, humanities, science, or engineering program are eligible. Click on the links above for details.  Applicants should have strong research and writing...
  • CNS PI Barbara Herr Harthorn addressed issues of risk, exposure, and control as part of a closing-day panel at the fifth International Symposium on Nanotechnology, Occupational and Environmental Health in New Haven, CT.  Dr. Harthorn's comments and those of fellow panelists Andrew Maynard...
  • The Center for Nanotechnology in Society at UCSB, a National Science Foundation (NSF) national center that advances understanding of the relationships between technological innovation and societal change, announces the award of four new faculty seed grants under the second-year program Seed Grants...
  • The Center for Nanotechnology in Society at UCSB, a National Science Foundation (NSF) national center that advances understanding of the relationships between technological innovation and societal change, announces the award of four new faculty seed grants under the second-year program Seed Grants...
  • The Center for Nanotechnology in Society at UCSB, a National Science Foundation (NSF) national center that advances understanding of the relationships between technological innovation and societal change, announces the award of four new faculty seed grants under the second-year program Seed Grants...