Nano and the Military: Forces for Good. Nano Newsletter, May 12th.

Nanotechnology in the Military: Forces for Good?



Introducing a new ground breaking defence conference.


History Professor Melvin Kranzberg's laws of technology state "Technology is neither good nor bad; nor is it neutral." Never is that more apparent than when discussing Military Technology.


  War, defence and security have often been the catalysts for great invention, and that is true today of work being undertaken within nanotechnology research and development. Nanotechnology is being put to use to improve communications, optics, body armour and clothing, battlefield first aid, fuels, computing and energy - all relevent to the military of today. and NANO Magazine are working with the Shephard Group on a speaker programme for "Nanotechnology for Military Applications" to be presented as part of Modern Infantry 2011. This is an internation event dedicated to showcasing and demonstrating infantry equipment and bringing together academics, scientists, industry, commanders and operators.  The conference will be held from the 9th to 11th of November 2011 in Bisley, UK. For more information contact Fraser.

After a short break, NANO Magazine returns with Issue 22, which will be focussed upon topics relating to Nanomedicine, followed by themes of Novel Materials, NanoFood, Textiles and Defence.

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Cover NANO Magazine Issue 15: Nano and the Military

NANO Magazine sheds light on a 'dark corner' of nanotechnology.

Read about the military applications of nano, the nano enhanced army, Gulf War Syndrome and nanopathology, and the ethical concerns around the huge investments made into defence...

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