Friday, March 13, 2009

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American Recovery and Reforestation Act, American Recovery and Reconstruction Act, American Recovery and Reentrenchment Act?

Resource Conservation and Recovery Act(RCRA)

Comprehensive Environmental Response Compensation and Liability Act(CERCLA)

On Mar 13, 2009, at 5:29 PM, Senator Frank R. Lautenberg wrote:

Dear Ms. Cua-Christman:

Thank you for contacting me about economic recovery legislation. I appreciate hearing from you on this important issue.

Steep stock market declines, rising rates of unemployment, and increasing home foreclosures have resulted in an economic crisis of staggering proportions. As more Americans are struggling to pay their bills, I recognize the need for swift and decisive action to revitalize our economy and provide relief to hardworking New Jersey families.

Accordingly, the “American Recovery and Reinvestment Act” (P.L. 111-5) was signed into law on February 17, 2009. I supported this legislation, which provides federal funding to create and save more than 3.5 million jobs, improve our nation’s infrastructure, alleviate the tax burden on middle-class families, and give New Jersey’s stressed budget a needed boost of funds. This law, which takes unprecedented measures to ensure transparency and accountability for the use of public funds, is an important step to help residents of our state weather this financial storm.

Please be assured that I am closely monitoring the state of our nation’s economy, and I will keep your concerns in mind as legislation is considered in the Senate.

Thank you again for contacting me.


Sincerely,
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FRL: ksg



Begin forwarded message:

From: "Senator Frank R. Lautenberg"
Date: March 13, 2009 6:02:45 PM EDT
To: ftcua8@comcast.net
Subject: In Response to Your Message

Dear Ms. Cua-Christman:

Thank you for contacting me about the nomination of Representative Hilda Solis for Secretary of Labor. I appreciate hearing from you on this issue.

Confirming nominees for public service is one of the most important roles of the Senate. The Department of Labor (DOL) has an important mission. It is responsible for ensuring safe and healthful working conditions for our workers, strengthening collective bargaining rights, fighting employment discrimination, and tracking labor statistics. In addition, the Labor Secretary will also play an important in role in helping workers during times of economic crisis by overseeing unemployment insurance and administering worker assistance programs.

I followed Representative Solis’ confirmation hearings closely. Based on her testimony and answers to questions posed by the Committee, I believe Representative Solis demonstrated that she possesses the intelligence, judgment and ability to lead the DOL. I was pleased to vote in favor of Ms. Solis’ confirmation. Ms. Solis was confirmed by the Senate on February 24, 2009 by a vote of 80-17.

Thank you again for contacting me.


Sincerely,


FRL:kmk


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Nine Dallas-Fort Worth companies receive technology fund awards
fwbusinesspress.com March 7th, 2009 * Solarno Inc. of Coppell is receiving a $1 million investment for commercialization of its carbon nanotube technology for next generation solar cells, which use transparent, flexible carbon nanotube sheets to improve efficiency, reduce costs and create access to new markets. The company is a spin out from research conducted by the University of Texas at Dallas.

Government of Canada Investing in Green, Clean Economy Sustainable Development Technology Canada Funds 16 New Projects
Natural Resources Canada - Ottawa March 7th, 2009 The Canadian economy became cleaner today as 16 new projects that develop and demonstrate emerging clean technologies were awarded $53 million. The announcement, confirming the decision of the Board of Directors of Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC), was made today by the Honourable Lisa Raitt, Minister of Natural Resources and Vicky Sharpe, SDTC's President and CEO.

Professor’s research cover story of journal
Indiana State University March 7th, 2009 An Indiana State University professor co-authored a cover story for the Journal of Physical Chemistry about investigations into buckyball. Guoping Zhang, an ISU associate professor of physics, and two other professors are researching nonlinear optical response and ultrafast dynamics in a nanometer, which is one billionth of a meter, of a system called buckyball. Buckyball is a cluster of 60 carbon atoms, or C_60, which won a Nobel Prize in 1996 for three chemists who discovered it. Nonlinear optical response means when researchers send in a lower energy light that a higher energy light is emitted such as when a green laser pointer is generated from a red laser.

EU food safety watchdog puzzled by nanotech risks
euractiv.com March 8th, 2009 Uncertainties in detecting and measuring levels of nanomaterials could make risk assessment of some nano products extremely difficult, according to the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA). The agency is calling for a case-by-case approach to determining the risks associated with engineered nanomaterials (ENMs), adding that there is limited knowledge of current usage levels and likely exposure products in the food area. In its newly-published opinionPdf external on the potential risks arising from nanotechnologies in the food and feed chain, the food safety watchdog says available data on oral exposure to specific ENMs is "extremely limited". EFSA's scientific committee concluded that established international approaches to risk assessment can also be applied to engineered nanomaterials, but says a lack of validated test methodologies could make risk assessment of specific nanoproducts "very difficult and subject to a high degree of uncertainty".

It's raining pentagons
University College London March 8th, 2009 This week's Nature Materials (09 March 2009) reveals how an international team of scientists led by researchers at the London Centre for Nanotechnology (LCN) at UCL have discovered a novel one dimensional ice chain structure built from pentagons that may prove to be a step toward the development of new materials which can be used to seed clouds and cause rain.

Quantum doughnuts slow and freeze light at will
University of Warwick March 8th, 2009 Research led by the University of Warwick has found a way to use doughnut shaped by-products of quantum dots to slow and even freeze light, opening up a wide range of possibilities from reliable and effective light based computing to the possibility of "slow glass".

Polymer crossroads act as tiny reactors
rsc.org March 8th, 2009 Scientists in the US have taken inspiration from a Dutch painter to create ultrasmall chemical reactors at the junctions of overlapping polymer nanofibres. Their method could eventually be used for high throughput testing of new organic reactions - for as little as seven pence per reaction. Pavel Anzenbacher Jr and Manuel Palacios, at the Bowling Green State University, have demonstrated that they can incorporate reagents between the threads of separate polymer nanofibres using a well-known technique called electrospinning. These nanofibres can then be laid on top of each other in a mat-like fashion, and the reagents at the 'junctions' activated using heat or solvent vapour. Once activated, the different reagents in the two fibres react with each other to form a product that remains infused within the polymer fibres.

Teacher's secret: Energy and love
charlotteobserver.com March 8th, 2009 Recently, Stubbs decided that nanotechnology - manipulating matter on a molecular scale - is the wave of the future, and she couldn't wait for the curriculum to catch up. "Two or three years from now, it's going to be nothing but nano," she says. She got a $14,500 grant from Charlotte's Arts and Science Council to launch an after-school Nanoscience Academy. Chanelle, among the five participants, researched silver nanoparticles for her award-winning science fair project. Silver nanoparticles are used in cosmetics, medicine and odor-eating socks to kill microbes, she says. She tested what they do to water fleas to gauge environmental harm.

TCD Hosts International Scientific Symposium on Nanotechnology
CRANN March 9th, 2009 The Significance of Nanoscience to the Irish Economy Emphasised at International Nanotechnology Symposium

New nanoporous material has highest surface area yet
University of Michigan March 9th, 2009 University of Michigan researchers have developed a nanoporous material with a surface area significantly higher than that of any other porous material reported to date. The work, by a team led by associate professor of chemistry Adam Matzger, is described in a paper published online March 6 in the Journal of the American Chemical Society.

Molybdenum sulfide does away with (some) carbon nanotube problems
eetimes.com March 9th, 2009 Carbon nanotubes are discussed as a future alternative to silicon-based transistors, but some material properties have turned out as an obstacle to industrial implementations. Now Danish and German researchers came up with an alternative to the alternative: Molybdenum sulfide has similar properties as carbon nanotubes — minus its drawbacks. Carbon nanotubes are on the agenda of many researchers since they feature excellent semiconducting properties. For this reason, technologists hope to be able to replace silicon transistors and memories in the long run by carbon nanotubes. However, drawbacks such as their tendency to stick together hitherto have prevented their industrial breakthrough. Besides sticking together, it is extremely difficult to apply electric contacts to them. Researchers from the Univerity of Aarhus (Denmark), the Dresden Technical University and the Rossendorf Research Center (FZD) have been able to characterize molybdenum sulfide. The results which have been achieved both by experiments as well as by quantum mechanical simulation showed that the material which in the macro world is used as a lubricant in nano dimensions exposes very interesting properties from the perspective of semiconductor technology: Molybdenum sulfide nano particles for wires. When twisted, the wires turn conductivity on or off, thus they could be used as electric nano switches.

Mike Treder Appointed Managing Director of the Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies
Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies March 10th, 2009 Mike Treder, executive director of the Center for Responsible Nanotechnology (CRN - crnano.org), leaves that position effective March 9, 2009, to become managing director of the Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies (IEET - ieet.org). Treder co-founded CRN in 2002 with nanotechnologist Chris Phoenix, who will continue to direct the organization. Dr. James Hughes, executive director and co-founder of IEET, made the announcement.

Nanotubes find niche in electric switches: Study finds nanotube structures could improve electric motors
Rice University March 10th, 2009 Researchers in the United States and Finland have found that carbon nanotubes can significantly improve the performance of electrical contacts that are common in millions of motors used in a variety of electrical applications. Findings published this month in Advanced Materials conclude that "brush contacts" made of carbon nanotubes had 10 times less resistance than did the carbon-copper composite brushes commonly used today.

Nanotech coating could lead to better brain implants to treat diseases
University of Michigan March 10th, 2009 Biomedical and materials engineers at the University of Michigan have developed a nanotech coating for brain implants that helps the devices operate longer and could improve treatment for deafness, paralysis, blindness, epilepsy and Parkinson's disease.

The number of Finnish nanotechnology companies triples in four years
Tekes March 10th, 2009 Nanotechnology is widely used in all key sectors of Finnish industry. A recent survey concludes that the number of nanotechnology companies in Finland has tripled since 2004. In 2008, private investments in nanotechnology exceeded public investments.

Indian schools to benefit from new computer chips: Solar-powered 'I-slate' to use low-power 'probabilistic' chips
Rice University March 10th, 2009 A new initiative between Rice University computer scientists and Indian educators ensures that schools in rural India will be some of the first to benefit from Rice's revolutionary, low-energy computer chips. Energy-stingy PCMOS chips will be used in solar-powered electronic slates, or I-slates, electronic versions of the blackboard slates used by many Indian schoolchildren. I-slates will use "learn-by-doing" mathematics lessons that allow children to learn even outside the classroom.

Budgets For Next 2 Years Face Ax
themoscowtimes.com March 10th, 2009 The other bill that the Cabinet approved would allow two state corporations, the nanotechnology development vehicle Rosnano and the Housing Maintenance Fund, to return 85 billion rubles ($2.4 billion) and 75 billion rubles, respectively, to state coffers to help cover this year's deficit, Kudrin said.

New Record for World's Smallest Letters: Stanford University breaks record set in 1991, promises denser information storage
National Science Foundation March 11th, 2009 A novel technique that enables researchers to push individual molecules into specifically arranged patterns recently allowed researchers at Stanford University to shatter the long held belief that one bit per atom is the limit for encoding information and reclaim the title of producers of the world's smallest letters.

Nanowires May Lead To Better Fuel Cells
University of Rochester March 11th, 2009 The creation of long platinum nanowires at the University of Rochester could soon lead to the development of commercially viable fuel cells. Described in a paper published today in the journal Nano Letters, the new wires should provide significant increases in both the longevity and efficiency of fuel cells, which have until now been used largely for such exotic purposes as powering spacecraft. Nanowire enhanced fuel cells could power many types of vehicles, helping reduce the use of petroleum fuels for transportation, according to lead author James C. M. Li, professor of mechanical engineering at the University of Rochester.

Twin nanoparticle shown effective at targeting, killing breast cancer cells
Brown University March 11th, 2009 Breast cancer patients face many horrors, including those that arise when fighting the cancer itself. Medications given during chemotherapy can have wicked side effects, including vomiting, dizziness, anemia and hair loss. These side effects occur because medications released into the body target healthy cells as well as tumor cells.

Ann Arbor Company Rolls Out Magnesium Nanotech
wwj.com March 11th, 2009 Thixomat Inc., an Ann Arbor technology development company, this week introduced NanoMag, a patented environmentally friendly process for the production and marketing of high strength, light weight magnesium sheet with nanometer microstructures for automotive, aerospace, military, biomedical and other applications. NanoMag will be formally introduced to the public at SAE 2009, April 20-23, at Cobo Center in Detroit. The process, developed in conjunction with the Department of Material Science & Engineering at the University of Michigan and under the sponsorship of the National Science Foundation, offers numerous advantages in material integrity and cost savings over any other product now available, according to Dr. Steve LeBeau, Thixomat's CEO. NanoMag is a subsidiary of Thixomat. The foundation of the NanoMag technology is the unique Thixomolding Thermal Mechanical Process, TTMP. TTMP is the magnesium industry equivalent of the mini-mill used to produce lower cost, high quality steel products. The process enables NanoMag to market its product at favorable pricing, according to LeBeau.

Carbon nanotubes to slim mobile phones: Super-lightweight 'nantennas' shown to work as well as copper
techradar.com March 11th, 2009 Is there anything that can't be made lighter, stronger and cooler-sounding with carbon nanotubes? The latest technology to get a nano-makeover is mobile phone antennas - which could lead to lighter, smaller handsets in a matter of years. Aerials are important because of the sheer number of radios packed into a single phone. Most modern mobiles can work on a range of 2.5G and 3G frequency bands, plus Bluetooth, FM radio and possibly GPS, Wi-Fi, near field communication and even RFID. Nanotech antenna The University of Cincinnati has long been known for its world-record-breaking carbon nanotubes. Now researchers there have discovered that spinning carbon nanotubes (CNTs) into longer fibres makes them into excellent nanotech antennas - or 'nantennas'.

First 'nano' treatments to target cancer cells
Cancer Research UK March 11th, 2009 Cancer Research UK scientists have for the first time developed a treatment that transports 'tumour busting' genes selectively to cancer cells, according to a study published online in Cancer Research*. Using nanotechnology, the researchers were able to package anti-cancer genes in very small particles that directed the treatment selectively to tumours in mice so that it was only taken up by cancer cells, leaving healthy cells unharmed.

UAlbany NanoCollege to Host Trio of Prestigious Global Nanotechnology Conferences
UAlbany CNSE March 12th, 2009 Events to draw hundreds of leading faculty, scientists and researchers to CNSE's Albany NanoTech

A water splitter with a double role: Sunlight and a familiar plastic make it possible to produce hydrogen from water
Max Planck Society March 12th, 2009 There is a lot of hope invested in hydrogen, but it also presents some problems. It is energy-rich, clean and, as a constituent of water, of almost unlimited availability. However, so far it has been difficult to access it. Scientists at the Max Planck In-stitute of Colloids and Interfaces have now found a simple, low-cost way to produce hydrogen. They extract this energy source from water by irradiating it with sunlight and using a carbon nitride as an inexpensive photo catalyst. Up to now this reaction has required organometal compounds and inorganic semiconductors combined with expensive precious metals, such as platinum. (Nature Materials, January 2009)

First high-resolution images of bone, tooth and shell formation
Eindhoven University of Technology March 12th, 2009 Researchers at Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) have for the first time made high-resolution images of the earliest stages of bone formation. They used the world's most advanced electron microscope to make three-dimensional images of the nano-particles that are at the heart of the process. The results provide improved understanding of bone, tooth and shell formation. For industrial applications, they promise better materials and processes based on nature itself. The findings form the cover story of Science magazine's Friday 13 March edition.

Tracking Individual Particles: Electrochemical technique follows the motion of individual microparticles in space and time
University of Oxford March 13th, 2009 Many bacteria are able to "swim" through liquids by means of a flagellum. When doing this, some bacteria follow attractants, some flee from harmful substances, and others align themselves using light, gravity, or magnetic fields. These processes may also play a role in infections. Following a swimming bacterium without influencing its motion is difficult. Nanotechnology researchers are also interested in determining the motion of nanoparticles, which would be useful for the development of nanomotors, for example.

Nano Cement, Steel & Construction Industries Conference
SabryCorp Ltd. March 13th, 2009 Egypt nanoconstruction conference aims at partnering low-tech industry with high-tech science

Arkema appoints Hubron as UK distributor for its multiwall carbon nanotubes
Arkema March 13th, 2009 Arkema has appointed Manchester-based Hubron Speciality Limited as its distributor for its Graphistrength® multiwall carbon nanotube products.

Re-engineered battery material could lead to rapid recharging of many devices: Beltway for electrical energy solves long-standing problem
MIT March 13th, 2009 MIT engineers have created a kind of beltway that allows for the rapid transit of electrical energy through a well-known battery material, an advance that could usher in smaller, lighter batteries -- for cell phones and other devices -- that could recharge in seconds rather than hours.

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